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To install an automatic transmission and 4WD to a D21 pickup…

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To install an automatic transmission and 4WD to a D21 pickup that came with a manual transmission and without 4WD, should I look to a 1987 D21 pickup or Pathfinder that came with both, or another option?
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

If the 87 was not 4wd, and the Pathfinder was, you will need to make suspension adjustments, of course put diff's in the front and Rear and change out the Torsion Bars for 4x4. Which also requires lower control arms to be replaced..

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So if you are going to attempt this swap, if you have a 4x4 transmission, you want it to go into a 4x4 truck. It's allot cheaper. Other wise, you are going to be spending a ton of money to make this project work. Also look at the big picture at the end. Lets say you do get this all done! and working. The truck will only be worth a certain value. So you want to also keep that in consideration.

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Am I correct in thinking I'm hearing possible, but very involved and costly (if the parts can be found?
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