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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 468k5, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. 468k5

    468k5 1/2 ton status

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    Picked up an 88 one ton single wheel this week for $500. Runs and drives great, has 160k on it. It has an t.b. 454 and new th400. It is an ifs truck so it has a drivers side drop (241 ?) t case. will that same adapter work for a 208? Is the rearend just a standard 14 bolt? I'm just trying to figure out what to save when I strip it.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    The rear should be a normal 14 bolt; I assume FF in a 1-ton. However, the shock mounts and spring perches are all wrong -- the IFS trucks have different everything from the 73-87/91's.

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  3. desertrat67

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    it is a regular 14bolt, but it uses the different brake drums. Can't do a disk brake swap on these ones.
     
  4. 468k5

    468k5 1/2 ton status

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    Ok thanks guys, my biggest concern is the transfer case issue.
    I plan on running the motor and trans. in my 74 k5. I have a couple 208 cases but no adapters to a th400.
    One other thing, if I split up the spring packs will these work ok for a 63" swap or will they be too stiff?
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    Adapter is the same and will work for you.
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My 89 had a Dana 70 rear in it. Alot of the earlier IFS trucks had the 70 over the 14ff, don't know why. Even found a 1 ton 2wd with the semi float in it. The transfer case will have the VSS on it, where the 208s, and pass side 241s have the regular speedo cable. You can put discs on them, just they mount differently than the older 14ffs. You could use the springs, but might be stiff, just take a leave or two out.
     
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    You can put disks on it as said and I would check the drums for being the old style. I have seen them as late as 2000 on some trucks. The change BEGAN in 87 or something like that but it took several years to get the old stock off of the shelves. All you have to do is pull a rear tire, if the drum is ontop of the hub it is the new style. If the drum is behind the hub then it is the old style. Being an 88 I would put my money on the old style, if it is a 14FF. If it is a 70 Bonus:D

    You could always SAS it and use a highpinion F**D 60F.

    Ira
     

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