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Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by shane74, Apr 11, 2005.
Anybody local have a set? I am getting ready to do my 3/4 ton swap in the next couple weeks.
aren't ya gonna make some? I have some factory ones you can use for templates if ya want to crank out a set for me too...
That's a great idea! When can I swing by and pick them up? Gimme a call.
how soon do you need them? only asking cause the front end of my rig is on blocks for the 52" spring swap... I dont have enough stands and junk to get the rear end up on blocks too, otherwise I'd go out and take one of the plates off right now. If you can gimme a week I oughta be able to have the front end on its own two feet again...
Or see if anyone has an extra set of Jack stands you can borrow?
j - anytime within the next couple weeks is fine. If you need another set of stands to borrow, I have a set of the tall ones you can snag for a little while. I'll need them back soon since I am doing my conversion.
kenny - you crack me up BTW, you have any spare 12B spider gears kicking around? I'm, gonna weld mine up and a spare set would be nice to have around.
You need the perches or the u-bolt plates? For a 2.5" or 3" spring?
not a problem at all... I plan on having the K5 back on its own two feet by the end of the week.. I can prolly pull a rear spring plate for ya on sunday.
I have one extra 12 bolt axle right now, but I think the spiders were what was wrong with it in the first place.
Stephen Watson told me when I was doing the one ton swap on the K5 that the spring plates for the 14B were the SAME as what I took off the 12B...............and from my memory banks he was right (I think............).
Nope, larger diameter axle tubes will make your spring bolt hole spacing farther apart on the 14FF plates.
Your plates go under the axle and u-bolts go over the springs?
I'll compare my 12B plates to the 14B plates and see if there is any difference.
No, plates on top - went axle, spring, plate with u-bolts threads facing up.
I just did a 14bff swap into my Blazer last weekend and I had to use the backing plates off a parts rig. The 12b are too narrow. Shane, what are you going to do with your 1/2 ton axles? I might be interested in them for my Burb (I'm going to try to sell itand want to keep my 3/4 axles). Let me know. I have a 14bsf laying around if you need it. Don't know what gears. I also have 3/4 ton springs w-w/o overloads.
Here is the "plan" right now.
1. 3/4 ton swap on the blazer
2. The 3.73 geared 1/2 ton axles will go under the burb.
3. The 3.08 geared 1/2 burb axles will be going away
This is all dependant on what I find out about my burb this week. If the motor is shot...then I have no idea what I am going to do...
Cool. Let me know. I would be interested in geting rid of the 3.08s for you if you want. I don't have any $, but would be willing to help you do your swap(s). We could use my driveway to reduce chance of unintentional departure. Also, I have those really tall jackstands. They help a lot. Let me know what happens. Also, are you still involved in that parts mgf thing with Ryan? I am going to want to do a rear disc brake setup soon. I got that 3.73 14bff from Ron, but (Gasp) it only has 12" brakes. God know that those will never stop my Blazer.
Talk to you soon.
What do you have for a motor? I know Jeff, muddytazz was selling a good 400 ci for $300 or $400. Not sure if he still has it though. I've also got a rebuildable 350 block and crank.
T-Roy - Yes, Black Widow Performance is still very much alive. If you want to check out what we have for disc brake stuff, you can check out our website www.blackwidowperformance.com
Kenny - I have a line on a complete 6.2 if my 350 is toast. I'll probably end up doing the diesel swap and going to 3/4 ton running gear. If I do that, I'll need to pick your brain some.
Looks very cool. I take it that Ryan's job is to sit there with a dremel tool and carve out all the spider designs? Lol.
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