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Going to the junk yard for a front bumper & 56" springs...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scott A, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Scott A

    Scott A 1/2 ton status

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    What years will fit my 73 Blazer? And will a Suburban bumper fit?

    Also, re: 56" springs,
    Do you measure them from eye to eye or total spring length?
     
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    according to my trusty lmc catalog you should look for a 73-80:k5: . But i would assume that a:burb: or:truck: bumper would work to. I mean if the hoods, grilles, basicaly everthing is interchangeable why wouldnt the bumper?

    good luck i love going out there. i have a bad habit of bringing back stuff i dont need though:rolleyes:
     
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    yeah 73-80 should be correct bumpers. For 56's you measure spring length not strait across.
     
  4. Scott A

    Scott A 1/2 ton status

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    I am not sure what is correct...

    So you measure total length and not eye to eye?

    hmmm, I just measured my stock 52" rear springs and eye to eye they are exactly 52"...
     
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    used bumper

    I have a used bumoer off my 91 k-5 with grrill guard laying around my garage. I would sell really cheap, if someone would pick it up.dont need it anymore after building my winch bumper.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    81-91's are different from 73-80 though :wink1:

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  7. Scott A

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    what about measuring springs, eye to eye or total length?
     
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    depending on how flat the spring is, the numbers could be very similar. Spring length would probably be best. 56s are easy to ID though, AFAIK they are the only spring you'll find on ANY chevy truck that have center pins offset. They aren't in the center... they are 4" IIRC closer to one spring eye than the other.

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