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Old 05-17-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm news to the page. My build is a 1895 STX Ranger. I'm going to be putting a 5.8l, automatic transmission and 205 Tcase. That is this years plan. Next year I want to put full width Dana 50 up front and a 10.25 out back. As this build goes on I'm sure I will have many questions.
I have looked over the V8 swap section and haven't seen too many posts on first gen ranger 4X4s. Any and all tips and hints will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-17-2018, 10:16 PM   #2
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welcome......


they are pretty simple critters the gen 1 trucks. internet was not really much of a thing when i first started building and helping others modify them.


if you have one with minimal rot you have a open canvas to say the least...


when you say full width dana 50 do you mean a solid super duty axle or a ttb axle?
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Solid supper duty axle
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nice....biiiiig brakes.
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1895 STX Ranger.
Wow, that must be rare, an 1895 ranger

Just messin, welcome to TRS.

A 351 swap is more less the same as a 302 swap except the steering gets in the way. Athough with superduty running gear you pry wont be leaving much stock ranger steering anyways.
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You might check this out:

http://www.therangerstation.com/how-...-fuel-systems/

Exhaust us tighter than a 302. The same as a 302 a body lift makes everything easier.

Also if you hang a 205 on an aluminum trans be sure to use the mount on the tcase to support it. It will twist up an aluminum transmission case.
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