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how to get a stock bumper off with a trailer hitch on

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 22, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Any ideas how to get a stock bumper off with the trailer hitch still on. I cant get access to the middle four bolts on the inside. I will replace the bolts if I have to, no big deal, but I want to keep the bumper in good shape. The outside ones just snapped off when I tried to loosen them. I wouldnt care if the middle ones snapped, but I cant even get to them!
    Any ideas.

    Remember the part of the bolt you can see on the outside is rounded like a rivet, and DOES not turn. Only the nut on the inside turns.

    For any reason this is an 85 Suburban.

    Thanks
    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
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  2. GRINCH

    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 90 K5, I used my son. Small Hands and swivels worked great. You could also drop your hitch first.

    The Few, The Proud, The K5 Blazer
     
  3. kumma

    kumma 1/2 ton status

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    when i removed my bumper i didnt even bother loosing the bolts. i just grabbed a breaker bar and snaped them all off. i dont remember having a problem accessing the mddle bolts, i just removed the drip panel on top of the bumper.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.plymouthscreenprinting.com>www.plymouthscreenprinting.com</a>
     
  4. Itali83

    Itali83 1/2 ton status

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    I did it with my reece hitch on. Very tight fit!! but with the right combo of deep socket, right extension, and 3/8" drive, you should be able to get it.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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  5. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Can you drill them out from the outside...

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  6. 55Willy

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    Torch off the heads.

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  7. four_by_ken

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    I am trying to save the bumper.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 44 TSLs
    454 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
  8. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Just grind the heads off the bolts then.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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