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EXOSKELETON PICS!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DBLAZER, May 15, 2001.

  1. DBLAZER

    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I have some pics up of the cage, at least what I have done so far. PLEASE!!!!! remember that I am new to welding and bending and that I am doing this myself. Its kind of a live and learn trial by error type of thing. Here is the link http://dblazer.coloradok5.com<A target="_blank" HREF=http://autotronixcaraudio.com>http://autotronixcaraudio.com</A>
     
  2. sluggo45acp

    sluggo45acp 1/2 ton status

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    Looking good

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  3. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Looking good! Kinda got a Mad Max, futuristic look going on with all those arches and swoops. BTW, what are you using for a bender?

    Bad Dog

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  4. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Nice...I'm glad to see this post...perhaps I will go exo on my rig. Hmmm...

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  5. Hathaway

    Hathaway 1/2 ton status

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    Looks cooler every day man [​IMG]

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
  6. ROCKBUGGYK5

    ROCKBUGGYK5 1/2 ton status

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    hell ya get it....u gonna be in clayton memorial day...me and the blazer buggy will be getn there saurday...leaving out of wichita..if so we need to hook up and get it...look for the tan superduty with gooseneck and red jeep and back and red blazer buggy thats us let me know we will hook up
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    Looks killer! hurry up and finsh the rear. I'm tired of ripping tail lights out and I'm going to do something about it. I want to see how you tie into the body.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  8. I love the exo-cage. How much added weight will it be?

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    That is what Im talkin about !

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    OK, ummm, lets see if I can answer the Q's......
    a)I am using a harbor freight tubing bender, its orange!!!!
    b) No, I wont be in Clayton for memorial day, my wife and I decided that we are going to wait till JULY for our next trip. We will be heading up to POTEAU OK, the weeken of the 4th-July weekend.
    c) YES, MAD MAX is what I am going for 100%.
    d)wow, I dont know how much weight, I suppose some!!!!!!!
    Thanx for the encouragement, I got some more work done tonight and will be hitting it again tomorrow evening or thursday night!!!! I will let yal know when there are more pics up!!!

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    Looks cool. I like the Mad Max look.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looking good i love it[​IMG] i always liked mad max[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
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    Looks good Nash. Some of the "exo-cages" I've seen before hung out too far on the sides and stuff. I like how yours is close to the body and not at all 90 degree angles.

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    we will be in colorado 4th of july, damn we live so close but it seems we always mis eachother, next time u go wheelin around send me an email we will hook up, hey isnt that harbor frieght bender a pipe bender, i thought it just kinked tubing, at least thats what i heard

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    pipe bender yes. kink , well yess if your not carefull. I dont have themoney to go out and buy a big bad tubing bender!!!!

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    Killer Diller Dude!!
    Ok so lets talk HarborFright. I'm lucky I have a reatil store in my town[​IMG] the bender they have is a bottle jack with a frame around it with various size, whata ya callum, well the duhicky half moon shaped template thingamabobbers. It is on sale right now for 80 some bucks and looks like this....
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    Is this what you have? If so I gota have it!!!!!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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    Thats the dillybopper thingy that I have been using. It takes a little getting used to. I found that by keeping the rollers as far out as possible gives some pretty good bends. Like I said, it isnt what would come out of a race car shop, but it doesnt cost that either!!!!!

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    Thats the dillybopper thingy that I have been using. It takes a little getting used to. I found that by keeping the rollers as far out as possible gives some pretty good bends. Like I said, it isnt what would come out of a race car shop, but it doesnt cost that either!!!!!

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    Cool beans Bro!! I was gonna pay 60 bucks to have a local dude bend a halo to make my 6pt cage an 8pt but i think I'll just get the bender and do it myself. Then I'll have it and in the future I can bend all I need.....
    Hey one more ????
    How did you figure out the bending measurements? did you use some kinda tempalte like small copper tubing and hand bend the shape first?? Or just eyeballed it?
    thanks

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    Wow! You can play bumper blazers with the trees...and win!

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