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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RAAB, Jan 29, 2001.

  1. RAAB

    RAAB Newbie

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    i have an 81 K5 and a 91 s-10 blazer. i have seen an s-10 blazer body mounted on a K5 frame by a "store" bought kit. i would like to mesh my two blazers together but i have been unsuccessful in finding out anything about the kit. any help will help. thanks
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I belive you were mislead by "store" bought. Maybe "fabbed up" at an off-road store. It would have to be something lots of people want to do for there to be an "off the shelf" kit.......I don't see that happening.

    Michael[​IMG]
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm>http://www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm</A>
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Oh no!!! Another K5 bites the dust to become a pseudo-S10. Incoming!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    All kidding aside, you're looking at a major fabrication job to do this swap. My '91 S-10 is narrower than a Jeep Wrangler. If you can get the body on a K5 frame, the tires are going to hang so far out that you'll have to trailer it to off-road events. The cops would hassle you for having no fenders out there where the tires are. [​IMG] If it's just a toy, then go for it. You'll certainly have to fab up custom body mounts and any other work required would be custom, one-off stuff.

    The stock S-10 radiator isn't up to cooling a V8, but since V8 swaps are so popular, you can buy a custom radiator off the shelf. I think I've even seen it advertised in the Summit Racing catalog. That's about the only "store" bought part of the swap that I'm aware of. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Why would you want to do this?


    <font color=green> No machines are perfect!</font color=green>
     
  5. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Why would you wanna change? I think k5 looks a ton cooler then s10

    [​IMG]its a mole . . . not a seal!!
     
  6. 84Blazr

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    Well I definately cannot see the advantages to doing that. Seems like a lot of work to still end up with an S-10......hey different strokes...........good luck though.

    Know any GOOD Wheelin' in Northwest Jersey, let me know?
     
  7. Jason73K5

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    Keep the K-5 body!
     

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