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body back on frame

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 496 blazer, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. 496 blazer

    496 blazer Registered Member

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    i need some ideas on how to put body back on frame. took six guys last time to take it off. it has a tall lift with small tires now to help. to high to lift by hand. open for anything
    thanks rick
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Take the wheels off and drop it down on some short jack stands (or some cut up 4x4's). That should make it low enough to put it back on. Other than that I think all you will need is pizza and beer.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  3. Kruzer69

    Kruzer69 Newbie

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    If the above doesn't work try calling one of those delivery picker trucks and get them to pick it. This will only cost about $40.00 or so.
    Good luck.
     
  4. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Rick-
    Where exactly is newark, cali?
    Let me know if you need a hand with it... if you're close. I'm in San Jose.

    Good luck dude.

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
    1972 K/5
    Ryan B.
     
  5. skyblazer

    skyblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I put mine back on with the tires on, but I would recommend taking them off and lowering the frame 6 inches or so. It is hard to lift and step around the tires at the same time. We had four guys lifting and my wife helped us line up the body bolts. Five minutes later it was a done deal. Oh yeah, Im assuming you have the top off....thats 350# of extra weight!
     
  6. 496 blazer

    496 blazer Registered Member

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    TALKING THE TIRES OFF DOES SOUND LIKE A GOOD IDEA. LIVE OFF THORTON AT 880
    THANKS RICK

    DRIVEN OVER A FORD LATELY
     
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    I'm from Fremont....I'll give you a hand.. just tell me a day &amp; time



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

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  8. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm down in Milpitas.....I've you need some extra "muscle" just let me know! [​IMG]

    It's a good excuse to get the Bay-Area K5'er together.....Kinda like the old "Barn Raisings" they used to do...! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
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  9. Robin

    Robin 1/2 ton status

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    Now there is some good "spirited" folks.

    In the boonies of Georgetown Texas, it took a multitude of landscape timbers, one floor jack and myself to get the body off my frame. It's been so long now, I hope I remember all the tricks I used, to get the body back on.

    72 Blazer; Disassembled for restoration; 383/350
     

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