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anyway to mount a gun rack in blazers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WantedaDodge, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering what all options there are for mounting a gunrack in a blazer. I thought at first maybe the old rear window style rack might work in the sidewindows, but I'm not so sure now cause the top is fiberglass.

    Anybody got any options?
     
  2. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    My 70 has a padded, handmade guncase bolted to the floor behind the back seat. This one is set up so that the tailgate must be opened in order to unlatch the top of the case.
     
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    I had a 74 with a rack mounted in the rear window and it worked fine.
     
  4. Cmoe

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    Are you talking about mult guns or one? There are a few options here, Sheriff K-5 used a shot gun rack that mounted using the stock shell mounting bolts. and was mounted horizontally behind the front seats. others that Ive seen are the kind your talking about (rear window) that was mounted on the side panel on each side. Old hunting rig. it held 4 riffles. Also saw a guy that had a Police Shotgun mounted in the rear facing strait up on the other side from the spare tire mount(drivers side), He said there was two of them in there for his riffles.
     
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    Well, I guess I'll try the old rear window racks then! I was just afraid the fiberglass wouldn't hold it.

    I've seen the cop style gun racks before. That would be an interesting way to go as well.

    Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    I had them in the sides before held up fine,I have a over head rack now.I can`t rember the brand,it`s made for chevy trucks.The good thing about it is you can`t see it from the outside unless your right up next to it. JB
     
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    you can get one of those overhead gun shelfs that fit where your visors are. keeps it out of sight. you can also get the ones that mount in between the seats and hold the guns vertically.
     
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    In most states it is against the law to have a fire arms in front of the drivers seat. Be careful and check your state laws!
     
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    cabellas has a gun rack that fit over the seats you might want to check them out, i have seen them in their catalog not up close, just a thought
     
  10. cbbr

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    JCW sels those. I looked when I got my visor shelf.
     
  11. super k

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    You could try looking for the one used in the CUCV Blazers.Behind driver/verticle.Will hold two.
     
  12. dyeager535

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    I came up with the idea, my dad implemented it in steel for us this year.

    I used the tuffy console to bolt it to, but if I had a stock console, I would have used the seat belt mounting bolts.

    Just used square tubing just larger than diameter of gun butts, put piece of metal across the bottom, semi-soft foam over that, vertical pole in between two of the butt "sockets" and then an arm for either gun barrel above where the forend of the gun ends. The arm has one 3/4 circle of PVC (one for each gun) riveted to it, with foam pipe insulation glued inside it, to not scratch the gun. Slit in the insulation allows the gun to be pressed into the arm, and a strap of velcro runs around either one or both guns, to keep them tight against the pole.

    Pretty complex, but I hated the way guns got in the way of the back seat when I had passengers, and they were always bouncing around. This way I didn't have to screw the body up at all, they are out of the way, and with almost two weeks of rough hunting roads, not once did a gun find its way out of the rack. I should take a picture of it, it works awesome.

    Probably more complex sounding than most are looking for, but it works, and isn't too hard to make if you've got some metal laying around.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't enter california with a gun in a gun rack. It is against the law in this state to have a gun in a gun rack. The law got changed years ago for some strange reason or another. :dunno:
     
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    Where are you supposed to put it?
     
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    sorry neeed the post count so I can post pics. You would think 4 years on here would be good enough?
     
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    Wow, back from the dead. I don't know what all the fuss is about gun racks, my cut down AK with pistol grip fits in the center console.
     
  18. static1

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    The gun laws very alot from state to state. I know in nc the rack cannot be in the window because of some bs about causing panic. So the roof mounting system is what every body uses for the most part. And long guns must be unloaded. They also require you to keep them in plain veiw for the officer to be able to see them if you get pulled over. I have my concealed carry but in nc it only aplys to handguns.the roof mount is a nice set up. I think the company that makes them is called big sky or sumthing like that.
     
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    These are very handy, put a single in my blazer mounted in the fiberglass with the gun facing the front,up real close where the top bolts are.
     
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    I put a Big Sky Rack BSR-2 in the top part of the Chalet's cab and like it a lot.
     

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