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How to tell about 14 bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Teamstatic2001, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Teamstatic2001

    Teamstatic2001 Registered Member

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    I have a quick question about 14 bolt brakes. How do you tell what kind of brakes you have. I have a 14 bolt axle I thought was newer becuase it has the cast in ribs in the case along with the houseing being about twice as thick. The brake drums had the studs pressed in so that means it does not have slide off drums right? Allowing me to use the regular much cheaper disk brake brackets? Also does anyone know if the gears will work in any of the years?
     
  2. HeavyChevySC

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    Is it a full floater?
     
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    I have one that has the cast in ribs & it has the older style brake drums. It is out of an 88 burb. If you have to pull the axleshaft to take off the drum, then its the old style & you can use the good cheap parts.
     
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    Cool, good news for me, anyone on the gear situation?
     
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    99% sure the gears are the same.
     

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