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custom tailpan buildup? Anyone with K5 tailgate? Mounting pics?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Looking for a link to the page with pics, I thought it was in the UAV section. I know a few people have done it. The 2x3 tube tailpan with new floor metal on top of it.

    Seems like it was just a 2x3 tube with a couple of 1/4" plates welded in for the body mounts. I'm going to make one tuesday just wanted to double check my thoughts. Putting in a new bed floor also.

    Anyone Have pics of a blazer tailgate mounted to this setup?
    Just bolt threw the tube instead of into the tailpan?


    I will have a slightly used, but basically new Tailpan for sale soon if anyone is interested /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    its the highlighted section here, sold for $130 new
     
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    Re: Anyone have the link to the CK5 or custom tailpan buildup? steel prices?

    This what you want? It's my son's rear bed support which replaced the rusted out OEM...
     
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    Re: Anyone have the link to the CK5 or custom tailpan buildup? steel prices?

    Thats the one! Did you put a tailgate back on? What tube did you use? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone have the link to the CK5 or custom tailpan buildup? steel prices?

    2 x 3 x 3/16 tube. We are switching to a custom fab’d tailgate to loose weight. It will be built using truck gate hinges and latches.
     
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    Back tot he topnew question for those with a regular K5's tailgate. I'm thinking I'll just drillsome holes and drop some bolts threw the tailpan and bolt the brackets flat to the bottom /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Should be an interesting week doing floor replacement and more fender trimming /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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