Yeah this is true. But do you have a frame forsale? Wouldn't one want to find a frame from the same year or there abouts? It's almost easier to find a whole different truck in 4x4.outalne94z71 said:since you are already going frame off it would make it so much easier and faster to get a 4x4 frame
8 lug dana 44 front?
if its a 8 lug front then it should come with a 10.5 14 bolt rear if it is a true matching set, the price is about right, a 10.5 rear is about $100 and a 8 lug d44 is 250-300 depending if it is a large hub or small hub
military chevy trucks were 1 1/4 tons or 1/2 ton k5 blazers not 3/4 ton , the 1 1/4 ton truck had a d60/14b with detroit locker and 4:56 gear, the down side is the carrier needs to be changed to put in a different ratio in that particular 14bsteved said:the first thing that comes to mind are the military 3/4 ton Chevys that I see every now and again for less than $2k.
if you are on facebook, there may be local mudding/offroad groups with for sale sections for another place to look.GoingGoingGone said:Been watching craigslist and whatever other outlets I can find for axles , frames w/axles and whole trucks. Don't plan to rush into anything but also want to well informed before I jump on something.
Those military trucks have been a wet dream of mine for years. When I find them cheap they usually gone in a heartbeat.
On a side note there isn't a thread here for individual sales? Or am I just not finding it?
chevy 3/4 ton never came with a d60, only 1 tons had it for chevy unlike dodge and ford that had them with the snow plow package in the 3/4 tonssteved said:Actually, if you want to split hairs they were 1-1/4 ton ON ROAD and 3/4 ton OFF ROAD...but that is still a cilvilian 3/4 ton Chevy.
it was probably dealer installed or someone aftermarket like centurion , the factory made no 3/4 with a 60 front, the 10.5 was optional on 81+, generally the 3/4 had the 9.5steved said:Then I'd like to know what the Chevy dealer I worked at had for a plow truck...it was a 3/4 ton mid-80s, dana 60/ 14-bolt.