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D2 Customs- Hey Danny

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by N2-TRUX, Jul 9, 2000.

  1. N2-TRUX

    N2-TRUX 1/2 ton status

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    Do you have any more pics of your 81. I am wondering what you did about tucking tires in the front? I know your fender liners are out, but is that all? Did you have to cut the inner fender any? I put my new wheels on yesterday, and the 18's (245/55/18) in front are going to rub on the liners before the bags get all the way down. I still have to get the 4 link and rear bags, but until then, I am going to just pull another leaf, so the 20's will tuck a bit...
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    <font color=purple>N2TRUX<font color=purple>
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    I thought so..

    I have looked at it from every angle, and just can't see any way around it. The backside of the fenders are going to need surgery. I think it will have to be sectioned, sliced, and put back together. Then what do you do about the fender liners. I haven't come up with any ideas yet that I like. Of course I realize all this AFTER I have my liners welded up, and slicked out...

    <font color=purple>N2TRUX<font color=purple>
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    Re: I thought so..

    Hey i got a 4x4 but i am having problems tucking my damn 35x14.50s in the wells off roading and i am going to have to trim both inner and outer fenders can you send me pics of what you did. Thanks - doug

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    And I thought tucking 18\'s is hard...

    35x14.50's! Now that's a lot to tuck:) danny got the first half done by removing the liners and trimming the inner fender. The hard part is closing the hole and making it look good. I put my liners back in, so I could make the tires rub a little. That may sound stupid, but I needed to know exactly where the tires would rub, so I know what to cut out. I haven't had a chance to do the surgery yet, but I'm getting an itchy Sawz-All finger...
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    Re: And I thought tucking 18\'s is hard...

    If you didn't run an A/C unit, you could move the liners up. I'll probably end up making some new ones out of some sheetmetal. I'll try and make 'em so that they come off the inner fender flat and then angle down to the frame rail. I may have to throw some kind of bend in it to miss the A/C components. I'll also move my battery to the rear, behind the cab, under the bed. That will be one less thing to clutter up the engine bay.

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    NO A/C? Not an option...

    Let's see, I have a wife, a daughter, and I live in Houston. Do you think NOT having a/c is an option here? I do like the idea of moving the battery from under the hood. I don't know if there will be any room left under the back after I mount two 3 gallon air tanks, and two 150 psi compressors. I'm not sure if one of the frame mount swing down battery trays would work. I follow what you are thinking, but I don't know if it will work for me. I am trying to stick with the resto-fyed look, but it sure is hard to do for an old custom guy. The guy that does my body work is pretty good at cutting and splicing metal. I think if I mod the back side of the fender, and cut the top off of the liner, then take a second liner and cut it to make a filler piece to add the height I need, he can splice the two together and make it look right. Another option would be to make one from fiberglass, but unless you REALLY know what you are doing that could be a mess...

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    Re: NO A/C? Not an option...

    Ken and Danny,
    Although I haven't done it yet, this is the mount I have for my battery.
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    It will have a flat plate welded to the inside of the frame and this piece will be either bolted or welded on.
    Thought I was lost from the internet didn't you?


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    That\'s pretty swoopy...

    That's a real space rod looking bracket you got there . I just don't know if that will work for my Blazer. I know you can get them that swing down and out too. That may be the way I go. I would make sure it is protected from road debris though. I heard a story once about a piece of steel hitting a battery mounted down low, but that's another adventure...

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    Re: That\'s pretty swoopy...

    Hehehehehe, I bought it that way. It only cost $20 to my door. The bottom of it as depicted in the picture is about 3" above the bottom of the framerail.
    I am assuming you mean one that has a slot in it and you unbolt it and it drops down?

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    What I meant by wearing protection...

    Was the sides. Yeah, I have seen in some of the Rod mags, units that swing down for service. That way you can mount it farther up, and don't have to worry about getting to it...

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