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Confirm Jimmy Rad Support?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JST12, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. JST12

    JST12 1/2 ton status

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    I am ordering a new radiator support for my 71 Jimmy. I am looking for confirmation that I'm getting the right one. As I understand, the Chevy and GMC rad support and fenders were the same in 67-68. In 69 Chevy changed the fenders and rad support to work with the new front grill design. GMC did not change these parts. Thus, I should order the 68 style Chevy rad support to work with my 71 GMC fenders ( and tack weld the dual headlight buckets on). Anyone have conflicting info? Thanks,
    JT
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    I cannot answer your question but what I would do is start calling places like ChevyDuty, LMC,Brothers,etc..... Call all of them and ask the same question! One of thease places must have someone working there that could tell you everything you will need to know! They might to sell you their parts too but hey as long as they answer the question.......
    Good luck

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  3. JST12

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    Burt,
    Thanks. Where did you get your roll cage? Is it custom made? Looks just like what I need. What diameter is the tubing? thx
     
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    i have a good rad support from a 69-72 jimmy, i would sell you mine, that would probably save you some hassle in installing it. if you are interested email me at kilomanjaro63@hotmail.com thanks
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    Yes that is a custom job by a local pipe bender I found in the yellow pages. I forgot the exsact mesurements but I know its less than 2", somewere around 1 3/4" seamless tubing. The guy made cages on the side for sprintcars and other racing cars/trucks. This was in SanJose Calif.

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  6. 72Blazerod

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    Are you going to change the headlight assemblies as well? GMC had four headlights and Chevys had only two. Unless you make some adaptations for the headlights, I don't see how a Chevy rad support will work on a GMC.

    Just my 2 cents,

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  7. Crushergmc

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    JST, You got it right. Do you have an example so you know where to tack the buckets on? Personally, I would hold out for a good used GMC.

    70 Jimmy, 454, 2wd
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  8. JST12

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    Thanks for the confirmation. I have my existing radiator support to compare positioning of the headlight buckets. My current radiator support is completely rusted away below the battery tray and is also dented where the previous owner let the truck roll into a post. I've decided to go with new so it will be perfect and it's only $179.00. Not too bad!
     

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