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Old 04-23-2010, 06:16 PM
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I am currently doing this conversion on my 1999 F350 6 speed diesel

I just pulled my trans out tonight and will put a 4x4 trans in. I'm doing this conversion in two phases- 1st to get 4x4 trans and transfer case in, shorten the drive shaft and then sell my 2wd manual trans.

I've spent close to 2k so far and want to recover funds to buy more parts for front axle and drive shaft
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:58 PM
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Is the conversion for the f350 the same as the f450. So evidently there is no easy way of converting the transmission over, short of replacing the whole transmission. I have had no luck thus far finding any parts for the f450.
I am starting to think it is not worth the hassle. Although this truck only has 65000 miles on it for a 2000. I have looked for a factory 4wd and they are hard to find without having a long chassis and having to switch the bed. They are usually high miled to boot.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:14 PM
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DEFINITELY not worth the hassle.. lol.
The only reason i want to do it to my 250 is that I want to keep this exact truck.. Sentimental value and all that junk
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ran up to two problems today new six speed trans output shaft and transfer case input shaft have different spline. 2nd can't get the rusted bolts out of the center bearing bracket for drive shaft.
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alchemymike,

How's your conversion going?

I've been considering this for my ride. I've got a 2000 2wd CCSB with the 6spd. I recently located a 2006 Dana 60 front axle. Next, I'm going to be looking for a 4wd ZF6 and a transfer case.

Can you share the details on your build?

Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:47 PM
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posted pix on face book f350 2wd to 4wd conversion. Just got 24 spline input shaft and ordered parts to convert my np 273 case to np 271 case (manual shifter).


When all parts arrive my transfer case will go to trans shop for case split and part swap out. Then I can get trans case in truck and length measured for rear drive shaft.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:54 AM
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You can buy a divorced NV271. You would need to move the transfer case mount back on the frame and use a shot driveshaft between the trans and transfer case. Might be easer that messing with the transmission.
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ran up to two problems today new six speed trans output shaft and transfer case input shaft have different spline. 2nd can't get the rusted bolts out of the center bearing bracket for drive shaft.
Sounds like you have a transfer case for an automatic tranny...
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:17 PM
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Bought the np273 at a good price $350.00 It pays to have it Split and changed to work with my 6 speed. New input shaft was around $100 and the manual fork and parts to np 271 were under $100
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