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Campers...Other than the Chalet

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigJim85, Nov 1, 2000.

  1. BigJim85

    BigJim85 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen a bunch of K5s, Broncos and Ram Chargers with pop up campers on 'em. I'd like some info on these, and if there are any manufacturers out there still making them.
    Thanks

    Call my rig an SUV... And I'll tear your lungs out.
     
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    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    4-wheel campers makes them, but only for new vehicles. The only way you'll be able to get one is if you find one for sale. I've got a 72 blazer, and I never thought I'd ever SEE a pop-up for it, but I have the opportunity to buy it from the guy that has it because he doesn't want it. It's too small for his family now. It's WAAAY cool and I WANT IT!!

    Good luck finding one!!

    buddy

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
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    Buddy...thanx to Ebay i have a copy of a MARCH 1970 Peterson's 4x4 mag...that has a one page article and picture of a camper made by GM that was a slide in deal for the 1rst gen K5. Have no idea if this concept project made it to production but if you email me i will send you a jpeg of it if you want.

    AZBLAZER

    1979 K5
    1976 K5 Chalet
    1972 K10 Suburban
     
  5. BobK

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    Is this what you mean?[​IMG]

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  6. BlazerGuy

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    I dont see a pic.....

    [​IMG]FUN WITH 31's![​IMG]
     
  7. BigJim85

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    Hey Bobk, could be just me, but I can't see your pic.

    Call my rig an SUV... And I'll tear your lungs out.
     
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    AZBLAZER,

    I'd love to see that vintage article. The one I'm getting isn't like the one that I saw in the reprint, but it's very cool too. You can see it here at

    http://www.codesmith.net/blazer.htm

    I think it's pretty damn cool and it's going to change the whole direction of my project.

    Thanks

    Buddy

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

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    Ok Here is an idea I have been tossing around. I do a fair amount of camping in the cold and want a pop up for when the family comes but when it's just me thats a hassel. How about getting a camper top off a VW? The Vanagon body (79 up) versions have a very flat roof and It could probably be grafted onto the Rodster K5's hard top pretty easy. Not sure if it could be done to the after 75 trucks as easy. Would add less overall hight than most of the other ones when closed. Should be easy to locate. They are light because the vehicle they went on are low power. Might have to add some bracing to make it solid but it's an idea. On a hard core trail rig you would probably want to add a steel hoop to protect it from branches.

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    A company still currently produces these pop-ups? That looks like a very versatile camper. Would any of you know how much a pop-up like that would cost? And will they still fit a 73-75 model with a few mods?

    Dazed and Confused in a 74 Blazer

    Zeppelin
     
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    Check it out:

    http://www.fourwheelcampers.com/

    The big problem is they only make them for pick-ups. BUT, it looks like they could be easily modified to fit a blazer and those of you with 76?-91, (with the lower footwell), would have a "secret" storage compartment, because they now have built-in floors. They are BUTT expensive though, more than my whole blazer has cost.

    Check it out anyways,

    Buddy

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
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    Can you see the picture now?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]<font color=green>BobK<font color=green>
     
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    No. There was some discussion about how to post an attached file. I seem to recall that there was a Bandwidth issue and Steve had to disable a certain way of posting. somthing about the location of the picture. You may be able to see it because your computer may have an accessible copy. From what I recall you have to say have the picture posted on the web at say Photopoint (or another location not CK5 related) to get it to work.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    o.k. let's try this again.Hopefully every-one will be able to see the pic now!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]<font color=green>BobK<font color=green>
     
  15. Grim-Reaper

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    Now I can see it! ahaha thats actully pretty wild! Thanks for taking the time to figure out how to get it up for us.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    http://grimsk5s.coloradok5.com/
     
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    Man, would I like to have a set up like that for an 88 K-5.

    To go anywhere camping.

    Sounds awesome!
     

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