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I have seen a few posts as far as converting a 2wd f150 to a 4x4, does anyone have a list for a 4x4 to 2wd conversion? Removing the front axle, transfer case, inkages etc... Is it as simple as swapping the spindles after that? Any info would be great guys. Also i got a brand new frame im going to put under the truck, whats the best coating to coat the frame with? I figure powder coating is a little pricey, and i have used por15 but i would really like something that is going to last. Thanks
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Really all you can do is remove the front driveshaft, possibly cvs and front diff (not completely sure on that) but as far as using a 2wd aluminum driveshaft and spindles on the front. I don't think it can happen. The frames are different between the 2. Unless your new frame is a 2wd frame...
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What benefits do you have going to 2wd?
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The new frame is a 4x4 frame i believe, i thought the 2wd and 4x4 shared the same frame. The truck was my grampas so its not a daily driver or anything. I would like to end up with a lightning style truck since its a reg cab stepside bed truck.
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The new frame is a 4x4 frame i believe, i thought the 2wd and 4x4 shared the same frame. The truck was my grampas so its not a daily driver or anything. I would like to end up with a lightning style truck since its a reg cab stepside bed truck.
if that gen is anything like the torsion bar suspension rangers the 2 frames are completely different up front...2wd was coil sprung and 4wd was t-bar..not sure if the F150 was the same or not
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It is a torsion bar set up, I forgot all about the 2wd being coil spring. Well I'm wanting to basically build a sport truck for summer fun so the 4x4 is unnecessary and so is the added weight. I will have to try and figure something out.
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get yourself a 2wd frame
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Get a 2wd frame. The 4wd hubs still need the outer joints in them to keep preload on the bearing.
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Damn, is it just different control arms and lack of the torsion bars on the 2wd? Or maybe some coil spring buckets welded on. I would love to use this frame I have if possible. The guy I bought it from bought it from ford in Detroit years ago and never used it but stored it inside for years.
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Damn, is it just different control arms and lack of the torsion bars on the 2wd? Or maybe some coil spring buckets welded on. I would love to use this frame I have if possible. The guy I bought it from bought it from ford in Detroit years ago and never used it but stored it inside for years.
the front section is completely different
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