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3 inch body lift 91 blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scottnj, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. scottnj

    scottnj 1/2 ton status

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    What has anyone done about the tailgate spring problem when they lift there blazer up?
    Is there a bumper kit you have to buy or is there something I am missing.
    Thanks
    Scott
     
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    Every body lift I have done I have just cut the springs instead of dealing with them and honestly I am not sure if there is any other way around them with a body lift.
     
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    I did a body lift on a 91 and I also cut the springs. I guess you could fab up something to raise the posts the sprigs hook to.

    FYI - The 91 I did had the rear cargo area body bolts tack welded to the floor (100% virgin truck), so I had to use a grinder to get them loose.

    I don't think anyone offers brackets to raise the bumpers on the 2nd gen body style trucks.
     
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    OK, I have a 3" body on my 85' K5 and lifted both my front and rear bumpers. I cut the frame horns off strait as I could, used a piece of flatbar the width of the frame lip, cut it 8" long(frame rail is 5" tall, gained 3") welded the flatbar to the cut off frame horn, rewelded the frame horn and flatbar to the frame. The spring mount is part of the bolt that holds the bumper bracket to the frame so when I lifted the bumper it returned the spring mount to it's original location. My rear tailgate works just as good now as it did before the body lift. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Hope this makes sense...I will take some pics this weekend of my bumper job. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The blazer as of 01-31-2004
     
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    Nice looking K-5. How well do your power mirrors work?
     
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    scott - nice lookin '91!

    i was browsing through your site...... the info on the DRAC is definately going to help me! thanks! (4.56+33's=waaaay off)
     
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    That thing is really sweet!! I'm hoping mine will turn out that street and clean looking. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    [hijack] Does anybody sell OEM style power mirrors for our trucks? I wan't to add that style mirror when my K5 goes into the body shop. Are they hard to install and wire up? [/hijack]
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    If you find a sourse let me know, I'm dying for a set for my crew cab! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif I have some on my K5 but I just can't bring myself to rape them (yet /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif ).
     
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    Nice looking K-5. How well do your power mirrors work?

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    Mirrors work perfect, why?
     
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    scott - nice lookin '91!

    i was browsing through your site...... the info on the DRAC is definately going to help me! thanks! (4.56+33's=waaaay off)

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    Got that info from here /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif one of the best things I have done. Remember to do what they say and mark the ground and tire and get your measure of the tire that way.

    An inch can make a big difference.
     
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    [hijack] Does anybody sell OEM style power mirrors for our trucks? I wan't to add that style mirror when my K5 goes into the body shop. Are they hard to install and wire up? [/hijack]

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    Yes you can buy them. I have seen them. Not sure how hard it would be to wire, mine were factory.
    If I can find the site I will let you know.
     
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    That thing is really sweet!! I'm hoping mine will turn out that street and clean looking. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    thank you. I have owned it since 1996. I have been doing little things every year to it.
     
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    I've wanted those mirrors and some people have told me that they don't work or look that good..... And wanted to see if you have had any problems and hope that you've enjoyed yours.....
     
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    [hijack] Does anybody sell OEM style power mirrors for our trucks? I wan't to add that style mirror when my K5 goes into the body shop. Are they hard to install and wire up? [/hijack]

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    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/dpstore/128a36.html

    It says 92 but they look just like mine. i knwo there more places. i will keep looking

    Yes you can buy them. I have seen them. Not sure how hard it would be to wire, mine were factory.
    If I can find the site I will let you know.

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    [hijack] Does anybody sell OEM style power mirrors for our trucks? I wan't to add that style mirror when my K5 goes into the body shop. Are they hard to install and wire up? [/hijack]

    [/ QUOTE ] truck mirrors
     
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    i love your truck with that lift :D
     
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    mine used to look like that.


    and with the help of some bondo and primer and a little wetsanding you get this.....
    ittl be orange soon.

    nice blazer 91 is a good year :D

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    newflexage.jpg
     

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