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Flat Towing with welded rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 0cP, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. 0cP

    0cP Registered Member

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    Hi I'm about to be the new owner of a 78' K5 350/400/203 10bolts I think. Its really rusty and is gonna be a trail only truck. I'm planning on using a tow bar to get it to and from the trail pulled by my 04' silverado 1/2 ton. I really want to just weld the rear but I'm not sure how it will act when flat towed on the highway. Is it correct that I will have to pull the driveshafts when towing it? Any tips on flat towing? I can wait to get it on the rocks at paragon ap.

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    Matt
     
  2. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    Well i just did it with my 95 toyota t100 3.4 pulling a 1 ton k5 from Long Island, through NY city all the way to VA with no problems at all. I searched for information on here and kinda came up with that it was going to be impossible with my t100 b/c the k5 out weights it by far, but went a head and did it anyways, after reading that it could be done. I crusied at 60-65 with no problems. Did not have any problems at all, I would do it again, or I would not mind doing it 50 miles every weekend to the trials. As for the ds, I did not pull mine, just put the tcase and tranny in netural, unlocked the hubs and i was off. The welded rear might make it a little harder but i dont see it as a big problem. A welded 10 bolt probably wont last to long wheelin tho. Heres a picture from when i made it home. By the way, I got a tow bar for sale if you need one.[​IMG]
     
  3. 0cP

    0cP Registered Member

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    Yes I need a tow bar the one I ordered off ebay isnt gonna show as the guys feed back just went to crap with people saying they arent get their products. Let me know my email is mailto:mattduda@1337info.com my zip is 18944 for shipping if you could
     
  4. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    just email you
     
  5. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    geezz I keep reading about people getting ripped off on ebay and I just got ripped off $619 on a dirtbike engine on there too. Try going to http://www.wenzeled.com/site/ its a site that just started for deadbeat sellers, maybe they can help you get your money back.
     
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    Hey do you stil have that tow bar setup for sale?
     
  7. protechk5

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    nope i sold it, sorry
     

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