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Attack of the sawzall

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BOWTIE, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    After seeing MTPockets' rig I was wondering what my K5 would look like chopped, so I had a little fun with the "computer sawzall" and this is what it how it turned out.
    Keep in mind that this is a pic of my K5 from about 96-97.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/036/qW/zb/nV/x255039.jpg>http://wsphotofews.excite.com/036/qW/zb/nV/x255039.jpg</a>

    Man, if it was only that easy.

    Sorry if the title miss lead you.
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    That would be bad a$$ if ya could do that and be able to keep your top.

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  3. CK5

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    Cool, but why not just cut the whole top off?

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    looks like a fullsize heep...I agree losing the whole top and building a roll cage covered by a soft top like "Project Moneypit"....Would be a sweet ride...almost looks like a dune buggy

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    I think it looks better with the bed sides cut even with the rear of the tires like in your pic, that is what I think moneypit should do to his, IMO.

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    The front looks a bit like what I've been thinking about. Eliminating the lower headlight (Silverado grill). It would look really cool w/a '89-91 GMC grill, but they're way to much to go hacking on. Are those taillights DOT approved? [​IMG]

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    Nice job on the computer chop picture, that looks cool!

    Like Steve said, it looks good with the back chopped so its even with the rear tires but I think that it might look silly because the frame would have to extend back farther for the spring hangers and flipped shackle to mount.
    Maybe I`m missing something, anyone got somethin to add to this!
    I gotta sawzall with a hair trigger!!!

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    YEH! i could never figure out how to do that on my computer, probably would still have a stock truck. :)

    i like it, fully functional with the removable hardtop. i would have loved to cut even with the rear tires, but exactly what RFG said about the frame kept me from going that far. maybe with quarter eliptic or coils in the rear...hmmm.

    no more for me for a little while, ill be starting the bcn program at UF in january. go gators!

    MTPockets

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    I thought about the frame sticking out and I think it would be a great place to mount the spare. Just have it like Moneypits but have the spare rest between the frame rails angled back like a cradle.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I would love to one day have my K5 chopped up this way, I think it looks cool. I'd probably ditch the top though.

    I think the only solution for the rear is ditch the leaf springs and run coils.


    Ric

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    looks pretty cool. HACK IT UP

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    <font color=purple> to me it's just not a true K5 anymore .......... It's cool though, just doesn't really resemble a K5 is all.

    L8r,
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