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3/4 ton swap and Beadlock questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudzer, Jun 10, 2000.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I am doing the 3/4 ton swap soon and have some quick questions. Who makes the conversion U-Joint to fit my stock 1310 series U-joint driveshaft and the 1350 series in the 14 bolt. Will the driveshaft have to be changed or what? I also am looking into buying some Eaton Beadlock steel wheels (15") in 15x10 with 8 lugs. How hard are the beadlocks to balance, plus how are the highway manners with these wheels. The Eaton beadlocks are DOT approved, unlike the Rockcrawlers. I will be getting Black, does anybody have a pic of Black 15x10 rims on 35" tires on a lifted K5? I am just curious how they look. Plus, how do the brakes hook up to your existing e-brake?

    After this swap, I will have some good 1/2 ton parts for sale. You will have to check back soon and see what I have.

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    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
     
  2. 88Jimmy

    88Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    The U-joint is Napa 447

    350 Vortec TPI D60 14Bolt 4.56 4"lift 35 BFG A/T
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Are you changing your front axle too? If so, the calipers may have to be grinded. How does your ebrake go in the axle now. I know on the newer Blazers, you need to get a backing plate off a 87+ Sub with the SF I think.

    Shawn
    87 K5
     

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