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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2002, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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No, I wasnt talking about a kid. We just purchased a 78 K5 today for $600. Its a 350/350/203 combo. All and all it in fair shape the motor was recently rebuilt (arent they all) and the body is better than my truck. The major things is it need a back window and the floors have there share of rot. The small stuff is needs a speedo cable wire for fuel gage needs to be conected nad batter hold down.
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New edition eh? How long will the series be? What are you the 4th edition? Do they come monthly?

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Whats your plans for it??? Trail beater? Daily driver??

Has the 203 been converted to part time???
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lifted at all?? what color, 1/2 ton / 3/4 ton?
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Its still completly stock and the 203 hasnt been converted yet. As to converting it I see there is like 2 or 3 diffrent way to do it does anyone know which is the best way. As for the color its a blue with spots of bondo and primer. The plans for it are daily driver/ plow truck once we get a plow. Id like to make a awsome trail rig out of it but my dad dosent want to. I guess cause he has his Jeep.
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whats it got for axles? 10 bolts?
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Should have a 12 bolt rear and a D44 front I think.. Someone wanna confirm this?
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hey im pickin up the same deal 78 350/350/203 and for the same price but mine has the front drive shaft removed and it is in great shape but also i get a front and rear axels , a 205 and a front clip wuts with this conversion so u can put in it in 2wd? wut are the advantiges of that besides gas milage?
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Yeah, should be D44 W/ a 12 bolt rear.

An advantage to the conversion would be longer lasting tires, less wear on the front end since it's not turning as much up there. Disadvantage, I read that it shortens the life of the T-case. It's just something I have read time and again, but have no actual experience with.
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Out back is a 12 bolt but up front looks like a 10 bolt. I thought it was most likely a d44 to but it right at the transition period. Once again whats the best 2x4 conversion for the 203.
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