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u joint straps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skelly1, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. skelly1

    skelly1 1/2 ton status

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    So, today, whilst playing hookie from work, I put a 14bff and a D44 in the 1990 K5. Have to wait for the rear u-joint from napa. I don't have the right straps for where the u-joint bolts to the front diff either. Anybody know what to do there? Also, do I need to replace the brake hoses in the front too? Otherwise, it's been very straight forward swapping that stuff in there.
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    I don't have the right straps for where the u-joint bolts to the front diff either. Anybody know what to do there?

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    You need to go to the parts store and give them the year of the truck it came out of. Some years had straps, others had u-bolts...you can't use one in the other, the holes won't line up. If nothing else, take a very close measurement of the hole center-to-center dimension and take that with you. And, the strap/u-bolt will be for a 1310 cup size.

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    Also, do I need to replace the brake hoses in the front too?

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    If you're using the D44 calipers, yes.
    If you reused your 10 bolt calipers, no.
     
  3. skelly1

    skelly1 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. I will reuse my old calipers. I remember that now. I'll pull the u-bolts holding the u-joints on the 72 that I have and have them match them up at the parts store, since they will work for mine.
     
  4. R72K5

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    if anything i might have some straps laying around still, if you measure cap diameter and center to center on bolt holes for each strap in the yoke


    thanks
     

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