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Differences between trucks and blazers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cj7jeep81, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. cj7jeep81

    cj7jeep81 1/2 ton status

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    I tried searching, but no luck. I am wanting to lift my '78 K10 and have been searching here for ideas on lift amount/tire height, etc. Granted this is a K5 site, so most of the info is for K5s. Is there much difference in the suspension, fenders, etc. between a K5 and a K10?
    In other words, if a lift and fender trimming would work for a K5 with certain sized tires, would the results be similar for a K10?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    exactly the same /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 73-87 pickups and 73-91 Blazers and Subs
     
  3. OrangeCrushK10

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    Mechanically they are almost identical. The only real difference is the truck has a slightly longer wheelbase, 3 inches or something like that. And the trucks seem to have gotten slightly beefier parts some years.

    Other than that the differences are mainly cosmetic, and still there's very few. Anything you see on this site should work with the K10.

    That's the great thing about these vehicles, everything is interchangable! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    To add to this post does that mean that a 77 3/4 ton drivetrain will bolt uo underneath a 71 blazer? I hope because I am doing it soon and the easier the better.

    Hope i didnt steal your post
     
  5. cj7jeep81

    cj7jeep81 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks!! That's what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure. seventyk5, you didn't steal my post, I found out what I wanted to know! Hopefully someone can answer your question, as I don't know.
     
  6. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I think the rear spring perches are different. Narrower or something.
     
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    It's my understanding that the 1-ton stuff is a direct bolt up to the Gen 1 K5s; however, the 3/4 ton stuff has wider spring perches. That's not to say that you can't grind em off and well new ones on.
     
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    thanks
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    does that mean that a 77 3/4 ton drivetrain will bolt uo underneath a 71 blazer?

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    It almost bolts up. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I did almost exactly the same thing, except I have a '71 Suburban. You will need to move the rear spring perches. The '77 14BFF will have perches that are 42.5" apart (center to center). You will need to make them 40" apart. You will also need to move the shock mounts so you can bolt up the shocks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've got a /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif and now I'm looking for a /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif Not everyone here has /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif.
     
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    I thought only the 2wd 14b had to be modified. Guess Ill be breaking out the torch, grinder, and welder for this one. Oh well. Maybe ill build my cage while I have them all out.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I thought only the 2wd 14b had to be modified.

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    14BFF 3/4 ton 2wd & 4wd spacing: 42.5"
    14BFF one ton 2wd & 4wd spacing: 40.5"

    Your '71 4wd spacing: 40.0"

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    Where in Indiana are you? There are several of us Hoosiers on here now! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Where in Indiana are you? There are several of us Hoosiers on here now! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I live in south-eastern Indiana (small town of Osgood). I am about half-way between Indy and Cincy.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I've got a /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif and now I'm looking for a /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif Not everyone here has /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif.

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    I started with a /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif and now I have 2 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif. Be careful, they multiply!
     

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