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custom burb

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Heavymetal, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I spend far to much time thinking about suburbans. If you're interested in what a shortened burb would look like click "pics" below, then the "thinking out loud" album. If I ever get an extra burb body, and time, and money, and a hundred other variables, I might actual try this. Check it out.

    Mike.

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Kewl...I really like this one!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/albums/album16/aad.sized.jpg> 'Burb 'escape' </a>

    Rene

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  3. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    I have the extra body for you to do it!!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking the same( cutting the rear half off and enclosing the four doors).That way it would still haul 6 people and a couple dirt bikes!!!!!!!!!......Too Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, it's to bad you are so far away, I'd love to get a rust free body.

    Mike.

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  5. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that's awesome!!! i'm gonna go buy another sub now!

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  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    So did you stick around at Bluenights long enough to watch TTC 2001, thats what the winners truck looks like only its a 72 I think...

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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I was there till dusk. I didn't notice if that one was played or not. Just hung out and talked to folks. I didn't realize it earlier, but there was a Oregon Bushhackers run today! I was going to go, but couldn't. I want to start doing some runs, so I signed up with them today so I will know ahead of time when runs are. It would be nice if we could all get a little more organized and get some full sized runs going. I would organize and put up posts for runs on here, but I know jack about any trails around here. Come on some of you PNW trail studs, we need a little leadership here.

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    Hey, I liked the bumper better when it was on your roof!! Just kidding, it looks good. We wondered how you fared on your drive out of boise the night I picked up my axle. It took me 5 hours to get to boise that day and about 11 hours to get home in the snow.

    anyway...
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  9. blzr83

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    Hey, sounds familiar! I think that looks great....maybe you could be the first to bob a burban like we talked about saturday! Definately worth looking in to :)
     
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah the trip back was long. We didn't even make it half way that night because we didn't leave until late. Then the next day we got stuck in the pass because of a jack knifed semi. I had zero traction problems though. The more than 1000 lbs. of parts I carried inside and out of the burb helped I'm sure. All in all it was a good trip.

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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well I deffinetly wouldn't be the first, I'm sure it has been done before. It would certainly help with the departure angle though. In any case it is all speculation, it's just a pipe dream for now. Right now I would be happy just to wheel the boat I already have. Soon! [​IMG]

    Mike.

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  12. I have been thinkin about chopping up my burb for the past year or two, but looking at making it a two door and maybe even a removeable top.

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    <font color=purple>I Like my Burb'n on the ROCKS !!
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    Why not drop a Crew cab body on a burb frame and make a flat bed? Could put the sadle tanks on it or put a fuel cell in the bed. Make the bed strong enough to handle the bashing. Hmmmm that would be interesting. Put one of those HUGE sliders tops on it.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have thought of that. I think a person would be better off taking a full size crew cab and shortening the frame and bed (if you kept the bed) just past the cab. That way you would have a heavier duty frame and already have the one ton axles. I thought that Titanic was doing a shortened crew cab project like this but I haven't seen much from him lately.

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    Nope Titanic will come back looking like White Knight. He's getting a S Blazer body on a cut down frame.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That's to bad, I was hoping to see a shorty crewcab.

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    I have been kicking aroung the idea of coil spring or coil over rear suspension, and then stretch the wheelbase so the overhang is less. Thought about using pickup patch panels to move the wheelwells back. Just have to make sure you don't high center. Also have been thinking about a full convertable with a full cage, and the crew cab idea. Would like to make a shortened box with the altered wheelbase. If I could cash in some favors with my bodyman friends, AFTER I get my other projects done. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well if you decide to do it make sure and get a LOT of pics. I would love to see it, as I am sure would everyone else.

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    You can cut a good size piece off the overhang, the gas tank is back a ways..the 25 and 31's I dunno about the 40's. the spare tire hull would end up useless after you hack the rear up[​IMG]. Anyone ever make a burb a blazer for a full hard top ala 92+ style??? Would be a lot of work but would be cool in a 2wheel drive..
    My friend is doing the crew cab on a standard cab long bed frame, hackin off the excess frame and doing a flat bed. Sometimes I wish I had done a truck cab, but I like the wagon style better.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Is he getting any pics? If not maybe I should visit him and take a few.

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