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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I just spent the last hour on the phone callinng salvage yards, in search of the every popular 14 bolt FF rear axle and a Dana 60 front axle. 99% of these guys wouldn't know a tork wrench from a screw driver. I told them I am building a 1976 Chevy Blazer and need 1 ton axles. Most of them keep telling me it won't work. They can't get past the fact that it's not a factory original thing I'm after. So what should I tell them I need it for ???? Year, make, model, is all they seam to ask. Your app. is not in the computer sir, so it can't be done. Idiots !!! I really think to work at a salvage yard you should know how to turn a wrench !!!!!! Any sudjections ???? I'm mostly trying to price the axles at this point.
     
  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    tell them you need a 76 3/4 ton rear end end an 80-up 1 ton dand 60 .
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    77-91 K30 front. 74-87 K20 rear.

    Just wait til you have to order parts over the counter.../forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Rene
     
  4. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    whats so special about a 76 3/4 ton rear vs a 86 3/4 was 76 a FF even in the 3/4 ton? Rather than a SF
     
  5. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    i was just trying to make it simple , they didnt start making the sf till the late 80s i think .just listen to Rene
    he knows more then i do /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The earlier 14 bolts would work better for Paul due mainly to the E-brake cable thing. The 76 K5 has two cables running forwards from the diff...the newer style E-brake is one short cable and one long one that crosses over the diff. This can be a PITA to deal with...

    Rene
     
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    Do not...you're my hero Andy!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah he's my hero too! I still am interested in a fixed rear 208. Its just ingenious -vs- a heavy higher geared 205. I guaruntee if I have to tear into my 208 again either its going bye bye (due to lack of time and just swap in a 205) or ANDY is getting lots of PM's about a conversion. I should have converted a yr ago when I rebuilt the damn thing anyway! Still in Awh of your setup andy.
     
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    umm thanks but why ? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif feels pretty special to be at 19 yr old hero !! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    That 208 deal impressed me, plus I think you're selling yourself short. 19 is only a number...i know plenty of people twice your age that can barely tie their shoes./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    awwe shucks .... maybe my dad was right .... thanks a lot Rene , seriously /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    Just credit where it's due./forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    Rene
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Just wait til you have to order parts over the counter...

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    ain't that the truth /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif

    if you do not know what PN you need, good luck explaining to the guy why you need that montley mix of parts /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  14. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    well thanks , but someone cant remember who told me another way to make it non slip , just drill all the way throught the shaft and yoke and put id say 3/8s g8 bolt through it and tah dah no more slip ,kinda butch but id probly have done it that way , maybe . laterz -Andy
     
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    I just bought my 14ff off of a 70's van and have been cleaning it. I learned one thing. If you go into a salvage yard looking for a non stock part, and they start off by typing it into their computer, turn around and walk out! If they say, Yeah, I've got a few 70's one tons with that axle follow them, they know what they're talking about. I learned when they ask what it's going on to say, "My garage floor" Which is very true with most of the parts collecting I've done. I've started calling the garage my "halfway House" I'm halfway to my 1 ton conversion, I'm halfway to my standard transmission conversion, I'm halfway through with my 350, My bumpers are halfway done..... If I ever get a year off from work I'll have a bad A** truck to play around in.

    Anyway, Try asking for vans as well, After some advice from the wonderful people on this site I bought a van rear end from a 77 1 ton and don't have to use spacers now.Not to mention it was half the price! The yard guy threw in some extra axle shafts as well. I don't know yet if I'll have any trouble getting a detroit to fit it.
     

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