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*deep breath* Need tubbing advise...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Since I am already getting in SUPER deep with the fender trimming to fit the 42's... should I also look into tubs for the rear? If so, where do I look to? I have no idea where to start with that... should I just fab some up?

    -Dan
     
  2. Poohbair

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    Not sure if they are the kind you want but I know that you can buy premade tubs out of Jegs or Summit for pretty cheap.
     
  3. outlaw612

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    I say build your own, that way they can be any size you want.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    If you just need to go wider, then you could graft in a section of another wheel tub to make yours wider. I just sent a pair of tubs to zakk, and I think that's what he has in mind to do with them. This gets you pre-shaped steel that should fit quite nicely. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    The tubs for drag cars are VERY flimsy. They aren't made with durability in mind. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

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    The tubs for drag cars are VERY flimsy. They aren't made with durability in mind.

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    Thats all a very good point! Thanks Harry! What thickness steel do you suppose I should use to graft over the gap?

    -Dan
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    What gap? For 4" more wheelwell cut the original tubs 4" from the sidewall of the inside bed and weld in another set of full width tubs. No gap and it's 4" wider./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'm currently looking for a free set of wheel tubs to do the same. My budget is zero for this though/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    rene
     
  7. sled_dog

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    I say if your not gonna be using the back area cut the stock tubs out and some more material area and cover the hole with some nice thick rubber. Pop rivet it in place make some mounting tabs and it will keep crap out of your rig and give you a nice big durable tub. Not sure if this idea will work for you but its my plan when my K5 isn't my daily driver anymore.
     
  8. SkulzNBonz

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    Dan, you might check out a place that fabs trailers. They usually sell trailer fenders that can easily be converted to wheel tubs. Hope this helps.

    John
     
  9. wrathORC

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    Well, there are several routes you could go. Backwoods mechanics would probably use part of a stock tank to do it. Other people might go get some fenders that you'd use on a trailer (also can be found at Tractor Supply or some other farm store). If you happen to have a real metal supplier in the area they usually have a bender and charge you $2-5 a bend and make you tubs.

    In my opinion, I'd make it out of 14 gauge steel or better. Otherwise if you stand on it you might cave it in.
     
  10. Mudzer

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    Bye Bye back seat!!! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    Oh well, nobody rides back there anyway. You will want to cut the floor and move it inward too for this mod. See if Watson took pics of his done this way. I saw a pic of his at BB02 and it looked like he "tubbed" his prior to removing the body altogether. (well most of it anyway)

    View this pic...

    [​IMG]
     
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    i gotcha thinkin huh. there is no turning back now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. tRustyK5

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    Bye Bye back seat!!!

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    Yup...gonna pick up a couple of Honda buckets for the kids. My back seat is so ugly anyways I'm looking forward to getting rid of it My stock tubs are limiting my flex...

    one hand = flex
    other hand = ugly back seat

    Hmmmmmmm /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Rene
     
  13. bigjbear

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    You can also use a Jeep Wrangler back seet- narrower but still do the fold &amp; tumble. Semi-waterproof stock or waterproof aftermarket.
     
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    sorry for the stupid question, but by tubs you mean the inside of the wheel-well right? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    I assume that is what we are talking about.
     
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    oops thought this was about bath tubs /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif jk
     
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    check this out...I know someone that has a pair of tubs you can have free as well as '00 Ford contour seats for the rears. Way more comfy than your stock rear seat anyways. Then your rear seat can go in the 'burb. Just a thought....I dont think I'm going to use the contour seats for my rig....thinking about buidling a trail truck and keeping the milder duty K5 for Michelle (she hates her car)
     
  18. KRAZIE87K5

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    Now thats what I call a helluvaanidea! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    -Dan
     
  19. KRAZIE87K5

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    ....thinking about buidling a trail truck and keeping the milder duty K5 for Michelle

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    The red truck is the "mild" K5... then whats going to be the trail rig?

    -Dan
     
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    you know me...I'm gonna start saving my pennies for a sammi. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     

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