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Update front clip --- How difficult?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WinnipegK5, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. WinnipegK5

    WinnipegK5 Registered Member

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    I was wondering how difficult it is to update the front clip on a 79 to an 87?? I have read the technical section on this site but was hoping to get feedback from anyone who has done this swap. I have a complete 87 Suburban in my yard as a "donor'.And yes I am mechanically inclined with a full shop of tools. Reply via post or PM.

    Thanks
    Mike
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  2. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    E mail "C'Moe",he has already done it to his 78'.He told he the most difficult part was the rewiring of the fusebox.
     
  3. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I wrote the article in the Technical section. Really, everything is bolt on with exception of the holes needing cut in the firewall for the recessed hinge. So, this was the most difficult part. I cut the holes in the firewall cowl, then spot welded the two ply sheetmetal back together. I listed a measurement for these holes. Just read the article or email me if you have questions. It is a simple swap expecially since you have all the parts available. I was just going on a wing and a prayer so I had to buy parts as needed. Yours should be a piece of cake. npickett@toast.net

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  4. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I did it to my '74.....I thought it was easy....and I used aftermarket fiberglass fenders, so I didn't have a lot to go by. I cut the holes for the hinges with a small air powered cutoff tool. I didn't need any welding on mine...just bolted the hinge on.
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