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need sugg. my k5 or 78 gmc 1-ton 4x4 van

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 91k5NC, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. 91k5NC

    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

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    alright found a 78 gmc 1-ton van for 800 still runs! thinking about taking running gears out of it and puttting them in my truck or should i make that my wheeling vehicle. if it is 1-ton or 3/4 will it have the 14-bolt and dana 60 or not. thanks drew
     
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    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

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    come on guys i know yhall know something about this, went and looked at it and has the 14-bolt but the front looks like a 10-bolt has 10 bolts in the cover but not the pattern of bolt like a 10-bolt. really need suggestion and info. thanks drew
     
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    mrhoes 1/2 ton status

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    i think that 1-ton vans have dana 60 fronts and the 3/4 tons have either 44s or 10 bolts the 14 bolt rear is wider than normal 14s and the spring perches wont line up
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    GM never offered full size 4WD vans from the factory. They have had various aftermarket 4WD conversion companies over the years that were authorized to do the conversion on a new van, purchased through a GM dealer. Years ago I had a '79 Dodge van that had been converted by Pathfinder, who I think is no longer in business. It was a 1-ton chassis, but the front axle they used was an 8-lug Dana 44. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Wheeling in a van takes some getting used to, as there is a LOT of sheetmetal to dent. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif But there's a lot more space in the back than in a K5. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    It could have anything under there since there was no 4x4 van ever offered from factory. I saw a Chevy van the other day with a driver side drop ford d44 up front.
     
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    i would love a 4x4 van for work. do you have any pics??? i've never seen a chevy 4x conversion, only fords.
     
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    i would love a 4x4 van for work. do you have any pics??? i've never seen a chevy 4x conversion, only fords.

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    come to Portland there are several running around town /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    thanks yall for the info, how hard is it to cut off and put new perches on, theis is a gmc if it makes any difference
     

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