Discussion in 'The Garage' started by COCHEV, Mar 13, 2003.
will 88 and up units work out of 6 lug 3/4 ton, or is it an aftermarket deal? direct bolt in?
Yes the 6 lug shafts will slide right into the 8 lug housing. The bearing surface will be a little off but nothing to loose sleep over.
There's at least three different shaft lengths for a 6-lug 14-bolt. IIRC, its the K1500/K2500 ones that fit the older 3/4-ton housing. (C2500 is shorter, G2500 is longer)
See this thread where I replied
If you need any other info, I will be glad to try and help
thanks for the info! might be easier to find a 88 and up axle and just move the spring pirches. its just that the old 8 lug semifloaters are more common and cheeper.
do you remember if there was enough spline on the 6 lug shafts to just have them cut down 1/2"???
I bought new ones for my 14S/F
National Drivetrain has them: NDTATL32@aol.com
So does drivetrain.com: http://www.drivetrain.com/
I can't remember who I ordered mine from, but I got them for $90/each + shipping.
just weld up the holes, grind them off, and then take them to a machinist to true them up and drill the 6 lug pattern. that's what my buddy did, but he's the machinist /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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