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spring questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by patches85, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. patches85

    patches85 Registered Member

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    Hey guys can anyone tell me if the leaf springs from a 74 will work on my 85? Is this a direct replacement or is there modifications? :hack: :weld: :grind: :1zhelp:
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    need more in fo? front /back / 1/2 ton 3/4 ton 1 ton what is both specs ?
     
  3. patches85

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    12 bolt rear dana 44 up front> they are off of a 74 I am hoping to use on my 85. They are aftermarket lift springs
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    axles dont matter for this. and you didnt read my question correctly but hear is the info to the best of my limits.
    front springs are all the same 1/2 -1 ton . and there is 52 rear and 56 rear in the springs eye to eye . 1/2 ton is 52 most 3/4 ton 52 and some 3/4 ton 56 and 1 ton all 56.
     
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    I scored a 74 for 50 bucks. It has a suspension lift and also a body lift. I believe these trucks have a 44 in front and a 12 bolt in the rear. I want to use them in my 85. The reason I bought it was for the full top. I want to put it on my 85. Any help? Pics suggestions any thing. I don't know what the doors are supposed to look like or the bedsides?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    those are the axles . dana 44 is the front . 12 bolt is the rear. and if k5 blazer springs are 52 in the rear . will work no problem. but axle swap could be 1 or 2 things in the rear. such as ujoint size . but vary easy swaps.
     
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    What about the roof? doors need cut? bedsides need support ? any help
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    this is a whole other thread that need starting.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I had a 1 ton a few yrs ago that had 52" rear springs.
     

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