1978 w150 318 727
I have a 1978 w150 with full time four wheel drive. We did a complete conversion on the axles to part time. I used a 1985 front axle to get the knuckles, spindles and hubs. That all went well. However now it is time to convert the transfer case. The two choices are keep the 203 and rebuild it and install the mile marker part time conversion kit or buy a new transfer case adapter for an 80's tf727 and install a 208. Keeping the 203 would mean having to put in four wheel every once in a while to lube the rear bearings and would cost about $700 or more all said and done. The 208 would cost about $700 for the transfer case adapter part number 4130675 along with the 208 case and lengthening the rear drive shaft. What would be the best route to go. The 208 is much lighter but weaker. The 208 is geared lower i believe and it wont be four wheeled too hard its more of a daily driver hobby truck. I have seen it done on a 77 and thought that would be nice. What are your thoughts and what would you do, keep the 203 or go to the lighter already part time 208?