2x4 ----> 4x4?
What is needed to change a 2x4 into 4x4? I am asking because I can't find anything in the search about how to change it to solid axle if it's an '85 2wd (last year of solid axle, correct?) I would assume you'd want to upgrade "things" when you did that, since I have no trans case, would it make sense to start off with a dual case or a lower geared case? If you were going to spend all that $$ anyway??? So the parts needed would be : solid axle swap parts, transmission, transfer case (or 2), front and rear driveshafts, regeared rear (2wd would have a higher gear, correct?) so I'd want to go to 4" lift springs in the rear to match the front, 35" tires, 5.29s, all that stuff so it wouldn't need done in the future?? Yeah you'd need a lot of stuff to do it right, huh? Well depending on how easy the sas would be, it might not be that hard to get done....hmm....oh well I can dream, can't I?