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14 bolt deal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76K5, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. 76K5

    76K5 Registered Member

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    I found a kickbutt deal on a 14 bolt out of a 1978 3/4 ton 2wd truck. What mods besides the trick u-joint will I have to do? SOme have told me I will have to reweld the spring perches, some say it will bolt right up. What's the real deal? Thanks for the help.

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  2. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure either but check with a tape measure and you will find out and if they have to be moved you can weld them at any angle you want so you don't need to shim the axle

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If this is going under your 76 the perches will be fine but the shock mounts on the diff will need to be moved up a bit. You'll also need a hybrid U-joint...I can never remember the PN# though.

    Rene

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  4. hammer

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    How much? there is one the last time I was at the local junk yard for $35 any axle + $5 core charge should have grabbed it but to cold and didn't bring the truck

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