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14 bolt shave

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, May 2, 2005.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Shaved the 14 bolt today. First time I have whipped out the sawzall and started hacking on something. I was a little worried about totally ruining a rearend. However the project was easier than I thought. Maybe I am not in as far over my head as I thought. It feels good to be able to get to work on the K5 now that the snow is finally gone.

    Starting point-
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    Rear view
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    Cuts- Yeah, I can't even draw a straight line, let alone cut one.
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    Little bit of trimming and some grinding later
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    Trimmed up the cover and shot some painted on it and it is done.
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    O.k.- now I need to cut something else :D
     
  2. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    how much clearence did you gain?
     
  3. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    odoa I'm back in anch. We should hook up sometime and go wheelin. gimme a holler.
     
  4. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't really measure the pieces. I think you gain around a 1" to 1 1/2" or so. Not a whole lot, but still makes it easier for the axle to slide over stuff which was my main goal. These are the pieces from the major cuts.
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    I did a lot of trimming and grinding after the cuts, so really don't have a firm number for you.


    AKMUDR- Sounds good. I am going to be down for at least another month- getting the axles ready to put in and then a tranny swap, and hopefully a lift kit. Not having a garage to use full time really slows things down. Good to hear you made it up.
     
  5. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    I trimmed mine too, looks pretty close to where you trimmed yours. Let me know if yours leaks like mine does! I have enough cover left for the full head of the bolt to seat up to, but it still leaches gear oil from the bottom.
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I'd trim more if I were you. You can angle towards the front and get rid of the little lip you have going on there.
     
  7. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    cool, here's how I did mine. don't mind the cover I still need to trim it.

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  8. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    sorry about the size :o but atleast you can see it better.
     

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