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Best way to gut an Eaton 1-ton rear?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OrangeCrushK10, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, I want to take the spider gears out of my Eaton rear end and weld them up. Any guru's out there that know the easiest way to remove them?

    I know the Eaton has a removable 3rd, which is great, except for the fact of I'm not sure how it helps me. :p:

    I'm hoping that I can get them out in the next week so that I can get them welded up by my dad when I go see him on my birthday. :D

    Thanks! CK5 is the best!
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    just unbolt and pull the axel shafts out 2 inches, pull the 3rd member and throw that bad boy on a bench..cant get any easier.:grin:

    gots love it! My 86 has a eaten..gets all kinds of weird looks! lol
     
  3. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    cool

    Sounds easy, thanks!

    I've heard brake parts are hard to find for these rear ends. True? And has anybody done a rear disk swap for the brakes. I know there's a web site that sells a kit.
     
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    brake info

    friend has 1 in his parts are vary close to 14 bolt if not the same and he just did disk swap same as 14 bolt . the kit he used was for 14 bolt all looked the same so he tryed it and it worked.:cool1:
     
  5. R72K5

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    yes it works on pretty much any gm or dana or eaton rear,
     
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    You can also use the shafts out of a SRW 14BFF, and then use a Detroit from the same. That way you might not have to weld it up. Nonetheless, you might want to consider the 14B axles shafts and spiders to weld to make it easier to fix on the trail if you were to break an axle.
     

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