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4x4 conversion info please
#764282 August 02nd 2020 3:23 pm
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Hey guys, I have a 1973 dodge tradesman B100 that Im wanting to convert to 4x4. Does anyone have any info on doing this or can give a link to anyone that has or may know? Thank

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Not a good idea to use a 50 yr old van to go 4x4 in...


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Totally agree Friske!


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UncleRico #764302 August 02nd 2020 8:56 pm
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Not that I would be doing anything crazy fellas. Mostly just think its a cool build to cruise around in and take camping and such. Nothing crazy... but I’m curious, why wouldn’t it be if it was done right?

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UncleRico #764333 August 03rd 2020 8:19 am
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The best way to do it would be to find a beat, rusted and otherwise dead one of any vintage through the mid 90's and use it for a doanner vehicle. But that may be a very hard thing to do. But finding one to that you can inspect (perhaps often) so you can see what parts are used and any modified parts so you can gather what you need and/or make is probably the next best reasonable option.

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captainchrysler #764342 August 03rd 2020 11:37 am
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I have found a couple of examples of guys converting these. Both of which used a dana 44 for the front with a 3 link setup and a dodge 8 3/4 rear in the back. Theres was still a good bit of work (I’m not sure what exactly) but they seem to have worked pretty well. One of these was a 78 used in a dirt every day Episode where they took it on the gambler 500 race.


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