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Old July 2nd, 2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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Toyota x-fer case behind a ford transmission?

I am being given an 89 bronco II (2wd) and have been reading about the ease of converting it to 4wd but that would be with a bw1356 (I think) transfer case and TTB front suspension. I would like to go SFA but I want to stay near the stock width so I was considering Toyota axles. The issue as I can see it is the ford has drivers side drop and the toyota drops on the passenger side. So all that being said is it possible to put a toyota case behind the ford tranny. The trans is currently the stock manual 5 speed for that year (I can't recall the model off the top of my head) but I've heard of swapping the 4.0l trans in for some extra strength. I guess some of the things that have led me to consider this path is it seems a whole lot easier to double a yota case. And the yota cases would be gear driven vice chain drive. Also I could keep it near stock width and later upgrade to longfields out front and chromolly shafts in the rear.

As always any advice would be greatly appreciated,

Bryce
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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Well let me lay it out how I could see this working. A tail shaft housing from a 1979 or 80 yota trans, custom shaft between the trans and the transfer case (I think the ford is 25 spline and the toyota is 21) and then either modify the housing to bolt to the ford trans or make a ~0.5" adapter plate to run bolts into from either side. Then I could run double yota cases with the rear clocked and all that jazz.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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You might consider running a Jeep T176 4-speed manual trans. It bolts directly up to a ford 302 (need a 1/2 ton Chevy clutch) and it's mated to a D300 t-case (passenger drop, gear driven) from the factory. Pretty much the cheapest, easiest way you can make a ford motor work with Toyota axles. I know this because I'm doing the same thing and searched for nearly a year on this very subject. Novak has a write up on there site about it.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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You might consider running a Jeep T176 4-speed manual trans. It bolts directly up to a ford 302 (need a 1/2 ton Chevy clutch) and it's mated to a D300 t-case (passenger drop, gear driven) from the factory. Pretty much the cheapest, easiest way you can make a ford motor work with Toyota axles. I know this because I'm doing the same thing and searched for nearly a year on this very subject. Novak has a write up on there site about it.
That's an interesting thought and I'll have to keep it in the back of my mind but I think I have resigned to a D44/9" combo for the time being.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #5
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Something to keep in mind is that most ford motor/trans are offset to the right a couple inches to help with clearance on the driver side drop. Going to a passenger drop may require mods to the motor mount perches, crossmembers, and firewall.

Just my 2 cents.
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