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Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2019, 06:52:03 AM »
Ok,has anyone done this swap yet. I haven't made it to the transmission part of my swap. I am in the process of wiring it now. I hope I done have any problems, the 89 ram 50 was automatic already, I bought a 4d56 with the automatic transmission already attached. I'm hoping its plug and play.

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Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2019, 08:35:16 PM »
Ok,has anyone done this swap yet. I haven't made it to the transmission part of my swap. I am in the process of wiring it now. I hope I done have any problems, the 89 ram 50 was automatic already, I bought a 4d56 with the automatic transmission already attached. I'm hoping its plug and play.

I haven't heard of anyone who's done this swap with an automatic transmission and don't have any idea as to what issues you may or may not have with wiring and/or running either of your autos, whether its the original '89 D50 unit or the one that came with your 4D56.

I'm using a V5MT1 5 speed out of a '97 Montero Sport mated to a 4D56>V5MT1 specific bell housing I had to import from Europe.

You may have more luck searching some of the L200/Triton forums from Australia and the UK.

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Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2019, 09:35:10 AM »
Ok,thank you for your write up! Its awesome to find someone that has do so much research and has gladly shared it with the world! Thanks for pointing me in some direction!

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Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2019, 09:01:31 PM »
Progress has been slow but steady as I've continued to track down parts. In the past several weeks I've acquired the following:

-Set of 100mm CVs from a '94 SR.

-A seemingly unobtainium 4WD/5MT MM/D50 center console in grey.

-Complete macro cab interior trim pieces and dash in grey to replace the cracked blue dash and rough interior I currently have.

-CAD free front diff assembly from an '03 MS w/4.636 gearing.

-Front caliper mounts from a MS w/16" wheels to run the larger 315mm rotors.


I'll tear the truck down to the bare frame once the heavy rain relents in the next few weeks, address any rust, repaint everything, and then begin putting it all back together with all the upgraded parts I've gathered; taking the time to fully rebuild and refresh everything as I go with new paint, bushings, seals, bearings, consumables, top tier fluids, and all new HD suspension, etc.


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