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New guy with a question about 14 bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Buffalo Elk, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Buffalo Elk

    Buffalo Elk Newbie

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    I read the thread below about 14 bolts. I have a full floater from an 87 which is going to replace the one in my 73 C-20. The new one has the bigger brakes and the older one in the truck has the smaller ones. Both are full floaters. I've been told they are Danas, can anyone verify that from the pic on this page?

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    We are planning to remove the big drums and install discs soon. I have seen the kits on ebay for $199-250. Has anyone bought one or have any experience with a kit of this nature?

    If anyone that has done this swap and has pics and or a description of the swap on a webpage, please send a link.

    The reason we are replacing mine is because it has a bad axle housing and needs work to seal properly.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like a 14 bolt to me :k5: :k5:

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  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    A 14 bolt is produced by General Motors and not Dana/Spicer. The bigger brakes are likely from a 1 ton truck and will most likely be a direct bolt in.
     
  4. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you don't do the disc swap before you put it on the truck you might have to worry about rim interference, but I kinda doubt it.
     
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    I didn't buy a kit from ebay. I bought my brackets from www.diy4x.com and bought everything else locally. I have under $200 in mine for the complete deal, including all brake lines.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My 15" 8 lug rims cleared the 13" brakes just fine.

    Rene
     
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    folkenheath Worthless Trash Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I second DIY4x for the disc brake brackets. Kert's great to deal with and have excellent products!!
     
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    The thing that I like most about Kert's brackets is that he uses solid spacers instead of pipe, that's why I chose his.
     
  11. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    "Tim" aka "Shaker" is an awesome guy to deal with, very knowledgeable. I know him personally and I have nothin but good things ot say about him, definately went outta his way to help me out a few times.
     

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