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4Wheel & off-road mag What is this called??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    In january 2005 on page 82 there is a K5 Pic #4. What is that called when you rework the body like that? looks like it gives great clearance. What is involved to do it? Any more information, pics would be great.

    thanks mike
     
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    what is on the cover of that issue? i cant seem to find mine
     
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    oo that k5 on like 39s with stock axles ya that thing looks crazy i was wondering about those sides id like to do that but i dont have much time i need to hurry and finish mine over x-mas break b4 school starts up again.
     
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    The thing I dont like about it is the lack of doors. And here in MI... gotta have doors for winter rides when it is only 10 degrees and snowing outside.
     
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    bbbrrrrrr!!

    yeah in maine when its like 17 below f doors are kinda handy!!
     
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    Thanks for the link. To bad there is no pics. Mike
     
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    If you want to keep the doors with the stock hinges you can't go up too high. When I installed my 3x3 rockers I raised them up as high as possible without getting into the bottom hinge.....I cut about 4.5" out of the bottom of the doors and that's where the top of rocker now sits.
     
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    Really... I looked at yours too... and must have been a good job, cause all I really noticed was that you did rockers. Good job!
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    Thats how I want to do mine. Did you just cap off and weld up the bottoms of the doors?
     
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    I am thinking I should befintely do the rocker thing before I try to make up a set of soft doors. Dotn want to have to make them twice.
     
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    One of the AZ guys did that with doors. His rockers were clear up above the hinge. He moved the lower hinge up an cut the doors up to the bottom of the glass. It can be done with doors. I am doing it in a few weeks and will be loosing the lower hinge but keeping the doors.
     
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    As of right now I just have the bottom of the doors hacked off. The current doors are pretty beat up, and I have a set of good ones in the garage, so the original idea was to hack up the old ones just to see how it fit.......and they are still on there. One thing I noticed is that the doors don't dent as easy, they are flimsy so the sheetmetal just flexes around trees and then pops back.........
     
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    6.2blazer, have any pics for us to see?? thanks
     

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