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Old 12/09/18, 11:49 AM   #16
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Thanks guys. I think a direct bolt 4 turn box would be better for me. Now I need to figure out where to get one.

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Old 12/09/18, 12:40 PM   #17
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...I am treading lightly here as will always give the nod to Paul for his expertise, but I believe it was designed to not need to be welded.
Hah! No worries PDQ, I'm not all knowing, just a know-it-all!
But I've only ever seen them welded, and don't remember the original marketing strategy.
If it works as a sandwich, so much the better.

But lgdpt, as has already been said, I too feel that you do not need to go to the trouble. Your frame rails are plenty strong for 31" tires and mild use. And so is a stock box.
However, if you don't have a stock box, consider the new ones that are sold these days, that are a modified version of a Delphi box that bolts right to the Bronco frame in the stock holes. Bolt-on Aftermarket Gearbox

It's arguably stronger than a stock original, and likely less expensive for just the box in most cases (Stock Gearbox w/Quick Ratio) and you could even add the fourth hole if you felt it was needed.
But if you have a stock box already you could rebuild it or have it rebuilt for less than the cost of an entire rebuilt box.

So you still have choices, and they're going to be more reasonable than your much larger 4x4x2 box.
And no adapters...

Paul

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Old 12/09/18, 01:14 PM   #18
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Thank you Paul, that sounds like the right plan for me. I appreciate it!

1970 Raven Black LUBR, 2.5 Suspension + 1 BL, 31x10.50, 4.11s, 302, NV3550 5 speed, PS, PB (hydro), disc brakes, factory paint, bench seat, Frame off rebuild
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