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GOING FROM 4WD TO 2WD - ISSUES

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by luv2xclr8, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. luv2xclr8

    luv2xclr8 Registered Member

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    72 K5 BLAZER - GOING FROM 4WD TO 2WD, WILL THE CROSSMEMBER
    FROM A 2WD TRUCK WORK ON A 4WD BLAZER? I HAVE THE COMPLETE
    FRONT SECTION OFF OF A 2WD TRUCK. ( DISK BRAKE SET-UP W/5
    LUG ) ALREADY HAVE 5 LUG AXLES FOR THE REAR. wHAT WILL BE
    NEEDED TO MAKE THIS WORK? OR WILL IT? NEED SOME HELP? :>)
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    SPEAK UP A LITTLE BIT LOUDER.....I CAN'T HEAR YA!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Why would you do something like that to an awesome 1st gen Blazer?
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    sorry i have no input, but i just didnt want you to get a bad opinion of CK5 by the other 2 members posts. Welcome to CK5. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. 55Willy

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    why not just graph the whole front clip over? cut the front in the middle of the 2nd body mount and piece it there. like how Muddin4Fun did her early chevy(gmc?)
     
  6. Beast388

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    [ QUOTE ]
    72 K5 BLAZER - GOING FROM 4WD TO 2WD, WILL THE CROSSMEMBER
    FROM A 2WD TRUCK WORK ON A 4WD BLAZER? I HAVE THE COMPLETE
    FRONT SECTION OFF OF A 2WD TRUCK. ( DISK BRAKE SET-UP W/5
    LUG ) ALREADY HAVE 5 LUG AXLES FOR THE REAR. wHAT WILL BE
    NEEDED TO MAKE THIS WORK? OR WILL IT? NEED SOME HELP? :>)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You might try posing this question over on www.67-72chevytrucks.com . There are a few guys over there that have done the 4X4 to 2wd swap (but why? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    yes you can bolt entire suspension cradle from a 2wd pickup burb blazer under the rig from a 71-87 parts rig and you will need the rad support mounting frame brackets pair from a 2wd also, cut the rivets ot swap them. also you will need to egg out a couple of the holes in frsme rails to get all the bolts to line up when bolting the 2wd cradle up to the 4x4 frame and will have to change way top of shocks mount, 2wd mount directly to frame without brascket brace like on 4x4


    if you are going with auto tranny then you must find a 63-72 auto trans 2wd crossmember if your rig is first gen

    i grew up on first gen trucks CST era all six years and had the most posts on the 67-72 forum at 10k, a couple years ago, i basically retired already but i still know billions of info all about these trucks have torn apart and done tons of them in my day, ever nut bolt and clip


    also they now make aftermarket 2wd 6 lug front rotors now so that ou can keep 6 lug all around

    good luck
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    4X4 to 2wd swap (but why? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Seriously! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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