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70 K-5

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BUCK70, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. BUCK70

    BUCK70 Registered Member

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    Recently purchased my 70 k-5 and it has the antannae(?) on the back left quarter panel. It is next to the fuel cap and receeds into the quarter. It is my first- 1st generation k-5 and never noticed it on any others. Is this original on a 70??
     
  2. Blazer1970

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    Never heard of anything like that before. What do you mean by "receeds into the quarter"? Stock location is on the cowl on the passenger side.

    Tim

    70 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
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  3. R72K5

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    Hey Ive got a hole about 2.5" or so, and flat, round rubber gasket 13" down from the top of the bedside, and 9" from the fuel filler neck on my left rear quarter. Looks like something a big springy antenna would be bolted onto. Looks like three screws/bolts were there to hold it on.
    But, I have an antenna on the passenger side cowl cover, so hmmmm....
    Wonder what it was for....




    '72 K-5 4x4, CST, 3.07, 4 speed, NP 205, 31' x 10.5", Olive green and primer, rusted out, rice smasher!
     
  4. BUCK70

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    Unfortunately I do not have a scanner or a digital camera or I would take a shot of it. What I mean is: If you are standing at the fuel cap, the ant. comes down and in the quarter is an area made(it doesn't look rigged) into the quarter where the antannae base is mounted somewhat in a hole formed in the side of the quarter. I have never seen anything like it before, but if someone made it that way, they sure did a good job of body work. The base actually is recessed into the quarter. I have also noticed that there is NO area in my cowl where an antannae mount could go. At least there are no holes and from what i can tell no filler or patches.
     
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    Hey i have the same thing on mine man I was wondering what the hell it was too.
    Anybody know?
     
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    CB antenna. My parts Blazer has the same thing. Not stock that I'm aware of, just a common mounting place.

    Travis
     
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    Travis is correct. Same thing on my 70, it's for a CB antenna.
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    Interesting..... its about a 1-1/2" hole.
    But hey, at least its a way smaller hole than any of the rust holes on it !! Good deal...

    '72 K-5 4x4, CST, 3.07, 4 speed, NP 205, 31' x 10.5", Olive green and primer, rusted out, rice smasher!
     
  9. BUCK70

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    Hopefully this picture works but no promises.
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    if it does this is what the recessed ant looks like

    [​IMG]
     
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    Buck70, on yours I would say that someone did a very nice job of "frenching" the antenna into your rear quarter. It is a common practice for customizers. Looks pretty cool there. What some others have described is a CB antenna, and it was very common to mount whip antennas to the rear quarter panel. Remember that all these 1st gen. trucks were around during the big CB craze in the '70s, good buddy. We got us a great big convoy here. Can ya give me a radio check? We got a smokey at exit 25. Got your ears on?

    Tim

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