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Distance from K5 bed to top of gas tank...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 83k5inthefort, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. 83k5inthefort

    83k5inthefort Registered Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm mounting a lockbox into the back of my K5- I'm using self tapping screws to go through the box into the bed. Can anyone tell me what kind of clearance there is between the truck bed and the gas tank? I obviously don't want to puncture my tank. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Josh
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    prolly about 3" to be safe.
     
  3. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    If you mount the screws to the farmost edges, you'll come outside of the frame and be safe.

    I'd recommend nylocks and bolts personally, as most things simply using tapping screws have a habit of flying out!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    Not to be a ballbuster, but grab a flashlight and climb under there. Watch your head on the exhaust, I smack mine everytime.

    -Chris
     
  5. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    About a fingers width.......
     

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