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help...What would you do?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wsudu, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. wsudu

    wsudu Registered Member

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    ok...I'm driving and I hear a crunch, look out on the street, theres my driveshaft...damn. So I put new joints in and start it up...When I put it in drive, step on it ...Nothing. So I look underneath.....That rear shft is just spinning away. So...I havent looked yet but ....either the gears or an axle, right. I am a poor college boy, So would you either put gears in (new), or get an entire rear end from a salvage yard. Mind you I have never done this ever, but I am inclined. I can get all the tools... Is putting a new set or gears in that hard? What does it entail. 83' Full 3:08's (stock) Thanks WSUDU
     
  2. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    All ready done that once and put the spare rear end in. Junk yard SHOULD have 10 bolts for like $35 and a couple hours to replace

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
  3. Definately get a rearend from a salvage yard. Unless you rebuild rearends professionaly, it is not a job to be taken lightly, and to have someone else do it will cost $$$. Save the broken rearend to rebuild w/ bigger gears or scrap it. Most will tell you to upgrade now, but if money is tight, a 10 bolt shouldn't run more than $100.

    American by birth, Marine by the grace of God
     
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  5. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    well if you are running 33's with 3.08's and your 400 is really putting out 425hp as you claim, you better get a 14B. it would be much cheaper to get a 4.10 14B then regear the front/swap front. than to regear a 10b or to keep buying new ones every month or so.

    I had this delima &amp; splurged to get the 1 ton conversion. no more broken parts for me[​IMG]! it just too bad my tranny itself is the new weakest link[​IMG][​IMG]

    -zakk

    '77 1-Ton K5

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     

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