K5 Blazer Forums  
Home of the 1969-91 K5 Blazer/Jimmy including GM Trucks and Suburbans.  
Go Back   CK5 Forums > General Discussion > The Garage

Remove these ads.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
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.

P1010005.JPG

Last edited by BGKYK5; 12-06-2008 at 02:01 PM.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links



Remove these ads.
Old 11-20-2007, 02:19 PM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post "BGKYK5's (sort of) build thread"
  #2
Kjunky5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 677

i Trader: (2 )

Looked at your blog and this spring I may be bugging you for tips when I do my 14ff swap.
Kjunky5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 03:37 PM
Posted in reply to Kjunky5's post starting "Looked at your blog and this spring I..."
  #3
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
Sure, no prob. I'm hardly an expert, but happy to share what I know.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 01:54 PM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post starting "Sure, no prob. I'm hardly an expert,..."
  #4
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
Shaved and painted down there this weekend take a look.







I'm talking about an axle, what did you think I was talking about?
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 09:12 PM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post starting "Shaved and painted down there this..."
  #5
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
4.88s and Detroit installed in the 14BFF as well as the pinion support. Pics after I get it setup.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 07:18 AM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post starting "4.88s and Detroit installed in the..."
  #6
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
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.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2007, 03:26 PM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post "BGKYK5's (sort of) build thread"
  #7
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
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.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2007, 07:19 AM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post starting "Got me a D60 today..........:whistle: ..."
  #8
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
Ok it is silly to post here and in my blog, so I'm just updating the first post.
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2007, 07:22 AM
Posted in reply to BGKYK5's post starting "Ok it is silly to post here and in my..."
  #9
habitatxskate
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: emerson nj
Posts: 591

i Trader: (0 )

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?
habitatxskate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2007, 07:35 AM   #10
BGKYK5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the crapper...
Posts: 5,985

i Trader: (11 )

GM of the month Winner
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).
BGKYK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.