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Bobbing a K5, building a back wall for the cab.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DaveCowley, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. DaveCowley

    DaveCowley 1/2 ton status

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    After my trip to Moab last weekend I decided it is time to do away with some more sheet metal. Since my bed is already bedlined and the truck needs to be re bedlined. I think what I will go ahead and do is build a back wall for my cab. I will make it bolt on so in the good weather it will be open air. I am going to use the stock tank and move it up almost even with the wheel wells, a little forward. Use the center seam on the tank to support it and sink it into the bed. Lastly cut about 1 to 1.5 feet out of the back of my Jimmy to slide the taillights forward then cut the frame right behind the shackle flip. Build a new rear bumper and that should save some unnecessary weight and body damage. Does anyone have any picks of something similar, I want to keep it street legal.

    Dave Cowley
     
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    Check my webshots in my sig. All you can get is 12.5" before the shackle.
     
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    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    LT....when are you gonna use your real website?

    Dunns
     
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    soon as i figure out how to use it. I'm back on a 24.4 modem at home so thats out, and I'm so damn busy at work for the time being....but eventually! You should see the new red k5. it's pretty
     
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    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    How 'bout pics?
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    didn't i send you one?
     
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    Hey both of you alls pics look good, how come you didn't section it and use the stock taillights? Just curious. That is what I think I will do, where did you put the tank? Does it help out on the trail?

    Thanks
    Dave Cowley
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    guessing-he broke as many stock ones as I did. Mine is not bobbed but I used the same tail lights.
     
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    fabbing a plate to go on the back is a lot easier than trying to section the old lights back in.

    he had an aluminum fuel cell in the back..
     
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    This rig is now parted out /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif but heres another example. MAD MAX He has a webshots album too showing what and how he did it, but I dont have a link to it.

    There was another I remember seeing fairly recently that was bobbed WAY down. He had the tail lites on the back of the cab, and a flat bed.
     

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