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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2003, 10:52 PM
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hi, wondering about a conversion

I have a 79 1/2 ton sitting around. It has a 350 sbc but I'm not sure what the transmission is, probably a th400. What would it take to covert it to a 4x4 with an NP-205 transfer case? What do I need to convert the front end? would a solid axle be the best thing to do? I'm thinking of getting an 8" lift eventually to do some serious off-roading.

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Re: hi, wondering about a conversion

Buy a 4wd and sell the 2wd. It's not worth all of the work unless you have some huge amount of work into the body... But then again just swap the body onto a 4wd frame.

You would need spring hangers, springs, steering, axle, shocks, brake lines, driveshafts, transfer case, transfer case adapter, convert tranny to 4wd model, etc.

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Re: hi, wondering about a conversion

yup, in most cases it really just isnt worth all the sweat and blood. adn yes, there will be blood. so much that you have to do to it. i mean, in theory its all a bolt on procedure, but it takes a lot more than that in reality
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