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Old April 29th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hi guys, noob here.

I have an M50D-R2 ('95 Ford F150, 300I6) that is 2wd. What has to change to mate to a transfer case (4wd!), and what t-cases can I use as a direct bolt in?

I had the idea of using an AWD transfer case from an explorer, is there anyway it would bolt right up? If not, what fab work would be involved?

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Old April 29th, 2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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Hi guys, noob here.

I have an M50D-R2 ('95 Ford F150, 300I6) that is 2wd. What has to change to mate to a transfer case (4wd!), and what t-cases can I use as a direct bolt in?

I had the idea of using an AWD transfer case from an explorer, is there anyway it would bolt right up? If not, what fab work would be involved?

Thank you!
you would need to swap out the ouput shaft on the trans and have a Tcase adapter.

I don't believe you can use the AWD case from the explorer because it is a different pattern

you should be able to use any ford fullsze tcase from '77-96

an easier option could always be a divorced np205 from an old F-250 hi boy, used with your 2wd trans
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #3
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you would need to swap out the ouput shaft on the trans and have a Tcase adapter.

I don't believe you can use the AWD case from the explorer because it is a different pattern

you should be able to use any ford fullsze tcase from '77-96

an easier option could always be a divorced np205 from an old F-250 hi boy, used with your 2wd trans
Thank you for the information. I'm from the car world, and AWD is very appealing to me, any way I can do it?
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #4
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there were some full time 4x4 truck back in the day, i believe they used a np203 or np208, maybe start here:

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...sferCases.html
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motorhead is right. the output shaft needs to be changed and the rear half of the case has to be changed for the t case mating surface. you would be better off getting a blown up 4x4 trans and just swaping guts from your 4x2 to the 4x4 trans. i have done it about half a dozen times and rebuilt many m5ord trannys
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