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Old 06-19-2004, 01:03 PM
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2x4 to 4x4 changeover ?

Does anyone know if it would be worth the effort to switch my 2 wheel drive pickup over to a 4x4, because i like both the 4x4 and the 2x4. My truck is sittin in pieces right now and would be a good time to do the switch over because i have the A-FRAME out of the frame ready for sandblasting, but would really like to make a 4x4 instalation instead. The frame is from a 76 GMC shortbed, and i allso have a saginaw 3speed with a transfercase attached to it if i were go this route.

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You would have to change almost everything in the drivetrain and front suspension. I would recommend dropping your cab on a 4-wheel chassis, but the floors are different also. LOTS A WORK!
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Yea your right it's a lot of work' just wanted some one's thought's on it before i went to far with the idea. I guess it'll have to be dropped instead. (Thanx Much)
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Transmission, transfer case, BOTH driveshafts, radiator support body mounts, removal and replacement of the crossmember under the engine, and drill the 10 holes in the frame for the rear hangers for the front springs, cut the floor for the transfer case shifter handle, and add a 3 inch body lift kit.

Been there done that, drove it 'til I broke it. Old rusted frames aren't to be overlooked.
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