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1 ton blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rockjunkies, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    Any one know what it would take to mount a blazer body on to a 1 ton pickup up frame? I know that the frame would have to be shortened and the body mounts would have to be relocated. It is a 81 blazer body and a 80 1 ton frame. I am looking for the extra strength of the frame plus the extra lift the thickness of the frame would give me. I would mount my 4" lift springs on the front that I currently have on the blazer and do the shackle reversal on the rear using either the ford springs or the 1 ton main leaf joined with the ford spring pack. I know that I will more than likely have to play with the rear height to bring it up or down to match the front height. The plan also includes 1 ton axles and 38's. Please give me some insight on details that I may have missed.

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  2. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    Somewhere I have the meausements for a 81 up Blazer frame. They are in metric tho. I got the print out off of the Genesis computerized measuring system at work. It will give you SOMETHING to go by. I think that trying to make a Blazer body fit a K30 frame is much more work than it would be worth. Anything is possible, but I think by the time you get done making the frame fit you could fabricate a frame from 2x3 box tube. If you are interested in the spec sheet I have let me know and I will find it, scan it, and E-Mail it to you. I got it to have to measure mine w/. And it would be handy to have the measurements if I were to ever decide to build a custom frame. (which has been rattling around in the back of my head.)

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
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  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    IMHO the swap is not worth it. If you have the 1 ton axles just put them under the K5 and stiffen up the stock frame. I believe that would be much less headaches in the end.

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    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  4. RGF

    RGF 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of building a Blazer on a shortened 1ton frame, its quite abit of work but not impossible. The frame is mostly done but I still have a million or 2 hours worth of work to do before this thing will be ready. Im way to lazy to type all the details so grab a tape measure and note pad, it sure helps to have a bare Blazer frame handy for all the measurements too!
    The best part is that you can make your wheelbase whatever you want by the amount that you shorten the 1ton frame.

    RGF
     

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