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BGKYK5's (sort of) build thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BGKYK5, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My Build Blog

    Ok, I'm not sure how this is gonna work, but the plan is to keep the discussion in this thread and the build details in my CK5 blog. So if you take a look at my blog and want to tell me I'm an idiot, or bug me for updates or even tell me I'm your hero (a guy can dream) - this is the place. I am going to take my sweet time with the build cause I still can't get money and time to grow on my trees yet. First up is the 14BFF. A link to my blog is in my sig. Enjoy.


    Update 12/4/07 - Shaved and Painted 14BFF
    Update 12/4/07 - 4.88s and Detroit in the 14BFF (but not setup yet).
    Update 12/10/07 - Gears now setup.
    Update 12/15/07 - Bought me a D60!!!
    Update 12/16/07 - 14Bff Installed.
    Update 1/02/08 - Rear Discs
    Update 3/12/08 (has it been that long :doah:) - Rear Disc Plumbing and DRAC Dip Switch
    Update 3/23/08 - Started Tranny Swap
    Update 4/13/08 - Tranny Swap Done (?)
    Update 5/3/08 - Rear Driveshaft in and more $$$ spent
    Update 5/20/08 - IT'S ALIVE!!!! :woot:
    Update 6/1/08 - Steering Column Swap and XJ Shaft Install
    Update 6/3/08 - A visit from Yellow Santa
    Update 7/5/08 - DIY4X rear shock inboarding kit installed
    Update 7/9/08 - Rear shock mounts on and rear brake lines re-done.
    Update 8/31/08 - Don't you hate it when you have more to do after a hard day's work than you did before it?
    Update 10/6/08 - Getting nothing much done, just thinking out loud.
    Update 11/2/08 - More of the same.
    Update 11/5/08 - Starting to tear down the D60. :saweet:
    Update 11/30/08 - Lock Right Install
    Update 12/6/08 - Steering Box Rebuild

    Hmm.... perhaps we need a teaser pic.

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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2008
  2. Kjunky5

    Kjunky5 1/2 ton status

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    Looked at your blog and this spring I may be bugging you for tips when I do my 14ff swap.
     
  3. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sure, no prob. I'm hardly an expert, but happy to share what I know.
     
  4. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Shaved and painted down there this weekend take a look.







    I'm talking about an axle, what did you think I was talking about?
     
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    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    4.88s and Detroit installed in the 14BFF as well as the pinion support. Pics after I get it setup.
     
  6. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Now I've added a teaser pic....

    I also managed to splash brake cleaner all over it when cleaning the diff, so now I have even more to touch up. Such is life.
     
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    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Got me a D60 today..........:whistle:







    :pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp:


    According to BillaVista's BOM decoder it is a '82-'87 K30 axle with the big 35 spline inners and a 4.10 diff. Also has Superwinch hubs, a very beefy tie rod and crossover reverse high steer arms. Pics as soon as we get daylight and no rain at the same time.
     
  8. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ok it is silly to post here and in my blog, so I'm just updating the first post.
     
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    wowwwwwwww with the 14 ff rear you had to move the mounts correct? i am going to have the place where i'm buying mine (extreme axle sales) move and weld it since i can't weld strong enough beads...do you have measurements? did you add a few degrees to it to accomidate driveline angles and everything?
     
  10. BGKYK5

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    The 14BFF is from a C20 so the spring perches are the same as the 10 bolt was, so I didn't do anything with them. The one ton 14BFF's will have a couple inches narrower spring pad spacing and will need to be moved. However since the axle was from a 2WD truck, the lower shock mounts were different, so I cut them off. I have new mounts from Ruff Stuff that I'll get welded on once I can drive the truck someplace where there is a welder. 14 Bolt axles from a 4WD truck should bolt right up with an adapter u-joint. You may also need to change brake lines and e-brake cables. I'm swapping to rear discs, so I'll need new brake lines and won't have an e-brake anymore ('till I can get one for the t-case).
     
  11. rdn2blazer

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    very nice job!, I allmost have the setup, 14FF/D60, 4:88's, Detroit in the 14bolt. I have a RuffStuff dif cover for my D60 but a Crane cover on my 14bolt. still need a locker for the front axle. Im waiting for my AlloyUSA 35 spline Cromoly axle set for my 60 to show up in the mail.
     
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    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I still need to get the D60 re-geared, and I'll leave it open for now. I'm thinking I'll go with one of Kert's diff covers for the front and have him add a mounting spot for hydro assist (planning for the future). I'll also need to go to crossover steering before I put in the D60, but I think I'll get a different steering arm for the passenger side and run the tie rod in the stock location. Someday waaaaay in the future, I'd like to go with chromoly front shafts with 35 spline outers and an ARB. Too much else on the list now though.
     
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    i wish i had the guts to try all that axle swapping. The idea doesn't sound hard, but ya'll make it sound very confusing.
     
  14. BGKYK5

    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It sounded confusing to me at first too. Just read up on it and look at other people's build threads and questions/answers. I spend probly 4x as much time on CK5 reading up on tech as I do turning wrenches. Of course, now I have projects lined up for the next 5 years on my blazer. :haha:
     
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    Like getting rid of those ugly rear blocks... :grind:
     
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    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :thumb:

    That is getting closer to the top of my list. Probly sometime in the spring.
     
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    I have been collecting parts for a few years now, and fabbing things too. I cant leave ANYTHING alone. EVERY aftermarket piece I get has to be modified in some way. I always take my 90 deg right angle air grinder and debur and break ALL sharp edges on any piece I buy. If it has bolt holes for mounting and the holes dont have a clean chamfer on the edges I chamfer both sides of the holes on every hole. I knock off all the weld dingle bearies off too.

    Part of the reason is if I powdercoat parts you get better coverage on the edges if their radiused vs a square sharp edge. That sharp edge wont get any real coverage and will statr to rust. If its got a good radius it will get fully coated, that goes for just rattle canning it too. I just like clean looking stuff. If I sold diff covers, or whatever I would take the time to debur everything before it went out my door. Attention to detail is everything, its the machinist in me I guess.
     
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    I'll try another bump.....

    Updates in first post and Blog.
     
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    We're gonna need more pics.:D
     
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    BGKYK5 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Not exactly photographic proof that it is running, but there is a new pic in the first post.

    Coming somewhat soon, pics of it in the dirt. :D

    There are also a bunch of pics in my blog, and more upgrades in the works.......
     

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