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rear spring flip, easier way

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scrapmetal, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal 1/2 ton status

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    I am a person who has done this for years, I am also new to this computer stuff so bear with me.There is an easier way to do a rear flip, than buying an ORD rear flip kit. Im not knocking them, I just tend to prefer to do my own stuff. The only thing with ORD's is that it is a direct bolt up. Mine isnt but I prefer free and a little hard work than money shelled out any day. The front of the rear springs from a truck only, and I mean a truck only, they are allready molded facing down,and are set up with the same amount of lift. All ya gotta do is go to a wrecking yard and ask for them, or if ya had a wrecked truck in your back 40, cut them off there with the gas axe,Cut off the top about 2 inches then bolt on, course ya have to drill new holes, but hell I had them laying around so I did it, and it works great. I also have some rear springs out of a 2wd lowered Blazer, two leafs, talk about flex,I cracked my new front window from the flex. that sux, anyways thats just what I did, take it for what its worth,,

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
     
  2. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    hell, i just cut holes in the bottom of mine and flippped it, and gusseted supports from the outside bolt holes back up to the frame, cheap but time consuming, stout as hell.
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Do you guy's have a site or pictures?


    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  4. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Have you got pictures? I just cut the bottoms out of my hangers last week also. It was pretty simple. Cost me about 10 dollars worth of grinding wheels.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Link didn't work for me[​IMG]


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  7. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    Steve deleted the free sites.

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  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah it works well. Somebody posted pictures about a week or 2 ago. Forgot what the title was.
    I cut out the bottoms and put a brace on. Still may re do it the other way just cause it looks so much better.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
    Grim-Reaper
     

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