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Questions about changing tubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by keith, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    How difficult is this and what potential problems would I run into. And about how long does it take.

    79 Blazer 6"lift 35's locked/4:56 <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.keith.coloradok5.com>http://www.keith.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  2. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Depending on your tools, equipment and mecanical ability is a big factor.... I did mine last year and it took me about a 3 days to complete the swap.... We used a Service Truck w/ a boom to lift the tub off of the truck and replace the new tub.... You'll need to disconnect every thing from the truck..... Battery, wiring harness, radiator, heater core....Steering, Shifter linkage, T-case shifter, Ground strap, Breather hoses & Parking brake ( I may have forgotten something). If the motor is out it is easier, but I left mine in.... Depending on the year of the replacement the wiring is sometimes different...... If you have anyother question ask and I might remember how we did it......
    Good luck!!!!!

    C'moe

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  3. K5-Kowboy

    K5-Kowboy Registered Member

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    I did mine last year as well and the post above is right on target. It also took me about 3 days to complete the swap. The only problem I could forsee is if you are changing years of tubs with frames..then you could run into some alignment problems with the mounting bolts. It's alot easier to remove the front clip and pull the engine out as well (that's the way I did it). Also, be very careful of your tank fill hoses..don't forget to remove all of them. All in all, it's a pretty simple procedure...just time consuming.

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> K-5 Kowboy </font color=blue>[​IMG]

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  4. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    The tub is off an 86 and the frame is a 79. Does anyone have pictures!

    79 Blazer 6"lift 35's locked/4:56 <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.keith.coloradok5.com>http://www.keith.coloradok5.com</A>
     

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