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71 is 8 lug now!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MNorby, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    got my d44 front put together using parts from 3 different axles to make 1 front with 4.10s, 8, lug and the best hubs and shafts and otehr goodies from the 3 axles. Thanks to MTChevy for the deal on the 8 lug stuff and a local friends for the 4.10 stuff. Here is is sitting on an old set of 305s (33s). Rear is a bit squaty not after the zero rates in front to take front an inch and half forward and give it some pinion shim so I will install the overloads into the 56s rears and if needed cut an extra set of overloads down into a zero rate deal for the rear. This has no fuel tank in the rear. I am getting a 31 gal from a gen 2 blazer so with that extra weight I'm sure it will need teh extra.

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  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    photochop of the front of each fender being trimmed. Makes axle look more centered with the front of fender trimmed to match angle of the rear of the fenders

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    thanks for taking that axle off my hands!!! i got a 14BFF for cheap too if you know anyone who wants it
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey no prob, thanks for makin me a deal

    Here is some front end bling. Note, I needed longer u-bolts after the zero rates so only have one attached on each side till I get my other ones "blinged up" for it. Axle also got dusty after a couple days in the shop.

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    wow you definatly made it look good!
     
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    What's the final tire size your going with?

    Have you found time to shave that 14FF yet? :wink1:
     
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    Looking good, quick transformation.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Haven't shaved the 14FF, just got it under there so I can get it driving here soon. Plan was to collect parts to disk brake it later too but I already have those parts now except for cutting the brackets so when I do that I will prob shave too. I have some old 35s off my towrig I may run, a friend has some 36s I could pick up and other friend wants to trade me a set of 38 ground hawgs for some old parts I may run them. Biggest thing is this is my ultimate budget wheeler so don't wanna spend much $$$. Ultimately I would love to run 37 MTRs on it.
     

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