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Old 03-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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2007 2500HD axles Under 72?

So to keep a long story fairly short, I own two trucks. - 72 C20 and a 2007 Silverado 2500HD with a Vortec 6.0L LQ9. A month ago a tire blew when I was on the interstate, I fishtailed then the truck grabbed and sent me flying off the road and I proceeded to roll 4 or 5 times. Luckily, I walked away without a bruise or a scratch and felt totally fine the next day. The truck however isnít being covered by my insurance. Since I need an engine for my 72, Iím going to do a swap since Iíve checked all the mechanicals out and confirmed that it looks good (plus the truck was still running when I stopped rolling ).

Since my 07 is a 4x4 and my 72 is 4x2, would it be possible to take the axles off of my 07 and put them under my 72 to do a 4x4 conversion? Or should I just locate and buy an original front axle and do the swap that way? Since Iím not going to have buy an engine or transmission now, Iím saving a lot of money and some time and Iíd like to reinvest it.
Final option would be to buy a truck that is already a 4x4 and swap body parts as needed and to do the engine swap but Iím afraid that my wife might literally kill me so Iím trying to use what I have first. Any advice would be greats guys. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: 2007 2500HD axles Under 72?

The front doesn't have a straight axle in 2007, so I would personally recommend locating a 67-72 4x4 frame if wanting to go 4x4
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