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found a 14bff cheep, will it fit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DirtyJim, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    i went to a junk yard today and found a 14bff rear in a 1 ton chevy with a utillity box on the back instead of a bed. its a 2wd truck. i measured the springs center to center and it was 40". brake drum to drum was around 53" my 1/2 ton springs are 42.5 center to center, 55.5 drum to drum. i know i will have to move the spring plates. are the brake drums that much bigger on the 14b?
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Some are. The backing plate location varies with the rear shoe thickness. The wider the shoes, the closer the backing plates are together. The WMS doesn't change.
     
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    Is it a drw axle or srw?
     
  4. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    its a srw axle. the front end looked like a pickup, but the back was a tool box, not box truck. the utillity box looked to be about the same with as the cab. it looks like its a early 80's truck. he wants $150 for it.
     
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    It will be the same, or close enough wms to wms. Do you know what gear it has in it? I'd try to find a axle that already has the right gear ratio, unless your going to swap it out for something low, like 4.56-5.13's.

    Not a bad price either.
     
  6. goldwing2000

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    If it has the ratio you want, get it. If it doesn't, you can find what you're looking for for the same price or maybe a little more.

    You're looking at around $300-$400 in parts to swap a gearset (to do it right).
     
  7. DirtyJim

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    i am doing a swap. i still have to find a d60 front. it was eithor this or he had a 3/4 set with a 14 bolt semi float for $250
     
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    what gear ratio are you looking for? i have a 14ff w/ 4.56 and detriot w/ the perches already moved for your truck, and a matching dana 60 w/ ord crossover (steering arm, draglink), that i am lookin to get rid of.....lemme know
     
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    how much
     
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    oneofthefewbmx 1/2 ton status

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    i just paid 1300 for the axles and 460somthing for the x-over, but ill take 1300 for both axles and all the steering stuff (pitman arm and box if you need it too)
     
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    no thanks, too much with shipping
     
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    Depending on tire size, you could run the 3/4 ton set, then sell the 14bsf and buy a 14bff, then save up for a d60, Just a thought. $250 isn't bad at all for a set of 8 lug axles.
     
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    i am going to be running 38.5x15 boggers. i drive with a heavy foot too. i thought about buying the 3 axles, but i already have a 1/2 ton set i have to get rid of.
     
  14. goldwing2000

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    Scrap yards are giving about $100 per ton for heavy iron and steel. :D
     
  15. tom4

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    hey man I'm looking for a 60/14 ff. I live just out side of Dallas. What truck are the axles already set up for? Shoot me back some info because I'm really intrested.

    Thanks
     
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    sorry it took me so long to reply, ive been workin alot...the axles are set up for any half ton or 3/4 ton frame....if you want them under a one ton frame then youll have to move the perches again...i already had them moved for my 3/4 ton...also the shock mounts on the 14ff are moved to the top of the axle so you can run your shocks like a dodge. they both have 4.56 gears and the rear has a detriot locker, also all my x-over is goin too...if your REALLLY interested, i will try to come up w/ some pictures...just lemme know.
     
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    He is REALLY REALLY interested. And if he passes, I'll take em.
     
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    yeah, I would like some pictures
     
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    ok i will try to get some pics up on suday, i will be at work for 24 hours on saturday, and i am at work for 24 hours today...so suday i should have them.
     
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    Are they in running shape, not rusted, or any problems? If they dont have any problems I am willing to drive down somtime this week. Let me know
     

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