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Full fiber glass Blazer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    First of all let me tell you this. The rivalry between Chevy and Jeep does not exist in this country. There in a rivalry between guys who only own a 4x4, and guys that actually drive off-road. But to the point now. Lots of my friends own Jeep CJ’s. Now together with my closest friend we’ve built his Jeep CJ7. We’ve built a chassis from scratch out of RVS. Then we build a body completely out of glass-fiber. We put under some Toyota Landcruizer axles with ARB lockers front and back. And here is the catch. The engine is a Chevy 350. Now this thing climbs hills like nothing I ever saw. I guess it is because the whole car weights under 2700lbs. This made us look at my K5 with different eyes. I mean, what if we did the same with a Blazer? Maybe we can get it under 4500lbs. What you guys think? Possible?




    "K5 Grand GT Blazer Silverado in the Netherlands."
     
  2. nyyef

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    there is a company that does fibreglass body parts for the K5. in fact, i remember seeing a write up somewhere in which someone made the whole thing fibreglass from off the shelf items. but i think there were alignment problems.

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  3. Grim-Reaper

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  4. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.usbody.com>http://www.usbody.com</A>. This one worked for me. This is the one you want: 76-91 Blazer Body Tub FBJA-80 $5599. And that's only the tub, no hood, doors, tailgate.

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  5. Hathaway

    Hathaway 1/2 ton status

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.bummer-kit.com>http://www.bummer-kit.com</A> is actually the one used by Four Wheeler on their Diesel Blazer project. I seem to remember the blazer being up to lik 6600 pounds and after the conversion it was down to like a little over 4000. I wouldn't go with that all fiberglass blazer look alike body. You smash a fender and your out an entire body tub....

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

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    according to the install article the weight difference alone lifted the truck 3 3/4 inches!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]it also says that the swap is not for the inexperienced,weak of heart,or basic shade tree mechanic.looks good tho.

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     

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