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crew cab short bed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RedneckK5, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. RedneckK5

    RedneckK5 Registered Member

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    has anybody ever seen or have pics of a 80's model crew cab short bed chevy. i saw one at the mall today. what a super cool lookin truck. i would really like to see some pics.
     
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    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    there is one in my town that is a 69-72 body style, crew cab short bed. must be a custome job. looks sweet!
     
  3. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I've seen a custom extended cab '87, short bed. That looked pretty cool.

    BlazerMan
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Check out this pic (sorry it's so big - don't know how to resize it):

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    The truck was a long bed and converted to short. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    that truck looks like a long bed DUALIE converted to short. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    On the conversion, plan on new rear driveshaft, new short bed, redo all the lines inside the frame, move stuff around, realign, ect. There's one here in my town too and I talked to the guy. He said it's one pain of a job!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, it was a dually! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    wouldnt that involve cutting the frame?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, precisely it would. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    yea now i can see why that would be a lot of work..but i think the long beds look cooler myslef..
     
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    Here is another one. pic I dont know exactly how he did it but it looks like he put the cab on a single cab LB frame and cut the bed.

    I kinda wanna build a dbl cab stepside. I think it would look pretty cool.
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    yea that one dont look to bad!!
     
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    wonder what he did about the saddle tanks and filler tubes? could use a blazer or burb tank in the rear. i really like how that looks. i have a lwb too. Hmmmmm. just need to find a crew cab with dana 60 now. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    ccj8008 1/2 ton status

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    That "Dually" Wes posted is mine and it's for sale $7,700, partial trades considered. You don't have to cut the frame. You can swap the saddle tanks for shorter ones from a swb. I also have a 31 gallon Blazer tank behind the rear axle. You don't splice the frame. You slide the springs forward and cut off the rear excess frame. Good time to install those longer springs or shackle flip. Next step, 2nd T-case, divorced NP205. Interested buyers, clayjephson@hotmail.com .
     
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    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    I like that one. My next project is going to be converting a 2wd crew cab to a 4wd shortbox. Have been looking at that truck for inspiration. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Could you do the same with a 73 suburban frame?

    Here's my idea:

    Put a crew cab on the burb frame and reposition body mounts accordingly and then put a short bed or flatbed for it.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Doesn't the burb frame actually dip, vs the p/u frmae which is straight? Or maybe I'm still dreaming!!!
     

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