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can a 2nd gen flip be used on a 1st gen....

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    if i were to bolt in a 3/4 ton rear out of a 73 to a 91 into a 1st gen k5 instead of hacking the spring perches off could I use the 2nd gen style spring mounts to move the spring mounting width to match?

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

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    Not likely......

    You may have made the rear part of the spring/hanger work, but the hanger width on the front side of the rear leafspring will still be wrong.

    Does that makes sense?
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    what about getting a 2nd gen rear spring front hanger and changing out both mounts.???
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    it'll work. just need rear spring front hangers. (2wd for stock settings) but i'm gonna get 4wd ones for more lift.
    the rear flip is lower then a 1st gen style so there more lift there and I won't have to run such a long shackle.

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

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    Why not just build an "offset" rear shackle???
     
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    I already have 2 sets of extended shackles that I bought. and both styles of ORD flips.
     

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