Wants A Torsen
Joined: Mon Sep 18th, 2017
Occupation: Design and Innovation
Interests: RBV's, Computers
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|I made a big decision today, I'm dropping the 2WD build and putting the 5.0 in the truck known on this forum as The Jalapeno.
Currently a good running 3.0 automatic 4WD with an unusually clean frame. There have been mods already, I have a shorty console, bucket seats, overhead console, lighted visors and a dome light from an expo.
The decision was made in part because I came across a 97 transmission and transfer case which matches my 97 5.0 I currently have in the 2WD unfinished project.
The transmission came with a story, it was lady owned, she was adjusting her sun roof and ran it off the road. It was pulled, a fellow ranger owner named Seth bought it, kept it inside and put it on Marketplace. I contacted him and even though he was a full hour and a half away he delivered it to me TODAY. It is in doors again, so it has never been outside or rained on.
All I could find wrong with it was a busted speedo output, I plan on doing something different anyway including swapping the transfer case.
AND I got a free starter also YAY. Now I have a spare.
So let the fun begin, this is the subject truck:
I just hope I can keep up the steam, kind of lost it on the last project!
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño
"I'm thinking about buying a horse eventually, I'll take half a dozen carts please"