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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2002, 03:28 PM
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Hey Willys! Question for ya.

I have a buddy who has a 1/2 ton IFS 94 (?) chevy truck who keeps breaking the front end with 35's (go figure). This is the blue truck form my pictures post earlier this week. Anyways, do you still have your 1ton IFS stuff and if so would it be that hard of a swap to go from the 1/2 ton to 1 ton IFS setup or at least maybe use some of the parts? THanks
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

I'm not sure on the swap, or how hard it would be. I believe LUBA, a member of this site, is doing this to his truck. But, yeah, I still have mine and he can have it all for like 200 bucks.

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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

It would all be custom work, nothing bolts right in. It has been done though. Personally I'd take a D44 or a 10 bolt before a 1 ton IFS any day, but eh, whatever floats his boat. He'll need an 8 lug rear axle to match it.
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

Hey, don't try and talk the guy out of giving me 200 bucks ajm...[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

Well, it's still GM IFS, but at least it's the big GM IFS. I still have these thoughts of recreating those coil over shocked Tahoes IFS setup I saw once, but I'd definately go for a 3/4 ton IFS. The 1/2 ton one is just to small.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

Still, lotta money and work to still have IFS.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

If he wants it, don't forget the higher rated 1 ton torsion bars.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

ya, I think since he wheels his truck so hard he might as well do a SFA but it's his truck. I guess last time out when he broke his front end also broke the crossmember in front of the motor in half too or something. I haven't seen it yet though. Is a 1-ton IFS swap pretty intesive to a 1/2 ton truck or is it just minor things? What gears are in you IFS front? Thanks
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

It has 4.10's stock. I have never seen a 1/2 ton ifs system up close so I'm not sure if the brackets are all in the same spot or not. Also now sure if the knuckles will bolt up to the existing a-arms or not.

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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

ok, I'll let Zack know abotu it and get back to you this week.
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

I'm about 90% sure very little, if anything, lines up or bolts right up. From the reports I heard, it's pretty much all custom done. Frame rails are the same width apart, and that's about it.
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Re: Hey Willys! Question for ya.

might as well doa SFA conversion at that rate. I'll tell him anyways about it. They used to have their work truck which was a 1-ton IFS w/ 6" lift but they sold that truck a month ago but maybehe knows the difference between them.
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