Discussion in 'Introduction' started by aulii 419, Oct 4, 2018.
My actual point was, the 14 bolt is recognizably different than the 10 bolt.
While all the talk of mods and upgrades is much fun, I would suggest getting it running reliably, replace what needs replacing re stuff like fuel pump, AC/Heat parts, shocks, water pump, belts etc etc FIRST or you are likely to have a real money pit on your hands. Since you have not had problems with current drive train, it might be a good idea to get everything working for a while and then consider changes. Just my unsolicited two cents worth. Good luck, its definitely worth doing.
I had the 10-bolt rebuilt once, about 5 or 6 years before I parked it, as it had developed quite a howl. I may be mistaken, but I believe it was making noise again when I parked it, although it might have been the tranny that was making noise. Not sure, it's been 10 years since I parked it. I like the idea of starting with a fresh drive train, but the devil is in the details, read potential money pit. I guess I'll never know unless/until I get started.
FWIW, I recently confirmed with two of my sons that the 10 bolt currently driving the truck was, indeed, howling when I last parked it, so I'm definitely planning to upgrade to a 14 bolt. Let the games begin...
Definitely worth keeping it!
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