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Am I missing a crossmember?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dr1553, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. dr1553

    dr1553 Registered Member

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    Everyone,

    I have just one crossmember that my transfer case sits on. I have seen in pics on here that people have two. The one that I have and then one further back connected to the first one with a plate.

    Am I missing a crossmember? It's a '72 K5 with 350/TH350/NP205.

    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have one crossmember under the adapter and the side mount on the 205. I think the 2nd crossmember is for the skidplate.
     
  3. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, just one crossmember under the tranny - tcase adapter.
     
  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I have the double one.
    I use it alot too /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    both cross members are identical and the skid plate bolts to both. So it makes real good scrapes on thoes pesky bolders /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    Some havum some don't, duno what is the deciding factor for GM to put the double verses the single?
    Mine came with a 4spd, maby that is why?????
     
  5. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    i just have the one. i might oughta find a second one.

    nathan
     
  6. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    Burt I think it was a factory option on our trucks. I need to get a 2nd crossmember and make a skid plate for mine.
     
  7. dr1553

    dr1553 Registered Member

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    Burt,

    I think it does seem like the gear grinders have two and those with slush boxes have just one. Maby thats it.

    Later,
    David
     
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    I second that opinion. I have the 4-speed sm465 and it looks like a stock second cross-member and skid plate. Just one more thing to unbolt when I took it out last week.
     
  9. dr1553

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    Matt,

    Man...I need to give you a call! Sorry....I've been really busy lately. Trying to get my blazer on the road, trying to study for my written, working 8 a day and I gotta eat and sleep sometime in between!

    I would like to take a look at your blazer also. Looks like you have alot of work in it!

    Later,
    David
     
  10. chulisohombre

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    mine only has the single crossmember with a sm465 so it isnt that factor either
     
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    Neither of mine have the 2nd crossmember. I found that a later model TC skid plate, bolted only to the single crossmember with 2 bolts, will fit without modifications. Much easier than installing a second x-member, but surely not as beefy....
     

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