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Dana60, 5.4L DOHC, 4r100

This is where it all comes together. So over the last year almost I have been collecting parts, swapping stuff, changing stuff, well you all know. This project thread is where it all comes together and where it will finish.

One of my projects...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...v-project.html

meets another project
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...na60-swap.html

plus full front cage/tube frame...

In the next week I will be heading down to NicksterSVT's to build the front frame, mount the 5.4L, cage the motor, mount the Dana 60 and head home in a week. :)

Of course the engine will need to come back out and get rebuilt but there is plenty of time for that.

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2000 5.4L 4v
4R100 Transmission
1356M Transfercase
1978 Ford Dana 60

Few pictures, just collecting everything in piles to load up end of next week.

200 feet of 1.75" OD .120" wall 1020 DOM, 20 feet of flat strap, 20 feet of 4" flat strap
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Assuming the drive goes well most of this will be installed by the 20th. That is my goal.
I am doing the whole front frame because that will gain me a great deal of extra room that i would like to have as well as give me great things to build off of.

The D60 high steer is 2" high than the D44, in order to lower the truck and keep the up travel this is what i have to do. Should be pretty cool and I will take a ton of pictures... I promise...

Now everyone knows why I have been waiting... :)
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so the engine and everything will be in by the dunes in June? Badass!
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eh should turn out alright
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Are you sure this is gonna be the last thing you do to it cause im not convinced but you will undoubtedly have the Ultimate Bad *** Ranger
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sweeeeeeet
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holy hell zach! its impossible to keep up with your builds. cant wait to see this one done!
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so the engine and everything will be in by the dunes in June? Badass!
oh yeah, probably be functional by February...
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You definitely have your work cut out for you, but that's nothing you're afraid of. Good luck with it. DO you have any drawings of what the cage will look like?
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holy hell zach! its impossible to keep up with your builds. cant wait to see this one done!
No this is one of the last projects, i am pretty serious about it because i am running out of ideas and just ready to run it...

So plenty of time for you all to catch up after this. :)
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oh yeah, probably be functional by February...
im definately making the dunes trip i have to see this thing haha my motivation will be to see the beast haha
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You definitely have your work cut out for you, but that's nothing you're afraid of. Good luck with it. DO you have any drawings of what the cage will look like?
the truck from the outside will look the same as it does now. the frame/cage for the engine area will all be inside and not exposed.

later next spring i plan to do an interior cage, 5 points, and some really nice seats.
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No this is one of the last projects, i am pretty serious about it because i am running out of ideas and just ready to run it...

So plenty of time for you all to catch up after this. :)
good news! that means youll have plenty of time to sas my ranger for me!!! lol
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haha! there ya go Patrick. Bring it down!
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the truck from the outside will look the same as it does now. the frame/cage for the engine area will all be inside and not exposed.

later next spring i plan to do an interior cage, 5 points, and some really nice seats.
Sounds good to me. When it's all said and done, it would be interesting to figure out how much it weighs.
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Sounds good to me. When it's all said and done, it would be interesting to figure out how much it weighs.
oh i am going to scale it up when i get it back, that way i can figure the correct spring rates again. i will post the numbers for sure!
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Sounds good to me. When it's all said and done, it would be interesting to figure out how much it weighs.
Find a drive on scale at a junk yard or a weigh station on the interstate and tell them you just want to know how much your truck weighs
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Hmm might take a day off next week and head over there and give yall a hand. You know of any specific day you'll need a extra one?
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Find a drive on scale at a junk yard or a weigh station on the interstate and tell them you just want to know how much your truck weighs
or my friend has a set of race car scales that scales under each tire... so i get what i really want to know
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Gonna be a beast man. You still gonna be running a 3 link up front?
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about time you hack off the front part of the frame.
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right on man..nice stack of DOM

i wish i knew you were coming down..id head up..but i think i MIGHT be out of town but ill see if i cant get a day..ill call you or something
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Hmm might take a day off next week and head over there and give yall a hand. You know of any specific day you'll need a extra one?
ill be there the 13-22

sometime during the week i will be out there working away all day..
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Gonna be a beast man. You still gonna be running a 3 link up front?
oh yeah for sure. the 3 link is my favorite setup for such a tight small truck.

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about time you hack off the front part of the frame.
i know! i was getting so old! haha

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right on man..nice stack of DOM

i wish i knew you were coming down..id head up..but i think i MIGHT be out of town but ill see if i cant get a day..ill call you or something
yeah man gimme a ring
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I had a feeling something like this was gonna happen lol youv been putting both off for a while.
Did you find anything out about those hubs?
When is this dune trip? I gotta test out the 5.0 in the sand lol and try to keep up with zach.
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its the weekend after Memorial day. lol its a ways off, but that is when i will be there.

the hubs ill see this weekend.
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