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I guess GM never stops changing things

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Pulled the drums off another 14BFF tonight and all was different than the last 5. This one had a spindle nut that was twice as thick as normal, a key stock peice in the key way and a retainer clip to hold the key stock in. Never seen that before. So I get the drum and brake parts off and went to put on the disc brake conversion. Won't go on, turns out there are crimp markings (something like that) on the spindle behind the machined area. Looked like a three jaw chuck had bit into the steel leaving burs behind. Once they were smoothed off the brake conversion went right on. Just when you think you've done something enough times you can do it in your sleep, GM throws a curve ball at you.
     
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    We just bought a 87 crew cab that has the same set up your talking about, has 10 rear bolts though..........FF, Had a "lock ring" type thing holding a square key, and very thick nut. THis was the first one I'd ever done solo, all the one's I ever seen pop take apart had 2 nuts on each side.........
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I think that is the standard, two nuts with a retainer in the middle. This one seemed different all the way along. Just little things, till I got inside the brake drums. This one also had the really big drums and all the ones I have apart before were the smaller size so maybe that is it. Kinda interesting though.
     
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    Yep my 14 bolt is like that.
     
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    If the cover only had 10 bolts wouldn't that be a Dana rear end and not a Corp. 14?
    And wouldn't that explain some of the differences?

    All the Dana's I've worked on were different from the Corp. 14 axles.
     
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    Kert, I think the really large brake (13x3) drums, are off a truck with 8600 lb. or higher GVW.
     
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    yea, i've seen that type of lock nut set-up on p-van axles
     
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    Should make a nice axle for my 4000 lbs. short box huh!!
     
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    Thats no kidding!!! What ratio is it?
     
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    i have the keyway lock on one side and the two nuts on the other. one side came with only one adjusting nut /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif so i stole the large adjusting nut/keyway lock from an old truck. . .paid the guy at the junkyard $20 for JUST it. . . and i mean GUY WHO WORKED at the junkyard, not the junkyard itself /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif . . . now i'm kinda hoping if anyone buys that axle (which we put back together) they check it out before they use it /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    i think the keyway has JB7 brakes, and the two nuts have JB6
     

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