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Old 01-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

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I'm in Omaha and just bought a 1970 GMC Custom Camper and a 1978 one ton SRW 4x4 to take the drivetrain out of for the GMC. I won't be cutting them up for a few months. If you want to get together and do some mockup just let me know.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #27
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

The thing about using the FSJ wagoneer,cherokee,J-truck axles is that the front axle is spring under.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #28
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

Ive bought several items from Kert at DIY4X and all have been great. ORD sells some good stuff too but more money and I like the look of the DIY4X items that Ive bought. Just my 2 cents.

I considering a 67 2wd to 4wd conversion and not sure if I want to use the stock hangers or all the stuff I bought from Kert. Only down fall is that I have 56inch front and rear springs which gave my burb about 7 1/2 inches of lift. Not sure I want the 67 that high.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:55 PM   #29
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

how much different are the 4x4 frames from 73-87 to 67-72? width, contour etc . thinking of using 73 or newer frame and running gear under my 67 2wd thanks
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:20 PM   #30
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

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About 7 or 8 years ago one of the Peterson's mag's (pretty sure it was 4wheel & off road) converted a 4-5-6 truck to 4WD. I'm a chronic hoarder, especially when it comes to car magazines, but for the life of me can't find that issue. If anyone else is a regular reader, I'm pretty sure it was when Frieburger (sp) was at the helm, gonna say around 2002-2003 time frame. I've searched their archives with no success but continue to look. I don't remember how they did it, but I do remember they put leafs and a solid front axle under a 2wd frame.

I remember the build, they left the trailing arm rear suspension and added hangers to the front. I wish they would have shown that thing wheeling, I was interested to see how the rear would flex with the stock stuff.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:46 PM   #31
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I remember the build, they left the trailing arm rear suspension and added hangers to the front. I wish they would have shown that thing wheeling, I was interested to see how the rear would flex with the stock stuff.
That is essentially a 3 link isn't it? I'd still like to find that article. I guess now that Frieburger is on facebook I could ask him. It also seems like it was when the tech articles were still in black and white.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:22 PM   #32
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:23 PM   #33
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

I would be interested in a 4x4 conversion kit for my 66 2wd c20

I'm in California so local conversion parts are best.

As for the kit you spoke of what would you provide, what would it cost and what parts do I need?

I want to keep the eaton rear and get a different front axle.
I'm unsure what all I would need short of the axle and trans.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:40 PM   #34
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

I'd love a conversion kit for my 69 C20 Suburban. I'm even thinking about selling it to get a 4x4.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:21 PM   #35
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Re: Any interest in a 2wd to 4wd conversion kit?

Looks like I just inherited my father's '62 GMC Suburban with the 305 V6.
I understand the front suspension is a torsion bar set up.
I'm willing to perform some heavy modifications, even if it means hiring someone to do what I can not.

Not 100% sold on the conversion yet, but I'd love to know more so I can make a decision.

Any ideas on this kit? Perhaps maybe some suggestions on parts?
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