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installing shims... one man job?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    can i do it by my self? or will i need help? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif my best friend is working all the time and never has time to work on our trucks with me. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Shims under the rear springs right? Yeah, You should beable to do it yourself no prob. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    $12 hour x 8 hours = 96 dollars. This is side work that has a deadline and needs to be done. I can only do it on weekends and after work on weekdays. If I have a chance to make 100 dollars in a day, I am gonna work so I can afford to buy more things for my truck. I took time off work to help with your bodylift and I've never took off work to even be with my girlfriend, so don't think I don't want to help because I love to be there but I have priorities that need to be taken care of. I'll be done with this job soon so I can probably help sometime.
     
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    CooknwithGas 1/2 ton status

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    Everything on your truck is a one-man job. At least it is on my truck. You may need a little help with a "come-along" to re-align the rear-end with the springs, but you can do it by yourself.

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  5. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I swapped both of my axles in 6 hours _by my self_.

    Even if you have to cut off the old u-bolts, it shouldnt take longer then a couple hours
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I put add-a-leaves on my burb alone in about 5 hrs. That included the cussing at 13yr old dirt and finding fitting tools. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I pulled my old 12b and swaped in the 14b bymyself in 2 hours and 15 minutews. Including bleeding brakes. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    these are on the front.

    so i guess i'll do it this weekend.
     
  9. rogerwilco71

    rogerwilco71 1/2 ton status

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    pretty easy, shouldn't take more than an hour(I'm thinking 20 minutes). Jack the spring (one side a time) or frame and let slack in the u-bolt...pop her in!
     
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    I would say you should have no problem putting in shims, when I was 17 I did my 4" lift by myself in about a little less than a day. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    20 minutes! That's funny. You should see how many 20 minute jobs I've started that ended up taking a six hours. Expect the unexpected with your truck.
     

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