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Hi All,

I'm in the NW and need All wheel drive /4wd. I also want to install a sliding rag top and the 4x4s all come with a sunroof where the SC doesn't
SC has better looks for me with the smooth fenders, leather, heated etc.

So do I swap the cradle and trans?

Or buy an SC with a clean headliner, swap it , the rest of the interior, panels etc weld up a 4x4 sunroof and repaint ( color change including pulling all doors and engine) and the install the sliding rag top. Headliner swap required from the SC to cover the back half of sunroof.

A cradle and outer knee/axles/etc swap sounds alot easier when comparing both.

Who has done the swap from 2x to 4x4? Any tips tricks or things to look out for?

At least there is no joke in the dash for a 4x4 switch to cut 馃槀
 

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I remember one thread a few years back where someone explored doing this. All I remember now is that they found some mountings missing. Several people have taken EX models and swapped out the exterior trim parts from an SC.
 

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most of those SC-EX conversions were done when SC bumper covers, fenders and lights were much more readily available. those parts are difficult to find today.
 
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