So just to give you guys an idea of how bad this fabrication work was...
about 2 days later after non stop cutting and grinding and trying to not cut into factory frame rails
dont worry, the dash is going back in.. lol
Ford 8.8 out of 2000 ford explorer
1/4 plate for shock hoop mounting
Added some more strength to the cross member where I was going to mount the engine
Time to test fit! (didnt go as good as I had hoped...) time to cut the firewall and trans tunnel :/
Yippe! she fits like a glove!
Transmission is HUGE compared to the stock one!
Motor mount design I came up with. Pretty sweet looking.
Engine is IN!!!!
Not too shaby
Radiator for a 3/4 ton truck (it gets pretty darn hot here in az so cooling system was very important.