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2wd edge to 4wd conversion question

I am working towards my conversion. I was under the truck and noticed there is no rear mount for the front differential. To those who have done this conversion, where did you get a mounting bracket...Junk yard? Is it a bolt on?
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Someone here did it. I'm in the process, but I put the whole shebang on as a solid front axle instead of bolting up the IFS. If you're going to run big tires, consider planning and executing the SAS even though it's a big pain. I think in the long run you'll be happier.

Just plan it better than I did, lol...
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I think the bracket has to be customized.....RazorsEDGE did the swap, PM him
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razorEdge made his

04 edge cut his of a 4x4 at a bone yard
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Someone here did it. I'm in the process, but I put the whole shebang on as a solid front axle instead of bolting up the IFS. If you're going to run big tires, consider planning and executing the SAS even though it's a big pain. I think in the long run you'll be happier.

Just plan it better than I did, lol...
Once the truck is done it will be for sale. Its been my experience that most of the time stock is better when it comes to selling. When I take on these projects I try to duplicate stock as close as possible.

The guy is going to be removing an axle for me this week, maybe he will cut the bracket for me. If not I guess I'll have to fab one...
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Yeah if you can get the guy to cut the bracket then do that and you'll just have to weld it to the frame. I made mine out of 1/4" steel roughly 7" x 2" bent into an L then welded to the frame. Its a real simple thing to make, although mine will be getting reworked when the RCD goes on.
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i did the same, made it out of 1/4 inch plate steel, the first attempt cracked after the first 4 low shot and i had to reinforce it. make sure you "hang" the axle from the bracket. bracket on top.
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Thanks for tha advice. If I don't get the one from the parts truck I will probably copy my other trucks bracket and fab one.
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