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14Bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cjjones, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. cjjones

    cjjones 1/2 ton status

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    To find a suitable 14 bolt rear end,to replace my 10 bolt on a 1978 K5 what is the best vehicle to look for to take one off of. Putting Gear ratio aside. I have heard that 3/4 ton vans have a wider axle than 3/4 ton trucks, is this right?? Would that put it as wide as my front??

    Any comments would be great.
     
  2. YZEATER

    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    you want a 14 bolt FF from a 3/4 ton. that way you won't have to move the spring perches. then you can convert your front axle to 8 lug. it will be in pre 80 trucks. someone will know the exact years they were in.
     
  3. fabjunkie

    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, on van or 1 ton rear ends, you'll have to move the spring perches and shock mounts.
     

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