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73-80 front end on 84?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by one ton burb, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. one ton burb

    one ton burb 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I know there has been a lot of post on putting a newer style (81 to 91) front end on older trucks but this is the other way around, what I want to know is if i could put the older style (73-80) style front end on my 1984 burb as far as i know just the wiper's are diffrent because the older front end dose not have a cowl cover and hte hood goses all the way to the window covering the wipers, so what mods if any would I have to do to make it work?:confused:

    thanks guy:bow:

    Tom
     
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    73-80 , the hood hinges and everything is mounted on the fender .

    81 up , hinges mount on cowl , springs between hood and fender .
     
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    So no mods to the wipers or cowl to fit the older front end? :confused:
     
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    I've only ever had the older style, but based on what's said here, seems like if you swap hood and fenders from the donor truck it would work ok...but I don't know if the cowl is going to interfere with the old-style hood...
     
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    The cowl cover comes off on the 80's models .
     
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    k thanks guys
     
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    You will need the wiper transmission (linkage) and pivots from the donor '70s truck as the studs for the wiper arms are shorter. I've done this conversion, I put an '84 cab on my '79 K10.
     
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    thanks man thats the info I needed I knew there was something diffrent just was not sure what, so thanks again
     

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