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1993 K2500 - Fisher push plates - Install question WITH PIC

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by vi009dz, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    I have a 1993 K2500 Suburban, and am installing an older Fisher speedcast plow. I have virtually everything done, except for the rearward 2 bolts on the push plates. See below. The rearward 2 bolts (1/2" dia.) show here as a couple little things, maybe a couple inches long.
    When I get under my rig and look at things, these holes line up with the front crossmember, and the crossmember is a big boxed in unit with VERY limited access to the inner area. I looked for a way to access the inner part of the crossmember, thinking that I could trap a nut in the boxed end of a wrench, reach it in and tighten a bolt, but I just don't see how to. It appears that the only way to bolt the thing down is to use a 6" long bolt and drill through the entire crossmember, top and bottom, then bolt it in place that way.
    If anybody remembers, can you explain how these rearward bolts are installed? :help:

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  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    While it's not visible it's not hard to do. You need to reach in from the rear of the crossmember behind the lower control arm there is a small opening. Slide under the truck behind the front tire and look at the crossmember, you will see it's open on the ends and in the center I think.
     
  3. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    Excellent...thanks for the clarification. I'll tackle it later this week and report back.
     
  4. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Ive done many gm pick ups but not a suburban anyways on the pick ups theres 2 small square holes that u can use to access the inside of the crossmemeber holes its alot easier with 2 people
     
  5. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    Do you recall where these holes were; on the front side, the frame rail side, the rearward edge, the top? bottom? Also, did you feed the bolt down from inside the crossmember, and put a nut on down by the push plate, or did you try to get a nut inside the crossmember and bolt from the bottom?
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
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