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body bushings questions

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rrent, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. rrent

    rrent 1/2 ton status

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    Greetings all, I'm going to put a new set of body bushing on before I pull off the hard top. Does anyone know the lengths of the bolts I'll need and/or a web site describing the procedure.

    Or if you've done it --- any tips?

    thanks in advance
    Ronnie
     
  2. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    torch em off and use tape measure to get length you need, you can get different lengths at NAPA, etc.
    easy
     
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  4. rrent

    rrent 1/2 ton status

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    Roostr84 - thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, that is just what I was looking for
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ronnie,

    Congrats on doing the body mounts BEFORE you pull the top. That should help hold things together MUCH better for you, and increase your chances that everything will still be sqaure and true when you're done.


    Roostr,

    Thanks for posting "the link"....I think I've personally pasted that same one as an answer on this site at least twice myself!!!! Steve Chin is THE MAN!

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Greg72 - I think I read somewhere (maybe here) that its best to do the bushings with the top on. After the bushings I'm going to spray a quick coat of paint -- thinking about white --- and then strap on a new Bestop --- and then sit back and wait for tanning-while-I-drive weather..... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    i just replaced mine and have to go back and add shims to the 2 center one as the truck sags in the center and my doors are really close to the body near the top...I did mine with the top off and had no problems...was so lite in the rear it lifted it self up so I just slid the old bushing out and slid the new one in...
    Good luck... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Yeah I hear ya Greg..maybe we should make that info sticky too.
     

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