Nissan V8 Swapping a 1996 SN95 Mustang. Have I lost my mind?

TJ Rebuild

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It'll be fun to see completed.

The trick is to keep your motivation at the same level as your ambition. :nice:
Thanks for the support. It will be a really cool project if all goes as planned.

As far as the concerns about mismatching brands. I guess I'm not as worried as I'm basically just retrofitting an entire truck into a mustang body. The only carryovers besides the body/suspension are the rear end (a custom driveshaft is easy to have built), power steering system (with swap to factory gt hydroboost, no biggie...only hard part is making a bracket but thats just some fab work) and wiring up factory hvac/heater controls to the nissan harness. This will be a bit tricky but should be doable as long as I stay consistant with fuse rating/wire size. I will wire the front/rear/dome lights to nissan harness but thats not too involved
 
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LILCBRA

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I guess I do have a question. The pic of the engine/transmission hanging in the air is the assembly you've transplanted, correct? What are your plans for the transfer case section? Do you have a bead on a 2wd transmission to at least replace the tail shaft housing? Or do you plan to make it a 4x4? Please say no, please say no, please say no.... (@MustangIIMatt will know why I say it that way. :rlaugh:)
 

TJ Rebuild

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I guess I do have a question. The pic of the engine/transmission hanging in the air is the assembly you've transplanted, correct? What are your plans for the transfer case section? Do you have a bead on a 2wd transmission to at least replace the tail shaft housing? Or do you plan to make it a 4x4? Please say no, please say no, please say no.... (@MustangIIMatt will know why I say it that way. :rlaugh:)
No 4x4 lmao . I replaced the tail shaft housing with a 2wd version
 
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I guess I do have a question. The pic of the engine/transmission hanging in the air is the assembly you've transplanted, correct? What are your plans for the transfer case section? Do you have a bead on a 2wd transmission to at least replace the tail shaft housing? Or do you plan to make it a 4x4? Please say no, please say no, please say no.... (@MustangIIMatt will know why I say it that way. :rlaugh:)
Just because you fail to see the pure awesomeness of 4x4 Mustangs doesn't mean the rest of us can't!
 
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TJ Rebuild

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More random pics. I need to take some more but I broke the camera lens on my phone so I have to take them with something else and upload them :doh:. More to come though!
 

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LILCBRA

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Looks like that gauge pod is almost the perfect size, just a little trim around the brim. Dunno what you'd have to do about the clear cover though. Maybe you could get some clear plexi that would be flexible enough? :shrug: