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Old 11-28-2014, 05:25 PM
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they'd never know unless they looked for cv axles.

Most people are like oh its 4x4 when they see the t-bars.
True. But this was back when I planned on doing the electric transfer case. I've been planning on doing the 4x4 swap for a long time. lol.

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Oh, and I might start collecting the parts for a 4x4 swap. No big deal.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:30 PM
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True. But this was back when I planned on doing the electric transfer case. I've been planning on doing the 4x4 swap for a long time. lol.
i'd love to find a wrecked twin stick lvl 2 and snag the transfer case, tcase shifter and transmission shifter off of it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:31 PM
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i'd love to find a wrecked twin stick lvl 2 and snag the transfer case, tcase shifter and transmission shifter off of it.
They're out there. You just have to find them.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:26 PM
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Rather than have the frame pulled, drill out the hole to where the bracket will work and add a weld washer. It'll be stronger than stock.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:28 PM
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Rather than have the frame pulled, drill out the hole to where the bracket will work and add a weld washer. It'll be stronger than stock.
That thought crossed my mind as well. I'll have to see what I feel like doing.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:29 PM
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Crisis has been averted.

The frame brackets on the driver's side of the 4x4 trucks are what supports the large majority of the differential's weight, while the bracket on the passenger side is for the small amount of weight that is left, and for balance. The holes in the passenger side frame bracket are oblong, so they aren't really used to locate the axle except when it comes to height. I decided to simply elongate the holes further, and that worked like a charm. Axle is now in place like nothing ever happened.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:58 PM
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:59 PM
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When are you droppin her down and putting the 4x4 knuckles in?
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:04 PM
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When are you droppin her down and putting the 4x4 knuckles in?
Hopefully in a few weeks. Still need to get the CV axles and bearing assemblies. Oh and have that bracket welded on.

I REALLY want to get rid of this bastard leaf pack.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:07 PM
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Hopefully in a few weeks. Still need to get the CV axles and bearing assemblies. Oh and have that bracket welded on. I REALLY want to get rid of this bastard leaf pack.
i wish i could find my white truck. Brand new hubs and cv axles. Although one was throwing grease.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:08 PM
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i wish i could find my white truck. Brand new hubs and cv axles. Although one was throwing grease.
I probably could have run the bearings and cv axles from the Sport Trac. But I really want new.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:10 PM
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I probably could have run the bearings and cv axles from the Sport Trac. But I really want new.
mine had maybe 1500 miles on them :,(
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:13 PM
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mine had maybe 1500 miles on them :,(
The ones from the Sport Trac weren't even rusty.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:18 PM
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The ones from the Sport Trac weren't even rusty.
well new is always better. If i need new hubs on mine i'm spending the extra for MOOG or motorcraft. I got driveworks last time
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:22 PM
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well new is always better. If i need new hubs on mine i'm spending the extra for MOOG or motorcraft. I got driveworks last time
I'm glad they stayed with the truck then. lol. I refuse to put Driveworks anything on my truck. When I rebuilt the front end, everything was Moog.
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