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Should I buy it??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrmojo32, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. mrmojo32

    mrmojo32 Registered Member

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    I have an 89 Gmc Jimmy - 350 - manual trans - 10 bolt front and rear .308 I think.

    I have located an 85 chevy 3/4 ton truck with no bed and motor and trans pulled. The interior is shot and the bottom of the cab has rust holes. 14 bolt front and rear diff and good transfer case.

    The guys wants 400.00 for the whole thing. What do you guys think about the price? I would part it out for my truck. I could really use the axels.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if all factory its worth 400,000 with factory 14 bolt front.

    if axles are good and in sound shape it will have all the stuff needed for 3/4 ton swap and bolt in to your k5 much easyer. 400 isnt to bad at all in my opinion for a good rollin parts truck.

    but 85 3/4 would be 8lug 10 bolt front and watch out for semi floater 14 rear. you realy want 14ff rear.
     
  3. k2mslskier

    k2mslskier 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like a good deal to me, but if it's a 3/4 ton it would probably be a 3/4 ton 10 bolt in the front and a 14 bolt in the rear. I could be wrong as far as the front goes...I'm sure others will chime in soon.
     
  4. mrmojo32

    mrmojo32 Registered Member

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    Im sorry .... your right..... 10 bolt front.
     
  5. mrmojo32

    mrmojo32 Registered Member

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    gears

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    This is my rig.... The .308's are killing me. Would the 85 3/4 ton have .373 or .411's?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    nice ride but shrink the pic. it ruins the thread scrolling fun.
     
  7. mrmojo32

    mrmojo32 Registered Member

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    How?

    How do you shrink the image?
     
  8. bigblazer87

    bigblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    In response to your question, most 3/4 ton axles I have seen for sale are 3.73's, but I know that some do have 4.10's as well. Only way to know is to pop the cover and count ring & pinion teeth. Just hope for the 4.10's, because you want the lowest gears possible.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    with HD 3/4 tons (with 14FF) 4.10s are most common around here. i've actually never seen a K20 with 3.73s in it stock around here. plenty of 4.10s and 4.56s though.

    you'll also want to make sure that the rear axle is a 14 bolt FULL FLOATER. this is easily identified by the 8 bolt flange on the ends of the axle shaft (in the center of the wheel, NOT the lug nuts). being an 85 it COULD have a 14 bolt semi floater in it. while not totally bad, they're pretty common with 3.42s in them.
     

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