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dually 14 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gforce, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. gforce

    gforce Registered Member

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    Greetings
    I have a 14bolt dually rear end. Can it be converted to SWR, and fit under a k5?
    Thanks for any input,
    GFORCE
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It all depends on the rear end. You can put SRW bearing hubs on it and push the wheel mounting surface out a couple of inches per side but there are some cab & chassis housings that are really narrow. I don't know if there is anything that can be done for the really narrow version.
     
  3. gforce

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    The rear end is under a 1 ton panel van. If it is not the real narrow version, all I need to do is change the hubs?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Well, looking back I think my answer was a little vague. Yes, changing the hubs will widen the axle's track width but you will have to do something with the brakes (the hub change will relocate the drums further out). The easiest solution would be a disc braket conversion.

    You will probably have to relocate the spring perches and shock mounts to fit your K5.
     
  5. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    why not just find a 3/4 ton 14FF? they're EVERYWHERE, and cheap. plus, its a direct bolt in. save yourself alot of work.
     
  6. gforce

    gforce Registered Member

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    I didn't realize it would be that much work to change the dually axle over. Seemed like a good idea since I already have it. Guess the way to go would be to buy the 3/4 ton.

    Thanks
     
  7. afroman006

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    3/4 ton 14 bolt FF's arent that common, the majority of 3/4 tons I've seen always have the SF. If you fill out your profile, maybe someone nearby has an axle they'll sell or maybe even trade you. If you're anywhere in Texas, I just scored a 3/4 ton 14 bolt today. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  8. gforce

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    I'll fill out my profile. I'm about an 40 miles south of
    Houston, TX.
     
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    FFs are under every SRW 3/4 and 1 ton truck built between 1973 and 1981, and in the 1 tons until 1991. it was also used after 1991 in 1 ton applications, although the housing is quite a bit different than the older units.
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    OOhhhh, I didnt know that. The truck I bought today is a 82 Crewcab 3/4 ton. I know these are fairly rair, I dont see crewcab 3/4 tons very often but they always have the FF in them. Now why the hell did GM have to cheap out and create that damn SF, I swear that thing is a plague upon the earth. So, would you be interested in buying my 14 bolt? $200 I could bring it to you, you're close enough to my commute between college station and corpus christi.
     
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    SF a plague? What's wrong with it? I ran one for three years with no issues. It's plenty strong, I'd say THE strongest stock SF ever made or damn close.
     
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    how does it compare to a Sterling?
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I know I had one in my burban for awhile, they're allright. I was refering to parts junkies like me buying parts trucks with them in it and not being able to give them away.
     
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    The rear end is under a 1 ton panel van. If it is not the real narrow version, all I need to do is change the hubs?

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    By "Panel Van" do you mean a "P" series step van???.If its one of those it might have the same spring pad spacing as a pickup--I'd get the tape measure out and check--you might get lucky and the housing would bolt in,then all you would have to deal with is making it a single rear wheel(if thats what you want).Dually K5 anyone?? !. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    $200. Is it ff or sf? What gear?
     
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    Dually K5. I've thought about it on one of my parts trucks.
     
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    Its a FF. I dont know what gears it has in it yet. I havent picked the truck up yet lol. I suspect it to be 3.73 though, because its a 3/4 ton. Might be 4.10s however, but I'll let you know.
     

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