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Differences in Frame

Postby ford4x4fun » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:11 am

OK, here is the deal, I have this 2WD Frame, that is in great shape. My Truck at one time hit a tree, and you can tell if you know what your looking for. I want to take the 2WD frame and put all my 4wd stuff on it. I am going to take the 4wd back down to the frame so I can finish what I started when I get home, but I got to thinking why not use the better frame. Anyhow to get to my question how hard is this, and is there a difference in frames :? This is what I am working with.

2WD FRAME

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4WD F100

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I am down to the heavy planning and buying the last things I need so all I have to do is rent a garage and go to town when I get home. I am trying to have my truck done by July, before I have to leave Ft Campbell for 6 months worth of military schools that I have to attend. Thanks in advance for all advice.
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Postby mljjones67 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:14 am

They are different. Try a search for other threads on the frame swap.

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Postby ford4x4fun » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:01 am

I know the Tranny Crossmember is different, when I do a search tons of pages come up, and I am runnin the equivilent of dial up, it is difficult to sift through them all. I do have a new crossmember though allready thanks to Convincor :thup:
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Postby averagef250 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:03 pm

The frames are completely different.
1970 F-250 4x4 original Willock swivel frame chassis '93 5.9 Cummins/Getrag/NP205/HP60/D70

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Postby ford4x4fun » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:49 am

Completely different to where it can' be done or completely different that it is just hard to do, or completely different, that just some minor changes have to be done? If anyone has a link where someone else has tried to do this, but I don't believe I have ever read anything on it.
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re: Differences in Frame

Postby Joshpow » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:39 pm

The front crossmember under the engine is a major difference the best I remember. Had a neighbor contemplate that idea once. He gave up because he said it was too big an undertaking for him.
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Postby averagef250 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:50 pm

The front frame sections are completely different. The engine crossmembers are different, the steering is different, the shape of the frame rails is different.
1970 F-250 4x4 original Willock swivel frame chassis '93 5.9 Cummins/Getrag/NP205/HP60/D70


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