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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rock.monkey, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. rock.monkey

    rock.monkey 1/2 ton status

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    Got my 3/4 ton running gear today. Dana 44 front, 14 rear....WOOHOO! Now comes the fun part ;) The axles are out of a 73 with that full time c%$p. How hard is it to swap in Manual hubs?

    Bill Innes
    88' Jimmy
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  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats on the new stuff as far as the switch to manual hubs it is fairly easy to do

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud [​IMG]
     
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    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    This would make good tech article fodder.
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Way to go Bill, now you won't have to worry about snapping any more axles!!! Or trying to find 30 spline spares [​IMG]
    I haven't done a hub swap on my 44, it came with the all steel Spicer's [​IMG], but I think it is pretty straight forward.

    Rene

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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Swapping to locking hubs is easy. A '73 should have the external type hubs. Remove the 6 bolts holding the splined drive hub and install the new locking hubs. Don't throw the splined drive hubs away. I carry mine to use as spares, just in case a hub explodes while wheelin'.

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