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Old 04-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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68 2wd to 4wd

I have a 68 CST two wheel drive truck with long bed, stock 396, turbo 400, factory air, etc. and I am wondering if it is worth converting it to four wheel drive.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: 68 2wd to 4wd

Its only worth it, if that is something that you really want.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: 68 2wd to 4wd

You'll get quite a bit of advice that it is easier to buy a 4wd long bed frame and swap the body over. Dieselwrencher used a 2wd frame and took parts off a 4wd frame to convert his. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=310493
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Re: 68 2wd to 4wd

I think my truck is rare because of the cst, 396, turbo 400 and factory air. I own a late model chevy diesel 4x4 so I do not need one. Would I make the 68 less valuable? I found a 68 3/4 ton 4x4 I can buy cheap and use just the chassis. I would rather it be a 1/2 ton I think but?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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Re: 68 2wd to 4wd

yeah you would probably take away some value. and i would go 1/2ton if it were 4wd your gas i bad neough with the 396 plus the 4wd will be worse and then with 3/4ton you really wont be able to drive it
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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yeah you would probably take away some value. and i would go 1/2ton if it were 4wd your gas i bad neough with the 396 plus the 4wd will be worse and then with 3/4ton you really wont be able to drive it
I dont know Blue got 15mpg on the freeway at 70 and is a bb 402 and 410 gears on 33's
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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what about in town?? haha probably 10 or 9... same for my 68 4wd though but the 3/4 ton in the mix you probably get 5 in city 10 on freeway? LOL and with gas at basically 4 dollars a gallon and a 22 gallon tank...you wont have many full tanks.. unless of course your last name is leno.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #8
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i did with mine, but only because i need 4x4 where i live. i say probably not on yours unless you need it. plus sounds like yours is heavily loaded. Now i want to see a pic.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #9
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Here is the truck pics I hope they show up because I am learning how to use this process.
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