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Old April 23rd, 2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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I am swapping in a manual t-case into my '96 5spd Explorer.

I need to know where EXACTLY to cut the hole in the floor so i don't butcher it.

Can someone post a pic of the inside showing both stock shifter locations?

Also did ford use a double shifter boot, or two single ones side by side?

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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the 91-94s used a double boot.....I can't say i've ever seen a manual shift 2nd gen explorer....... post some pics when your done.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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I have a manual trans, but 2nd gens didn't have manual t-cases


Here are a couple pics i found on google, but they are both different...sigh

Is it more like A or B?
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first gen explorers and 2nd gen rangers look like A

did you search on www.explorerforum.com
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first gen explorers and 2nd gen rangers look like A

did you search on www.explorerforum.com
I'm thinking B was from a 1st gen ranger??

...and yes, but nobody seems to have manual trans's there
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B is to new for a 1st gen ranger, i don't think first gen rangers had that style trans shifter boot. Taht was more a m5ord shifter boot and don't think those were released until 89 (2nd gen).

Is the 4r553 or 5r55e longer then an a4ld? If so then I would assume B would be what you want.

Didn't notice before, but i Think pic A is "4x4Junkie" 2nd gen B2 (on another site)....it has the extra handle for the 1350/54 doubler in the pic.
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B is to new for a 1st gen ranger, i don't think first gen rangers had that style trans shifter boot. Taht was more a m5ord shifter boot and don't think those were released until 89 (2nd gen).

Is the 4r553 or 5r55e longer then an a4ld? If so then I would assume B would be what you want.

Didn't notice before, but i Think pic A is "4x4Junkie" 2nd gen B2 (on another site)....it has the extra handle for the 1350/54 doubler in the pic.
I have a M50D R1, which has a similar boot to both pics...shit!
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and a 1354 right from a 91-94 ranger or explorer? and did the shifter assm. come from the same trans?
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and a 1354 right from a 91-94 ranger or explorer? and did the shifter assm. come from the same trans?
i'm assuming so, it all lines up according to my eyes. I'll let you know tonight when i start cutting!
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I have the m5ord and 1354 in my truck....I THINK the shifter set-up is like A. Just install the tcase to the trans and see where the shifter sits and measure. Then install the trans into the truck. When you lift the trans into place the shifter stub will hit the floor giving you the mark where to cut for that then just take your previous measurement of where the shifter was in realation to that and cut the floor accordingly.
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well i didn't have to cut the floor, just the cover plate for the trans.

It's more like B but kind of in between, i need to find the right boots though as the two bezels interfere with each other. i'm usually crunched for time in the garage so i didn't pull up the carpet first, i just made small cuts at a time :)

you can see they don't quite fit next to each other, and the 4x4 shifter shaft is against the 5spd bezel





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Thanks for the input
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looks like it was meant to be there
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