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2WD to 4WD Conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CrissCross, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. CrissCross

    CrissCross Registered Member

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    Well Looks Like I can take some vacation soon so I am going to jump in to my 81' 2wd and convert it to a 4wd. If any of you have some hints please let me know
     
  2. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Sell it and buy a 4WD, much easier that way [​IMG]

    Murphy's Law :
    "Never step in anything soft."
     
  3. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Well here's what ya do.

    1) Open hood
    2) Remove radiator cap
    3) Drive new 4wd K5 under cap
    4) Install Cap
    5) Close Hood

    Now wasn't that easier than you thought? [​IMG]

    Actually its a pain the butt to do. You have to get new axles, springs, T-case, T-case mount, driveshaft, the list goes on and on. I'd find and a beat up and rusted old 4 wheel drive with blown motor and or transmission, and put in your motor/tranny. Then drop your body onto the 4wd frame. Its a lot of work but I think its easier than trying to make stuff fit on yours. This way all the drive line is a perfect factory fit.

    June 2001 - The Texas Sawz All masacre begins. Be afraid rust, be very afraid. [​IMG]
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sell the 2wd and buy a 4wd. Enuf said.
     
  5. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>I agree, 2WD blazers are too rare to cut up. Keep it 2WD and buy a 4x4, it'll be cheaper and easier.</font color=blue>

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    <font color=blue>pavement queen with shinny paint job and car tires</font color=blue>
     
  6. CrissCross

    CrissCross Registered Member

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    well I am selling the K5 tomorrow and will be getting a 91' F25 ext cab 4x4
     
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    rezalb 1/2 ton status

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    DO NOT DO THAT EITHER-REPEAT-DO NOT DO THAT EITHER.

    ColoradoK5 friends do not let ColoradoK5 friends drive fords.

    I think it would be easier to change the 2WD to 4WD than drive a ford?

    Oh, I forgot, my wife drives an expedition that I love.

    rezalB

    Built for a purpose.
     
  8. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yikes! I have one thing to say about the F250 4x4.......TTB [​IMG] Better buy lots of front end parts, you'll be re-doing it every 2 years or so just to keep the tire wear down to just plain miserable.
    Good luck whatever you do, I'm sure you'll get a fair buck for your 2 wd Blazer.

    Rene

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