14 Bolt build thread W/Disc Brakes into GMT-400

dirtyoldman

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Looks good Brian,why did you do this? Did the old diff. break? or did you simply want the strengh of a 14 bolt? anyway good job :thumbs:

edit: long live 400s,WooHoo!!!!!!!
 

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Cool writeup Brian.
 

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Looks good Brian,why did you do this? Did the old diff. break? or did you simply want the strength of a 14 bolt?
+1! Neat thing to do, but I'm curious as to what would have driven you invest so much time/effort into it. Regardless, neat stuff.
 

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I found out that I am not patient enough to take a bunch of pictures for a build thread...

I am missing the ring and pinion removal and installation.. The pre-installation of the rear(Once I realized that I had to cut off the perches), the final installation. And I could have shown more on the brake installation and customization!

I can sympathize with that, picture are not my strong point. I never owned a camera until 2001 when my daughter was born. There is probably only a few dozens pics of me that exist, that's probably a good thing. :lol:

Nice write up, and I think you covered the project pretty well. The photos that you left out shouldn't matter much since anyone with balls to go that far, probably already has a good idea about what they are trying to accomplish. :thumbs:
 

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Thanks Guys,

The reason I did this was because I picked up the rear for next to nothing and figured that I could sell the things I did not need to make up for what I had to buy to make it work...

I used to haul pallets of sod and stone in this truck and I was leary of all that wait on the 10 bolt axle... I was not thinking that I was going to buy a new truck after a couple months once completed... I had pushed that idea out the door...

And not only that but I neglected the rear that was there thinking that if it went I would rather replace it with the upgrade rather than take the couple of hours to repair it... But it was still worth it!

But I think that the entire project took me about 2 weeks... This was mostly waiting on parts....
 

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