I started with a 1996 ranger 2wd 4cyl. My sister bought it in 97 and we've had it ever since.
She put a 6" lift on it back in 99 or so and it stayed like that for about 12 years. Looking like this.
I got sick of it looking 4x4 and eating up front end parts i started the sas about 3 months ago.
Bought a 4cyl 4x4 trans and 1350 case from an 88 ranger, a 1354 t case from dumperdave and started the doubler.
Pulled the truck into the garage and pulled the bed and rear axle out.
replaced with an 8.8 out of a 93 ranger. Put 4.10s in it and welded the diff.
My buddy gave me a dana 30 for the front out of a 2000 TJ.
Y linked the front.
Put XJ 6.5" Superflex coils in the front.
Will update once i get home.
Took it to Dog Party and beat it and it stayed together.