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Now I've really screwed it up

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    My jack wasn't lifting up high enough so I did a safety no-no and used blocks under it that I shouldn't have been using. Well, the jack slipped off the blocks and the drivers side drum is back about a foot now.
     
  2. TONYP

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    I take it that if your typing this post then your alright..
    looks like you'll need to unbolt the leaf pack and install a new pin.
     
  3. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    Yeah I'm okay, just don't see how I'm gonna get the axle back under the spring pack. I went out and bought myself 2 new jacks and a couple jack stands so hopefully I've got all the right tools now.
     
  4. txbluethunder

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    i've used a come-along tied to another truck to shift axles around.
     
  5. Mreetz

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    Damn, that's scary!! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  6. zakk

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    glad to hear you are OK! Safety first! my CK5.com brah's & sisters!
     
  7. Marshall

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    Ya .....I know what you mean i have been under my K-10 and it can be very dangerous at times depending on whats going on, Im glad your ok
    /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gifMarshall /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  8. NITRO

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    man that blows. whenever i do work like that, i use forklifts at my dad's company. those suckers can lift em easily and u know its supported

    NITRO
     
  9. bablazer73

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    It's not hard to put back. I have had similar happen. I would use big c-clamps to hold spring's together while you replace the pin. and use the come-along to pull it back into place
     
  10. imiceman44

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    Re: Now I\'ve really screwed it up

    Why to another truck just find the right angle and anchor to your truck.
    I even pulled a broken frame that way, and on a trail.
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