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14bff ubolt plate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBadCad, May 23, 2002.

  1. BigBadCad

    BigBadCad 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know where I can find a 14bff ubolt plate that sits on top of the leaf pack instead of below the axle? I think that ORD might sell them but was wondering if there was Junkyard solution that might be less expensive.
     
  2. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    I have some brand new ones that I can sell you if you want them. I ordered them from the Four X Doctor before I did my 14 bolt swap way back, and ended up using the stock ones that I got with the axle. Never did go in and change them out. They are very stout pieces and do mount on top of the axle...

    Let me know if you're interested, I'll sell them cheaper than what I paid for em! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. ZK5

    ZK5 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine out of a 90 chevy 3/4 ton with a semi floater 14 bolt
     
  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Stephen Watson clued me in on this - if you have your old 12 bolt plates, use them. Same thing as ORD supplied me.
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    sorry, but the 12 bolt plates will not work on a 14bff diff. The axle tube diameter is way wrong.
     
  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The tube difference between the 12 and 14 bolt is only 3/8".

    You can reuse the 1/2 ton plates by squeezing the u-bolts in at the top where the plates slide in. The u-bolts will be positioned at an inverted way at the top. This won't guarantee the nuts will sit flat or flush on the top of the plate, but at least any u-bolts are better than none.

    I would prefer to get the correct size u-bolts though. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  7. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Try your local junk yards. I got a pair for $5.00
     

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