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14 bolt conversion to 6 lug

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BAD4WD, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. BAD4WD

    BAD4WD Registered Member

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    /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif 1326.00 http://www.drivetrain.com/14bolt.html For my next project....... /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Why not just get a 9.5" 14 bolt SF instead? I have one right now that came from the factory with 6 lug.
     
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    Wouldn't that still make the axle a "c-clip" design by the time the 6 lug shafts were employed in it? If so, that would still be the weak part of the assembly.

    Still looks good and tempting to get one of these though. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    I was researching on how to do a 6-Lug Full Floater. Its a lot of work to do, but I think it would come out cheaper than one of those like you posted. PM Donovan, he offered to do one for me. I found pictures of one with disc-brakes here.
     
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    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    When Peterson's 4WOR had the article on this a few yrs ago, they used Ford/Olds type bearings that utilize a retainer plate at the axle end. I can't tell from the pics posted on their site if they still are using it.
     
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    This looks WAAAAAAY cheaper - and probably stronger too:
    Mudzer's 6-lug

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    They say , it's a non c-clip & includes a detroit locker with ring & pinion up to 5:13. but Jason has a good idea also. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif............ /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Whats the point of doing all that work to have 6 lug? Seems like your better off going 8 lug front and rear in the long run.
     
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    K... so wheres the tech article on Mudzers setup? I am very interested in doing this. Is it home made? Or a kit?

    Mike
     
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    Also Dyantrac has the frt. Dana-60, 6 lug conversion for 1095.00 http://www.dynatrac.com/html/pro_60_5_and_6_lug_hub_convers.html You could probaly get 400 for all your old stuff which would be around 6-700 for the kit..... /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif..If people spend 1000 for a 24" rim, why the hell not.....Laters /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  12. uglychevyZZ4

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    why? why want the less lugs and the scrawney axles?
     
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    Well, I got a extra set of 1-ton axles laying around,
    It's either a conversion or replace my 6-lug Weld rims & boggers to 8 lug for my '71 or '86 chevy 1/2 tons.
    Or just keep the axles the way they are for sum future project down the road & get 8-lug wheels /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif.....who knows ..........
     
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    why? why want the less lugs and the scrawney axles?

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    I dont want to get rid of the axles... just change the lug pattern to 6 lug. There has to be a way to do this cheaply!

    Mike
     
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    Haven't seen a cheap solution yet, my 8 lug rims were $32/ea. You can go with fancy pants rims, but why?
     
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    it is not Neil's it is Ken (72 blazer) if would think if you wanted to know about it send him a PM.
     

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