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14b FF out of a Van...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Swanson52, May 16, 2002.

  1. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever hooked up with one of these? I picked one up today and am wondering if the only thing I need to do is move the spring pads...TIA
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    some vans have them in the right place for a K5...

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  3. djohnsn

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    I am using one. I had to move the spring pads and shock mounts. I needed new u-bolts and hold-down plates. You may also need a hybrid u-joint. I had a new driveshaft made (converted to a cv-style).
     
  4. 1Blazin71

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    If you run any lift at all you'll probably want to move (rotate) the pads to set a good pinion angle anyway. Most 14B pads are cast and are a bitch to get off. Lots of torching and air chisel will get it done. Good luck.
     
  5. thebigdaddyof2

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    I have one and love it. Most people dont even notice it till I point out the old, cast spring pads. I just left them on (for looks) and welded on new pads- at the pinion angle I wanted.
    G30 14BFF is the way to go.
     

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