1st B2 Build

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1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:50 am

Hey guys I'm just about to acquire an '84 4x4 and it will be my first B2 build and my first 4x4 build in a few years. My main question getting into this, is I see that the 4.0 is by far the easiest swap, and pretty close to a bolt in motor for this truck. My main concern is if there is a certain make/mdl of ford I should look for that will either require the least amount of custom fab, or if its worth the extra work, the most potential for the truck. Also I would love to switch this to a manual since ill be banging this thing around in the mountains. Any help or tips appreciated guys
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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby offroadohio » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:12 pm

I'd find a manual 4.o explo6
Ror ranger from up till 95 and swap entire Driveline.

That will give you an 8.8 rear a Dana 35 front and everything you need to swap the engine.

But that's just my opinion I'm sure others will differ

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Would the year range of pre 95 go for the explorer as well? I would imagine so since it seems they switched the body style around 96

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby offroadohio » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:02 am

Yes they went with a traditional independent suspension up front after that, which will be useless for your bii.



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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:04 pm

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:12 pm

There it is as it stands ha, needs a new motor, been thinking hard about it, and found a 94 manual 4.0 for $400 seems like its getting a swap

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby offroadohio » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:36 pm

She looks rough, give the ole girl a scrub down, I wanna see what she really looks like

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:38 pm

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby Mer925 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:39 pm

Now find out how to pop open the hood since the pull cable seems to ve broken and see what happened to the engine ha

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Re: 1st B2 Build

Postby offroadohio » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:24 am

Looks real nice washed up

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