Originally Posted by MWV247
I'll be doing a 14 bolt but it's going to be a long arm setup. IMO once you go over 4.5 inches you need a long arm. Couple that with the fact that the ring gear is huge on a 14 the only way to package it properly with the factory fuel tank is to have the ring gear shaved -that's probably why no one has done it. Might as well shave the housing as well while you're at it.
Thank you for your input. I want to keep my Currie 4'' coils so lift will remain the same…just some high lines and trim the rear up to fit 40's. The 14 bolt will get the ballistic fab shave and the fuel tank is getting moved back 4'' similar to the Daddy Longlegs Build. So that should be plenty of room to clear the 14bolt but I see what you're saying. Packaging, in stock form, with the 14 bolt would be tight if not impossible.
Rokmen does quite a few short arm Spider 9's and such. TNT does some trusses for the 78-79 Dana 60 that are bolt in for front suspension…but nothing really for the 14 bolt axle crowd.