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4X4 I have a 1989 Chevrolet C1500 with single tracking and i was wondering how can i make it a 4 wheel drive.

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The easiest way would be to install a straight axle under the front end.if you have welding/fabrication skills to build spring mounts.might wanna look for a wrecked 4x4 model to use the frame and drivetrain . as far as a stock swap out it is almost impossible as the frame is different.

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