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Help me ID this truck....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    I found a 76 K20 cheyane with the d44 8lug and 14bff but i am not sure what t-case is in it and it is an automatic. i was looking for some 8 lug front hubs for my 10 bolt, will these work? it has the old school style heavy duty selecto selectable hubs on it. would this have the 205 t-case in it? i mostly want to just do the 8 lug converson for my 10 bolt but if there is some value in the truck i will strip it and sell the parts.
     
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    205

    What transmission was it or is mated to? Turbo 400?
     
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    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    im not sure what tranny it was. i know it wasnt a 700r4. i will be parting it out tomorrow. i will be able to tell what tranny its mated to tomorrow morning. anyone know about the hubs or front axle swap?
     
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    The entire front axle will swap, so will just the hubs/rotors/lockouts.

    Since its a '76, I expect that is the large external hub design. Its generally considered weaker than the 77-up internal variety (uses same lockouts as 1/2-tons). However, the Selectro hubs are a stout unit for what they are - better than Warn IMO.
     
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    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    so is the 76 3/4 ton d44 shafts have the same number of splines as my 87 1/2 ton 10 bolt?
     
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    Same number of splines on the OUTSIDE, you mean? The shafts are different lengths, IIRC ... you just wanna know if you can swap hubs, or ... ?

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    all i need to know is if my 10b will accept the spindels, rotors and hubs of the d44.
     
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    Everything will swap to a 10 bolt but it would be easier and faster to swap the complete axle assuming it has the same gear ratio as your 10 bolt.
     
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    why not just swap in the whole axle? is there a tag on the t case?
     
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    well, i got half of the 8lug swap done. the t-case is pretty dirty so i didnt bother looking for a tag but unless there is a different t-case that looks just like a 205 then i believe its a 205.
     
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    If you come across any extra parts for those big hubs on the 44 let me know lol, or if you find anywhere to buy the plastic knobs. Theyre absolutely impossible to find anymore around here. I had to borrow one for now. Id buy a crate of them if someone still sold them because I know a few people who need em.
     
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    If it's all original a 1976 and an automatic, it probably is a 203... most likely a TH350 tranny. Someone probably put the hubs on and converted it to part time. The factory large locking hubs were spicer ones with yellow plastic turn inserts. Some '73 automatic trucks had a 350/205, but in 74-79 most if not all were 203 T-cases behind automatics. In '77 they went to the internal style "smaller" hub assemblies and locking hubs (used the same lockouts as 1/2 tons). I think some of this has already been said. Anyways, probably a 203 with a part-time kit behind a TH350 tranny. Possibly a TH400, but not as likely.
     
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    the t-case looke like this

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    does the 203 look similar?
     
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    ok, sorry, its a 203, the shifter is L-Loc, L, N, H, H-Loc. can a doubler be made with the 203 and a 208?
     

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