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Suburban to P/U lift swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dave_90_blazer, May 12, 2004.

  1. dave_90_blazer

    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I think it is a mid 80's suburban,
    will the springs swap to a 85 Standard Cap Short bed pick-up?

    Me and my buddy have a chance to get this Sub for cheap, and it has 383(needs work, might be no good)/T400/Atlas/D60/14BFF, 10in. suspension lift and 3in. body

    the truck body is junk, rusted and busted, we are planning to yank everything and scraping the rest


    please respond ASAP, need to know real, real soon, tonight, tommorrow morning at the latest
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    should work, unless is has 56" rear springs, then you will need to move the hanger /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. dave_90_blazer

    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    how long are the springs in the P/U?

    52? 54?

    how do I measure the length? Just run a tape measure along the bottom of the spring?
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    a 1/2 ton will have 52", a 3/4 ton can have either, and 1 ton will have 56"

    measure from eye to eye straigt and it will be closer to one than the other.

    Gm only used two lenghts on these trucks, 52" and 56". if is a long bed, they have the holes for the 56" springs, they use the same hanger /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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