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I need help with the install of my new body bushings

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazin72, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. blazin72

    blazin72 1/2 ton status

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    I got all of them in the very back ones and the ones under the front floor board and the one right behind the seat bolt down tight and snug but the one right in front of the rear wheels and the two behind the rear wheels doesnt seem to want to pull the body down against the frame.
    It just smashes the bottom bushing and the top one is loose,
    What do I do to correct this.
    Did anyone else have this problem.
    Thanks for any help.
    Blazin72


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  2. Triaged

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    Do you have the hard top on? Do the doors shut well? Did you reuse any spacers that might have been in there with the old ones? Did you get them mixed up? There are a few different heights for the top half the mounts in the kit.

    It was recomended to me by Steve Chin that I do the body mounts with the hard top on to help line everything up when I do mine.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
  3. Crushergmc

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    I wonder if loosening the others until they are all installed would work better. Then tighten in a alternating pattern like heads, lugs, etc. That's the way I planned on doing it. I didn't know about the spacers but luckily I put them in a bags in the order I removed them. Good Luck, let us know how it comes out.

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  4. Crushergmc

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    I just finished putting a set on a Blazer and had the same problem. Turns out I put a short bushing in the front location. Changed it to the taller one and everything fits perfect. Good Luck.

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    Crusher,
    Could you give me some more info on excatly what you did,
    What locations and which ones did you get mixed up.
    I thought I did them just like the book showed.
    But I wouldnt bank on it.
    Thanks
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  6. Crushergmc

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    blaze, I'm assuming that all support kits are the same. The front pair under the floorboard (left/right) have a thicker upper bushing than all the others including the core support set. Hope this helps.

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    i had some problems with mine.i had the top on when i fit them in. i had a hell of a time with the rear mounts. i may still need a spacer for the ones right behind the front seats. door closed/opened ok till i took the top off, but that usually happens. if you find something keep us posted.

    ARQ.

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