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Broken crossmember

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by nyyef, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

    May 16, 2000
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    Saudi Arabia
    The crossmember that is directly under the engine has a nice long crack in it. It looks like it has been welded before (I can't believe that I didnt notice the old welds before).

    I dont want to reweld it, I would like to replace it or install something more beefier. How easy is it to change this crossmember? I see rivets and the motor mounts are attached to it. Also, how difficult would it be to install a custom made xmember? like a round one or thicker one?

    one more thing, if replacing it is a big deal (chassis alignment or something), how would go about fixing the crack?

  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

    Feb 24, 2001
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    Phoenix, AZ
    MO makes a bolt in replacement. I made my own, it's not that hard. Those cross members are almost always cracked. Most guys doing cross-over replace it anyway so they can use a straight drag link.

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