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Frame differences

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blasterD, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a difference between a 1/2 ton frame and a one ton frame? I am aware of the differences in the rear (rails are closer together), but is the metal any thicker or stronger? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    The front section around the motor appears to be the same. The rear is not narower, it's the spring hangers that are different. The section under the cab is deeper,something like 11" compared to the smaller 8" section on the 1/2 & 3/4 ton frames. As far as actual metal content or thickness I don't know.
     

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