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Blazer in new Fourwheeler

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChadH82, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking on page 64 and it said it had a 14 bolt in the rear. Is just me or is that an Eaton or something? I just wanted to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

    Chad
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I saw that too! That surly is not a 14B anything... maybe a Ford 9"... thats all I can offer as a possibility.

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  3. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    It's an Eaton FF. Came in 3/4 and 1 tons before 73.

    Not the same as a 14 bolt, but it actually has a 12.5" ring gear [​IMG]

    There was a factory Detroit, but they don't make it anymore.

    Ratios are 4.57 or 5.13, and Randy's now offers 3.90 and 4.10

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    i didn't think they made 1 tons before what is it, 76, at least not to the general public like now, but i most likley am wrong?

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  5. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>It's an Eaton. I've seen that truck up close a number of times.
     
  6. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple>i'm positive that it's an Eaton ......that's one beautiful Blazer !

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  7. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    '77 was the first year of the TRUE 1 ton, those with the D60 front axles.

    I have seen and heard of older 1 tons, especially on the '72 and older trucks, but have only seen D44 front axles. I'm not real sure on the 1 tons for anything from '76 and older, and in the 4wd versions.

    The 2wd 1 tons were very readily available and you can find them anywhere, even on the '72 and older trucks.



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  8. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    thats what I was thinking,

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  9. RedDwarf

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    That's right, 2wd 1 ton trucks had them. 8 lug is 8 lug, so it doesn't matter where it came from.

    Also, to amend my earlier post, they had a 12.25" ring, not 12.5" [​IMG]

    BTW, the 1 ton version is what you want because the 3/4 ton trucks had the 3 link coil spring setup with those goofy leading arms.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by RedDwarf on 10/22/01 10:53 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  10. Burt4x4

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    My father-in-law has had two 3/4 ton 72 longbed 4x4s and both have that Eaton rearend with a Dana44 up front, 8lug of corse. He has complained about locating parts for that damn rearend ever sence I meat him back in 86!
    I see mistakes like that ALL the time in both mags!! Kinda makes you wonder......heck I would love to work for an off road mag and if thier quality control is that loose they must be partyin the whole time [​IMG]

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    OFF-ROAD magazine has to be the worst about that....it seems like all the writers who do the stories are "four-wheeling ignorant". i am not saying they have to know it all, just the fact that a 10 bolt will not hold up to 44's during serious wheeling. i do realize it is kind of a showtruck mag though......my .02 rob

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  12. 84_Chevy_K10

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    OFF-ROAD is just that--a show truck magazine.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  13. RedDwarf

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    Yeah, OFF ROAD can't tell the difference between a Gumbo Mudder and a Bogger [​IMG]

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Greg72

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

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    BigRay71,

    Do you know where there are any more pics of that K5....or how to contact that guy? I was really getting excited to see a 1st Gen featured, but they didn't show a good side view that I could study.....I really wanted to see more about how the fenders were trimmed (or not) to fit those 40" tires..... [​IMG]

    -Greg72
     

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