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1975 K5 One ton part duex

1975 K5 + 1989 3500 C&C + 6.0

noahrob

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Step 1 - swap axles which means spring perch cutting and welding. One question...since this is a C&C axle when I swap to srw hubs tod make it full width does it change where the brake mounts on the inside? I think not but maybe otherwise the brake would be totally inboard of the wheel.

Step 2 - suspension, 52s up front. Back the based on junkyard finds
 

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Ha, that is especially funny since I am from Quebec...

Love to hear some feedback on the 14bolt too...
 

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Got a rear axle. I'll start grinding and cutting later today. The general plan is take the 63's, shakle flip in the rear and 52's up front...

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I figured I'd swap the front first...I forgot how damnnheavy those dana60's are....I am out of 1 ton shape, it took me almost 7 hours to get both axles out and get the pickup all setup. A lot of it was rigging and moving the axles around on Jack's, but whatever...

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5" of lift...ha. need a few more inches then start thinking about that front shackle angle. I've got some 6" tough country 47's but might have to go 52's or ?
 

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Whats that rear disc brake setup on the 14 bolt, looks like it has an ebrake?
 

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Dude...this site is dead;(

Factory disc brakes have the emergency brake inside the rotor, kind of a cool setup so if for some reason all the fluid goes away you can stop (or at least slow down)
 

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Got one truck put back together and ready to go...anybody got a pic of a d60 passenger side mount? There is a big gap between the spring and the pumpkin...normal or bent studs?

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The spring center pin sits in the center hole there and does not bend the studs.
 

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I was waiting for parts so went snow wheeling in my other rig and had to do a little fixing over there. Im still waiting for a few more things, but cleaned up the frame a little, will put in a hatch since the gas tank is out and hopefully get the axle sorted out. Seems trivial, but figuring out what truck teh 14ff came out of was a little harder than I thought, but I needed that info to get the correct calipers, seals, etc...

normal BS, a little wire wheel, a little rust bullet and then a little paint

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Put the tank back in and then looked through the parts pile in the back of my house and bam...found a gas tank cover! Also, threw in a hatch, started cleaning up the 14bolt and did some little things like fixing the cables etc... I'll need to figure out shocks soon, thinking 14" Bilstein 5125's, but open to suggestions

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Where’d you get that hatch from? I’m about to pull my body lift off so I will need to install one.
 

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