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$200 14 Bolt Axles... Where are they?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbluesuburban, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    I just finished a conversation with particular custom off-road equipment manufacturer. I was asking for their product in a D70 application. I was informed that they make it only for 14bolts. I said well that's too bad because I already have the D70. He told me that I should be able to get a 14Bolt for $200 from ANY wrecking yard locally.

    Well this is not the first time that I have been told this, and yet, I seem to be the only person who can not find these magical axles.

    I was even informed that if I wanted dually 14's he could get them for me in any quantity I wanted.

    So lets be honest. Is the phrase "you can get one for $200 at any wrecking yard" like when you tell someone they have a beautiful baby when in fact if you left it in the forest with a steak around its neck no beast would get close to it?

    Seriously, where have all the $200 14 Bolts went?

    Thanks
     
  2. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    I paid exactly $200 for my 14bff. Of course, I also paid $200 for the D60 front in the same deal, so maybe I just got extremely lucky (I know I did on the 60). And Im in Cali where they seem to crush everything, the yard I got the axles from is 3 blocks from my house, oh yes I got lucky. :D

    Not long ago there was a thread on here about the military surplus of 14bff's, last I saw the auction was for like 100 (or more) bnib and the average bid was 50 bucks.
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i paid $125 for one with brand new brakes, complete rebuild and a detriot...:D
     
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    Same in Phoenix Craigslist, there is a 1 ton 14 Bolt FF off of a 91 Chevy for $200 exactly. I don't see many, but they are out there every now and then.
     
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    How many do you want?? I can probly find one in every year since 73. Maybe not the newer ones, but can find ALOT of them. A dime a dozen is underrated on those here. And still can't find one with 4.56s or 5.13s...
     
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    clstolten 1/2 ton status

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    I see 14 bolt FF axles at the local pull n save every time I go. Complete axles go for around $70 with brakes. Doesn't matter what vehicle they come from. I suggest you shop around.
     
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    You need to hit the small-time yards to get those prices. You see them even cheaper in the buy/sell papers and other private ads. My most recent one was $120 iirc - in the ratio I wanted. :D
     
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    The whole reason I kept my K5 was in the fact my buddy sold me his 14 bolt. It was clean,and had 5.13's already in it. :D
     
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    AAAAALLLLLRIGHTY THEN!

    I guess I need to get better at the shoppin'

    Thanks for all the info.
     
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    200 is the going price in gj but i have a better price avalible
     
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    I've gotten a few 14FF's for $75 apiece before.

    I also scored a matching D60/14FF combo for $250 and still had to pull them out from under the truck.
     
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    around here they are $35-$50 each and in great shape.. if you look good enough you can get them with 4.56's too :bow:

    I just sold a pickup trailer with a 14bolt ff and with 3.73's to a friend for $200... that price mainly due to a trailer.. he is going to put that axle under his blazer then roll his axle under the trailer.... :wink1:
    and he wont have to re-gear as he only has 33's and 3.73's already
     
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    my local u-pull-it junkyard sells them for $40 drum to drum and they have several every time i go
     
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    14 bolt

    any junk yard , today i walked past 5 of them just sitting in the back of trucks . people save them then when they realize nothing is ever going to get done with the truck it gets sent off to the wrecker with those nice parts alreay pulled and in the back . pick and pull has a generic price list i think its 125 or 150 for a front or rear axle out of any truck . could you imagine the luck of possibly coming across a dana 60 front and getting it for 150 dollars!! although that would be like winning the lottery anyway try pick and pull :wink1:
     
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    I got mine for $800 :eek1:
    of course that would mean that I also got a matching dana 44, an np205, a sm465, and a rebuilt 350 for free.:D
     
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    I once paid a dude $20 to come take a 14FF away....:haha: ...... er.aaaa......well everybody else had cool stories!

    In all seriousness I have owned seven or eight 14FF on average $100 is about right. I paid $150 for a very nice 1ton 14 with 4:56 gears , completely rust or crud free.

    A decent 14FF with a 4:10 gear almost never fetches more than $100

    My2cents, Jeff
     
  19. K5Chris

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    i got mine off ebay for $100..... and it happened to be 1/4 mile from my house.

    theres even a local junkyard with a K20 that has a 14 bolt under it that is 40 feet in the air on a couple of poles. the truck is used as a sign......
     
  20. 55Willy

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    lee I have a 14 bolt at my parents in eugene. 373 gears and gov loc'd. I'd let it go for $75 then all you would need is a open carrier for whatever locker and gears you want.
     

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