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Fender trim and rock slider pic's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. tRustyK5

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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Lookin good.Those perches kick ass.How much time ya spend on those?
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Perches take me a couple hours...the hard part is twisting the machinists arm to surface them for me./forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Nice...looking at the primer almost thought you had put on a running board kit/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    sweet!!!

    That K5 looks like it will take you were ever you want to go.


    ric
     
  6. tRustyK5

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    LOL...like I need more stuff to rip off on the trail!/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    I hit it with primer for the pic's...flat black just doesn't show stuff very well in pictures. Even so I'm not impressed with my wifes camera.../forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Wow, Rene, Looks great! Wish you lived closer... could do that to mine! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Rene, How much lift did you put under your body? The rear spacer looks like maybe 3" and if so are you satisfied? Is there any feeling of topside to heavy? I know most guys don't like that way but I would like to raise mine by 3" over the frame to help reduce the size of hole I cut in the floor for my doubler. I just don't want to over look the obvious poor decision that I should have asked about. Thanks for the advise.
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Looks great. Bet you can't wait to try the rock sliders out. BTW What size tubing did you use? I can't decide between 4 x 2 or 6 x 2 tubing. I want to protect the sides a little more. Do you think if I dropped it down an inch for door clearance and stuck the tubing out about 2" more than yours it would work? Only problem I can think of is the leverage when it bangs a rock. Figure bracing it well to the cab supports should keep it from twisting up. What do you think?
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Hey, you lost that cop car look /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif.

    Looks great..............did you tack weld those sliders to the body?
     
  11. tRustyK5

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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Bill, are you referring to this pic?
    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Rock-sliders-and-fender-trim-pics/aai
    If so that is my custom body mount I needed to fab. The rear half of my truck is a 73 and the frame is an 81. That pic shows the diference between the early body and the later frame really well. I do run a 1" ORD body lift which I'm quite happy with.

    I personally wouldn't use more than a 2" body lift just because of the leverage on the body mounts. The higher the body lift the worse it gets.

    Jim,
    I used 3x3 box tubing for my rockers. I plan on wheeling without doors or possibly building some tube doors so i wanted the sliders in tight. There is so much narrow stuff here I didn't want to go overly wide. At the front wheels and at the rear the tires stick out far enough to keep the body off the rocks and trees, but to have your sliders save the doors you'd need to be about 3" farther out than mine are. I'd say 3x6, or 2x6 if you wheel with your doors on the truck.
    This pic shows some recent trail damage...
    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Rock-sliders-and-fender-trim-pics/aah

    Frank,
    After my last wheeling trip I had to replace my passenger door. I found one in awesome shape for free but it was baby blue. There was no way I was going to drive around with a baby blue door so I figured it was a good time to paint it all one color./forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Excellent Rene.. Check with Marv Springer, He attached the sliders like yours to the frame using a poly bushing mount, pretty cool idea....
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    looking good rene /forums/images/icons/smile.gif so when are you gona go test them out? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    That's next Fred.../forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    Shannon, no money to wheel lately. Hopefully soon though!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    rene
     
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    Awsome job trusty, I like the fender trimming! Rock ON!
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Looks awsome rene... quite the new paint scheme too since I have last seen pics of tRusty.
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    same here /forums/images/icons/frown.gif so i know how you feal /forums/images/icons/smile.gif i have all these new mods and i have only been out twice /forums/images/icons/frown.gif but it sure was fun /forums/images/icons/smile.gif maybe we just need to make a trip up there and do some wheeling /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    Yep, looks good, if not oddly familar...Hmmm, wonder why 8^)

    Depdog
     
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    man Rene we could almost be twins! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Fender trim and rock slider pic\'s

    looks sweeeeeet!
     

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