Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

How do you find military stuff?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rjfguitar, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    9,097
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    california
    I hear about all these guys getting dana 60's and 14bff's with 4.56 gears and all this stuff from military trucks. Where can I find a k30 military truck for sale? also I heard that the frames and spring perches are narrower on one ton duallys. Is that true and if it is does it also apply to the single rear wheel k30?

    85k5 3/4 ton 14bolt/10bolt, 9"lift, 35"boggers,16.5x14 wolds,big horse 406SBC/700r4. HUNTING FOR A DANA 60 FRONT! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  2. cjblais

    cjblais Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Posts:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Posts:
    9,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    abcde
    Yep, the spring perches and shock mounts are narrower on 1-ton axles(both DRW and SRW) due to increased carring capacity. You will need to cut and re-weld so they'll bolt into 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons.
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    9,097
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    california
    Damn, how hard of a job is that to move the perches on the front 60? /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. DukeBoy88

    DukeBoy88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2002
    Posts:
    315
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jonestown Pa
    the front width is ok its just the rear that needs moved.
     
  6. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    9,097
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    california
    Thanks for the info, thats what I was thinking because the spring perch on the left side is cast into the diff. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifI'm sure glad I got my rear 14bff out of a 3/4 ton.
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Johnstown PA.
    Don't forget about sheetmetal to I got A rust free tub for my 79 blazer from one of these gov. auctions. $275 for the frame body and rear ends sold the rears for $225 a $50 dollar rust free body. At was eaiser to replace the body than try to repair all the rot.
     
  8. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Posts:
    13,973
    Likes Received:
    453
    Location:
    Marietta GA
    No kidding, seen a lot of rust free K5 w/ a few small dents go for less than the cost of one new GM(non-import) fender. Hell, the cab & bed I got when I bought an M1008 are in good shape and it was listed as scrap.
     
  9. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Posts:
    5,117
    Likes Received:
    173
    Location:
    Williamstown, NJ USA
    you dont need to find military stuff to get 4.56's....

    i got a 3/4 ton truck... 8400gvw camper special... came with d44 front and 14bolt ff in rear.. both with 4.56's.... i know it isnt a d60... but they are out there....
    i even bought it for $500 and put my body on it.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    i am getting another truck monday... 79 gmc k35... d60 front, tube bumper in front, rollbar with kc's... 38's under it..... all for $500... gonna use it for a parts truck..... /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  10. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    8,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    central IL
    72 and older i know were stanmdard equipped with 4.56, alot of dana 60s under the 2wd 3/4 tons and a few 4x4s buyt not a ton of them

    4.57 was in the eatons 72 and older, 10 bolt old big eatons*

    4.10 was about as common as 4.56 back then, 73-up is a different story.

    72 and older had the same two leaf pack distances, 40 and 42.5


    except that blazers and 1/2 ton 4x4's were 40 instead of 42.5 like in 73-up, 1 tons were 40 though that includes 3/4 ton longhorns(do not interpret that as longbed, longhorn is 8.5 bed, and then there were 9 foto stepsides that were also 40" centers, all of these were tevchnically 1 ton chassis and pack spacings)
     

Share This Page