I have read the other threads of converting and still have an issue. driver side went on fine. Passenger went on fine until it came to the snap ring. I have used a pry bar had someone else help. Its about a 1/16 from snapping into place but cant seem to get that extra. I am at a loss. My next idea was to jack it up maybe there is some stress somewhere..take the tire off...I have tried beating on it and that did not seem to work. So open to anything. 1988 Ford no conversion needed. automatic 5 bolt converting to manual.