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Will this 14 bolt work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camokrawler, May 10, 2006.

  1. camokrawler

    camokrawler Registered Member

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    i have an 87 chevy 1/2 and found a 14 bolt ff for 150 out of a 79 van, will this fit my truck? i know i would have to move the spring perches.
    thanks
    camokrawler
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    yeah after you move the spring perches it will work. its wider too so itll give you a nice stance.:D
     
  3. camokrawler

    camokrawler Registered Member

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    what makes it wider the hubs? are all the upgraded shafts the same for all 14 bolts?
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i think its just the hubs but im not sure if the shafts are the same or not.
     
  5. Masiony

    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    why do you need upgraded shafts? have you ever even heard of someone breaking one? i happen to have a spare set that i got for free. i think they will make good pry bars.:D
     
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    surpip 1 ton status

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    no it wont work at all
    ill trade you it for the 14ff in my blazer right now
    minus gears and locker of course
     
  7. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Lucky, I think the shafts are different too. That is from the pickup
     
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    4x4_76 1/2 ton status

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    I just started axle project. I have 14ff from Van, and when I bought it, I measured it to be about 6 and ½ inches wider than 12-bolt. Relocated spring perches, custom 15" wheels and it should work fine. Just a week ago I shaved 2" off from the pumpkin :D Need to fill the hole and mill off 1/6" off from the ring gear.
     
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    REDCRO_REDNECK 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 14 bolt from a van also. does anyone know if the disk brake kits will work on it too?
     
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    skidpan 1/2 ton status

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    so if my step side needs something a little wider than i have right now i could just get the 14b out of a van and it would push the wheels out a little more?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Van 14ff axle is 3" wider than a truck 14ff and the axles are longer as well. Yes the rear disc conversion will work on the van axle.
     

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