When Colin purchased a 2-wheel-drive 1979 Ford F-250, he knew that some major upgrades were needed. Living in Idaho, a 4-wheel-drive truck is necessary. Plus, most early truck models use drum brakes that can't support today’s added power and performance. Upgrading to disc brakes was the way to go.
Through forums, Colin connected with Jacob at Battleborn Brakes. Using Colin’s truck as the test mule, Jacob developed a number of 4-wheel-drive conversion components.
There is still some leg-work needed by the owner before upgrading to 4-wheel-drive. To start, Colin sourced a 2006 super duty front axle, a late-model differential and upgraded to disc brakes at the rear. He was then able to integrate Battleborn Brakes components to turn his 2-wheel-drive truck into a true 4-wheel-drive beast.
- Super duty front axle, steering and suspension kit
Super duty power brake booster and master cylinder First of its kind!
- Rear leaf spring brackets
Colin’s truck might look like a 1979 from the outside, but inside and underneath it has all modern-day conveniences and safety with super duty 4-wheel-drive capabilities.
Check out all the early-model Ford truck components available from Battleborn Brakes.