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14 bolt and D70 axle tube size?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Poohbair, May 7, 2004.

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Will the spring perches that are sold for a 14bolt work on a D70? The only reason that I could think that they wouldn't is if the axle tube sizes are different. Does anyone know???
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    My D70U tubes are 3 3/8"
     
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    thanks, anyone know what a 14 bolts is??
     
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    thanks, anyone know what a 14 bolts is??

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    3-3/8"

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  5. Poohbair

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    NICE!!! So if I order some axle mounts for a 14 bolt they should go right on my D70!!! I like that!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Where is the best place to buy some spring mounts??????
     
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    my 14bolt ff tubes are around 3 5/16" hard to measure but hope that helps
    why dont you fab some up useing some square stock that is the same width as your springs and take a hole saw that is the same size of you r axel and cut a hole about half way in to the sq stock and weld them on
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    NICE!!! So if I order some axle mounts for a 14 bolt they should go right on my D70!!! I like that!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Where is the best place to buy some spring mounts??????

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    If I were you, I'd verify that your D70 has 3-3/8" tubes. Some of the D70's were bigger. If they are, PM TonyP....he makes spring perches for the 14BFF. Or you could make your own.... clicky.

    I made my own similar to that article.

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    Like said above - check your Dana 70 tube size . Not all Dana 70's are created equal . Many different tube sizes have been offered through the years and models of 70's .
    Tom
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    my D 70 has 4" tubes. measure twice & order your parts once.
     

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