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crossmember: one piece vs. two piece

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by R72K5, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

    Mar 5, 2001
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    central IL
    can anyone recall if the crossmember at under rear cab wall differs from one piece to two piece rear driveshaft ?

    IE: could i put in a two piece shaft in place of a one piecer if i have the mounting bracket for the carrier bearing ?

    thanks for anything
  2. the professor

    the professor 1/2 ton status

    Feb 6, 2003
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    You talking about that little x-member that bolts across under the back of the cab..
    It is not a frame support..it is a hangar for mufflers and cats...
    Take it out if it interferes with the 2 piece drive shaft x=member
    You will need a x=member for a 2wd/2piece drive shaft..you will need to drill and bolt it..stock its rivited, so if you get one at pick n'pull, you will need a battery powered grinder or drill
    Trickey, because it rivits/bolts to the top of the frame rail, and the bed is in the way, so you have to get it at an angle between the frame rails..
    /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
    I looked and measured my frame for the same reason... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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