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Mounting M1008 front bumper on my burb? new ? in 1st post

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JIMs70K25, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Picked up front and rear bumpers from a M1008 today. Everythings there, will I need to drill some holes for the shackle mounts? Will I need to modify anything else?
    Wasn't planning on using the rear, but if I did use it what would I have to modify for it to fit? I know the receiver hitch would have to go, anything else?

    What size are the shackles (screw pin anchor shackles) used with these bumpers? The largest I have is 7/8" and it's too small. The 1" shackles I found are rated at 8.5 tons!
     
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  2. 86Cucvbeater

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    I don't want to give you the wrong answers to your questions so I'll let someone do that who's familiar with the burbs. I just want to say that IMO the CUCV bumpers are scrap.. I ripped mine off a while back. They just hang down low like any stock bumper and the grill guard is pretty weak but it's better than nothing I guess. The shackle mounts are decent. I kept those for now, although I bent one with a real hard jerk.(broke the old military shackle in half too lol) The pintle hook is stronger. I kept mine for now and use that as the recovery point. Hopefully you can see in this pic how I cut my rear bumper. I don't like how low it hangs down but it works fine for now and is a step to get into the bed :)

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  3. JIMs70K25

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    From what I can tell for the rear my gas tank would have to be dropped. I'm more interested in the front, my current bumper is bent and twisted so this is more just to have a straight bumper.
     
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    Thanks! I'm going to put mine on this weekend.
     
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    I put a front bumper on my truck, the shackle points are nice, but other than that -- same as a stock bumper. I ruined mine in 1 trip.
     
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    Got it on today. looks good, I'll take some pics tomorrow.
     
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    ttt for new question
     
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    Not sure of the size or if they even make a screw pin style shackle that fits perfectly. Here's a pic of what I've got for shackles. The shackle on the left is what these trucks come with and it's not the screw pin style. The one on the right I just had laying around, its not screw pin either and the pin is smaller than the mount's hole but whos cares? It's hard to find cucv shackles.

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    86Cucvbeater, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what are the specs on your rig?
     
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    86Cucvbeater ... could you povide me with a side shot of the mounting for the front tow shackles ... I want to make a set like that for mine
     
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    they mounting is simialr to a civvy bumper bracket except it extends out 1.25" to clear the square channel and use the two holes in the frame, that are not used in a civvy bumper. Also, their's two spacers to help with the two original bolts. if that makes sense.
     

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