Marlin has/had a kit to convert a forward shift to top shift, but never the other way.
And top shift cases are cheap and easy to find, waaay less than the cost of any conversion kit and labor would be.
Your best bet is to get another W56-C/D/E trans (89-95).
Any other trans will work, but you will have to change the t-case also (even with a W56-A/B).
Also, any earlier series 4 cyl trans (Gxx, Lxx) is weaker.
The strongest 4 cyl trans would be the R151F from a 86-87 22TE, but will be very...
For the same gen vehicle , all the sheet metal, glass, interior, etc are the same 2WD or 4WD, p/u or 4Runner, although the 4WD fenders have more of a flair at the opening.
BTW, that thing wouldn't be worth $1100 if it were running.
With a bad engine and trans, maybe $200. Around here you can...
The FSM shows exactly what you describe. The 3 wires go to a box attached to the speaker. Diagram doesn't say what it is, but might guess would be an amp.
My 84 Runner doesn't have that. My 89 might, but it's to cold to pull the whole panel off to check, sorry.
I gotta agree, I've wheeled in the rocks with guys on IFS. They beat the heck out of it and it takes it. An occaisional broken CV isn't too bad. Unless you plan on lots of hardcore rockcrawling, IFS will serve you well.
Um, if that's a forward shift t-case in that pic, why is there a mounting base for the shifter ? :eek:
That's a top shift case :rolleyes:
A forward shift case has a block-off plate where the shifter mount is in that pic.
A standard cab will fit right on, you'll just have a space between the cab and bed. (H'mm storage space, spare tire maybe?)
It also doesn't have to be a cab from a 4WD, one from a 2WD is the same, you just have to cut a hole for the t-case shifter (yeah, I know, the fenders don't have the...
Yes, the W56 will bolt right up to the motor (it was made to go with the more powerful 22RE), and yes it is stronger than the G52.
Your 84 w/the 22R had a G52 with a forward shift t-case.
There are 5 variations of the W56 hopefully you got one of the versions that uses a forward shift case...