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drw to srw?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spongeidys, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. spongeidys

    spongeidys 1/2 ton status

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    going to get an axel out of a chevy box van my pop picked up cause it has a rotted frame hes takeing the motor and tranny and im gonna grab what ever is worth while

    i was wondering the width of most drw axels and if its worth trying to convert them to a srw?


    i know most drw axels are wider than srws, but is the width in the axel itself or if you got rid of the drw hubs would it be just like a srw axel?
     
  2. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    I dont know the answer , but why not just grab a 14 bolt?
     
  3. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Just take the tape measure and compare the two....That is the most reliable method, as there are several variables that can come into play....
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    yeah quit being so damn lazy:rolleyes::D
     
  5. dremu

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    I don't know about vans.

    Through '87ish, truck 14 bolts only came in one axle width, but used different hubs and brakes and mounting flanges to make the regular SRW 14BFF, and the *narrow* dually C&C.

    The *wide* duallies were all D70's until the new body style in '88, at which point you could get a *wide* dually 14BFF or a D70 or god knows what.

    Van 14BFFs IIRC were slightly wider, but since it's a van dually, I've no idea.

    Measuring is the only way to go -- and it's not worth ALL that much as you'll have to move spring perches and/or shock mounts to go onto a Blazer or Burb... it *might* mount up to a 1-ton pickup is about it. I mean, free is the good four letter F word, but :haha:

    HTH.

    -- A
     
  6. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    The van D70 dually is the same width as the one in a pickup (74"?) but its not an HD. Spring perch spacing is ~45" which (oddly enough) fits a 77.5-97 Ford. :crazy:

    Putting SRW hubs on it will make it even wider.
     

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