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208 fixed yoke conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by drivelineman, May 30, 2001.

  1. drivelineman

    drivelineman 1/2 ton status

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    i am close to cracking the riddle of the 208 t -case + making it a fixed yoke style- well keep ya posted- then you all could enjoy the tough wheeling of Close to a 205 case- we will keep ya posted- Jess
     
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    Oh great one! Please keep me in the loop on this conversion. I'll gladly buy your first kit and give it a try to see if it's "Bullletproof". You are the man!!!!!!!!!

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
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    we will do-
     
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    Count me in too! Any idea what the $$$$$$ gonna look like? I'm poor!

    Chuck
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    I will be in line also!!
     
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    Me too!!

    All work and no beer makes Frizz a dull boy
     
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    oooooooooo, me too.
    Wait, I have a 241. Nevermind. [​IMG]


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    Well, he sales the 241 kits for $325. Since they close to the same it shouldn't be to far from that. But then you gots to get the CVdriveshaft. There goes another $375 if you get one from him. Then you need to reangle the rear axle to 2deg. below zero. Bout $200 bones. So this project will cost me???? What? About .......a grand after its all said and done.
    Shwoooo, thats steep. But Im still planning and saving for it.
    anyone have leads on cheaper cv shafts? Granted his are the 1 ton'ers.

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    "Then you need to reangle the rear axle to 2deg. below zero. Bout $200 bones."

    Last I checked, shims were like $10. Not sure what kind you're buying.

    Pete

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    [​IMG] Sorry, was referring to having the perches re-welded. My shims for my lift are part of the springs, although I can remove them and and a bigger shim. I owuld feel safer having the perches re-welded adn Eliminating the shim all together.

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    On that note. Where can you get shims for 10 bones? Every place around here wants 25 and they only carry 2's.
    I called SKyjacker and they dont have any they sell.
    But on the other note, my rear as it sets now is at 8 deg with a 4 deg shim and the T-case dropped. So I'd probably have to get somehting like a 12 deg shim. Aint gonna do it, wouldn't be prudant.

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    Well, cutting and rewelding the perches...aint that usually FREE :)
    You should give it a shot, cutting it will take some time, but not that hard...atleast $200 worth :)

    Anyhow, Jesse, what's this rumor about E-Brakes on the rear drive shaft????? I want some info on that...will have to get that at the same time I get your front & rear shafts :)
    Boss

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    Boss, you old Dog....[​IMG]

    I aint got no welder YET. I have a hand-me-down coming. (Mig line feed or something like that) Not sure when. ButI'd have to do some practicing fo I'd use it on my truck.

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    You don't have to go to a CV with the fixed yoke. In fact, it will allow for a longer driveshaft which could get you out of CV territory if you are close. You would have to have a slip joint and a new yoke installed on your shaft.

    Tim

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    True. But I still want the CV shaft. I've got some wierd vibrations that I cant get to go away even with just a little ol 4" lift. Not to mention I want to raise me T-case back up to factory height to get my front shaft off my damn collector pipe.

    Steve Fox for President, 2004.
    Jimi Hendrix was re-incarnated in 1990 as my....JIMI

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by ftn96 on 06/01/01 08:26 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    I saw a pic of the E-brake on his site today. It's a Wilwood disc (fancy-looking piece of gear!) and caliper. I was mentally batting around the idea of an old motorcycle disc & caliper for a CV-shaft-mounted E-brake if I ever do a 14-bolt-with-discs swap, but couldn't get past dealing with the slipyoke on my 208.

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