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Welded new spring plates!! *pics*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by midnitewarya, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Well, I'm finally at the end of the tunnel. On Sept. 7 2005, my K5 blew it's gov-bomb. Now, all these months later, after rebuilding a '98 14bff, yesterday I welded my spring plates. Stephen (neverendingproject) came by and helped out a TON!. Now that 14b is resting peacfully under my Blazer. I just have to finish running my brakes lines, and I'll finally drive my baby agian. I'm soooo happy!:D:D:D:D

    BTW, Stephen, you need to post up some pics of your motor. That thing needs a write up or something, it's awesome.

    Stephen making sure everyone knows who the man is-:p:
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    Kinda out of focus, but a sweet weld nonetheless- (Thanks for the help Stephen)
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    Al
     
  2. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    looks good!! and boy thats some nice dry/dead grass your welding on!
     
  3. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    :D Yeah, thats not usually the best of ideas ...

    Luckily, it had rained all morning, so the ground was pretty damp.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    whats he got for a motor????
     
  5. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong Stephen,

    It's a stroked 383, vortec heads, w/tbi. It looks fantastic. He has everything powdercoated. It's gonna be a real torqer whenever he gets the rest of the truck put back together. :wink1:

    Al
     
  6. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Nice work. :waytogo:


    Careful with those stock 16" steelies... they bend if you look at them wrong :doah:
     
  7. muddybuddy

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    post pics of it under ur truck now!!!!
     
  8. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Thanks!

    You should see the other side, its a totally differnent rim.:D Those are just for pushing aroung the yard. I ordered my 35" BFG A/Ts on 16x10s today. I decided to switch to all 8 lug instead of running 8 in back and 6 up front, so I ordered all new 8 lug wheels. I also got the 3/4 spindles and hubs for the front, just got to pick up the bearings and seals on monday. It's funny, cause it had brand new 35" BFGs on 15x10 6lugs when it blew the carrier, they are gonna go up for sale in a week or so, but thats a different thread.

    Al
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

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    welds look great. just watch those perches, i had some just like those and folded them right over my second time out. i had my rear axle in the front hole, with it folded over, the centering pin wasn't even in the hole. on the drive home i could feel the rear axle moving back and forth even after i took a sledge hammer to it to beat it back up the best i could.
     
  10. midnitewarya

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    :eek1:

    I have them in the center hole right now. They are the same thickness as my 10 bolts plates, but not near as thick as the original 14b plates. Thanks for the heads up!

    Al

    Pics tommorow after it's light out...
     
  11. big83chevy4x4

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    i put mine on my 14bsf, they close to the same thickness if not the same as the stock ones. i didn't think that could happen, nor have i ever heard of it happening, but i did it. here are a couple pics of what they looked like afterword
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    i ended up using 2.5" .250 wall square tube with the ends capped with 5/16" plate for the new perches, looks 100 times stronger and weigh alot more.
     
  12. dleroy43

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    just out of curiosity, what kind of welder is he using? And what took you so long to get it rewelded?
    Just messing with you, glad your getting it together :saweet: :burb:
     
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    looks good.. especially with flux core ? and a 135 lincoln...

    a little suggestion... keep the torch on the puddle at the end of your weld for a second,,, and then hit the trigger.. or weld thru just past the end of the weld... then youll be sure its complete from end to end and you wont have a crater

    nice job!!!

    cam
     
  14. midnitewarya

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    Well, ahem, it's a Lincoln 175. :D But you called it, I was using flux. It was my first time using it, and in the futire I think I'm gonna pick up some gas first. I didn't like all the splatter while welding, it made me a little nervous at first.

    Thanks for the tip on finishing a weld, I'll be sure to try it out the next time I'm out there.

    ...It took soooo long because I have 2 kids in daycare. Need I say more? My K5 isn't my DD, so I wasn't in a rush to get it done.

    Those spring plates scare me. :eek1: I like the idea of using square tube to fab some up.

    Thanks for the input everybody!

    Al
     
  15. sweetk30

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    easy way to make boxed tube perches. 2.5 x 2.5 1/4 wall square tube and 1/4 plate or close to that. cut the tube to the length you want and cut patches and weld to ends. then cut arch in them to match the axle tube. drill center hole where you want it. and weld to axle . also it gives a bit of lift over stock .

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    plus u can get 1" lift :p:
     
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    *** responding and not hijacking***

    To appease the masses and my good friend Al (midnitewarya),
    here you go, he pretty much on with the specs, but there's a BUNCH of goodies that he didnt mention.

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    Al, Ill get some 3/8 steel we can weld to the front and back of those perches to beef em up if you want, just get me some rough dimensions, and I'll cut em out.
     
  20. midnitewarya

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    I got some 1/2" steel lying aroud from the old plates, I'll see what I can do with that. :D You totally stole my idea...
     

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