6066 (1960-1966) GMC Truck Club Bitcoin now accepted here! 
Pay Dues
Pay Dues or become a Site Supporter
 



Go Back   6066 (1960-1966) GMC Truck Club > 6066 GMC Truck Club Forum > Transmissions and Rear Ends


Transmissions and Rear Ends Three on the tree or four in the floor? Shift it all here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old February 5th, 2017, 07:02 PM
Cuttyman9 Cuttyman9 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sacramento, ca
Truck: I don't own one - YET!
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 24
Cuttyman9 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 3/4 ton 2wd to 4x4 swap

awesome 1972redneck, that's actually a pretty good point about flipping the rear I'll have to see where the ride height ends up because at this point I'm not certain.

I'd like to find period correct wheels of some kind. Something deep from the 60's/70's/80's in 16"

The way I look at it is I have 8 other vehicles to make comfy, this is an old truck so ride is not my concern in this one. I just need something 4x4 and I'm invested in this truck.

I'm thinking I'll buy a tubular universal crossmember and weld that in to support the motor (as the factory one unbolts and is attached to the front suspension) and then weld up perches or box wherever I need to add the leafs.

Awesome funky61, I appreciate it! For some reason all that was coming up in my searches were chassis swaps.
__________________
1936 Chevy master coupe 401/st400
1966 C20 350/sm420 (planning-blown 305/sm465 4x4)
1967 Chevelle (4.6L 4V/t56)
1971 Triumph Stag 3.0 v8/4 speed
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans am 455/t56
1991 300zx TT/5 speed
1992 Celica GT (soon to be 3.5L/5 speed)
1999 F150 4.6/4w75 (soon to be supercharged)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 24th, 2017, 11:42 PM
Cuttyman9 Cuttyman9 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sacramento, ca
Truck: I don't own one - YET!
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 24
Cuttyman9 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 3/4 ton 2wd to 4x4 swap



Not super exciting but it's a 10 Bolt front axle.

Might swap to high steer and hook it all up.
If you aren't on my other post I'm hoping this will live with the blown gmc v6 power!
__________________
1936 Chevy master coupe 401/st400
1966 C20 350/sm420 (planning-blown 305/sm465 4x4)
1967 Chevelle (4.6L 4V/t56)
1971 Triumph Stag 3.0 v8/4 speed
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans am 455/t56
1991 300zx TT/5 speed
1992 Celica GT (soon to be 3.5L/5 speed)
1999 F150 4.6/4w75 (soon to be supercharged)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 27th, 2017, 04:23 AM
1972RedNeck 1972RedNeck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Townsend, MT
Truck: 1965 GMC 5000 6X6
Age: 21
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 23
1972RedNeck is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 3/4 ton 2wd to 4x4 swap

Going to stick with the Eaton rear or upgrade to something like a Dana 80 with 3.55's that can handle the power and drop your RPM's?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 27th, 2017, 04:27 PM
Cuttyman9 Cuttyman9 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sacramento, ca
Truck: I don't own one - YET!
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 24
Cuttyman9 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 3/4 ton 2wd to 4x4 swap

I plan to keep the eaton.
I am considering 37's to counter the big gearing.
Or potentially finding a 4.10 drop out for it and match the gearing up front.

My plan is to flip the eaton housing so it mounts underneath and box the arms and swap the bushings.
The front I've found a few lift setups for later trucks that are a weld on solution which will help me in getting everything lined up because they have the front perchs would line everything up.

I thought I found front converted eaton but sadly I think it's been sold
__________________
1936 Chevy master coupe 401/st400
1966 C20 350/sm420 (planning-blown 305/sm465 4x4)
1967 Chevelle (4.6L 4V/t56)
1971 Triumph Stag 3.0 v8/4 speed
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans am 455/t56
1991 300zx TT/5 speed
1992 Celica GT (soon to be 3.5L/5 speed)
1999 F150 4.6/4w75 (soon to be supercharged)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2WD to 4X4 Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 March 10th, 2003 01:08 AM
Re: [6066 GMC Truck] 2wd to 4x4 Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 March 7th, 2003 03:28 AM
Re: [6066 GMC Truck] 2wd to 4x4 Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 March 5th, 2003 01:38 AM
RE: [6066 GMC Truck] 2wd to 4x4 Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 March 4th, 2003 01:46 AM
2wd to 4x4 Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 March 4th, 2003 01:07 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd 103|0
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.