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98 ford ranger Chevy axle and motor swap

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Hey I have a 98 ford ranger that I’m swapping to a solid axle. Anyway I have a lot of Chevy parts motors and axles it there any way I could make a chevy axle work main thing I’m worried about is the front drive shaft
 


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Yup

No problem.


If your using leaf springs.
 

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One of these engines is in my truck....


And it's not the small block.
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You will need some steering....lots of ways to do it.....Toyota box is common. I like the old school 2wd Chevy box though. Outside the frame rail makes more room for engine ... This is a ford bronco box ...fullsize 78 to 79.


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This is the junk pile that engine and steering box motivate.


It's can climb over 5 foot rocks....and haul my shit 1500 miles to work...


It's a POS..... But cheap and easy ...

Most importantly...reliable ...


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One of these engines is in my truck....


And it's not the small block.
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You will need some steering....lots of ways to do it.....Toyota box is common. I like the old school 2wd Chevy box though. Outside the frame rail makes more room for engine ... This is a ford bronco box ...fullsize 78 to 79.


View attachment 71079





This is the junk pile that engine and steering box motivate.


It's can climb over 5 foot rocks....and haul my shit 1500 miles to work...


It's a POS..... But cheap and easy ...

Most importantly...reliable ...


View attachment 71080
I was just worried about drive shaft hitting nice build tho
 

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This is more then my truck is worth...

But damn it is awesome....






When they say USA....it's accurate


 

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Yup..


Helped big on eds golden nugget. I will probably be out there next week.
 

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Yup..


Helped big on eds golden nugget. I will probably be out there next week.
Nice, that's a cool build. If you run into Colt tell him Brett from SD says hi. That'll make him think for a minute!!!
 

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Well....I was on my way to hurricane. ..via Moab ... Ended up in Kansas.


Pisser.
 

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I spy....




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Not in Kansas anymore toto ...
 

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