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does the id number supply the date built ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappyk5, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    i do not know what year truck my 14bff came out of.
    it was from a 4wd truck but thats all i know.
    i need to replace all the brake parts including the
    wheel cylinders and springs. will the id number
    on the axle help me get these parts ?
     
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    if ya need 2 replace all that just go disk its like a FREE upgrade
     
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    Look at the ring gear, assuming it's original it will have a date of manufacture stamped on it. That date may be off by a year or so to the model year of the original vehicle but it will give you a good ball park to work with.
     
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    For wheel cylinders all you need to know is 13" or 11" brakes. And, you can change those without taking out all the springs and removing the shoes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The wheel cylinders are also different pre and post '83 or whatever year they changed the parking brake set-up.
     
  6. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    well one side is good and all i am going to replace is the pads and the wheel cylinder. but the other side had froze
    up so i am replacing all the guts .
    tomorrow , i will take the number off the axle and off
    the ring gear. and hope it will tell me the year.
    another question ,
    will the rear brake lines on my 10 bolt hook right up to the wheel cylinders on the 14bff ?
     
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    will the rear brake lines on my 10 bolt hook right up to the wheel cylinders on the 14bff

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    Fitting-wise, yes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Length/bend-wise, not sure. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif I cut, bent, and flared my own when I did the swap. If yours aren't terribly rusted, go ahead and bend them into position.
     

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