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cant wait to see the finished product. ill be watching this. good luck
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Just something to look out for......

I've read some things that said the older linkages 1350 and 1354 up to 97 will not work with the new manual case (02-03) without some modifications. I'm not sure on this because I used the 02-03 linkage but just throwing that out there.

Also you mentioned using the boot/bezel setup similar to what I have. Theres 2 different boots/bezels....the offsets between the 2 shifters are different. Since you're using a different linkage than what I used you might need the boot/bezel with more offset. The boots are the same, but the bezels and floor plates are different. If you could find one of each type I'd grab them both and just use the best fitting one.

Heres some pics of what I'm talkin about if you haven't already seen these.

Mine: found in older rangers and BII's, not sure of the years but up to '92 I believe. Mine is from a 91.


The more offset one, found in the 93-97 rangers.
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So what is the main advantage for the manuel t-case over the electric?
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^^ALWAYS having 4x4....none of this "why wont it go into 4lo" or "i can't get it into 4wd" bs with bad electronics(switches and shift motors). Plus, it's bad ***. lol.




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Stoked to watch this man! I hope one day my truck will be like yours haha. "I wanna be like Donnie!"

D, sell me that shifter now!
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More pics.

Here is my new to me shifter boots from a xterra? i think, honestly dont remember.

And the 2 different linkages made for the case.

I posted this up already, the bushing.
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Here is the boots and bezel from the nissan.
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Got this out of a 94? ranger with twin sticks. Dont know if it will work or not. But honestly dont care.
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Now the differences between the linkages.

Here you can see the linkage bends to the right. This one would need to be modified to work. or move the "leg" from the t-case and flip it around.
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Here you can see the linkage on the right is straight with no bends, this is the one i am going to use.
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Naked T-case
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T-case with tailhousing, and linkage (the linkage in this pic will not be used.)
FWIW, its not bolted to the case. I am holding it up to the case.
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Here are some pics of the linkage bolted up to the extension housing. Again, with the wrong linkage.

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Stock shifter removed in favor of FX4 shifter.

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Going to hit up a few JY tomorrow to find a make shift shifter, until i can afford the fx4 one(if i decide to get it.

Also looking for the radio bezel with out the 4x4 control, with fog lights.
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Uhhh Donnie.... WTF DUDE!
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I don't get it, what are the two different linkages? They are both 1-piece lever linkages, so neither of them were for a FX4 chrome shifter. What's the bent one suppose to be for? The bent one looks brand new, what is the part #?

I was thinking about what to do with the bezel with the 4x4 switch. Make things easier for yourself and just turn the 4x4 switch into something else.
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There really isn't anything to put in that large area. New bezel is 23236980956 times easier
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Where did you get the two bolts that bolt the linkage to the ext housing? I need the smaller rearward bolt. Do you have the part numbers or did they come with the linkage? Grab one of those bolts for me if you run across it at the JY!
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I hope you're asking those questions to Donnie. I don't have a manual transfer case James... Sorry! lol

Although I am learning a lot about them and what's involved in these threads!
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I don't get it, what are the two different linkages? They are both 1-piece lever linkages, so neither of them were for a FX4 chrome shifter. What's the bent one suppose to be for? The bent one looks brand new, what is the part #?

I was thinking about what to do with the bezel with the 4x4 switch. Make things easier for yourself and just turn the 4x4 switch into something else.

One is probably from a 1350 transfer case and one is from a 1354
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Where did you get the two bolts that bolt the linkage to the ext housing? I need the smaller rearward bolt. Do you have the part numbers or did they come with the linkage? Grab one of those bolts for me if you run across it at the JY!
Both of the bolts came from the salvage yard. I see them all the time. ill grab some for you next time i go. probably next weekend.
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I don't get it, what are the two different linkages? They are both 1-piece lever linkages, so neither of them were for a FX4 chrome shifter. What's the bent one suppose to be for? The bent one looks brand new, what is the part #?

I was thinking about what to do with the bezel with the 4x4 switch. Make things easier for yourself and just turn the 4x4 switch into something else.
They are both from the junkyard. I have no part numbers for any of that stuff. I find the linkages all the time at the junk yard in old rangers and BII's.
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I didnt take any during pics. I ran into a few issues with the case i bought from lefty. Nothing that couldnt be fixed with my old case. Uploading pics now.
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Here is the only pic i currently have. Will take more tommorrow. Here are the wheeling pics from today. And the t-case shifter *** is ghey. Im getting a matching one to the one for the trans.

Here the t-case is in 4lo. I need to work the interior a bit more.
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Looks good, I love your truck!
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Thanks dude! still gotta work out some kinks.
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finally looks like ur truck is back together when are u gonna come wheeling with me now
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Sick dude! I'm glad to see you got it in and workin in one day! I wasn't going to say anything about the shifter til you did haha

I like what you did with the floor boots though!
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I see them all the time. ill grab some for you next time i go.
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I find the linkages all the time at the junk yard
Ahhh, to live somewhere where they have substantial junkyards. If I'm lucky to find a junkyard within a few hours of NYC, I might be able to find a lug nut.

It would be much appreciated if you can grab one of those smaller bolts, thanks.

I'm guessing you don't find the bottom half of the 2-piece FX4 linkages. Needless to say, if you find 2 of those (I'm guessing you have dibs on the first one), I'll take one of those too. I already have the 1-piece rubber **** shifter (with the non-bent arm).

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And the t-case shifter *** is ghey. Im getting a matching one to the one for the trans.
Haha, yea the stock non-chrome-FX4 shifters and ***** are the worst. That's why I'm bending over backwards to get the chrome. You would think there would be a style shifter that met the two styles in the middle. Are you going to be able to get a matching ****? That rubber style **** is splined & push-on. When you get your chrome FX4 handle, you'll have the same screw-on as your trans shifter.
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Haha, yea the stock non-chrome-FX4 shifters and ***** are the worst. That's why I'm bending over backwards to get the chrome. You would think there would be a style shifter that met the two styles in the middle. Are you going to be able to get a matching ****? That rubber style **** is splined & push-on. When you get your chrome FX4 handle, you'll have the same screw-on as your trans shifter.
The trans shifter has 3 little allen bolts holding it on. I go the shifters at napa. Just need to go down there and get another one for the tcase.
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