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1983 k5 -Need some help.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zrobbinsk5, Nov 23, 2000.

  1. zrobbinsk5

    zrobbinsk5 Registered Member

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    I'm the kid that started a new board. I don't quite know how i managed to do that. It still has the 4" superlift, 33"m/t's, stock rims, need advice on energy suspension bushings, will they help the bad body panel matches. my frame is straight and not cracked. im also not finding any grey seat belts. will a single steering stabilizer help out any on the front end?, it gets a bit wobbly at 65, im keeping the rubber rotated and aligned. thanks.
     
  2. backlash

    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    Describe the wobble a little better. Is it a shimmy, vibration, wandering back and forth. If wandering, do a search on steering brace rather than dampner or shock. The guys here swear by them. It's 30 degrees today and I finally have my truck running ... am going to attempt the brace if these old bones can stand the cold! Let you know how it turns out.

    Seat belts ... looking for them myself. There are some offered by LMC.com or Cheyennepickup.com I just need the factory molding between the seats and console. Haven't found them. Search button can help the new guy a lot. The questions you have are addressed over and over here. You can get good help by using the search, then ask for details if you need more help.
     
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    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    Ps Don't know what you did to the board either, but you got some boys in an uproar!

    This too will pass. LOL
     
  4. FLWIV440

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    I might be able to help you guys out on the factory seatbelts. Let me know what exactly you need.
     
  5. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    FLWIV440- I need the plastic covers for the seat belts between the seats. Tan in color. If you can help, I thank you.

    blazen91
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  6. zrobbinsk5

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    i need all pieces, it's the 3 point belt for bucket seats, charcoal grey. also need the plastic cover between seat and console.
     
  7. zrobbinsk5

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    it's a wandering back and forth. no wobble, a little shimmy.
     
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    I have all you need in blue/grey, If you can find me black seat belts you can have mine.
     
  9. zrobbinsk5

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    do you have all pieces in good condition?, how much?
     
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    Seatbelts are in very good condition, the latch posts, (between the seat and console) have cracks in the plastic skin, but are completly functional. I'll give them to you + shipping if and when I find a black set.
     
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    Brace will help a good bit but I would go through check your wheel bearings and If you don't know when the ball joints were done last I would go ahead and replace them. If you have recently installed a lift go and check the torq on all the suspension Ubolts. Also check the tierod ends and you may want to tighten up the box some. With that age there is bound to be some wear. Thats done with the jam nut and Allen bolt on the top of the box. Loosen the jam nut and turn the allen about 3/4 of a turn and see how it feels.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  12. zrobbinsk5

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    ok, another question, i have replaced front wheel bearings, but have acquired an annoying clicking noise from front left wheel, my thought is hte steering u-joint, when am i going ot know if it's time for it to be replaced, there is a little slack, but nothing unbelievable. if so, how involved is replacing this u-joint?
     
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    the new board was at the top of the main page right about the link for this board, i htink people were getting pissed and i had no clue what was going on
     
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    ANY CHANCE ON GETTING A DRIVER SIDE REAR PASS.PART THAT SCREWS INTO THE FLOOR???MINE BROKE...
     
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    The clicking could be anything from a loose center cap to lugnuts to lockouts to knuckle u-joints, start checking easiest to hardest in order.
     
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    Mine was wobbling at 65 and it was the u-joints in the rear driveshaft.

    90K5
     
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    hey flwiv440,

    i have been looking for burgundy seat belts for my 78 (changing interior from tan to burg.), also would need the plastic sheath.

    Knife.
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