359 Pete Single Axle Conversion
I think I finally found the truck, that I want to convert for pulling my 5er.
But before I pull the trigger on purchase, I am trying to gather up some cost estimate for conversion.
The Truck is a 1986 Pete 359 short hood, 63" sleeper and dual axle.
there are two options I am considering :
1. remove forward drive axle, move read drive axle forward and cut frame. the space left, is the same as my 8 ft truck bed, and the overall length would be about 23ft. 1ft longer than my old F350
2. remove the front axle and install a carrier bearing, leave the rear axle in place. The length would be about 4ft more.
so, does anybody had this done at a shop and has a rough idea on either option about cost?
how hard would it be to do #1 by yourself ? (yes, I have tools to do that )
In addition, i know the old 359 has a horrible turning radius. considering this, what is the thought on the longer wheelbase?
thanks for advice in advance..
more questions to come :-)