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‘94 4x4 Swap/Build thread


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Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
Well, a new project followed me home today. Paid $300 for this pile of possibilities.

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‘95 F150 XLT 4.9 5-speed 2wd. 190,XXX on the clock. The old 300 overheats but it’s not a head or head gasket related issue. The radiator has a leak at the top of one of the tanks and the fan clutch is lazy. So I’ll throw a new cooling system at it, give it a tune up and drive it. It will eventually get either a 5.0 or 5.8 and 4x4 swap. Wife wants a loud V8 fun truck again.
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You must turbo this.

For America.
 


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~4" front, 2" rear
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This was shortly after I bought it. It was completely stock and came with all the original paperwork and every single receipt since it was new.


Fast forward 13 years and this was basically how I got it back. I had lowered it a couple times at one point and the front end was shot/.


This was the '97 B4000 donor truck I traded my clapped out Dodge 1500 for. It had no title and the body was trashed but the motor and trans both worked like they were new.


Stripped right down to the cab and engine cross member out


4.0 in my Ranger after new gaskets and converting it to '93 engine management.


And the Almost finished product.


Future plans are to get the front end up another couple inches and Run 33's. It would be a plenty capable truck for the two tracks and little bit of hunting it will see


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Old thread though, but what can one refer to the trim of this truck? Is this a single cab extended or what? I have exactly like your truck, with a 3.0l automatic.
 

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That's a single cab
 

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Old thread though, but what can one refer to the trim of this truck? Is this a single cab extended or what? I have exactly like your truck, with a 3.0l automatic.
My truck is considered a regular cab, short bed. Your truck is a regular cab but looks like it may be a long bed.
 

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Got some rolling shots on the Highway. Wife took the Ranger and I followed in the F150

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Also finally got around to pulling my spare 4.0 apart. One cylinder is scratched but appears to have been scratched for quite a while. Pressure washed the block and painted it.

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After I cleaned it up, it went in a Rubbermaid tub and got washed down with WD40 for whenever I’m ready to build it. Bearings all looked good and half of the push rods/rockers were good. The other half were worn pretty bad. Havent cleaned up the heads yet. I’ll probably reuse the crank and rods but plan on better pistons and a cam. Possibly looking towards a little forced induction at some point.

One thing I did reuse was the valve covers. Got a little creative and let my 5 and 6 year old daughters paint them. Turned out... interesting but I love it.

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Stuffed them in after work today

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That’s all for today.
 
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Got some rolling shots on the Highway. Wife took the Ranger and I followed in the F150

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View attachment 51276

Also finally got around to pulling my spare 4.0 apart. One cylinder is scratched but appears to have been scratched for quite a while. Pressure washed the block and painted it.

View attachment 51277

View attachment 51278

After I cleaned it up, it went in a Rubbermaid tub and got washed down with WD40 for whenever I’m ready to build it. Bearings all looked good and half of the push rods/rockers were good. The other half were worn pretty bad. Havent cleaned up the heads yet. I’ll probably reuse the crank and rods but plan on better pistons and a cam. Possibly looking towards a little forced induction at some point.

One thing I did reuse was the valve covers. Got a little creative and let my 5 and 6 year old daughters paint them. Turned out... interesting but I love it.

View attachment 51279

Stuffed them in after work today

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That’s all for today.
How many inches of lift is this beautiful truck?
 

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~4" front, 2" rear
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I honestly don't know because it started life as a 2wd but it has 4" springs with 2" brackets and what would be the equivalent of a 1" washer lift. It is maxed out on the camber adjustment but I can't easily reverse some of the things I did to bring the front back down.
 


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