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who has changed from straps to U-bolts on their 14ff?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spoolnaround, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. spoolnaround

    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    Did you alter the yoke for the u-bolt or did they have u-bolts long enough? The bolts for the straps are longer than the u-bolts whats your fix? If you dont get it the u-bolts will be too short to get a nut on.
     
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    I bought my yokes already modified when I got them from Jess... I was switching to 1410 anyway so it was no real extra cost.
     
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    I have a 1410 yoke sitting on the bench but its set up for when I finish my doubler (I have a 1350 on the driveline I have now). I wasted the straps and have heard of guys drilling out the threads and using u-bolts but they arent long enough. If there isnt an easy solution then I will stick with the straps until I finish the conversion.
     
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    HAD has what you need...

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    ??? who is this?
     
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    AKA "Jess" from my post...
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif I should have figured that out, I was even sober!
    I will just stay with the straps.
     
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    I haven't talked to jess, but to just change to ubolts on a regular 1350 yoke I don't think it will work. I had mine off a week or so ago since I broke a bolt off in it. the back side where the nuts would go IS NOT FLAT. so the nuts on the ubolts wouldn't sit right even if you did drill it out.
    so I just paid the $40 at the machine shop to have them get my bolt and broken extracter out, and run a tap through all the holes.
     
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    so it cant be done then? the only option is to order the 1410.
     
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    I had a yoke, was a 1350 style I believe. the threads for the strap bolts had stripped out. I ended up using allen head bolts and nuts on the back side. A little clearance grinding to allow the nuts to sit flat. The nuts however didn't turn. To get the nuts to turn like you would need on a ubolt setup is gona require more clearancing.
     

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