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Old 11-16-2008, 06:07 PM
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trans 4x4 conversion

i have 2 87 f150's one with a straight 6 with 4 speed man. 4x4. the other with 302 v8 with e4od automatic 2x4. i want to take the transmission from the 6 cylinder and put it on the v8 is that possible to just bolt on or is the bolt pattern diffrent?
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:46 PM
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The bolt pattern is the same but the output shaft at the rear of the transmission is different. The only way to make it work is to take apart the transmission and change the output shaft. I don't know much about that conversion so it's probably much more complicated than that-- but from what I've heard it is WAY too much work to convert a transmission between 4x4 and 4x2.

You're better off buying another that is already 4x2.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:25 PM
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So you want to put the manual trans into the 2wd? You have to find the end peice of a 2wd manual case so it converts urs to it. It would be hack but you might be able to put the trans in and leave the tcase on and just get a shaft to fit. You wouldnt attach a front shaft to it lol.
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Like above the tail shafts r different . If you know where to get on go for it .
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The problem with swapping the tailshafts, it that is is about the last piece to come out of a transmission and the first to go back in. A lot of work, but it is the best time to rebuild everything.

Most of the time, people would rather just find the correct trans and bolt it in. Depends on if you can find a junk one to get the tailshaft and tailhousing from. There again...you are finding the one that would bolt in anyway, taking it almost completely apart, so why not just rebuild that one?

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Also might need another flywheel . I have no clue about older 4 spds.
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Just keep the straight six how it is, its a much better motor than the 302 IMHO. Especially since its a 4x4, thats an awesome truck. Does it have LS? That 4speed with the granny gear will wheel like crazy.
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thanks guys. the 4x4 is pretty much rotted away about 90% rust. the 2x4 is in mint condition thats why i want to cconvert it.the front end pretty much bolts in to all existing hardware. now im wondering if i can just swap the t case. it seems if i remove the extinsion housing from the 2x4 the t case should bolt up in its place on the automatic trans. i will get some pics up here asap. thanks for your input
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If you remove the extension housing the tcase will NOT bolt in place. The output shaft on the transmission is different between a 4x2 and a 4x4. You WILL NOT make it work unless you change that output shaft.

You could install the transmission and the tcase onto the 4x2 and then just not attach a front driveshaft... But then you'll be turning the internals on the tcase for no good reason.
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If you remove the extension housing the tcase will NOT bolt in place. The output shaft on the transmission is different between a 4x2 and a 4x4. You WILL NOT make it work unless you change that output shaft.

You could install the transmission and the tcase onto the 4x2 and then just not attach a front driveshaft... But then you'll be turning the internals on the tcase for no good reason.
Even if the Tcase is in 2wd?
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