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How much vertical travel should i expect form the drivers side d35 beam?
Half inch worked for me, 10yo factory replacement springs.

Wow... that would be a hard pass for me on that t-case. I wonder if a 208 would fit better? I went with a 205 for the same reason, frame clearance. You have to be OK with a clunky, noisy gear driven t-case though in that case.
From my extrapulations a Ford NP208 t-case wouldn't be a whole lot better. You can trim a nub off the end that doesn't matter but they are still tight.

My only complaint on the 205 is the low range, with my M5ODR2 it could be a lot deeper.

The twin stick modification though, OMG I love that. I wish everything that that kind of a mode.

Someday mine might grow a third stick (doubler)

whats a smaller chain driven option
Rumer has it, according to @bobbywalter old Jeep Wagoneers used a smaller chain drive 208 t-case. But you have to swap the rear output bits to get a Ford speedometer to work. I have yet to see one in the yard 6 years later so needless to say I didn't go down that road.
 


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Checking back in to see if you made any headway with the 1356 fitment? Have you tried clocking it yet?
 

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Checking back in to see if you made any headway with the 1356 fitment? Have you tried clocking it yet?
Been at a stand still with spring here and business picking up. Need to finish the floor pans n my cab to set it and see if clocking it will clear the floor - if so have to make new linkage. I’ll get another round of the bug here soon and make more headway
 

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What's the width of a BW1354?
Are 1356/1354 same bolt pattern/input spline count?
 
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I started out wanting to do a 208, the fitment bothered me greatly so I opted for a NP205 instead.



Do watch your front driveshaft clearance especially when you are clocking it. You can run into exhaust clearance issues very fast, especially with a D35 and factory springs (pinion is higher than a D28)

I used a factory '95 Ranger front driveshaft, the flex boot ended up right where the exhaust came down. A older style with just a seal would fit better (I had a rear driveshaft from a bullnose Bronco that would have been better but I gave it away before I knew I needed it)
How'd you come across your 205?
 

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Checking back in to see if you made any headway with the 1356 fitment? Have you tried clocking it yet?
Too much clocking will shift the oil bath so I am weary
 

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BW4406 does in fact fit in 83-88 frame
 

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Much better fit than the 1356. Good to see this. Hard to see the vertical clearance with frame from this angle but looks like there is plenty! Looks to be a manual unit with speed sensor from a 99-03 donor? How are you planning to handle the speedometer?
 

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Much better fit than the 1356. Good to see this. Hard to see the vertical clearance with frame from this angle but looks like there is plenty! Looks to be a manual unit with speed sensor from a 99-03 donor? How are you planning to handle the speedometer?
I’ve got the mechanical Speedo tail housing. Just bolted it up to see if it was worth changing still
 

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Small tab broke off in shipping - I would have cut it off anyhow. Front shaft line looks a lot better now as well
 

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I also have a 4406 in my shed to use as an option. Came out of a '99 F150 with the speed sensor so will need to convert it as well. In addition to the tailshaft I believe you will need to swap the output shaft or machine it to accept a worm gear.
 

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I also have a 4406 in my shed to use as an option. Came out of a '99 F150 with the speed sensor so will need to convert it as well. In addition to the tailshaft I believe you will need to swap the output shaft or machine it to accept a worm gear.
Machining will involve milling a "radii'd"? channel for the drive gear ball bearing to locate in correct?
 

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that sounds like serious machine shop stuff. not stuff to be done with the grinder on the bench, ha ha ha
 

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that sounds like serious machine shop stuff. not stuff to be done with the grinder on the bench, ha ha ha
I am a machinist in a CNC shop
 

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