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Frame width of a 92-96 suburban and a 92-97 pickup

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know if the frame widths are the same?
    Im trying to fit one of the larger mount-behind-axle tanks in.

    Here's what I got so far:

    82-91 Suburban
    Capacity: 40 Gallons/151 Liters
    Dimensions: 35 X 28-3/8 X 13-1/8 inches

    31 gallon size:
    Capacity: 31 Gallons/118 Litres
    Dimensions: 28-3/4 X 28-1/8 X 12-3/4 inches

    92-96 suburban
    Capacity: 42 Gallons160 Liters
    Dimensions: 29-3/4 X 33-1/2 X 13-1/8 inches Includes the lock ring and gasket for the sending unit.

    The confusion is of course, that Chuck's chevy page says that in the rear of the C/K body in the pre 88's were about 42" wide- and I recall them saying that they widened the frame in the newer bodies to put the gas tank inside the fram rail.

    Any measurements would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    the new frames are MUCH wider than the old ones. I guess I will go measure my 97 for you. Guess the size isn't as dramatic as I felt but it surely seems it compared to my other trucks. Outside to outside is like 45 1/2" right below the cab
     
  3. Pookster

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    Well, I know my 92 is significantly wider than my 87 k5. that I can already tell just by the hitch!

    Now, if you have a 97 burb, that would help a lot!!!!
     
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    nope, but I have access to one /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif will try and go measure it yet tonight.
     

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