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Need 14B spring plates

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by shane74, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody local have a set? I am getting ready to do my 3/4 ton swap in the next couple weeks.
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    aren't ya gonna make some? :) I have some factory ones you can use for templates if ya want to crank out a set for me too... ;)

    j
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    That's a great idea! :cool1: When can I swing by and pick them up? Gimme a call.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    how soon do you need them? only asking cause the front end of my rig is on blocks for the 52" spring swap... I dont have enough stands and junk to get the rear end up on blocks too, otherwise I'd go out and take one of the plates off right now. ;) If you can gimme a week I oughta be able to have the front end on its own two feet again...

    j
     
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    Or see if anyone has an extra set of Jack stands you can borrow?
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    j - anytime within the next couple weeks is fine. If you need another set of stands to borrow, I have a set of the tall ones you can snag for a little while. I'll need them back soon since I am doing my conversion.

    kenny - you crack me up :D BTW, you have any spare 12B spider gears kicking around? I'm, gonna weld mine up and a spare set would be nice to have around.
     
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    You need the perches or the u-bolt plates? For a 2.5" or 3" spring?
     
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    not a problem at all... I plan on having the K5 back on its own two feet by the end of the week.. I can prolly pull a rear spring plate for ya on sunday. :grin:

    j
     
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    I have one extra 12 bolt axle right now, but I think the spiders were what was wrong with it in the first place.
     
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    Stephen Watson told me when I was doing the one ton swap on the K5 that the spring plates for the 14B were the SAME as what I took off the 12B...............and from my memory banks he was right (I think............).
     
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    Nope, larger diameter axle tubes will make your spring bolt hole spacing farther apart on the 14FF plates.
     
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    Your plates go under the axle and u-bolts go over the springs?
     
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    I'll compare my 12B plates to the 14B plates and see if there is any difference.
     
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    No, plates on top - went axle, spring, plate with u-bolts threads facing up.
     
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    I just did a 14bff swap into my Blazer last weekend and I had to use the backing plates off a parts rig. The 12b are too narrow. Shane, what are you going to do with your 1/2 ton axles? I might be interested in them for my Burb (I'm going to try to sell itand want to keep my 3/4 axles). Let me know. I have a 14bsf laying around if you need it. Don't know what gears. I also have 3/4 ton springs w-w/o overloads.
    T-roy
     
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    Thanks T.

    Here is the "plan" right now.

    1. 3/4 ton swap on the blazer
    2. The 3.73 geared 1/2 ton axles will go under the burb.
    3. The 3.08 geared 1/2 burb axles will be going away

    This is all dependant on what I find out about my burb this week. If the motor is shot...then I have no idea what I am going to do... :crazy:
     
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    Cool. Let me know. I would be interested in geting rid of the 3.08s for you if you want. I don't have any $, but would be willing to help you do your swap(s). We could use my driveway to reduce chance of unintentional departure. Also, I have those really tall jackstands. They help a lot. Let me know what happens. Also, are you still involved in that parts mgf thing with Ryan? I am going to want to do a rear disc brake setup soon. I got that 3.73 14bff from Ron, but (Gasp) it only has 12" brakes. God know that those will never stop my Blazer.
    Talk to you soon.
    T-roy
     
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    What do you have for a motor? I know Jeff, muddytazz was selling a good 400 ci for $300 or $400. Not sure if he still has it though. I've also got a rebuildable 350 block and crank.
     
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    T-Roy - Yes, Black Widow Performance is still very much alive. If you want to check out what we have for disc brake stuff, you can check out our website www.blackwidowperformance.com

    Kenny - I have a line on a complete 6.2 if my 350 is toast. I'll probably end up doing the diesel swap and going to 3/4 ton running gear. If I do that, I'll need to pick your brain some.
     
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    Looks very cool. I take it that Ryan's job is to sit there with a dremel tool and carve out all the spider designs? Lol.
     

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