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03-19-2009, 06:59 PM
can you drill a full float 14 bolt to a 6 bolt half ton chevy????
03-19-2009, 07:11 PM
Talk to Bob "Pumpkin" I beleive that is what he did on the old orange blazer, I think he said he had to machine down the outside diameter of the hub which ends up leaving it a little thin in the trough area in between the bearings
03-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Really don't kno if u can. But I am sure u can but is it worth it what is it on and y do u want the 6 bolt
03-19-2009, 07:22 PM
Bobs is an Eaton rear .
03-19-2009, 07:23 PM
I know Bob's was an eaton rear but they share alot of the same parts including wheel bearing hubs if I am not mistaken
03-19-2009, 07:27 PM
why would you want to:dontknow:
03-19-2009, 07:28 PM
I did not know that.
looking at the 14 bolt here i dont see why one couldnt machine it down?
03-19-2009, 08:43 PM
i got a flat top 44 in the front and i don't want to change it to 3/4 ton...
and i have been talking to bob about his eaton and a 14 bolt is much cheaper and easier to find...
03-19-2009, 09:13 PM
To change to 3/4 ton in the front Mandy all you have to do is change the caliper mounting plate and the wheelbearing/rotor assembly, if you use the parts from the 80s version 10 bolt 3/4 ton. All the rest of the parts stay the same, the axle shafts, spindles, calipers, locking hubs, even the wheel bearings themselves are the same as the 1/2 ton.
Chevy/Jeep style dana 44s and the Chev 10 bolt frts share the same parts from the knuckles out.
03-19-2009, 09:20 PM
ya but i want to run the 40's with the 15 inch rim 6 bolt
i want a run a 14 bolt because its 100 bucks and the eaton is 700
can you phone reece please mikey. i will pm you his cell #
Punk in Drublic
03-19-2009, 10:41 PM
there hard to find but you can get a 15 inch 8 bolt rim
03-20-2009, 07:40 AM
Dont know the answer, but I will say you have a nice rear end Mandy :D
Hey you was all thinking it:dontknow:
03-20-2009, 07:48 AM
If your running a dana44 up front, why not just run a 12 bolt, or 6 lug 14 bolt in the back and don't worry about the full floater. I changed to the 6 bolt eaton to get the locker, and rear disc brakes. I never had any problems with the 12 bolt, the dana 44 had more breakage than the 12 bolt. If your going strong in the back, and running 40's the my guess would be you would need a 60, or at least chrome molly's in the d44.
03-20-2009, 10:28 PM
I kno my 9.5 inch 14 bolt has huge brakes on it so u cannot run 15 inch rims but u could get a set of 6 bolt shaft don't kno if the same goes for the FF brakes. But yea u lose more ground clearance with the FF
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