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Old 08-26-2013, 10:36 PM
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4x4 or low rider

So I'm having this idea block idk which way 2 go w/ my truck I can't decide whether or not 2 convert my 2 wheel drive into a 4 wheel drive or if I should leave it a 2 wheel drive n slam it n chop the top n kinda give it the rat rod style.
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Slam it then go buy a Highboy.
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Read these and let'em serve as either your warning or motivation:

2WD to 4WD Conversion
4WOR Magazine: Project Two-by Four (4x4 Conversion)
FTE Thread: Quadrazer's F350- 2WD to 4WD Conversion...

In my opinion, the input-to-output ratio of work, time, and effort to convert a 2WD to a 4WD isn't worth it. If you want a 4WD, I think you're better off having the configuration to start with rather than working to get the configuration.

Start a thread and call it "the Lo-Buck Dentside". Use salvage yard, bartered, used, and lo-buck parts to have a clean rig at the lowest cost. Showcase to us that it can be done with a low budget, good workmanship, and dependability. Of course, have fun with it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:56 PM
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Long bed or short bed? Long bed lift it, short bed drop it, I wouldnt rat rod it either way though. JMHO. Have any pics?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 PM
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Well I was thinking about leaving it a 2x4 but I wanna kno if anyone had any thoughts on rat rodding it chopping the top but not wanting 2 do the whole clear coating over rust n all that it's 4 the most part strait n paint is all good n it's mostly rust free I would like other ppls opinions on it as well.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:08 PM
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It's a long bed n no I don't have pix of it right now I'll post em as soon as I can.
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Leave it stock or nearly stock on the outside (cleaned up of course) but super-build and detail it underneath.

Go 'sleeper' instead of ratty... leave the rat-look to the lemmings who follow whatever the most current trend is in at the time. Make and follow your own path.

Build a clean and retro farm truck that can haul the mail, haul the hay, and haul some azz.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:40 PM
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Hio I really do like that idea. But at the same time I do like the chop top look and it doesn't help that I'm 5'8" tall n don't like these super tall roofs above my head but I'll definitely think about it.
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IMO long beds look good lifted and shortys look good lowered. So chop the top and shorten the box, make it really custom.
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This is true then just build it 2 the nuts n c what happens w/ it and have u guys ever seen a 78 chop top cuz I have seen some 50's n 60's done that way but never seen a 70's done up like that.
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Out here we always go up, never down lol. Can't recall last time I saw a slammed truck out our way.
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Here is one on ebay for ya...looks like crap to me!!

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Slam it but don't chop and don't rat it. Just my thoughts
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