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73 K10 SWB frame off redo

Discussion in '4wd Pick-Ups K10 K1500 V10 V1500' started by hoagster, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. TJ805

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    Is GM78 on my 12 bolt mean it's from 1978?
     
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    I don't don't think so one of the other numbers you uncovered on a opposite corner is the date code, mine was "00n2", I would ask the author of the last link I sent you with the axle codes! And post it to your thread. Also there is a link for gmhistory site on this forum if your have the RPO code history of your truck, you can see exactly what you have, usually the "RPO, sticker is in the glove box. If it's there take a picture there is a lot of useful info on it.

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    New things added to the 12 bolt rear end, yukon carrier, SSBC disk brake kit, all new seals and bearings. Time to bolt it to the leaf springs.

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    Rear Axle installed, still needs some bolts torqued brake lines etc. moving on to the front axle more pic.s to come

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    Question, why did you elect to go with coil overs in conjunction with the leaf springs?
     
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    I have had these shocks on the front and rear of this truck and another 73 I had in High school. So I just went with them no other reason.
     
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    Rear Axle is mounted, on to the Front have some questions about the Front Hub/Rotor. I see on 77 and up the rotor and hub are one piece, but if I lookup rotors for a 73 the hub is separate. Anyone familiar with this? Here's some pictures I'll post more after I get them cleaned up a bit. I should be able to just pop the rotor off the hub flange but not sure it looks solid.

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    a couple of days of cleaning, axles out, front hubs, brakes and calipers off, good dirty fun!

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    parts coming, gotta give a shout out for off road design. You'll see, more pic's to come spent another day pulling the knuckles and getting rid of grime. Anyone curios as to all the part numbers and the inscription places on the axle stay tuned!
     
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    what a difference with a little bit of elbow grease.

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    Some more Dana 44 front pictures, the axle is about ready to go to power coat. Need to order some more parts, both spindles need help, one looks like it over heated and the other has considerable wear. Haven't tackled cleaning the Axles yet that will be next

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    Did some more cleaning, of the front axle and she's off to Victory Powder & Paint. I found a few more part numbers in case some need to rebuild one of these, Knucle mounts and Hub part numbers. You'll notice in the previous post the number 2 under the spring mounts, must be the size tube size. And I also found a number inside the diff housing 6.44 in rasied letters will take a picture before I re-install the Ring and Pinion

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    elbow grease is done on some of the parts. Have a box of Dana Spicer parts to put this all back together

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