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I am now clean shaven

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Finished shaving my 14 bolt last night, went from 9-7/8" of clearance to 10-1/2". Shaved my rock ring to match, I could have done more but I don't have the lip any more and have plenty of beef so I think I'm good to go.
    I will do a short review when time permits, maybe this weekend.

    Steve

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    Cool .I wanna see some pics cuz Iv got a 14 bolt in a parts truck I have .I was going to grind the lip off but sawzalling most of it off then grinding it smooth sounds like the way to go.

    Some people shouldnt drive anything bigger than their head.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
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    Guys,

    I was talking to someone at CALROCS this weekend that seemed to know alot about competition modifications. He was telling me I could take my ring gear to a machine shop and have 7/8ths of an inch machined off of it and still be super strong. Then you can cut off the whole bottom of the 14FF and weld on a plate to cover it. This whole operation keeps original strength and will give you about 2.0 - 2.5 inches of extra clearance over stock. I will be checking into how much the machine work will be and the balancing of the ring gear after machining. This sounds like it might be worth the efforts.


    David

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  4. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, Matt at westtexasoffroad.com has done this and had pics over on the oirate board a while back, looked pretty wild, had more clearance than a D60.

    Steve

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    Shaveing 7/8ths of a inch, on a gear thats only a inch and half wide? -Yikes..

    <font color=blue>Twiz
     
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    Ooops, when you said Clean Shaven, I immediately thought that you must have an upcoming court appointment.
    Will the defendent please rise................................
    Okay, maybe not funny, but I couldn't resist.


    <font color=blue>I don't know everything, I just think that I do.............</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    7/8 off the diamater not the width.

    Steve

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    Yeah, Anyone else notice he's tring to take over the world?
    Nothing wrong with that, I'm just sayin'...clean shaven, world dominence, down with the K5 scene... I think we have a prezidential canidate here....

    Vote for <font color=green>Steve</font color=green>

    <font color=blue>Twiz
     
  9. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Don't give away my secrets

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    Is this what you're talkin bout:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/14boltcutsmall.JPG>Chopped 14 Housing</a>

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/14boltdonesmall.JPG>Chopped 14 finished</a>

    I was shocked when I first saw it[​IMG]

    Rod
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    Yep, that is what he was talking about..Goldrush did you get that guys name.. He sure did know a lot about the 14 bolts.. But did you notice he didn't have that done to his 14....Dan

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    Yup that is a sweet shave job!!! I would love that! Makes me wish I knew a lot more about welding.

    -Mikey
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    Shaveing the ring gear makes me skidish (not what <font color=green>Steve</font color=green> did, what this other guy did), I don't like it at-all. Even if it is done clean, still, you loose contact area, between the ring and pinion

    Think about this. Where the ring and pinion contact, where the teath contact each other, thats maybe 3 or 4 square inches. Figure that 3 square inches has to deal with 1,300+ft/lbs of torque, imagine the pressure betweeen the teath...Thats the same resson the 8 and a halfs get smoked, too much contact pressure.
    I know, 10.5 (9 5/8 after) vs. 8.5, there is no comparing the two(the 10.5 has way-more leverage than the 8.5), but if you take out part of the ring gear on the 10.5, the differnce is reduced, than add more power, lower (before the R&amp;P) gears...It just makes me skidish...

    Than again, I'm going with a reverse 60 in the back, hind siht is 20/20, lets hope it doesn't hurt...

    <font color=blue>Twiz
     
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    I wanna see some pics of it with the carrier and ring in place. Anyone got it?

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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