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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bandit, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Whats up came back sooner then i expected (sp) any how i need some good ideas for a real flexly front suspentions (sp)

    any ideas

    AJ
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  2. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    You could do a buggy spring up front and soft springs.

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  3. Pure Insanity

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    Welcome back AJ! [​IMG]

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  4. bandit

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    i was thinking of that My other idea i saw it on a jeep this weekend was a single spring kinda like the old modle A sus. then put where the wpring would bolt to teh fram there would be a pivot point my other thoughts where coil springs

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  5. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Whats up steve?

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  6. AGM73k5

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    Welcome back guy :) I'm no suspension guru so I don't have any suggestions for you but I'm sure you'll get plenty from everyone else.
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  7. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Your talking about 1 spring pack mounted sideways in the truck above the axle?Iv seen that and it looks pretty cool but it was on the rear.Never seen it on a heavy vehicle though.Coils would be sweet but $$.I think the buggy spring would be cheap and easy.

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  8. bandit

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    Id tell ya guys what im working on but its being a real slow project right due to low funds and teim but when it takes a little more shape ill bust out some pictures It will be something like never seen befor [wow]

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  9. Pure Insanity

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    So what happened to Harvey?

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  10. tRustyK5

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    If Harvey is his blazer, it looks like it went a few rounds with a tree and lost...[​IMG]
    I have never sen that much trail 'character' added with just one wheelin trip. I saw the Blazer in May and then again about 3 weeks ago...yikes!

    Rene

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  11. 55Willy

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    Welcome Back!! If you aren't telling whatcha building then just PM me with it cuz I have to know[​IMG]

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    I saw a Jeep with the single spring front susp. this weekend at Clayton. I talked to him and he said that it really didn't flex as much as it looked like it would. I bet if you would play with the springs you could get it to flex alot. I have been thinking of way's to do it to mine.

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    [​IMG] I forgot the front suspension ideas...
    I saw a thing for toyota that mounts a ball and socket type joint in the spring eyes so it can pivot side to side, and for a bronco they make a spring plate/axel mount that pivots also so if the spring is straight up and down the axel can tilt off the bottom of the springs...I'll try to round up the pics out of the mags that shows them, But if someone was to make both ideas work for a chevy it would be sweet, then just add a buggy spring set up also and you could be flexin' for days[​IMG]

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  14. Pure Insanity

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    Well Harvey was supposed to be a trail only rig if I remember correctly. The one you seen was his driver/ trail rig. [​IMG] Harvey was started then I never heard anymore (that I can remember anyway)

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  15. bandit

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    Harvey was put a side for a much narrow body Iv talk some of it before left It been slowly comeing together

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    Well if I saw him driving that I'd stop him and ask if he was OK and did he see what hit him...[​IMG]
    Even your talents would'nt be enough to make it look like a K5 again...[​IMG]Even the tweaked parts are tweaked.[​IMG]

    Rene

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  17. Pure Insanity

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    HEHE! Even the dents have dents HUH! [​IMG]

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     

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