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Project: 83 C30 Crew Cab Big Brown Turd

Discussion in 'Lowered & Street Systems' started by OldFatBald, Aug 31, 2020.

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    Spindles showed up in a pretty trashed box.

    Pulled them out and one of them has a pretty good ding in it, I think that is where the grease seal is supposed to sit...

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    Yes sir, the dually rear end is 72" WMS to WMS (wheel mounting surface) and the SRW 14B is 67" WMS to WMS

    This is supposed to allow the 22" Alcoas to tuck under the stock fenders using the 8x10 adapters. We will see what happens!
     
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    Maybe it's the picture, but that seal journal looks awful rough? Also looks cast? Personally I wouldnt want a seal to run on cast, much less rough cast. Or does the seal press to the spindle and run on the hub?
     
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    I think that is just the photo not really showing it too well. It is a machined surface. I am more concerned with the big ol din in it.
     
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    The new (old) SRW rear end will be getting new brakes and lines, cleaned up and maybe shot in epoxy prior to installation.

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    Question, are you keeping those 11" drums or can they be changed out for the 13" from the Dana 70 that was in the truck? I don't know if the drums and backing plates are compatible from the 70 to the 14 FF, just throwing it out there. Here's a picture of the 13x3.5" I have on my K30 SRW for reference.

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    Looks like you got belltech spindles so you’ll run into the same problem I have. I was hoping they would have sent you a different brand so I could see if the steering arm was lower in relation to the spindle.
     
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    Grit Dog, yes the SRW is 67" vs the DRW 72" WMS to WMS (wheel mounting surface) and the idea is to keep the tires tucked under stock outer fenders. The bed fenders will be widened by 4"
     
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    Big Chip, what problem did you have with the Bell Tech Spindles? And yes, mine are definitely Bell Techs.
     
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    Well this showed up today and it's not even Christmas.

    And yes I do make my kids hold up my purchases for my toys. That way I know that I will have photos of my kids.

    Toyo 265/35-22s are on the way!

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    265/35-22 Toyos should be here in a day or two
     
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    My brown bed floor was pretty abused, so I picked this one up kinda locally.

    Mounted it last night, it still sits a little low on the passenger's side.

    I have a replacement front bed panel that I put in epoxy primer last night. Going to mount it this weekend and see if it pulls that side up some. The driver's side lines up quite well.

    The C30's frame is is very good shape, I had a buddy check it and make some minor adjustments on his frame machine.

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    You have to rotate the tie rod end 180° and install from the bottom up which means you can’t use stock alignment specs. There’s also a bump steer issue when you change the tie rod position. You can also see that a left turn creates an interference problem with the tie rod and pitman arm. To me it seems like the steering arm on the spindle is too high. It should be lower in relation to the spindle centerline. I was hoping you had a different brand so I could compare them.
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