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Old 11-11-2019, 02:45 PM   #1151
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Your attention to detail continues to amaze! Blasted back to your first post. I had forgotten you have owned this truck since 1976. Keeping something this long is a tough thing to do.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:53 PM   #1152
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Question for OrrieG: I am looking for a 1/2 ton 4x4 donor rig for my 57 pickup, which is a better choice (73-80) or (81-87) running gear? I know the earlier stuff used Dana 44 front axles and 12 bolt rears typical. The newer square bodies used 10 bolt axles.

I see that the NP203 transfer case is usually "full-time", while the newer aluminum transfer cases like the NP208 & NP241 are part time. I prefer to build something that is mostly street driven and part time select-able.

I also prefer the simple TH350 vs 700r4 that requires a critical tv cable adjustment. Wonder if it's possible to run a TH350 with a NP208?
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:51 PM   #1153
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My NP203 has a Doug Nash part time conversion kit and beefer chain. The nash kit makes it so the chain and front driveline is only engaged in 4wd. It also has warn hubs so you can have it in 4wd but not have any load on the transmission. It has been used as a work and hunting truck in some pretty hairy situations and I always ran out of nerve before the truck gave out. If I had done more research at the time of conversion (1985) I would have went with a NP205. I have not done any research on the NP208.
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