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Using van axles on K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Strahan, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Strahan

    Strahan 1/2 ton status

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    I was told that van axles will make the rear tires come out farther so as to match the front ones. If that's true, what years/models van should I be looking for to provide a donor axle? Thanks!

    PS, it's going in an 88 Blazer if that's relevant.
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    True.

    The rear axle from a G30 van has an almost identical WMS to a D60.

    Someone else will need to help with the year range....


    :usaflag:
     
  3. wforicv

    wforicv 1/2 ton status

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    This is from Pirate's "14BFF Bible"

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The 14bolt is found in a huge number of GM 4x4 pickup trucks and vans, 3/4 and 1 ton, from the 70's right through until at least 2000. You can find it in:[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]73-96 C20, C25[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]73-00 C30, C35[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]73-00 G30, G35[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]73-00 K20, K25[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]73-00 K30, K35[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]84-88 CUCV[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]88-91.5 V30[/FONT]
    Here is the link. You will have all the info you need there:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/14b_bible/index.html

    My 14BFF came out of a late 80's 1 ton van. -Eric
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    axle swap for you will be 8 lug only unless you want 5 lug rear. as vans werent 6 lug like 4x4 gm trucks.
     
  5. Strahan

    Strahan 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the info guys. Eight lug is fine, it'll give me more incentive to swap both axles for full tons ;)
     

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