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Frame Swap/Blazer K30

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Goose, May 4, 2000.

  1. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to put a frame from a 1 ton vehicle under my K5 and use it's running gear and all. It seems this may eleviate a lot of problems with axle swaps and whatnot, but may create some of its own. From a past post it was said that the K5 frames are different from pickups. Anybody know the differences from a Suburban to K5 frame may be? I'm thinking if I find a 1 ton 4x4 Suburban I could just shortent the frame and put the K5 body on it and have a parts vehicle to boot. Any body have a Sub and K5 they could do some mearsuring on? How about directions to a site that may have some information regarding frame dimentions????? Also, I believe that the 1 ton vehicles have heavier duty frames. Is that true or have I been staying up too late at night thinking about mods for the K5?

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  2. I have never seen a 1 ton Burb ! There is no problem with most axle swaps, they usually bolt right in, it is the shafts, ect.. that need the TLC. 1 tons do have a more rigid frame, but when you cut it, there goes that strength you wanted. I have an 1/2 framed 88 Burb with 1 ton axles if you still want some measurements tell me want you want/need.

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  3. Truckfan2

    Truckfan2 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen about 3 1 tons in one day!!! I was at a FourWheel Fun Fest in IL and all three ran in the tough truck comp... mann, those things just bounced (very smoothly) over the obstacles... I think one did crap out though. I think that putting one ton gear on the K5 frame will be easier and less discouraging than trying to figure out everything need to do it... maybe a custom frame could be considered???

    NEVER been stuck... *yet*
     
  4. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I see your point, esp with the 1 ton Burb not being produced. Thanks for the input. The idea is not dead, but not far from it.

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