2WD To 4WD Conversion..

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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:19 am

Still waiting on the transmission mounts, trying to source a trans jack at the moment.

Picked up a new custom drive shaft last weekend. $400 with u-joints not too bad.

The truck probably won't see any winter driving. 8)
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:32 pm

Got the mounts in.

Trans is a beauty! When i drove the old club cab i could tell the trans was a somewhat fresh rebuild.

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The trans jack i've got isn't tall enough. :roll:
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:46 pm

Got the trans out today.

Couldn't separate the clutch housing, so it had to come off in one piece.

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Origingal Clutch.. Still life left at 360000 KM

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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:11 pm

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Resurfaced flywheel, no pics of the new clutch. I have a feeling it's going to slip :roll:

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http://polybushings.com/pages/1604.html

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New 4" driveshaft.

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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby Tacoclaw » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:24 pm

Dunno if you drove it before those bushings or not, but it was night and day when I put them on my truck. When I revved it before the engine would just flop around and not move the truck at all.

Now when I rev it, it rocks the truck around like it should. it looks almost like one of the coil spring trucks flopping around.
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:09 pm

Yeah, the mounts felt really nice.

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Some fog lights i traded for.

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All finished.

Some more shakes and rattles though, don't know if that's common in 1st gen 4wds.
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby Tacoclaw » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:45 pm

1990 wrote:Some more shakes and rattles though, don't know if that's common in 1st gen 4wds.


See sig. :lol:
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby ahale2772 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:40 am

even after my 5speed rebuild, mine growl's so loud you cant hear the radio

get used to it 8)
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:16 pm

I removed the juke pad, so that isn't helping either. When i removed the floor mat it was soaked so bad. So that might help.

The new clutch held good though.. that's a bonus.
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:56 pm

I know people like pictures. Here are some off the pick-up finished.

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HELLA lights. Fia winter front is very nice. The grill i just bought, used the same winter front way back, so it just snapped right on. 8)

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This is the view from the last pic.

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Still squatting in the back. Not as bad as it looks in the pictures though. I plan to level it out either with new spring in all corners or just airbags in the back.
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby CumminsPower59 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:45 am

Lookin good!!! :thumright:
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1STGENFARMBOY » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:50 pm

Well...........1990 what do you think about it after driving it some.

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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby 1990 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:19 pm

CumminsPower59 wrote:Lookin good!!! :thumright:


Thanks. Did you put the clearance lights on?

1STGENFARMBOY wrote:Well...........1990 what do you think about it after driving it some.

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It's drive way better then any 4wd 1stgen i've driven. Steering is butter, the ride is good ( need longer shocks for the rear though).

I think the best thing on the conversion was the crossover steering. I lucked out with the transmission too.


It was a fun project. I think next time i will head to the southwest US and buy a rust free 1st gen.
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby CumminsPower59 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:50 am

I was going to get those lights put on, but I have a big 'ol dent in the right front corner of the cab...exactly where the right most light would sit :? so untill I get some more funds saved up to have the dent pulled, the lights are still in the box, sitting on a shelf in the garage :roll:
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Re: 2WD To 4WD Conversion..

Postby greymare » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm

man thats awesome .
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