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Weird 14BFF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txfiremank5, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I picked up my D60 & 14bFF today. (break, for small cheer) But I noticed something weird about the 14. It has a lot of webbing running down the diff housing. They look like cooling fins. I have never noticed these on any other 14 bolts I have seen. It has much more than the usual 14. Anyone seen one of these critters before? Know anything about why it's like that?
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    pics /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i see them all day long(i work at a chevy dealer). the 14 bolt u have is out of a 90's truck.
     
  4. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I'll be trying to get some pic with my crappy digi-cam in a couple of days. I'll post one if it works.
     
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    i see them all day long(i work at a chevy dealer). the 14 bolt u have is out of a 90's truck.

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    Thanks. I figured someone knew. I also thought that it being newer would likely be the case. Works for me I guess. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I think 1988 and newer had the ribs on them. They are the stronger 14ff's
     
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    I think 1988 and newer had the ribs on them. They are the stronger 14ff's

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    I had two 1 tons. One was an 88 with out the webbing while the other was a 91 with the webbing. So I know it was after 88. BTW both had the stock rear ends.
     
  8. txfiremank5

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    Cool beans! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    i seen one today, it was in a 89-91 1 ton truck. it does look wierd.
     
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    i seen one today, it was in a 89-91 1 ton truck. it does look wierd.

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    and you can get the brake drums off without removing the hubs!
     
  11. txfiremank5

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    i seen one today, it was in a 89-91 1 ton truck. it does look wierd.

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    and you can get the brake drums off without removing the hubs!

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    Heeeyyyy.. the pluses just keep stackin' up. Not bad for $350 w/ a Detroit. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    and you can get the brake drums off without removing the hubs!

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    I believe this depends on what truck the axle came in, C/K vs. R/V series. My 91 "V" series does not have the pull off drums, they are held on the hub by the studs just like my old 76 axle was. My axle is definitely original to the truck and it does have the ribs on the housing.

    I'm pretty sure the ribbing started in 89, this is the earliest year truck I have seen that housing in.
     
  13. txfiremank5

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    Hope this works, & sorry for the crappy pic quality if it does work.

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    The other side pretty much looks the same.
     
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    looks pretty sweet /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Hey, I want one too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif No need to shave it since the lip has a ramp /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    looks pretty sweet /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    No no... it looks sinister.... sinister, yeah, that's it. Stone pimp
     
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    Hey, I want one too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif No need to shave it since the lip has a ramp /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    I'd cut all that crap off.
     
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    Hey, I want one too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif No need to shave it since the lip has a ramp /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    Actually, I think on the bottom side, the lip is still taller than the webs, go figure. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I'd cut all that crap off.

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    That would make one of us... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    I'd cut all that crap off.

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    That would make one of us... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    Fine with me, I prefer to not get stuck.
     

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