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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    From <font color=red>4 Wheel Parts</font color=red>... To install new body bushing's they want $425- just for labor. Not including the new bushing's...This is for my 84 K5...Is this something I should attempt myself? Gonna have to do this project this summer...



    Eric
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  2. fr8train

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    You can DOOOOOOOOOO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, its time consuming but you can do it.

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    man, for that price i would attempt it myself.. if you lived a little closer i would've helped you out myself... no charge.

    ric

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    MAN THE REAR ONES IN THE BED SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
    BUT ALL IN ALL IT'S NOT TO BAD.
    ON THE OTHER HAND IF RUST IS INVOLVED MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN EXTRA AUTO TO RUN AROUND IN.
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
     
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    Gonna do some research...and do it myself. Might have to give a call to some local CK5 member's for some help though (I'll buy the beer).. Won't be doing this till the summer! [​IMG]




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    Hey you help me and I'll help you this summer with the same chore..he he he later mike(send me a pm and I help ya just let me know when)
     
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    If your doing it this summer then you have ample time to order the bushings and an ORD 1" kit ........ you are going to need new frame bolts. Make sure you also have a some real big flat washers....if you look at Boss' install page we actually pulled the bolt heads thru the body....... I have some ppics too if you want them ....

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    Hell, if you pay for gas, my wife's car gets 35 miles per gallon. I will drive up during my two week vacation this summer and help you. That gas fee should not even run you very much. [​IMG]



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    Do it yourself!!! I was in the same boat with a body lift but went ahead and did it myself. I installed a 3" body lift and replaced all the body mounts with polyurethane ones from ORD. I saved myself 250 bucks in labor. It is not hard at all, it just takes some elbow grease and at least one godd friend. If you need any advice, I'll be happy to help!

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    Thanks for the replies guy's... I will give a shout out when I finally do replace the bushing's.

    Which kit or company would you guy's recommend?
    JcWhitney $74.98
    Off Road Design $95
    Summit Racing $79
    Any other's I'm missing??
    What do the kit's consist of? Are Bolt's included??



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    I was really happy with the ORD 1" body lift with Daystar bushings.

    Rene

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    WWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEE CCCCCCCAAAANNNNN DDDOOOOO IIIITTTT!!!! [​IMG] Ok sorry....I had too.

    I did mine about a year ago. Give me a call. It took me and two other guys about 4 hours. If that.... I'll bring over my floor jack.
    I used Energy Sus. Body mounts. and I'm very satisfied with them.
    Save up and get the pucs from ORD. I wish I had...

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    Sweet.. I'll give you a call in the summer time [​IMG]



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    I would recomend ORD. Not because I have anything bad to say about any of the others, just because he is a small business, fellow Blazer owner. I did mine about 2 months ago with the help of a friend. You should also consider the ORD 1" body lift. It comes with the new bolts you would need and most of the washers. I ended up doing both and didn't have to use any parts from anywhere other than the body lift kit or the bushing kit. The 1" body lift is also nice becasue it gives a little extra clearance without any other major issues associated with larger body lifts. Took us about 4 hours, but that is only because one of the caged nuts broke loose and we had to drill it out.

    Some tips: DON'T USE AIR TOOLS TO REMOVE ANY OF THE BOLTS. You risk busting a caged nut or spinning a head on the captured bolts.

    Use PLENTY of anti-seize for a few days in advance to help loosen any rust.

    Brian
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    Thanks for the info Brian.. I am seriously thinking about the 1" ORD body lift also. Might as well do both when it's all apart!



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    Oh yeah, I almost forgot: BREAKER BAR!!! BREAKER BAR!!!

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    Hey Eric, I live in Fremont as well. If you need a hand doing it just let me know, i have a lift at work that will make the job a whole lot easier. Just buy lunch and lets do it.
     
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    summit racing was $55 with bolts..unless I had the wrong part number circled[​IMG]



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
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    HEy bro-
    I'm nearby in San Jose.
    If you need an hand you can let me know. PM me if ya could use any help. $425! how much is a 12 pack!?

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