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Old April 13th, 2017, 03:20 PM   #21
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Wohoo! The elusive fx4 manual transfer case shift linkage/floor plate/boots showed up! No more crawling under the truck to engage 4wd LOL.
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Old April 14th, 2017, 08:07 PM   #22
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So are you using the ranger trans? Friend of mine is wanting to put a vw diesel in a flatfender jeep. Trying to find the cheapest and easiest trans to put behind one.
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So are you using the ranger trans? Friend of mine is wanting to put a vw diesel in a flatfender jeep. Trying to find the cheapest and easiest trans to put behind one.
Yes, I'm using the ranger trans to make the swap as simple as possible. Absolute cheapest way to bolt a tdi to a rwd trans is http://tditoyota.com/products/tdi-en...r-bell-housing . I don't know squat about 4 cylinder yota tranmissions as to how much TQ they'll handle so I can't offer a comment there.

Got the shifter bits installed!

The unobtanium fx4 floor plate


Had to make a custom bolt thingy, bushings, and sleeve as I didn't get them with the shift linkage. Made the center pivot bushing sleeve .020" taller than the delrin bushing so everything would pivot freely.




Glued the fx4 bezel back together and whipped up an aluminum piece to cover the carpet mismatch. I think it'll work good enough for a work truck!

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Old April 16th, 2017, 07:04 PM   #24
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Very nice work, great job
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Very nice work, great job
It's getting there! Killing time till adapter kit gets here .

Got the $58 ebay snorkel installed while I had a quick opening in the shop today. Fits as well as I could hope for a Chinese land cruiser snorkel on a ranger .

I'm not bothering to hook it up yet, just doing the crap work in prep for the swap. I'm trying to find a metal canister style air filter from an old gen set/hilo/bobcat. It will be easier to work with for I'm what doing over the stock Ford airbox.



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