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Wish Me Luck

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I'm crawling under my truck to change out my body bushings in a few minutes. Any last helpful hints, words of encouragement, or suggestions would be gladly appreciated! Especially those which factor beer into the equation

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    Good luck, When yours is done come do mine.
    John

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    Wear some safety glasses...drink a beer for every bushing you sucessfully swap.[​IMG]

    One of those is good advice, one is what you want to hear...you decide which is which.[​IMG]

    Rene

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    Rene is that a beer for each whole bushing or one for each part? I mean, thats a few beers. I may end up wearing the beer bottles for safety glasses!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    Well if your drinking Canadian beer it's one beer per bushing assembly (10 beers for the whole job) If your drinking American beer it's one beer per piece...same result though. By the time your done you won't remember what a crappy job it was to replace your body bushings...[​IMG]

    Rene

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    And thats the point!!!!! I remember buying a Canadian beer called Mountain Crest years and years ago for $2 six pack. It was equal to Moose Head. Is it still around up there?

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    I've had Moose Head (yummy..[​IMG]) Never heard of Mountain Crest though...of course there are hundreds of different brands to choose from and some are specific to certain parts of the country. Some brands are meant for export only too...

    Rene...getting thirsty[​IMG]

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    Well, so far so good. No beer yet. Gotta looooooong day ahead of me! I have all the bolts out 'cept for the rear ones. They'll be a bitch! Helpful hint of the day...... remove the grill. I was able to get a 3/8" ratchet in there with a 2" extension no sweat. Used a deepwell socket on the lower. Gotta do some errands. I'll hkeep you all posted. By the way if I'm not careful I may step on the grill and I'll hafta buy a new shiny one(honey, can i have another beer please? NO! you'll get drunk and step on your grill!)[​IMG]

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    Re: Wish Me Luck UPDATE

    Man this stuff is for the dogs! The bozo before me decided to weld the carriage bolts to the bed of the blazer! The grinder was too big to use without trashing the bed. Had to go buy a dremel. I only got one side done. Two of the bushings were powdered, two were missing nuts and the bottom half, so it definately needed to be done. I hope I never hafta do it again. I still need to remove the rear bumper. Jeezis! Wes you have any spare Calgon????

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    Re: Wish Me Luck UPDATE

    That Bozo works at GM...[​IMG] The carriage bolts in the two rear mount locations are tacked to the floor at the factory.

    Rene

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