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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I got rid of the tailgate yesterday and went over to Scott's place (rockstomper.com) and had him weld me up a tire mount and a hi-lift mount as well as beef up the smitty-bilt roll bar for Easter Jeep safarri. Here are the weight I saved:
    Soft Top:.............................35#
    Tailgate..............................116#
    Rear seat.............................60#
    Rear floor mat and carpet...50#
    ..................................total..261#
    spare will be left at camp on Moab type trails at 116# for a total weight savings of 377# off the arse end (can you dig it brother)

    By the way, this set up is just temp untill this summer when I get a full cage made so if your interested in buying it let me know, it is bolt in but fully welded together so prolly someone in Colorado.

    http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire2.jpg

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire3.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire3.jpg</a>


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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Oh yeah, I had him make a brace that bolts in the factory tailgate latch holes to keep the fenders where they belong.

    Steve

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  3. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Oh man.. those pictures are tooo sweet...
    Think he'd make those tubular tailgate things for us as member's? I'd be first in line to buy one..
    Look's great Steve..

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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Are you putting a rear bumper back on? If not you saved even more weight...

    Rene



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  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Haha, yeah I told him others may want those, I thought about the ones that pre-runner trucks use but you have to drill holes in the bed etc.. with this you just take the latch off and bolt in the tube.

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  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, bumper is comming when I get the time.

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  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Or you could weld some Clevis shackles to the gas tank skid plate...[​IMG]

    Rene

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  8. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Two things I noticed. One is the railroad sign stolen? And two why not remove those plush side panels and loose more weight. Those things are cardboard and with fall apart if they get wet.

    I think you should probably paint the truck all yellow. Less weight than a tutone paint job.LOL

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  9. BadDog

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    Quite some time ago, I made a functional tubular tailgate using pieces from the stock tailgate. Really simple. Just a square frame out of 1" square tubing. Took the stock hinge thingies off the original tailgate, and bolted them on the bottom. Made a place to mount the original latches in the right place too. Then, add a couple of x-supports to form a "t" and some expanded metal to keep small stuff in. Done. I even used the factory limiter strap thingies. Build it light or heavy as you like depending on what you want. It still held the bed sides in place, allowed air flow through, but kept stuff bigger than a marble in the bed.

    Russ

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  10. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Nice...gives the K5 that baja look [​IMG][​IMG]



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  11. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Haha, yeah I planed on removing the sides but when I went to pull off the seat belt mount on the side panel I discovered that I didn't have the proper torx bit and didn't have time to find one, but those will be coming off for sure. As far as you know Steve that railroad sign is made out of cardboard. [​IMG]

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  12. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    It's a good thing, the sign police are almost as ruthless as the mattress tag police!

    Could not help but notice, afterall I am a trained observer.

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    That looks cool...
    something similar to what I running.

    My K5.
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    Steve...want more close ups.
    Bowtie ....nice looking truck.

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  15. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Bowtie,

    I like your setup......the Great Dane in the photo really helps to give a proper sense of your trucks size too!!!! [​IMG]



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    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    uh oh, losing some sheet metal steve, i like it. you could just chuck the doors and roof now, but everyone goes at their own pace i suppose. :)

    i got an official weight on my k5 from the local dump last week, 4380# with all tools and half tank of gas. i could swap in aluminum heads and t-case and maybe the fiberglass hood i want, drop another couple hundred pounds maybe.

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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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  18. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I forgot to tell you guys, a few weeks ago, I got the wife a new 4-runner so the UAV is now a trail only rig.

    Here are a fewbetter shots:
    http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire5.jpg

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire6.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/temp/reartire6.jpg</a>

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    Sweeet![​IMG]

    '80 K5,355/350/205,soon 6.2 diesel swapped in and 33" tires[​IMG]
     
  20. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Ok StevO now when you bring UAV to Cali were you ganna store all your gear?
    You gonna try to tow it with the 4Runner?[​IMG]
    Mabie a Gear Trailer behind your rig?
    I am gonna do something different to my tail also. Duno about lossing the gate? I still have to park my rig outside[​IMG]...
    It does look good like that. You can still get you back seat in can't you?
    What about your old gate &amp; bumper? Wanna sell it too me?
    Tell Scott great job!!
    Later

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