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It's a huge benefit to get a 4wd truck to use as a donor. The tail section of the tranny needs coverted to bolt to a transfer case. You need the rear drive shaft shortened (or use the donor). I believe the 2wd versions were coil sprung in the front, this will need converted to leafs or a custom coil job for the front axle. I'm not sure if the 2wd frame has the mounting locations for the spings and track bar or not. The easiest way to do this is to get a lift kit for a 97 F350 4X4, and then do the shackel reversal at the same time and that will get you a lot of your mounts, the springs and shocks etc. Don't get anything for a 250 since they were IFS in those years. The steering box may be different, but i'm not positive but worth a check to be sure. You will need a front axle, since you're looking to swap ya might as well get the Dana 60, i think they came factory on the 350's in that era but you'll have to make sure. I don't think there were differences in the cab like chevy did on some of their trucks.
This should give you some things to consider before someone else chimes in.