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searching a 12bolt axle.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tall_Girl, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Tall_Girl

    Tall_Girl Registered Member

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    Can anyone help me how to find one. If I ask a dutch junk yard holder for a 12bolter he does not know what I'm talking about. On what vehicle were these standard?

    P.S. Changed the signature on request.

    XXX
    Lana

    6'5" tall Dutch girl, just bought a 88 K5, and about to dump the jeep.
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Any GM 1/2 ton truck made before 81 will have the 12 bolt. You might also ask for a Semi floating 6 lug 14 bolt available in 3/4 ton Suburbans and trucks from 87 up. It's stronger than a 12 bolt and would probably have 3.73 or 4.10 gears.
    They way you tell GM axles appart is counting the cover bolts. 12 bolt has 12 bolts. Now some GM trucks had Dana axles. A Dana 44 front also has 10 bolts like a 10 bolt GM does.
    Here is something you can print out for the Junkyard to help locate what your looking for. communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim>coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim</a>
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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    But remember some 2 wheel drive PickUps and 12bolt out of a car have a 5 lug bolt pattern on the wheel instead of a 6 lug the K5 has.
    Good luck

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

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    I think I have an extra 12 bolt front sitting in the garage, but the shipping would kill the deal.
    Good luck
     
  5. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Nice one Exe!!! I'll take one if you're selling the 12 bolt front!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!

    74 Blazer
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  6. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    No need to seek any further. I have 3 12Bolts rear axles. I'll let you have one for free. I don't know the ratio, because I did not even open one of them. I just did not have the time to put one under yet. And to tell you the best news of all, I am Dutch too. So there are no shipping costs. Just tell me where you live or give me your phone number and we see what we can do.

    I wonder why I didn't notice you here before, but after a small research I saw you only just registered here, and even more recent, just bought your blazer. Congrats to that. Sure nice to see another Dutch K5 rider.

    And to the rest, I think I keep most of the answers to her in English, not Dutch, because I need you guys to back me up on the technical stuff.

    Anyways. A warm welcome to you Lana.


    1988 K5 Blazer Silverado Grand GT in the Netherlands. "No it does not fit everywhere overhere, but after one pass through it will fit the next time"
     
  7. Gandolf

    Gandolf 1/2 ton status

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    Let's all chip in and send that 12 bolt front axle to the Smithsonian. [​IMG]


    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  8. Tall_Girl

    Tall_Girl Registered Member

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    That is real sweet Sammy. Doing anything this weekend? Maybe I can pick it up at your place. Like to meet you too and see your blazer as wel.

    Lana.

    6'5" tall Dutch girl, just bought a 88 K5, and about to dump the jeep.
     

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