CK5 Network
Repairing, restoring or modifying your ride just got a whole lot easier!

Another 14 Bolt FF Question

trollporter

1/2 ton status
Joined
Feb 29, 2004
Posts
517
Reaction score
0
Location
Lady's Island, SC
I have located 14bFF in a late 70's SRW 3/4 ton 2wd. Is the spring perch center-center and the WMS-WMS correct for my '84 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif. I'm fairly sure it's the right one but I just want to make sure. And is $200 at a salvage yard a good price? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
 

Fubeca

1/2 ton status
Joined
Dec 18, 2002
Posts
2,100
Reaction score
2
Location
Denver Area
The spring width and wms are the same as your current axle. The 2wd versions' shockmounts are about 1.5 - 2" lower on the axle tube but are on the right sides. I would pay $200 for a 14B FF in good condition.
 

heavy4x4

1/2 ton status
Joined
Aug 28, 2002
Posts
3,270
Reaction score
0
Location
Delafield, Wisconsin
[ QUOTE ]
Is the spring perch center-center and the WMS-WMS correct for my '84 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Yup.

[ QUOTE ]
And is $200 at a salvage yard a good price

[/ QUOTE ]

Not a bad price...especially if it's got the gear ratio you want and doesn't need an overhaul before you can swap it in.

[ QUOTE ]
14bFF in a late 70's SRW 3/4 ton 2wd

[/ QUOTE ]

Being from a 2wd, the shock mounts will be about 2 inches lower than the 4wd version. This gives you a couple of options. One, you can just hook up you current shocks and you'll loose some axle droop in articulation. Two, you could cut and re-weld the shock mounts. Or three, buy some longer shocks.
 

BlazerGuy

3/4 ton status
Joined
Apr 20, 2000
Posts
9,206
Reaction score
1
Location
abcde
If it's in good condition then 200 clams sounds good, but if need a lot of work then get 'em to lower the price...
 

trollporter

1/2 ton status
Joined
Feb 29, 2004
Posts
517
Reaction score
0
Location
Lady's Island, SC
Thanks for the input guys. The axle appears to to be in fair condition from what I can see and I'm not sure about the cog ratio. Can't find a ratio tag like some of the others that I've seen. And the shock mounts aren't that big of a deal because I'm going with Mossouri Off-Road shock over axle set up, I think i'll get a little better arc out of the suspension. I need the top spring plates too, right? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

The 200 Beans dois sarting to sound like a little high.
 

steelsoldiers

1/2 ton status
Joined
Oct 17, 2002
Posts
365
Reaction score
0
Location
Charleston, West Virginia
Pull the cover and count the teeth. Divide the big one by the little one and get your gear ratio. The ratio is also stamped on the ring gear. That will also let you check the condition of the internals and find out if it is a open carrier, gov-loc, etc... Offer 'em $100 if it looks to your liking. I got a open-carrier, 4.11, 14BFF in good tight condition at a pull-a-part-yourself place for $75. Save yourself some trouble and get the springplates and ubolts. Good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

4x4mike

Registered Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2004
Posts
16
Reaction score
0
Location
Sacramento, California
I am in the process of rebuiling a 14 bolt to replace my 10 bolt. The spring percehes are the same. My 2wd 14 WMS is about 3/4 shorter than that of my stock 4wd 10 bolt. The brakes are much bigger and with after market wheels with different backspacing I should noitce no difference.
 
Top Bottom