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Old 02-14-2008, 05:40 AM
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Anyone convert from SRW to DRW?

Just wondering if anyone has done this? Been a big fan of daully's and I love my truck. I see no reason to trade it in for a dually now that I've got my truck's major quirks worked out. Oh, I hate my open rear diff too, so I wouldn't mind going with a dually axle that already has an LSD while I'm at it.

Ext. Cab Short bed dually = badass to me
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is it 2x4 or 4x4? i no a guy who did a conversion on a 01 4x4. he found a rear axle with matching gears and swapped it in, straight fit. he also bought a set of adapters for the front to accommodate the dually front wheels. don't know where he got the adapters from though. his is a short bed and he has a flat bed, but i remember him saying that they made a stock dually short bed. if you can find the parts it should be fairly easy and really sweet with a real bed instead of a flatbed.
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my truck would hate me if i converted it to a dually. no fat bottoms for me. took too long for my truck to lose the wieght to begin with, i cant let it get fat again! LOL!
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:25 AM
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Kinda what I thought, shouldn't be too bad to do. I've seen the adapters to convert SRW axles to DRW, but I'd like the dually to be functional, being able to load more weight.

I just hate the blowing/sucking sensations I get when I pass/get passed by big rigs(hey, keep it clean!). I've heard that the DRW trucks are hardly affected by this. The fact that last year I towed nearly 40,000 miles warrants that I should be more comfortable in my life with a DRW. And if I get one comment to trade-in and buy a DRW, a Dodge will be purchased instead of another Ford. You're forewarned!

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My uncle converted his 2004 F350 Harley Davidson Crew Cab short bed to a dually about 2 years ago. Looks awesome but is still functionable. I'll be seeing him sometime this weekend. I'll see what he needed to convert it and where he was able to purchase it from if that will help you out at all.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:33 AM
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That'd be great!

Search for my username in the 6.0 Forums for any tips with HeadStud installation It's not much, but it's the least I can do. Oh ya, torque everything to spec! Having all 8 injectors come loose, torch Fuel 0rings and flooding the cylinders is not a good experience to have when you're two hours from home
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All right so I talked with my uncle today for a little while. He bought everything he needed from the ford dealership (front end dually wheel kit, rear end dually wheel kit, the rear dually fenders and the wiring harness for the two lights on each side) He couldn't remember exactly how much he spent, but he said somewhere between $800-$1100. Here are some of the pics of his harley crew cab short bed dually.





This one didn't come out good because of the sun and I had a car right next to me haha.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:18 AM
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That looks great! Did your uncle order a new axle too? Or did he just use conversion spacers? I've seen fenders on Ebay for $400/pc buy-it-now, but I'm pretty sure I can get them cheaper through distributors I work with. Either way, truck looks great!
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From what I remember he kept the original axle in and must have used the conversion spacers. He said he bought the fenders through ford for about $300 a piece. I dont know if thats what Ford is selling them for of if he might have had a buddy that was able to get them for cheaper, but I'm not sure. yeah when he cleans it up nice it looks awesome. I like the look of a short bed dually. Something about it just makes it look meaner.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:16 PM
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Be careful when looking for a DRW rearend....

IIRC a stand one-ton DRW rear is narrower than a true dually rear
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