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Old 08-01-2013, 08:29 PM
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1996 F350 aftermarket Dually and 4x4???

Hey guys. I'm looking at a nice looking 1996 F350 here locally on Craigslist. Here's the link: 1996 Ford F350 crew cab dually diesel 4x4
It was bought new by the guys uncle, who past away, and the nephew who listed it can't remember if it was originally a dually 4x4 or not. He thinks it was always that way, but the VIN shows it as a 2 wheel drive. Here is a link to a VIN decoding site I found and the results of the VIN check: http://www.compnine.com/dealervin.ph...jw35f3teb03325

I've heard that Centurion did some jobs for Ford with their trucks, but not sure about how to tell. The guy says that the front axle looks to be all Ford parts,...
Just want to be sure I'm not getting into a basket case. I haven't looked at it yet, it's still an hour drive from me. If all goes well, and I can figure out this 4x4 and dually mystery, I'll be grabbing it on Saturday. It has 200,000 miles, and sound really clean. The guys uncle had a big bed camper on it. The nephew has pulled a gooseneck with it for two years. Selling to pay for lawyer fees from a divorce or custody situation. The work it needs is a steering box,(lots of wandering and death wobble), and it needs tires.

Thanks in advance for any input!!! Hoping to figure this out soon. Hate to miss this one, $3,500 delivered!!
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Ford did not make 4wd dually pickups from 80-97

The ONLY way to get a 4wd dually from ford was a cab-n-chassis(no bed, just a frame for a dump, flat, or utility body)

Centurion was one of the bigger conversion companies that made 4wd dually pickups. Typically they took 4wd Single Rear Wheel pickups and added addapers to put dual wheels on front snd rear then also added conversion dually fenders.

I guess someone went thru A LOT of work to convert a 2wd dually pickup to 4wd. Thay had to add a front axle, box the frame and add spring hangers, put in a 4wd trans, a t-case and modify the driveshafts
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Or you could get the wheel adapters and dually bed and put them on a stock 4x4...

I saw a bullnose recently around me, F350 RC dually. Obviously a convert but it looked clean. No time to grab the camera though.
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or it could have been a 4X4 pickup that was converted to a dually.
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I saw a bullnose recently around me, F350 RC dually. Obviously a convert but it looked clean. No time to grab the camera though.
I've seen two RC dually 4x4's, both early 90's. They sure do look sweet, conversion or not. Just saw a very nice super duty RC dually 4x4 in town, didn't know they made those.
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