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Busy Day -- Sliders Almost Done & Sub Box getting closer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I spent the day welding and fiberglassing! My sub box is one step closer and I finished my drivers side Rock Slider. I have updated my websites with the new pics!

    Sliders: http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/Speakers2.html

    Next week, the new rear bumper gets started!!!!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html>http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html</a>
    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    sweet. I like the sliders. ARe you going to attach them to frame and body or just the frame? I've got to get me a set of those fabbed up. My rockers are so rusted out, it's not even funny.

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
  3. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    These are going to be frame and body! The welding shop I am using at the Comm College has a MIG welder that will do 1/2" steel in one pass. The damn thing must cost $2,000. It sure made this thing a breeze.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html>http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html</a>
    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  4. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, get started on that 8 lug swap! That other stuff can wait...except for the sub box. Nothin' like tunes on the trail.

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  5. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    how do you like that lil lincoln electric is see in the back ground. i'm thinking about getting that one or the miller 175 but i'm not sure the miller is worth the extra $200.

    gime a bucket of chicken with extra skin!
     
  6. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks great Chris!
    They should look sweet on that truck. So does this mean your coming to Moab in Aug. to try them out? I don't think we will have any hurricanes there so maybe we can get together this time. LoL![​IMG]
    Dave

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  7. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    You can get the Hobart Handler 175 for less than the miller 175 and very close to the same machine. I'm very happy with the hobart. The 110v machines have horibly duty cycle. Step up to the 220v units.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim
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  8. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Those sliders are sweet! I was planning on doing the same for my Suburban.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/chvyhs>WebShot Pics</a>
    It's a wheelbase thing, you wouldn't understand.
     
  9. Boss

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    Looks good. But I hate to tell yah, your sliders are tooooo overkill. If that's what you like then cool, but man, 1/4" is just toooo heavy. I use 1/8" thick and it's light and veryyy strong. Have yet to bend it and don't think I can, even when all the weight is crashed down on it. Don't attatch the frame either. Just attach the body and cab supports. If you attatch to the frame, you'll have some problems when the frame flexes.
    Boss
    btw, Grim, my 110V welder has, like 30% duty cycle, If I remember correctly, but I never get even close....the circuit breaker in my garage cuts off way before the welder [​IMG]. It welds 1/4" with ease though. What sucks is, when laying a nice bead, and then pow, no lights, no weld, no music, no nothing...LOL!!

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/BeforeNAfter>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/BeforeNAfter</a>
     
  10. laketex

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    Got some up close pics of those?

    Thanks for the voice of reason in there. Everyone's so worried about making their bumpers out of 3/8 or 1/2 stuff, sliders outta 1/4", ect and then we wonder why our trucks are so dang heavy. I made my rear bumper out of 3/16 and only 34" long, but I really wanted to use 1/8"...just couldn't shake that mentality. Tubing, angle, and channel is inherently strong, just have to design stuff right and it wont let you down.

    I'm trying to decide between these styles of rockers or Pete's. If he'd just send me an up close of them already.

    Sherman, Tx
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    On the speakers...wow that's a lot of work, I'm sure those will do great. Are they designed to fit in the bedsides?

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
  12. Boss

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    Not trying to steal a post here, but you asked Lake [​IMG]
    Here is a link to pics of mine: http://coloradok5.com/gallery/BeforeNAfter
     
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    Yea it has been alot of work but it was fun. It will fit in the bedside right next to the backseat and behind the drivers seat. It will look alot better once I get it sanded and painted.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html>http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html</a>
    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
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    I still plan to attch to frame and the body supports. I will research this possible problem before I drill the holes. Has anyone attached theirs to the frame and had flexing problems???

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
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    Big Daddy:

    I have to wait for my 14B to arrive from Texas. It is stuck on a buddies front porch. I can not get anyone to deliver it. So I wait until my buddy decides to drive here for vacation or I go there......it is so close yet so far!

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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    I'd love to go to MOAB but I can not see driving about 2,000 miles while getting 12 mpg. But don't count me out, stranger things have happened!

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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    Yea....I kinda figured that 1/4" was overkill but these things kinda started out by me just screwing around with the welder and some square tubing. Before I knew it I had the start to some strong ass sliders, sooooo...... I continued. If 3/16" or 1/8" would have been around I would have used it but......all I had was 1/4" I may just make a second set if these turn out good. But that is the reason they are 1/4"



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    The reason why attatching to the frame creates problems when flexing is b/c the frame is soooo far away from the rockers in our K5s. If it was closer like Jeeps, then it wouldn't be an issue. I never attatched mine to the frame, so I never had the issue. I remember some members here saying they did though...it was a long time ago, and I don't remember who.
    Boss

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  19. laketex

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    yep yep yep, i wanna see! Can you pm me some?

    Sherman, Tx
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  20. CK5

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    Do not attach to frame and body if you care about the body, I did this and it put a crease above each rear wheel, you can kind of see it here: <a target="_blank" href=http://ColoradoK5.com/temp/reartire4.jpg>http://ColoradoK5.com/temp/reartire4.jpg</a>

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