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1 ton 14FF into 1/2 ton

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater_k20, May 2, 2004.

  1. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    i've got a deal in the works on a K30 cab and chassis truck. its supposed to have a DRW 14FF in it. if i remember correctly the 1 tons have a different spring center to center, and it is narrower than the 1/2 ton. is ther eany advantage to basically inboarding the springs to make it work with the 1 ton housing?
     
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    funkycold 1/2 ton status

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    I beleive the frame is a different width and it would be alot easier to weld on new perches.

    That is what I have already done.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    im well aware that i can simply weld new perches on the axle. while i've got it all apart, if i can make some mods to it that well make it more wheeler friendly, i might as well go ahead and do it. anybody got any input on inboarding the springs?
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I believe if it's a cc dually 14 bolt it will be too narrow.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Don't know about the width and so on but your question about inboarding the springs, it will make your setup flex more.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    that's the thing, i'm no sure if its a C&C, or just a K30 pickup that was ordered without a bed. i guess we'll have to see.
     
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    that's the thing, i'm no sure if its a C&C, or just a K30 pickup that was ordered without a bed. i guess we'll have to see.

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    No such thing as a pickup ordered with out the bed. That is a Cab Chassis. C/C trucks came with a narrower 14FF while the Dually Pickups came with a wider Dana 70. The wider 14FF was not used until the 1992 up body style.
     

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