1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

dually conversion??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Landscapes8988, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Has anyone converted there single rear wheel F-350 to a dually? Seen it done with a chevy but want to do it to my ford. ussmileyflag
     
  2. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I assume you want the looks of a dually.
     
  3. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    yes and better stability towing
     
  4. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    My old F-350 was a dually conversion by Centurion. They bolted on wider fenders in the rear and used standard dually wheels all the way around with special spacers in the front.

    [​IMG]

    Special front wheel spacers-
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Ford never made a 4x4 crew cab in a dually configuration in those years.

    That was the best handling tow rig I've ever had.
     
  5. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    so you mean the back axle you can just use dually rims? and front axle has spacers?
     
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    yep that is right only on CC's...could put a box on a CC and widend the rear axle...nice truck BTW
     
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    very easy to do. get 7 rims and tires, and the front adapters if you have a 4X4. if a 2 wheel drive, you will need to change the complete hub/rotor assembly.
    but if it is a 4X4, you just unbolt the wheels, bolt the stock ford adapter on, then bolt the dually wheels on.

    just make sure you get the proper adapters and rims for the vehicle you are converting.

    i just got a set 2 weeks ago for my 2000 F350, but i was not paying attention to what i bought, and ended up getting a set of adapters for a 2004 that have the large 8 lug bolt pattern, instead of the 8 on 170MM that i need, so they will not work on my truck
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  8. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    why do i need 7 rims? where do i get the adapters? it is 4x4.
     
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    4 on back, 2 on front, and one spare.
    you get the spacers from ford, or online. what year truck are you wanting to do this to??
     
  10. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i never knew dulleys had spares, i thought you just took a rear wheel off for the flat front.....
     
  11. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    I`m glad you wrote this,people tell me I`m crazy when I say that the first year for a 4x4 Dually Pickup from the factory was 99.BTW that Centurion is sweet.
     
  12. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    i have an 02 x-cab f-350 7.3L. where online?
     
  13. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Here's the truck. ussmileyflag

    02F350SDFX4QUADPLOW.jpg
     
  14. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

  15. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    hey guys i was just thinking. Do you guys think it will look good only being a 6' box???
     
  16. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    im intrigued now, i was thinking about doing this to mine and making it a dually sort of chassis cab and add a flatbed dump or dump body to it. hmm maybe an extra leaf all the way around
     
  17. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    what do you do if you have 2 ton of salt or stone in the bed and get a front flat??
    one tire on the rear won't last very long.
     
  18. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    well, ford just came out with a 6 foot box 4 door dually F350 for 2009 and it looks pretty sweet.
     
  19. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Those have been out for a few years now my friend has an `05.
     
  20. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    They have been out for a while I picked up a 05 4 door dually