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4x4 van cnversion #726930
August 17th 2017 8:44 pm
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Hi I am new here I am not where to post this I am going ot do a 2x4 to4x4 1983 GMC Shorty and alo have 1976 Chevy Shorty Would ike totalk to anybody who has a 4x4 Van or has done this

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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726931
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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726932
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Welcome to the site dlatimer ...


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
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'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726936
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Thanks

Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726965
August 18th 2017 4:54 pm
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What yah need to know,i've built like 7 4wd chevy van's !




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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726968
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Hi thats a nice looking van Is it driver side drop or passenger side How difficult is it to fab the motor mount

Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726971
August 19th 2017 11:48 am
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It has cehevy axles in it out of a 1 ton pickup.you can save yourself a big headache and go to BOULDEROFFROADVANS.COM AND THAY SELL A COMPLETE KIT TO CONVERT A CHEVY VAN UP TO 1995 FOR LIKE $2699. you will need a transfercase mount,you can probably use one off the donor vehicle you get the axles ,trans and transfercase from !




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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726972
August 19th 2017 11:50 am
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I had my brother who's a machinist make me mounts after trail and error and finding out what works best.chevy pickups work the best like from77-late 80's.and make sure you get a x-over steering kit and extended stainless brake hoses,makes it easier.

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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726974
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If you buy the kit and find a donor vehicle your still lookin at between 6-9k .if you can't weld your gonna have to find a good welder as the front spring x-member and the rear spring hangers are critical and have to be welded in !!!!




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Re: 4x4 van cnversion [Re: dlatimer] #726977
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Thanks for the advice


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