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info on rear spring pad width

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have a 1 ton 4x4 and want to swap the axles in to a k5 frame.:thinking: i know the spring pad width is diff :tongue1: . so my question is can i just use the hangers from the 1 ton truck and put them on the k5 frame?:confused: this would save me from cutting and welding on the axle.:cool1: and yes i know its easy but so is moving the hangers.:crazy: just a idea of mine .:ears: thanks.:thumb:
     
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    R72K5 Banned

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    yes, frame rails are same distance apart, cut and drill and punch out rivets and use 3/8" grade 8 bolts when swapping

    nothing needs drileld if hangers are 73-87(91), k5-K-30 and C-5-C-30
    all same deal

    happy rivet killing and swapping :D

    good luck
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    only reason i am killing the k30 is the frame is rusted out at the right rear frt hanger section and the back frame horns. otherwise i would love to have a nother k30. thanks for the info.
     
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    cool

    thatll work

    rust kills them, yeah, it sux

    keep in mind that 5/10/20 series frames are smaller than 30 frame,

    5/10/20 rails arent as tall

    around 3" difference, under cab and front of bed

    GVWR of the K5 will remain reduced, legally, no matter that you swapped 30 series springs and axle under it,
    at the most youll have the GVRW of a C/K 20

    in the rear anyways

    well actually still the whole chassis since the difference is center area of the frames,

    my bad,,.


    but all that doesnt matter anyways since you just want the 30 setup under the rear of the 5


    good luck
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    thanks for the info but i know all the gvw stuff . i am a mechanic of 7 plus years. but have just recently found my true calling of dana 60 stuff. and i like to bolt and go play , instead of cut chop and grind and weld. just takes time away from my playing. i will post pics of this as i build it. thanks for the info.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Don't forget that the shock brackets are also reversed so you still need to chop and weld. IMHO it is easier to cut and reweld the perches and shock mounts than to drill out all those rivets.
     
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    drill rivits :confused: ? i am real good with a small tip on the liquifing wrench.:cool1: thay just drop to the ground:grin:
     

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