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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-03, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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I have an '85 F100 4X4 with a cranky 351C. I don't use the 4X4 part of the truck as I have no need. The reason I bought it, was because it was the cleanest F truck I could find for the price at the time & I didn't buy it because it was 4X4.
My question is, what would I need to do to convert it to 2 wheel drive?
I know about changing the C6 auto & pulling out the transfer case, but what about the front suspension & tailshaft ?
The reason for this is because I would love to put some 20" billets on it & lower it right down. I'm also thinking that if I take the 4X4 running gear out it has to be a hell of a lot lighter, yeah?????
Any opinions welcome apart from "yes, this does sound stupid!"

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Re: This might sound stupid.

"yes, this does sound stupid!"




Just Kidding. Sorry but i cant really help. But sounds like a good idea. I dont think ive seen a dropped truck with two pumpkins before.
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Re: This might sound stupid.

well i would have to say that this particular job can be as involved as you wish to make it.
obviously you need to loose the t-case and front axle.
i would say that the best bet would be to find some parts out of another f-series 2 wheel drive and that way things would match up. if not you more than likely will get into some custom fitted parts.

i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
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Pumpkins????
What do they have to do with anything?

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Well i reckon the diffs look like pumpkins. Every time i look at the rear of my truck i see a black pumpkin. Of course i have only one pumpkin and you'd have two.
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Pumpkins????
What do they have to do with anything?
Whats Mr T got to do with anything?
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mr T insinuated you are a fool 89f150!

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Thanks for clearing that up old fart. :s6:
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Pumpkins????

pumpkins could have been 89f150's way of referring to the front end since he is a sort of pumpkinhead himself.

actually pumpkins is a typical term used by motor heads to refer to either fronts or rears !

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'89, I didn't actually call you a fool. No offence intended. I just thought that the little MrT was funny.
351W, thanks for clearing up the pumpkin thing. As I'm not a vegetarian, I still call them Diffs.
Is this guy MrT also?

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