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Van width 14 B FF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SF87K5, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. SF87K5

    SF87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Do I need to move the spring perches or is this a straight bolt up thing. Thanks for all your guys/gals help. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sorry Danny, you'll have to move the perches on a van 14BFF. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Have to move the spring perches. Dont know about the shock mounts though. Good luck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    as I understand you don't really have to move the perches just put your new ones on and leave the old ones there unless you want to remove them and make it look clean.
     
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    as I understand you don't really have to move the perches just put your new ones on and leave the old ones there unless you want to remove them and make it look clean.

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    Yep, that is true. Regardless, the stock van perches will not work. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool thanks for the fast replies. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Now how far do I need to move them inward? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    be right back, gonna go measure
     
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    its hard to tell but say its real close to 51" from center pin to center pin. i dont rember how far apart out trucks have them cuz mines not there anymore. when i welded my perches on, i put the axle under the truck and moved everthing around till all the measurements were correct. then i tightend everythign up, checked the angles again and tacked them on. be sure not to get your tube to hot when you weld them on.
     
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    Danny, You'll have to move them so they are 42.5" on center.

    Not too long ago, Kidjethro posted some pics that showed the stock van perches next to the freshly welded-on perches to fit a K5. Maybe send him a PM..../forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ben, awsome thanks alot.
     

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