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Old 01-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Napco 4X4 Conversion

Hey guys. Ran into a 56-58 Napco 4 wheel drive conversion. I got it with the original T-case,Front end, rear end and front drive shaft. I picked it up for re-sale and I have no idea what this is worth? Any ideas?
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a big swappmeet coming up. figured I would bring it there. Hell..I got it for free!!
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what is this napco anyways
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Northwestern Auto Parts Company. They made 4wds before GM (and others) did it factory. Also 1 tons till mid 70s IIRC. Can be worth some bucks, if its original and all there.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a '57 Suburban with the Napco gear... I don't have it anymore.

IMO, leave this stuff for the collectors.

http://www.napco4x4.org/
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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they were decent in strength for the time and application.
Don't forget the 2-piece knuckles and birfield joints
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So does anyone know what these are worth to the resto guys??
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.napco4x4.org/
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My father just puicked up a full NAPCO set......both axles, all 3 shafts, and t-case for $500. We are planning on converting his 1959 Chevy Apache to 4 wheel after we go through all the parts and clean them up. I would post it up on www.stovebolt.com and you may get some bites on it.

More info is available at www.napco4x4.org .

NAPCO provided a 4x conversion kit since you couldn't buy a truck as a 4x4 back in the day. The kit cost damn near as much as the base truck. The beauty of the kit was that if you traded trucks you took the 4x setup and installed it on your new ride.

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Old 02-07-2006, 01:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hammer...

Send me some pics, may be interested. Are the axles 6 or 8 lug? What side is the front axle pumpkin on (pass or driver)? Are there NAPCO tags on the front axle and T/C ?

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Napco

i have a complete 58 stepside with napco 4wd that i wouldnt mind getting rid of cheap if anybody is interested or ill sell the running gear im in caly
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I'm interested, is it a 1/2 or 3/4 ton & what are you asking. By the way i'm located in Redding. Dave V.
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The front we justpicked up has NAPCO in raised letters on one of the tubes.

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Old 02-08-2006, 12:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Napco

seeing how were all talking about napco here ill let you guys know i have a 58 short stepside napco 4wd that i will let go for 1300.00 obviously its not cherry but it is halfway decent has good 33 inch mud tas and slotted mags i think they are 16 or 16.5 six lug . it is half ton, ran when parked but now needs carb .gonna need a trailer but for 1300.00 its a good deal it also has rust in the cab corners but you can get those for fifty bucks at the resto places
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I just pulled to D44 front out of my 65 chevy that's closed knuckle. if someone wants to get it in CA i'd let it go for like 100 buxs or less. 4.88 gears in it, just the kingpins and bearings ned to be rebuilt.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I just pulled to D44 front out of my 65 chevy that's closed knuckle. if someone wants to get it in CA i'd let it go for like 100 buxs or less. 4.88 gears in it, just the kingpins and bearings ned to be rebuilt.
1st of all, that is NOT napco. thats just a shitty drum brake D44.

2nd (this isn't just to you) there are CLASSIFIEDS forums for a reason
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