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Best way to get Spring perches off a 14bff?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by slayer77, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. slayer77

    slayer77 Registered Member

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    thanks in advance...
     
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    SCJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I used a 4 1/2 electric side grinder with cutting discs to get it off, then I used grinding discs to finish knocking it down, followed by a 60 grit "flapper" disc to polish and dress the metal.

    Just gota be careful not to go too deep when you start cutting at the axle tube.
    Just my .02

    Byron
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Grinder and cold chisel, works everytime....
     
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    slayer77 Registered Member

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    Right on!! Thanks for letting me know... Is there a place to buy new perches?
     
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    moroso sells a set or vic hubberd in hayward also sells them. They all come in three inch axle tube dia. you just have to shave it a little.
    Rick
     
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    Don 1/2 ton status

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    A little die grinder/cut off wheel action, and a BFH say a 5 pounder will knock em right off. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Just don't have it up on jack stands and drop the thing on your pinky toe /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif...That hurt for a while
     
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    is this what your looking for....

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    i cut my shock mounts off with a torch.then finished grinding them flat with a angle grinder.should be the same with a spring perch.
     
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    I had Greg72 make me a set of new perches which had a 2 inch off set in them to move the axle back to the center of the wheel well. Look how axle wrap rounded off my old perches.

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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey..... I recognize THOSE!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Do you mean to tell me that you STILL haven't installed them yet????


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    Yes... Right on! Where do I get them?

    Thank you
     
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    I made my perches for my 14B.

    I used some 2.5x2.5x.250 square tubing cut to about 7" long each. I then clamped them together and used a 3.5" hole saw to cut the arc in them. The hole saw would not go all the way through so I had to go at it from both sides. I than drilled 2 9/16" holes in the tops (one centered and one 1" forward to move the axle back 1"). After they were welded on I capped the ends with 1/8" steel plate and rounded off all the corners to make them look clean.
     
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    Yes... Right on! Where do I get them?

    Thank you

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    Here

    They are $14.95 a Pair /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, and worked fine on my 14bff They are Dodge spring pads...

    Byron
     
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    Actually I got them on early in the summer but I've been so busy with work and school I havent had much time. Now that winter is rolling around work has slowed down and I have more time on CK5. They really work great man. My axle is right where I want it and I have no more axle wrap. Thanks again for the perches. They were truly well made.

    Evan
     

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