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Old 01-22-2014, 04:33 PM
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2 to 4 wheel drive

2 wheel to 4 wheel drive

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It has been a while since I have been on the site.
I have a 2001 7.3 PS well taken care of and garaged all it life with under 100,000 miles. I need to convert from 2 wheel to 4 wheel drive. I will be taking on the project by myself. I know a person who can gather the front end components from a 2000-2003 F250-350. 2 new drive shafts would be made at the right time. The intermediate case between the transfer case and Transmission are expensive, so I thought about a divorced transfer case and made my own bracket. I would use a 1978 F250 NP 205 and put a stick in the cab as my means of shifting the TC. I have a game plan but with some doubts of a smooth ride putting this together. TIME (has never been a friend of mine), nor do I have big pockets. Would like to know from someone who has done this, is it worth it or try to sell the truck for what its worth and hope to buy a well maintained 4 wheel drive. I own a '12 6.7 PS and love it to death but there is something about the old 7.3 that brought me back. All thoughts and information are appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:42 PM
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If you've going to do this conversion take a look at running the 05 and up coil spring setup. You already have the coil buckets in place and the coil setup is much nicer. Bigger brakes, a tighter turning radious and smoother ride.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:27 PM
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What greg said.. but if you can only get your hands on and leaf sprung axle, check in the exterior section and there's a guy who did the axle swap. He's currently 2wd still due to lack of funds, but its proof that the swap is bolt in.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:17 PM
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I just got done doing this on a 99 250 ext cab. I used an 06 front rear, susp., and steering. Pretty much a direct bolt in. So much happier I did the 05 later setup. Great ride and tighter steering. Any questions, contact me and I'll help any way I can.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:35 PM
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Thank you for the info, sounds like the better way to go. I can get parts on a 07 F-350 so I will make that happen.
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