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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    The 14bff is the back of the truck. YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA!
    I can't wait till I do the lift so I can install that too.

    Can some one who has one please do me a favor? Can you measure from perch to perch and backing plate to backing plate. TIA

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    OK from the edge of one backing plate to the other is 53".
    Center to center of the perches looks like 42 1/2" but the tape is going across the rear cover so it is probably a little less than that. Congrats.

    Rene

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  3. blazen91

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    Thanks Rene. Nice beaver!

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    Now I'm alttle concerned. From backing to backing I have 51". From center of perch to center of perch is 40 1/2" or so. The over all from fub to fub, nut including the studs, is 67". If all I have to do is move the perch, then that's cool. Other wise I need to go talk to the guy I got it from. Using those measurements, do you know what this might be out of? Duelly? Post 87 Truck? Any help would be appreciated.

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    <font color=blue>Sounds like it could be from a 1 ton. Mine has the same measurements and its from an 83 1 ton. It bolted up to my 71 but you will have to move the perches.</font color=blue>

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    So is a sub 14ff the right length from perches?

    88k5 silverado w4"lift soon to have <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.56s
     
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    <font color=blue>If the sub was a 3/4 ton (they werent 1 ton, right?) it should bolt right up to your 88. </font color=blue>

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    You got the one ton version. You'll have to move the perches. However you do have the bigger brakes, 13" I believe.

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    So all I have to do is move the perches and the shock mounts? I can handle that. What are your measurements from outside to outside?

    Thanks all for your help.

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    OK one more trip to the carport and I have a dimension for you.

    Drumroll please............are ya on the edge of your seat yet?



    OK enough BS its 45" outside to outside.[​IMG]

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    My overall length is 671/2" from fom where the wheel sets on the hub to the other. Am I confusing you? Thanks again for your help.
    Or does someone know the overall length of a 10b or 12b from outer drum to outer drum.


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    No you're not confusing me, its just a horrendously difficult measurement to get with the wheels on and under the truck[​IMG]
    Your width should be very very close to a 10 or 12 bolt.

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    OK I found a spare rim and measured the distance from the mounting face to the back side of the rim. Then I measured between my rims on my truck. Mine is 67 1/2" drum face to drum face. 58" in between the rims plus the depth of the rim x2 (9 1/2" total). So it sounds like yours is the same width as mine.

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    Ya I knew it would be difficult, so I hoping some one would have one on the ground to measure. But you answered my question and I greatlly appreciate all your help.

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    No problem, I remembered I had the spare rim after I posted[​IMG] That made it simple. Glad I could help.

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    Blazen91, Measure your springs center to center. Then measure the pads on your 14bolt. I had to weld new pads on because my 14bolt was out of a USMC M1008. I was told that they had a wider frame then the K5. Let me know if that helped. Also check out your site your buddys K5 is sweet!. Oh yea like your window sticker.
     

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