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14bolt ?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I will soon be swapping in my 14b rear and will probly end up doing it myself. because of this i want to remove as much weight as possible to make it a little easier. i plan on removing the axles hubs and drums. my question is if i remove the pinion support will i have to adjust or reset up my gears when i put it back or can i just pull it and replace it when im done?
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    u can remove it & put it back in, just be sure to keep up w/ the shims, & put them back.
     
  3. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ok thanks
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    why not just put some small tires on it and roll it under the truck?
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    way easier than moving a bare housing into there.
     
  6. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    duh, now i feel somewhat retarded for not thinking of that.:o thanks anyway guys
     
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    wildmouse216 1/2 ton status

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    The 14 bolt with the larger size drums will roll on the drums alone. I had one out of a 1983 K30 pickup that would do it.
     
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    Small tires are great for swapping axles and also to drive it in the garage for repairs/upgrades. I saved these from my mom's car. They fit a 16" wheel and measure only 26" tall aired up. You can run them flat to lower the truck another couple inches.

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