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Axle ID Part II

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

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    OK, I got the website up with the images I took today. There are two 14 bolts I am looking at. Can anyone tell if they are FF or SF just from the outside? If so let me know. Also, can you tell if it has a Gov Lock from the outside? The webpage has my private email on the bottom for any responses. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. Pugsley

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    A full floater will have the large, protruding hub, and a semi floater will have the one piece axleshaft/wheel flange, with no protruding hub.

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  3. Butch

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    The 2 shown from the rear are FF and the one you are looking down on still in the frame is SF. The other is a corporate 12 bolt. If you change the spindles and all over to 8 lug you can still use 4 wheel drive with no problem as long as your axle ratio's are the same. If you are on the street all the time with very little off roading I would go with the 12 bolt if it is geared correctly. The 14 is way overkill for your application.

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    as for the gov loc if you can get it off the ground spin one tire as fast as possible one direction. If it is open the other tire will spin in the opposite direction. If it is a gov loc after 3-4 rounds of fast spinning by hand you will heard a slamming noise and then the other tire will begin to turn the same direction as the tire you are spinning. If for some reason the both start off turning the same direction it is either a posi or a locker. If it is a locker and you turn on side back and forth real hard the locker will release and start making a ratcheting noise

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    The 2 shown from the rear are FF and the one you are looking down on still in the frame is SF.

    Are you sure about the 2 shown from the rear ?
    Please comment
     
  6. 1986Blazer

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    I am not sure what you mean by "are you sure"

    From what I can tell the two I have identified as 14 bolt are really 14 bolt. Does anyone know what it will cost to have one of these 14 bolt rear ends rebuilt. Bearings, seals and whatever else is required. I know I may need spider gears but I hope I do not. So just a ballpark for the cost will be great.

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