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Custom made axle shafts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CaptCrunch, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

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    Anyone know of a source that custom makes high quality axle shafts or can modify them? Someone that doesn't want an arm and a leg for it would be nice too. I assume a call to Strange, Moser, Mark Williams, or Currie could net me something but was wondering about other sources.

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    What do you need made?

    Pete

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  3. CaptCrunch

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    A buddy of a buddy has a 14B SF axle that has 4.10's for $100. My buddy didn't ask if it was a 8 lug version or the IFS 6 lug version. Was looking for a way to make the 8 lug version a 6 lugger. Seems like custom axles or maybe take an IFS axle shaft and cut it down and respline it are my only two options.

    I may just 8 lug and then I'm going for the 14BFF all the way.

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    Can't you do it the "el-cheapo" way and just "redrill" the lug pattern for the 6 lug?Never done it,are there safety issues.Would you just weld up the old lug holes?

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    I dont know if this will help or if the prices are in your ball park but,<a target="_blank" href=http://www.appliedracing.com/>http://www.appliedracing.com/</a> They are out of Clearwater Fla. and a friend used to buy a bunch of stuff from them when he was building his Beretta drag car. They have everything from axle tube ends to full roller chassis w/ bodies.

    As far as redrilling them, a good machine shop should be able to do that and take down the center hub also. That is something that you dont wanna do yourself, unless your a machinist.(SP)

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    What about ORD Mikey.... do they make what ya need or not exactly?

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  7. CaptCrunch

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    Stephen is one of the first people I talked to cause I heard on Pirate that he had something like that, but nope.

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    You might try Dutchman near Portland OR.
     
  9. Emmettology 101

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    National Drivetrain has new axle shafts in stock that are a 6 lug pattern for about $88 ea.!!!!

    Mike

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    Hmmm maybe I'm on the wrong site but I don't see anything... Got a link Mike?

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    I didn't see it on their site, i called them. I think i talked to a kevin or Keith or somethign like that. He listed them in stock and at $88 or so ea.. he thougth is was a mistake at first until I told him that, that was what I was looking for. he said he didn't know they made a 6 lug 14 bolt....
    they aren't custom shafts though, they are factory type shafts.

    Mike

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