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2x4 to 4x4

Postby HJS » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:10 am

I'm sure this conversation is out there and talked about already but here it is. I have a 70 d200 383 4 speed base model. I was originally planning on doing a pure restoration because it's a 1 of 1 special order truck, but I recently found out that I don't have to matching numbers motor so I figured why not my the truck of my dreams. So I have a Dana 44 and t-case for a w200 conversation and I know I need the cross member and drive shafts but what else do I need to look for?
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Re: 2x4 to 4x4

Postby 712edf » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:43 am

Not much else, if the t-case has the shifter.

Does the Dana 44 have the same gear ratio & lug pattern as your Dana 60 rear? Will your steering link work or did the 44 include all that?

Don't forget to hook up the brake lines. :lol:

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Re: 2x4 to 4x4

Postby HJS » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:10 pm

Yes theyou are both 4.10 gearing, altho the rear end is a sure grip and the front end isn't, don't know if that makes a difference. But it's a 70 3/4 front end same as my truck. And yes the front end has the steering components, I'll have to look for the t-case shifter
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Re: 2x4 to 4x4

Postby Hobcobble » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:54 pm

Do you have the W200 pitman arm? I would verify that the "D" front springs are
correct. For pre-'69s, they're different.... that I do know. You should also
look into lift blocks for the rear spring/axle as well. I can't recall.... but there
might be some short ones used originally. You can't use pre-'69 blocks as
they're too tall.

You'll need a new rear rubber brake hose. You'll need to cut your floor pan
or find the correct one from a '69-'71 W100/W200.
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