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spring perches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steve_kibbe, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    These are the stock perches on my 3/4 14 BFF.

    Are these going to crush like I've seen some do?

    I don't want them to be an issue down the road.

    Thanks,

    Steve

    14 bff perch.jpg

    14 bff perch 2.jpg
     
  2. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I don't want this to happen

    Pics barrowed from big83chevy4x4

    perch pos 1.JPG

    perch pos 2.JPG
     
  3. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Your spring perches are completely different that those in the pic. Yours have 4 sides to them and are completely welded to the axle tube. The ones in the pic only have 2 sides. That is why they crushed. Yours are considerably stronger than the ones shown in the picture.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    are those ones that bent about 3/16 to maybe a 1/4 thick? thats about what it looks like. the pearches on two of my 14ff are really thick, atleast 3/8. they dont look like they will ever be bending. i have another 14ff that has the same solid pearches too.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    14ff perches are cast iron and only problem is rust over the years . but buy the time thay rust out your truck wont be around any more. :p:
     
  6. steve_kibbe

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    Its a southern saltless truck too :D
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    dont worry then thay look great. only problem i have found is the pin hole gets full of crap. so clean it out good and clamp the springs on and go have fun.:p:
     
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    are all 14bfff perches cast ? i've hear that they went with steel in -83 or so
     
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    they are not only cast, i just dont know what year they went to stamped steel, and over the years they must have went thicker with the steel used for those pearches.
     
  10. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    i got mine off of a 87 and it had the stamped steel spring perches
     

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