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What happens to my tcase if I do this?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I just put the seat mount in for my cage and somehow in the welding or designing or something it warped a little. Now I have a bar that's resting hard on the transmission tunnel which was pounded downward a little bit. Now assuming the truck flexes some, that bar could come down into the transfer case. No, I dont want a body lift or a tcase drop. Do I need to refab my seat bracket or will it work as described?

    FYI: I HATE rebuilding stuff. It's soooo close too. What to do, what to do?

    Sherman, Tx
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  2. MTPockets

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    you know what happens when you ASS U ME lake...:)

    seriously, if its not hitting it now then you should be ok. would take a lot of flex between the body and frame to do any harm.

    nice to hear of your progress. good luck!

    MTPockets

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  3. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    It'll be fine....trust me.....[​IMG]

    Michael[​IMG]
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Uh, my brother broke his adapter recently due to floor-pan interference.

    Pete

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  5. White Knight

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    Lt how close to the tcase is the tunnel? it'll take a tremondous amout of flex at the point to push the tcase up or the floor down.....heat the pipe up and bend it back where it dosen't hit.


    Still a very pissed-off
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  6. laketex

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    Thanks friends. I was trying to get the tube as close to the floor as possible so I can make up for height in the brackets. Might just bend it a tad in the middle so it doesn't hit with torch and prayer. [​IMG] Pete, I remember you saying he broke his adapter and was wondering how...now I know. I'll try to clearance it a bit more.

    MTPockets - I'll probably be emailing you soon on some more in depth fuel cell tutorial. Your blazer is kicking ass!

    Micheal- Was gonna work on the beast all this weekend, but going backpacking instead. Next weekend though, and most evenings for the next month or two. Gimme a call or stop by or whatever.

    And WK, dang that was a long email...Another headed your way shortly.

    Bryan

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  7. Michael

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    Okie dokie...have fun! and it's M...I....C...H...A...E...L you north Texas hillbilly! [​IMG]

    Michael[​IMG]
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  8. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    oops. and it was an invitation as well. Swing by if you want. Free shiner bock! I could use a good fabricator like you around!

    Sherman, Tx
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    uh, i am calling BS on that story
     
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    Free Shiner man that might be worth a trip home, yummy, hey an idea for ya bryan, can't see how it is but you may consider just cutting the floor there and fabing a panel to go in there that is clearanced more. and just screw it in place that way you have easy access to your stuff from the top if you have to work on it, I took my tranny tunnel off to pull that tranny and it made a lot of difference. BTW it should be back running beginning of next week. I would drive it home when I come next time but.....that could cause some conflict

    Like em big and topless
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    Hey Les...good the see ya on here! How's that "James" comin' anyway? Ever do any cage work? If not bring it down sometime....Bryan is gettin' good at bendin' tube!

    Michael[​IMG]
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