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Ok I have an 83 2wd burb that is soon going to be 4wd. I have read the 4wd conversions and answered alot of my questions on the procedure but I still have some others that wernt covered. I want to make the swap a two or three weekend project because it is a daily driver, I was thinking that I could remove the 2wd parts and install the solid axle and items to get drivable and leave the tranny/tcase and drive shafts for another weekend. I am wondering if I could leave the 2wd crossmember in until later or am I going to have problems with axle contact? The other is can I remove the crossmember w/o having to completly remove the motor or can I just lift and block up the motor? I have the donor and it looks to be pretty straight forward of a swap.
 

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After looking a the 2wd it looks like the motor mont brackets are bolted to the 2wd crosmember so I will be removing the whole thing and installing the 4wd crossmember. I read here that I might be able to use the current th400 if I just remove and replace the tail housings, Is this correct, I thought that the output shafts were different lengths?
 

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I figured that I would cut the 2wd hump out and weld in the 4wd tunnel. The tcase is a 208c. Will this work or am I giong to have to remove the trans from the donor with it, it is also a th400 but I was thinking that it would save time and trouble to just put the case on the th400 that is already in the truck.
 
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