An additional question: Are there any foreseable problems with trying to get 15" rims and tires on an 8 lug 3/4T with the 14 SF axle??? I really don't want to dump $500 on rims alone and the 15" tires are much less expensive. Can these work??
definately go with the 15" rims. Tires are cheaper and more avaliable. You can get a 15" steel wheel in 8 lugs. ON a D60 front you'll have to grind the calapers but that isn't a beg deal and much worth it.
<font color="blue"> Here read this Caliper grinding article It will help you a lot. You will also need to grind the calipers on a 3/4 ton D44 or 10bolt front. (You will not have problems with the 14 bolt.) This is a good article on how to do it. </font color>
thats basically how we did it. Used some old chevy orange paint we had sitting around and painted caliper, spun tire, grind, repeat, repeat, repeat........... Took about a dozen times till we got it good. If you suck the tire up with a couple lugs before spinning it'll give you a more acurate plot too otherwise the rim falls on the studs and rubs more than normal.