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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2000, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Corp. 14 bolt FF

I plan on installing a corp. 14 bolt FF in the rear of my 95 Chevy 1/2 ton. It has a 10 bolt right now. My question is: does the 14 bolt have the same spring perches and pin diameter as the 10 bolt? If it does it should bolt right in correct? Also, I am switching to a solid front axle (see 4wd conversion post) and is there a company that makes a disc brake setup for gm dana 60 front that will work with late model ABS system?




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Re: Corp. 14 bolt FF

I'm not sure about on your truck, but on my '86 K5 Blazer, the 14 bolt FF was a straight bolton from the 10 bolt. That said, 15 inch tires wouldn't fit on mine, so I had to got to 16 inch, no big deal. That's about it for now.

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Re: Corp. 14 bolt FF

The 14 bolt may be a bolt in IF you got it from a 88 or newer truck. If not, you will have to move the spring perches. The U-joint can be fitted with a combination or "trick" u-joint so you can use existing shaft. Brakes lines should hook up with no problems. E-brakes may or may not work. If it's an older axle, you will have to steal a backing plate off a newer 14 bolt GM or run a disk setup like TSM's. Shocks should bolt up. Not sure about the ABS. Sounds like a nice truck!

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By the way, did you get a kit for you straight axle conversion? Im looking into this project myself, and the only people I know selling a kit is ORU and $750 is not a price I want to pay for just a couple of brackets and bolts!

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No, no one makes a kit for the 2wd to 4wd solid axle conversion. I also would not want to pay that much for the ORU kit. I am fabricating my own spring hangers and thats pretty much all you need. Just figure out the spring pad center to center width and then hang your springs accordingly. Don't buy your springs until after you have your spring hangers though since you can't know for sure how much lift you will have just from your spring hangers being there. I am lifting back to fit my tires and get the stance I want then I am lifting the front accordingly.



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Re: Corp. 14 bolt FF

I am in the middle of this swap myself. A 14 bolt from a '88 and up will bolt right up. I used a 14 bolt from a '97 pickup. The only problem I had was that I did not get the plate that the u-bolts go through on the bottom of the axle. If don't have these you will have to get them (dealership charges around $20 each). I had to rig my e-brake but it works.

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