Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

What's this?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by POWERMAD, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Pics aren't devoloped yet so bear with me.
    Behind the drivers seat there is a spring about 24" long that has a clasp on one end. It is attached to the front of the tub.
    It is a factory item, anyone know what this is for?
     
  2. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bartlett, Texas
    my blazer has one too. I think that someone said it was where the jack went. :dunno:
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    15,682
    Likes Received:
    1,392
    Location:
    642 Days to BB2018
    That's the "Lateral Control Stabilizer".....


    "First used in the early Camaros, it's a device that vastly enhances the cornering power of these GM vehicles. It's prevents vehicle flex and keeps the tires in perfect contact with the road surface."






    ..... or it just holds the factory jack and hardware. :grin:


    I'm pretty sure that if you scour the pages of the Factory Assembly Manual, you can find the illustration that shows how the spring is used to secure the jack and crank. I may re-use that part and create the world's longest carb return spring on my Q-Jet!
     
  4. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Posts:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gunnison colorado
    The jack goes with the spare tire mount, typically behind the rear seat. The long spring behind the driver seat is for the jack handle and tire iron. The jack lies down and the spring goes over it.
     
  5. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    :thumb:
    Thanx guys.. I been scratchin my head trying to figure out what that is for LOL
     
  6. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    8,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    central IL
    yeo thats what its for, there was a few funky bracket clamp kind of parts too

    i may have a diagram in a manual around here i could scan and post if i can find it,

    i dunno

    good luck
     
  7. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central VT
    Pic of the Jack Location

    [​IMG]
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Posts:
    3,254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Castro Valley, CA
    Man, I wish my blazer had all this factory stuff. :frown1:
     

Share This Page