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Question regarding 78 Federal K5s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by landsmasher, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. landsmasher

    landsmasher 1/2 ton status

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    I have one. Have been comparing it to street modlels and the first thing I notice is that I have 6 leaves in the rear suspension and 3 in the front where as all the stock K5s I see have one less of each. I also have a PTO winch and no smog stuff on it. And it's smog legal in CA. (go figure)

    My question is this. Are there any hidden mods that I have yet to see that you know about? Like reinforcement of body panels and the like? Also I think it has a 3/4 ton rear end. It's a 12 bolt but the guy at the local driveline place said it has 3/4 ton hubs. But it's 6 lug wheels. Anyone know about this?
     
  2. beater74

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    It's a 12 bolt but the guy at the local driveline place said it has 3/4 ton hubs. But it's 6 lug wheels.

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    if the rear has hubs and it's a 12bolt then it's the elusive full floting 12 bolt. lets see some pics. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. landsmasher

    landsmasher 1/2 ton status

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    Well I think he's talking about the brake hubs. But anyways, what parts would you like to see pics of. It's in the shop getting a new bumper right now but I can go there and take some pics with the digicam and post them.
     

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