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Driver Front Spring Hanger cracked! Repair or Replace?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1Blazin71, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. 1Blazin71

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    The driver's side front front spring hanger on my 71 CST is cracked. Crack is about 3/4" long on the rear portion of the ear about half-way up. The crack runs almost horizontal and is along the curving part of the hanger.

    Is this something that can be repaired (grind and weld)? It looks like it'd be tough to get to. Or where can I get replacement or aftermarket front/front spring hangers?

    Thanks.

    Matthew Meyer
    matthewm@inhollywood.com
    '71 Ochre K5 - 4" Lift 35"s
    ZZ4 350 - 700R
     
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    Crack(s) suck !

    I have a pair of takeoffs from the 72, im going to 2wd, are you interested in one or both ?

    '72 K-5 4x4, CST, 3.07, 4 speed, NP 205, 31' x 10.5", Olive green and primer, rusted out, rice smasher!
     
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    Wow, that's be a big help! What do you want for them?

    And just curious why you're going to 2WD?

    Matthew Meyer
    matthewm@inhollywood.com
    '71 Ochre K5 - 4" Lift 35"s
    ZZ4 350 - 700R
     
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    because the body tub was so far gone, and I accidently sold the 205 and 465 tranny, so im bolting on a 73-up 2wd cradle and suspension assembly and going with either an aluminum muncie 4 speed or a th350 and SBC engine.
    Changing the original 3.07 rea ro to either a '76 3.40 or a '68 3.73.
    I dunno what I want for the hangers, Are they worth 35 total, or is that bad ? I have no idea...lol

    r68c30@hotmail.com or 217 735 3230 if is ok with you ?

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    '72 K-5 4x4, CST, 3.07, 4 speed, NP 205, 31' x 10.5", Olive green and primer, rusted out, rice smasher!
     
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    The parts arn't worth much...but your time is! They are riveted on and are a pain to get off. I would go more by how long it takes you to get them off.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Lol, well you know, whats wierd is... I found it alot easier to grind off the rivet heads and punch the rivets out, than take the eyebolts out. Alot easier ! but then this is a bare rolling chassis, so no radiator support in the way, hehe.

    The springs are still attached to the brackets however, which are in turn still attached to the Dana44. I dropped the springs and axle all off the frame as one unit, and its currently laying under the truck/frame. Gotta disassemble further now.
    I never knre that the rear most frame hangers were cast iron! Pretty wierd,,, And kinda heavy for their size, too.

    '72 K-5 4x4, CST, 3.07, 4 speed, NP 205, 31' x 10.5", converting to 2wd and pickup body(I did not want to do this- rust made me do it)
     
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