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I've always wanted to swap a 5.4 into my 92 F-150 but was unsure of the wiring gremlins and engine fitment issues. I am not afraid of the fabrication issues, but the wiring of the newer engine correlating with the wiring on the 92 worries me a little. I just found a rolled over 2000 f-150 on Craigslist and it got me thinking about this project again. I think i'd throw my 92 body on and do a sas. Does anyone have any advice on how to tackle the wiring to make it run and not confuse the hell out of the PCM.:doh0715:
 

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swap everything is how ive done the best. havent done a 5.4 but entire engine harness, and pcm help alot. getting them to run is not that bad getting the emission stuff to read correctly takes some work. evap system and all. aftermarket pcm like a f.a.s.t. unit or something might be worth looking into.
 

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if you swap EVERYTHING over, it should run no problem and pass any emissions requirements given the original equipment passed previous to any swap. But you mus transfer absolutely every essential component from the original body to the body being swapped on. IMHO, it is too much trouble to go through but it would be an interesting swap if you can make everything fit and work as planned. But Murphy always shows up when least expected and in a project of this magnitude, it could end up costing you a lot of money and time. I wish you good luck and much success.

I wasnt trying to be a debbie downer but I have done this sorta thing a few times and I have always ended up wishing I hadnt attempted it in the first place. I swapped the interior and engine from a 99SS camaro into a 69 Chevelle El Camino and a 97 Ram body onto a 70s Ford truck frame...just waaay too much work. Not worth it. Especially if there isnt a large aftermarket support for the swap.
 

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Would you rather have ifs or ttb? If you do go through with the sas there is a thread on here about a d44 swap into that body style f150
 

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yo,
This is for a 78, but Quint did swap a 5.4 in;
2004 F-150 in a 1978 Bronco body and Frame with solid axles front and rear
Source: by Quint C (Quints Bronco Project) at http://home.comcast.net/~qcrispin/bronco/




Body Style; "...The body styles are year-grouped for overall appearance & fit; here is a compilation I have been doing; from various sources: 78-79, The redesign of the Bronco in 1978 was based on the F-100 truck, sharing many chassis, drivetrain, and body components. The entire front clip is indistinguishable from their full size trucks for those years, and 78/79 broncos were available in either round or square sealed beam headlight styles by Bronco.com 1978 model year. This new Bronco was based on the Ford F-Series pickup. In fact, the F-150 SuperCab four-wheel drive floor plan and steering linkage were used on the Bronco. The new Bronco boasted a 104.7 inch wheelbase and more room. Compared to the classic Bronco the new model offered 15% more front hip room, 30% more rear hip room. The cargo capacity was increased from 16.6 cubic feet to 49.3 to 97.4 depending on the rear seat configuation. The new Bronco was larger outside too, five inches higher, ten inches wider, and two feet longer than the original. The new Bronco featured a removable fiberglass hardtop (or should we say half top). When this top was removed it gave the new Bronco the open air feel everyone expected while keeping the front passengers covered. This feature stemmed from the fact that the Bronco was essentially the same as the F-Series pickup from the B-pillar forward. 80-86, The Bronco received a major redesign for 1980, coinciding with the F-Series. The new Bronco was shorter, and had cosmetic changes along with powertrain, suspension and other odds and ends. Dimensions for 1980 were reduced by 2.7 inches in length and 1.1 inches in width. Body was heavily restyled with cleaner lines; Wind drag was reduced by 25% and a new grille featured rectangular headlamps.History, 78-96 Bronco; Ford Truckin' Magazine; 1997 winter issue Source: by Trent R...87-91, In 1987, the body and drivetrain of the fullsize Bronco changed, as it was still based on the F-Series. The new aero body style reflected a larger redesign of many Ford vehicles for the new model year. The body was restyled and featured a more aerodynamic look and Euro-style headlamps....the whole front clip from the 87-91 can be bolted onto the 80-96 body/frame. There are a few posts from members that have done this, and I'm planning to do this over the winter months. The body lines of the wheelwell openings will not match front to back, not a problem if you're trimming the fenders like me, JSM84... by our pal here, by justshootme84 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums; & 92-96, The Bronco, along with the F-Series, was updated for 1992. The new Bronco was redesigned with safety in mind, incorporating front crumple zones, rear shoulder seat belts, a third brakelight embedded in the removable top, and after 1994, driver-side airbags. Due to the taillight and shoulder belts being safety equipment integrated into the top, the top was no longer legally removable and all literature in the owners manuals that had previously explained how to take the top off was removed. Cosmetic exterior and interior changes included a sweeping front end w/ much more swept front sheetmetal that curved in at the fenders
Source: by miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums


More Body swap LINKs in my site @ http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=452

and more a synopsis in this thread; http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=202450&page=2
 

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i would love to see it done!
 
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