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|11-19-2007, 07:53 PM||#1|
BGKYK5's (sort of) build thread
My Build Blog
Ok, I'm not sure how this is gonna work, but the plan is to keep the discussion in this thread and the build details in my CK5 blog. So if you take a look at my blog and want to tell me I'm an idiot, or bug me for updates or even tell me I'm your hero (a guy can dream) - this is the place. I am going to take my sweet time with the build cause I still can't get money and time to grow on my trees yet. First up is the 14BFF. A link to my blog is in my sig. Enjoy.
Update 12/4/07 - Shaved and Painted 14BFF
Update 12/4/07 - 4.88s and Detroit in the 14BFF (but not setup yet).
Update 12/10/07 - Gears now setup.
Update 12/15/07 - Bought me a D60!!!
Update 12/16/07 - 14Bff Installed.
Update 1/02/08 - Rear Discs
Update 3/12/08 (has it been that long ) - Rear Disc Plumbing and DRAC Dip Switch
Update 3/23/08 - Started Tranny Swap
Update 4/13/08 - Tranny Swap Done (?)
Update 5/3/08 - Rear Driveshaft in and more $$$ spent
Update 5/20/08 - IT'S ALIVE!!!!
Update 6/1/08 - Steering Column Swap and XJ Shaft Install
Update 6/3/08 - A visit from Yellow Santa
Update 7/5/08 - DIY4X rear shock inboarding kit installed
Update 7/9/08 - Rear shock mounts on and rear brake lines re-done.
Update 8/31/08 - Don't you hate it when you have more to do after a hard day's work than you did before it?
Update 10/6/08 - Getting nothing much done, just thinking out loud.
Update 11/2/08 - More of the same.
Update 11/5/08 - Starting to tear down the D60.
Update 11/30/08 - Lock Right Install
Update 12/6/08 - Steering Box Rebuild
Hmm.... perhaps we need a teaser pic.
Last edited by BGKYK5; 12-06-2008 at 02:01 PM.
|12-04-2007, 01:54 PM||4|
Shaved and painted down there this weekend take a look.
I'm talking about an axle, what did you think I was talking about?
|12-05-2007, 07:18 AM||6|
Now I've added a teaser pic....
I also managed to splash brake cleaner all over it when cleaning the diff, so now I have even more to touch up. Such is life.
|12-15-2007, 03:26 PM||7|
Got me a D60 today..........
According to BillaVista's BOM decoder it is a '82-'87 K30 axle with the big 35 spline inners and a 4.10 diff. Also has Superwinch hubs, a very beefy tie rod and crossover reverse high steer arms. Pics as soon as we get daylight and no rain at the same time.
|12-18-2007, 07:22 AM||9|
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wowwwwwwww with the 14 ff rear you had to move the mounts correct? i am going to have the place where i'm buying mine (extreme axle sales) move and weld it since i can't weld strong enough beads...do you have measurements? did you add a few degrees to it to accomidate driveline angles and everything?
|12-18-2007, 07:35 AM||10|
The 14BFF is from a C20 so the spring perches are the same as the 10 bolt was, so I didn't do anything with them. The one ton 14BFF's will have a couple inches narrower spring pad spacing and will need to be moved. However since the axle was from a 2WD truck, the lower shock mounts were different, so I cut them off. I have new mounts from Ruff Stuff that I'll get welded on once I can drive the truck someplace where there is a welder. 14 Bolt axles from a 4WD truck should bolt right up with an adapter u-joint. You may also need to change brake lines and e-brake cables. I'm swapping to rear discs, so I'll need new brake lines and won't have an e-brake anymore ('till I can get one for the t-case).
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