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2000 3.0 swap with 1995 4.0

Martywirtanen

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Hey I am wondering what all would need to
be done to swap my seized 2000 3.0 with a
1995 4.0. I know that the engine,
transmission, and computer systems need
swapped but not sure about the frame
differences, if the 4wd is the same, and other major differences between the year and types. I can buy the 1995 4.0 from a friend for $500 but the front end is bent up such as the frame, suspension system, and parts of the 4wd system. Both are Xlt and 4wd. Thanks for all help I need it :)
 


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Do you have emissions in your state? Because that may be a problem.

One frame is torsion bar. The other is ttb.

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We do have emissions but I have a car for that. Want to take the truck wheeling maybe or just play around with it. Any idea what the hardest parts would be or the main problems?
 

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If you're going to do it, get as much of the 4.0 Ranger as possible. Everything. If they are the same body style, change the good 3.0 body parts to fix the 4.0 Ranger. That might be easier.
 

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Just re read the op, not the same body style, but still may be easier(?).
 

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Sohc swap probably easier and much more better. Just replace cam tensioner bullsh*t before install.


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The frame on the 95 4.0 is bent in the front; is that possible to fix? Because I don’t want to swap engine and tranny and stuff if there is an easier way.
 

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The frame on the 95 4.0 is bent in the front; is that possible to fix? Because I don’t want to swap engine and tranny and stuff if there is an easier way.
If you want to throw it on a frame jig, yes.
I wouldn't bother with straightening an old Ranger.
The 95 4.0 is OBD1 the 2000 Ranger is OBD2. Find a different donor if you ever want to drive it on the street.
 

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