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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 10:44 AM
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66 F-250 2WD to 4WD with lift

My son purchased a 1966 F-250 Camper Special from his great grandfather, the original purchaser. He would like to convert it to 4WD with a 6 inch suspension lift and use 36 inch tires.
Has anyone done a project like this? What kinds of things should we be aware of? Should we just purchase a later model F-250 frame & running gear and swap the body? Or hang the running gear on the stock frame?
Thanks for your input.
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Re: 66 F-250 2WD to 4WD with lift

Me personnally, I would restore the Camper Special. However If you want to convert it over then you will need to find a suitable Front axle from about any year F-series , If you already have coil spring in the front then a coil sprung axle would be the best, but you can make anything work. The rest would be the tail piece or "adapter" for your tranny or a 4WD tranny, a t-case with shift linkage, front drive shaft and rear or the ability to cut down your current rear shaft.

Do some research on solid axle conversions and you can gain some knowledge even search (google) for 4WD conversion projects. The exact steps will be different for you but the basic steps are the some....
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