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Power and front clip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5silverado05, May 31, 2001.

  1. K5silverado05

    K5silverado05 Registered Member

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    my first question has to do with power. what kind of numbers does the fuel injected 350 of 87' turn out? Im looking at how much hp and torque? im new to the k5 seen and i know just about nothing about older engines. second, what will it take to replace the front end of a possible buy? im looking at a k5 for 1500$ that got wrecked pretty good in the front passenger side, guy says the hood, fender and grill and radiator are wasted but on fender is still good, what is the cost and time involved to get this back to looking good. thanks
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    1st part, I have no idea....2nd is pretty general also..... Do you plan to do the work yourself or hire it out? Parts are fairly cheap for these trucks.....allot of the parts are the same for years even from pickups. Ya mainly wanna make sure no frame damage was done. Check a salvage yard for a complete "front clip" $500ish would be my guess.

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  3. Scooter

    Scooter 1/2 ton status

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    go here <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/specs.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/specs.shtml</A>, scroll down a little and click on the link for 1987. That should get you the info you need for your 1st question. As for the second, i dont know.

    Scot in KC, MO.
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  4. BillyBob

    BillyBob 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I can't help you much with the power question, but I just got done putting a front clip on my 84 (before & after pics are on my site). Anyway, the longest part was getting all the parts. It basically took me a saturday to dis-assemble the clip, and an entire weekend to put the new stuff on. I had my dad help me, so it made the process quicker. But, assembling a front clip is fairly easy, and I'm no mechanic compared to what other people on this board know.. And the way you describe the damage, it sounds almost like what I had to replace. I wouldn't imagine it taking very much longer than it took for me to get my 84 in working condition.
    FYI- I got a good, fairly rust free (surface rust, no rot) front clip for $210 at a local yard. it was all repro, but better than nothing!

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