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Tailgate assist springs with a body lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddbogg89, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. muddbogg89

    muddbogg89 Registered Member

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    My truck has a 2 in body lift (had it when i got it),and they had taken the tailgate assist springs off.
    I just scored a rust free tailgate(thanks K5DRANGER /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif) and this one has the assist springs,Can I make these work with a body lift?
    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    Dunno if you can make them work, but you probably don't need them. I didn't hook mine back up after I put on my new bumper, and it's pretty easy getting the tailgate up.
     
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    The assist springs attach to 1 bolt each on the frame. If i remember correctly, the holes were pretty close to the top of the frame. You would have to measure, but i belive the new bolt would be above the frame, so a bracket could be built for them.
     
  4. muddbogg89

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    sounds like that will work. thanks
     
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    Dale fan 1/2 ton status

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    They are attached to the top bolt of middle bumper brackets. The ones that attach the brackets to the frame. The bolt is extra long and has a bushing that they rest in. You might could just bend the hooks out on them some. They are stiff but a little persuasion might do it.
     
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    <font color="blue"> </font color> <font color="blue"> </font color> I have a two " on my 78 my springs still work you just have to tweek them a bit.I wouldn't recommend leaving them off unless you like to workout.
     
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    Anyone know where I can find those bolts??? I need very bad...
     

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