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? for those with Boatsided rigs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Have trouble getting in? I am considering doing some of this work to the K5 and just thinking, hmm how would I get in? More importantly how would passengers get in? I'm quite a capable climber and jumper and don't think it would be too bad but passengers would complain like no tomorrow I would think.
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I plan to do that with my rig, if someone wants to come along for the ride, and they complain they can't get it, then theres no use for them to come along. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Yeah well you will change your tune if its your girlfriend that has a problem(exactly who I am thinking about with this). Or if my dad decides he wants to go along for a ride, I'd love to have him go but hes not as young as he once was.
     
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    maybe have a little step handy at home when your getting ready to go, and then when on the trail, incorperate a step that can be removed. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Do you have a roll cage yet? if you did you could weld in some grab handles on the outside by the door so they could put one foot on the boatsided part, and pull thereself up.
     
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    Not boatsided yet but wife still can't climb up. I bought a little white plastic rubbermaid step for my wife. After she gets in I put it behind the front seat, or if I have the backseat up and loaded with camping gear , it sits on the front floor upside down with her feet in it . Cheap, like 5 bucks /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Yeah, something like what pauly said would work /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    JaysBeast is using plastic stirrups on his. They work great as long as there is a grab handle inside. I am thinking about puting in detachable hoop steps on mine.
     
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    That is one of the reasons I decided not to boatside my truck. My g/f is only 5'3". She had a hard time with only 2.5" lift and 35's. Now I have 5" and 35's. If I boatsided it she could never get in.

    I found the best way to get into a boatsided truck with some good lift and tires on it was to climb the rear tire and walk the boatside. Otherwise you had to grab on the cage and door, throw a leg in and pull yourself in.

    Harley
     
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    getting in the back was the main thought I was having haha.
     
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    My truggy is sorta kinda boat sided, and that's what I do. Climb the rear tire and walk down...
     
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    Marv got in his boat sided green blazer every day.
     
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    Im not boatsided, but I cant easily get in when the 39.5s are mounted. All i do is step inside the rear wheel, then on top the tire, then throw a leg over the bed rail and get into the bed. walk forward and slip into the drivers seat. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j
     
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    how big is your K5? I can get in my 4" lifted blazer, with 39.5s is fine.
     
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    Something I used to do in my jeep was to bolt a retractable seatbelt and pull it down. It had a loop at the end. put your foot in it and climb in. When you remove your foot, it self retracts back into the vehicle.

    Agro...but effective.
    -T
     

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