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Definitely going to narrow, but how much?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm in the planning stages of my rear narrowing project which I hope to tackle this weekend. I intend to taper the rear anywhere from 9"-14" per side but I'm having trouble deciding how much.

    I'd like to be able to put a 44" tire through the gap without too much trouble (don't ask) and that would limit me to ~ 10.5" per side. I'd also like it to look pretty good and with a K5 that means a little wider. With a longbed pickup I think I could get away with much more but a K5's bed is pretty short and would look pretty goofy if taken too far. This is a shot of the rear of Sandman's rig that's been narrowed 9.5" per side.
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    BUT, I'd also like the body to be out of the way of trees, misc. junk, and general obstacles. While I think anything around 10" would be fine, more is always better right? :D This is a shot of MNordby's rig that has 14" taken off each corner. I like the look but it's a full pickup bed and not a wimpy K5 one. Also, with a full toolbox and a spare, bed space in my shorty is scarce but I doubt you'd ever contact much with the bedsides on this rig. (BTW, thanks for the pictures you sent me Matt)
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  2. senatorwoodhouse

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    My vote is to do like Sandmans rig. I like the way thta looks, and you will still have use of the rear.
     

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