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DRW to SRW on a cab & chassis truck

Hey guys I have a 2wd cab and chassis truck that I would like to convert to srw. Because its a c&c truck the rear axle should already be approx. the same width as a srw axle from what I have read. I pulled the front wheels off to see what is needed there and it looks like all I need are the rotors for a srw truck. Will the srw rotors work with the spindles on the truck or will I have to get those as well?
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you could just hit up a JY and pull the front rotors and what not to convert the front, the rear they are different lengths tho

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Just curious why the change?

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

Previous powerstrokes-
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I never have good luck finding any 94-98's in the junkyards around me. As long as the spindles are the same I'll just buy new rotors for the front. From what I have read the c&c rear is only 1-2" wider than a srw axle so I think it may work with a regular set of wheels. If it is too wide then I'll just have to pick of an axle as well.

I'm looking to change it because I want to put a bed on this truck and regular beds are much easier to find. I also breifly looked into buy 19.5" dually wheels and tires and man are they expensive!
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expensive but they take forever to wear out supposedly, so if if the cost outweighs how often tires have to be purchased run it, but another thing you could do since the c&c rear is more narrow than a regular bed dually rear, and the dually rear is more narrow than the srw rear, y not throw a bed on it, take out the inner fenders and widen them a bit and throw fender flares on the regular long bed? just an idea like that chevy from DPC this year

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putting a SRW axle under your C&C will require u to cut and weld sprig perches... and i think the front requires the SRW front spindles, but not sure, so hopefully puttnig regular wheels on your axle will do

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I found a srw rear w/ 3.55 gears on craigslist I might go after. As far as the leaf springs and perches, I plan on running a 4 link on this truck so leaf springs aren't going to be used anyway.

I really need to pick up a bed first so I can get some measurements and see what will fit.
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i know guys have put beds on f550 SD trucks, so it sould be able to be done

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