Originally Posted by 269bigoldodge
I got a doner gasser. Stripped the frame and did it right. Worst part is doing the engine cradle. Took about a week total for the conversion.
That would be a lot of work, but probably not a bad way to go. If I ever went 4x4, I was thinking about using a kingpin Ford 60 from a 86-91 F-350. IMO it's a better axle than the Dodge unit, and the weird offset (about 3 1/2 inches further to driver side than 78-79) would allow less lift and better clearance. Even the stock height of this model Dodge is too high for my tastes.
From there I don't know if I'd leaf it or link it. I'd probably just leaf it for simplicity.