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How much do you have in your 14 bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigJohnson, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. BigJohnson

    BigJohnson 1/2 ton status

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    My 10 bolt w/gov-lock is on its last leg. Can you imagine that! So I really want to pick up a junkyard 14 bolt and dana 44 and replace my axles. Problem is I am on an extremely tight budget. So, what did you guys end up investing in your used axles to get them up to par? I know this has everything to do with initial condition and such but I am just looking for ballpark figures on commonly worn parts like seals, bearings, and maybe breaks.

    Thanks
     
  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I bought my 14 bolt for $95 then just redid the brakes and that was it. I used the same bearings and seals and it's still in mytruck with no problems for the past 3 years. I did add the detroit but you don't HAVE to.
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I have about $400 in mine with 4:10's and a Detroit.
     
  4. blazerdude69

    blazerdude69 Registered Member

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    I bought my d44 and 14ff for $400 pulled the calipers off the 10bolt front bought some brackets for discs for 39.95(not the right ones for 14 bolt but with a couple pieces of metal from work they work) new front brake lines that went on the rear disc for 14.95 each(?) and bolted them in.also bought d44 front rotors(for the discs on rear) and reused the wheel studs on the rear. think they were like 30-40 bucks apiece.I did pull the carrier and weld up the spider gears though. about $20 for gear lube and gaskets an had to replace one inner seal on rear hub. hope this helps. if not just ingore me. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. wolfy87

    wolfy87 Registered Member

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    And don't forget a new set of 8 lug wheels, ujoints etc etc etc etc. Then get ya some 44's, butcher up the fenders so they'll clear, take the doors off, weld in a monkey cage, and go finish it off by bashing some rocks. Then good luck if you should ever decide to sell the tractor. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Just being cynical. I'm a K5 enthusiist that likes to keep my rig more intact and under 10k lbs.
     
  6. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    Location:
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    Purchase price = $75
    Seals, Bearings, etc = $85
    Rotors = $50
    Disk brake brackets = $75
    A-tron hose kit = $62
    Calipers & pads = $45
    Misc, bolts, paint, etc = $30

    Grand total = $422

    Still need a Detroit = $375 and HD cover = $125
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  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    Hmmm

    5.13s - about $160
    Rebuild kit - shoot, I forget, maybe another $150...
    Open carrier - $free.99 from tRustyk5 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    spring perches from Rockjunkies (iirc)- $50
    Disc brakes from Derbinator (iirc)- around $200 with all the fiddly bits
    shock mounts - $free.99 prototypes from Tony P /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Axleshaft bolts - $free.99 from That K30 Guy /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
    New U-bolts - $30 or so
    Spring plates - $free.99 prototypes from Willyswanter /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    Welded diff - $$free.99, done by Mr Welder himself, KidJethro.

    So around $590 out of pocket, but I'm going to be adding a Detroit to it pretty soon hopefully so it will be around $900 all said and done. Considering what it has in it, I guess it's worth the money...

    Thanks to everyone that helped me with parts for it, please note that no fewer than 7 CK5 members contributed parts or labor to this axle, and of those 5 were freebies. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Did I mention that CK5 rules? Sorry if I forgot anyone... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  8. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    14bff axle $50
    Detroit $320
    Bearings $50
    Disk brake brackets $60
    calipers $11.99 ea
    rotors $35 ea
    Press and turn rotors $25

    I should have done a gear change...
    but I stuck with 4.10's...

    The next one...I'm shaving 2" off...and going with 5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I got mine for free and haven't started on it yet. Just got a set of 4.10's for $40.... So I have $40 into it so far! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    bout $300,4.10's with a detriot and disc. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  11. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a 78 3/4 ton for 400.00. After i sold the tranny/t case,Meyers plow, and misc garbage, I made 250.00!! New locker, new gears, bearings and seal, 600.00. Throw in the disc brakes and non caddy calipers for another 140.00. grand total- 490.00
     
  12. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Purchase price = $100
    New bearings and seals = $100
    Welded diff = free
    disc brake brackets = $100
    calipers = free
    rotors = free
    brake hoses = $40
    u-bolts = $50
    conversion u-joint = $30
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    8-lug front hubs for the 10-bolt = $50
    15x10 8-lug rims = $150
     
  13. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Well le'me see here: /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    14bff w/factory limited slip - $100
    New 8 lug 16" rims - unknown at this time /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    New 16" tires - unknown at this time /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    new front 8 lug setup - $150 (10 bolt 3/4 ton setup bought at a junk yard)
    new 14bff 4.10 gears to mach front diff bought at junk yard - about $50

    Sorry, i guess i can't really help out much yet, as i haven't had the cash to actually buy everything to get it runnin for the trail use. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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  14. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    If your lookin to upgrade everything, and plan on takin it off road alot, doin some funky stuff, /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif it will cost you some money as i am finding out, but will be worth it when completed. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif But if you want to save some cash and don't really take the ride off road much, or don't do anything extreme, then just have it rebuilt and install some kind of good locker unit in there. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Just my opinion though. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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  15. BigJohnson

    BigJohnson 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I guess I am convinced...not that it was that hard...I need to go ahead and junk my 10 bolt. Adding up the average figures it looks like if I find the right axle I could end up with a 14 bolt and a detroit for less than $500. Since I need to re-gear anyway(3.08 gears are worthless) I think it will be cheaper to do the axle swap. I figure for the 10 bolt $160x2 for gears $200 for install kits and a couple more hundred to replace the gov lock with something and a brake rebuild...well you get the picture. So I guess now all I need is some axles....I'm off to the for sale forum.
     
  16. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hmm lets see never added it up.

    14B-$75
    4.11 gears and carrier with Detroit-$85
    Install kit-$100
    Ax-Kickin Brackets-$80
    2 Calipers-$30
    2 Rotors-$50
    16 Studs-$35
    Conversion joint-$25
    Bearings and seals-$65
    Bedliner, paint, and fluids-$50








    Daayuum $595.00 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif












    Having a locked disc brake axle that's almost unbreakable.............. Priceless

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  17. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Axle: $200
    4.56 gears: $200
    Install kit: $100
    bearings: $100
    Brake shoes: $35
    Ujoint: $30
    Gear Oil: $30
    Weld Spiders: $20
    Gear install: $100 + old 10 bolt

    About $850 all said and done with all new bearings, brakes, gears, etc.

    Harley
     
  18. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    14FF with 4:10s, free.. welded spiders.
    D44 8 lug 4:10 $200
    15x10 8 lug wheels $92
    Whatever the u-joint cost.
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    Where are y'all getting your bearings and seals so cheap? I priced them in LMC (because I know they are factory parts) and it came out to quite a bit more than that. I know I want Timkin bearings and high quality seals (I dont know of any brand names). I'm doing disks and the works too /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  20. Beast388

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    Where are y'all getting your bearings and seals so cheap? I know I want Timkin bearings and high quality seals

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    I went to Autozone. They sell Timkin. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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