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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Late model 14b questions

Searched but couldn’t find much. It seems like everyone’s tends to stick to the older ones.

I found a good looking 14b in a 2500 with factory disk brakes and I had two questions.

First, it has the drain plug right in the front middle bottom corner/edge. I’m worried if I shave it I will have to weld that all together and it would leave a weak spot in the most vulnerable place. I think the shave will end up cutting right thru the middle of the plug. Is my thinking true or will the weld be plenty strong to take on a rock?

Second, I like the option of the newer axles coming stock with disks and e brakes but not a fan of the calipers facing forward. Anyone have experience with this being a bad location? Or can I cover it up with a wheel?

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Can’t say anything about the drain plug. I did a half shave, just ground down the lip.

My calipers do stick out pretty good but I figure you’d really have to smash them on a perfectly placed rock to fuck them up bad enough to worry.
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Ballistic style shave kit cuts the entire drain plug out.
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