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Old 01-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Craigslist 4x4 unibody?

This unibody is on craigslist. Did Ford even make a unibody 4x4? I bet it's a transplant.

1962 Ford F-100 Unicab Shortbed 4x4
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This unibody is on craigslist. Did Ford even make a unibody 4x4? No. I bet it's a transplant.

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NOT Genuine Ford.

It's something a previous owner put together. The EZ way to tell is: This 4WD truck has 2WD front fenders.

1961/65 F100/250 & 1966 F250 4WD's use different front fenders than 2WD's.

The 4WD fenders have a larger opening radius: 45" compared to the 2WD fenders that have a 36" opening radius.

When these trucks are converted to 4WD, they have to be lifted up for additional clearance.

1966 F100 4WD's use 2WD front fenders because these trucks were lifted at the factory.
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[quote=NumberDummy;8415004]NOT Genuine Ford.

The 4WD fenders have a larger opening radius: 45" compared to the 2WD fenders that have a 36" opening radius.


Interesting observation. I guess I've never seen the wider openings. It seems like it would be hard to notice from the pictures posted.... not close enough for me. I'll have to try to find a true 4wd to compare.
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Ford NEVER made a "production" 4X4 unibody.
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You can also notice the front axle is wider with the same rims front and back.
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Isn't the price kinda high? If there is not a trany or transfer case ..... factory 4x4 with matching gears. No motor, transmission or transfer case. .... what gears is he referring to?
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The 4WD fenders have a larger opening radius: 45" compared to the 2WD fenders that have a 36" opening radius.
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Interesting observation. I guess I've never seen the wider openings. It seems like it would be hard to notice from the pictures posted.... not close enough for me.
I'll have to try to find a true 4wd to compare.
C2TZ16005D .. R/Front Fender // C2TZ16006D .. L/Front Fender / 45" Opening Radius

Fits: 1961/65 F100/250 4WD / 1961/66 F350 / 1966 F250 4WD.

Looking at the right or left side of the truck...compare the opening radius of the 2WD fenders to the 4WD/F350 fenders where they meet the doors.

The difference is very apparent.
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What gears is he refering to?
The ring & pinion gears. The front driving axle and the rear axle ratios match.
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Well almost match. a ford factory will be 4.10 rear and 4.09 front.

Why I dunno....

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Garbz, the difference in the ratios is to allow the front end to pull just a little bit more than the rear for directional stability. Also one of the reasons you're not supposed to run in 4wd on clean dry roads.
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I was playing dumb......But great info. It also allows the front to track at a slightly faster speed in turn just like a regular 2 wheel drive, due to shorter radius.

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