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What should I offer this guy?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    It's a 14 bolt. The guy said he doesn't know if it's an '80's or '70's 14 bolt. He doesn't know what kinda shape it's in either. As far as that goes, I would treat it as one that needs a rebuild.
    Anyway, is there any difference between the '70's and '80's 14 bolts? How would I tell? How much should I offer him?
    What do I have to do to get it to line up under my blazer ('79-has a 12bolt right now)?

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  2. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i would say no more than a hundred bucks. who knows what it will cost you to get going.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The 70's are more likely the FF.
    The 80's are more likely the SF.

    Make sure you can tell the difference between the FF and SF.

    If he does not know the condition of it, no more than $100.

    Hope its a FF!!! [​IMG]

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  5. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    Wouldnt the SF be a 6 lug? or is that not always the case? Just curious cuz that might be one way to tell.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The 14SF is available in both 6 and 8 lugs.

    The 8 lugs are standard axles from '81 to '91 on 3/4 tons.

    The 6 lugs were started in '88 on the newer body style trucks.

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  7. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    And to answer your other question - if it is a 3/4 ton it will/should bolt right in with the shock mounts in the correct position and everything. If it is a one ton version both the shock mounts and the spring perches will need to be relocated. You will need either a Napa 348 or 447 u-joint depending on your driveshaft. My '79 needed the #348, might be the same as your '79 is. Other than that, e-brake cables are the only other issue. Hopefully they drop right in like mine did from Wes the magic man [​IMG].

    Hopefully it is an open diff, then you pick up a Detroit for $300 and drop it in yourself (or with your significant other). And forget about clunking/breaking that pig......... Nevermore.............quoth the Raven [​IMG].

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  8. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    in an 85 stock, if it ff?
    ff means full floater right?
    whats that mean?


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  9. KrebsATM02

    KrebsATM02 1/2 ton status

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    good god the ff has huge hubs on the ends. They have 8 bolts that hold in the axle shaft, and you have to take the shafts out to get the drums off. Another thing to look for are the bigger 13" drums. Later - Doug

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