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I was wondering if I could make this work:
I was thinking about taking a dana 60 front end out of a 3/4 or 1 ton truak and putting it in the rear of my 1/2 ton 4x4 for rear wheel steering. I would have to put reverse cut gears in it, and mount a hydrolic cylinder on the differential to turn the rear wheels. that way I would have the strength, 4ws, gears, and SAVE MONEY!!!
I am not sure if that is the greatest idea. I am not going wheeling in it or anything. I just want 4ws. THINK IT WOULD WORK??? LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK!
 

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in a word........notforcheap.
U can't just put reverse cut gears in a regular housing, it has to be a reverse housing as well (ford has one). And without mechanical linkages, it wouldn't be street legal here (not sure about indiana).
Y do all that work if its for strength, and put an extra two week spots in the rear (U-Joints)??
BTW a reverse cut housing is weaker for the rear, a stardard cut housing is stronger in the rear. Reverse cut is stronger for the front.
Not worth the hassle it you don't need it. IMO
 
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