So now that the NWF doubler has been put together, it was time to start figuring out how to shift this mess. After listening to my janky shifter setup rattle going down the road in the Ranger, I decided that I wanted something that made a lot less noise. Some time spent with the plasma table at work during lunch and came home with a pile of parts:
At first I didn’t like the long throw of the crawl box lever, but I like it now. Makes it extra obvious when it is engaged, which isn’t a bad thing. Plus with it in its normal high range position, it’s out of the way.
Part numbers for everything used, the part numbers are from McMaster
o (4 pcs) 5/16-24 Quick Disconnect Ball Joint RH – 6058K73
o (2 pcs) Light Duty Dry Running Nylon Sleeve – 6389K343
o (3 pcs) PTFE Flat Washer – 95630A253
o (1pc) 5/16”-24 Threaded Rod – 98957A128
Crawl box linkage:
o (2 pcs) Light duty Flange Nylon Bearing – 6389K434
o (2 pcs) ¼-28 Quick Disconnect Ball Joint RH – 6058K72
o (2pcs) ¼”-28 Threaded Rod – 98750A441
Not shown – Shifter Knobs
o (3 pcs) 1-1/2” Ball Knob – 6046K48
I’ll do another post on the finishing details once I get everything installed.