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14B conversion started

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jeeptuff, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. jeeptuff

    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    Welll finally got a start on the 3/4 ton project, still have parts on order but got the rear end hung. Work 5 minutes have a beer, work 5 minutes have a beer, ect.. ;)

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  2. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    im seeing alot of progress in that last pic
     
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    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    by the look of that last pic, he almost worked for a whole 1 hour 20 mins. haha. looks good.
     
  4. jeeptuff

    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    Haha, well we filled the other bed rail too, but never took any pictures of that with the digital. I am off to start on the front (10B). Check in with you all later..
     
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    Nice work! :thumb:
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Your beer:work ratio is amazing =))

    Is that a semi-floating 14 bolt?

    -- A
     
  7. jeeptuff

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    Yep, that is a semi floater 14. My 12 bolt suffered a catostrophic failure. I actually bought a 3/4 chev P/U, with the 14B/10B, SM465, and a 208 case for $300. The engine caught fire melted the firewall and dash. The T/C was bought new 6 months ago, and the truck was only on the road for a month before the fire. Gear ratio front and rear is 4.10's. Will be much better that the 3.07's with 35's.

    Now I need to see if I can find some 15" 8 lug wheels, I would hate to have to buy another set of new tires, when the BFG's I have are about 80%. Anyone know if a 15x8 or10 8 lug is available and what backspacing should be?? I just want a simple black steel wagon wheel..
     
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    You had help? That's cheating! I did my full-float swap by myself. Only because I don't have any close friends that can turn a wrench, though. :D

    As for rims:
    15x10, 8-lug at Summit.
    The ones I bought have 4.5" of backspacing, and they are on a 14ff. It looks like 4" would work fine, but I wouldn't go any less than that.
     

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