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Has any one put a truck cab on a blazer frame

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5BLT4FUN, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. K5BLT4FUN

    K5BLT4FUN 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am considering putting a truck cab on my blazer frame. Has anyone done this? If so, what is involved? Do you have any pictures? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    it has been done, what would you do about a bed though? cut a stock bed down? flatbed? tube??
     
  3. K5BLT4FUN

    K5BLT4FUN 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am considering a combination of flat bed and tube. Trying to design something that will be utilitarian. Possibly a hydraulic dump bed system, with onboard air and mobile underhood welder. Carry my spare tire, tools and spare parts to fix my truck and others on the trail. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Its as easy as bolting on,hooking stuff up.I have made 2,a 79 and a 70. Make sure you regester as a pickup,passanger plates don't fly with cops.Or as commerciral blazer.
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    let's see:
    backyardbuilt has done this
    tony's73k5 also
    some guy in michigan

    i am sure there are others, from what i understand, you have to use the one crossmember off the truck for the cab supports on the back of the cab, otherwise, pretty straight forward /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    white-rhyno 1/2 ton status

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    I've done it. Its easy. If you have a 73-79(i think) its a direct bolt on as in my case. (76 blazer frame.) So far i like it a lot. If you use a newer 80 and up frame im not sure what is involved. Like said, i think you need a donor crossmember off the truck.
     
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    I've got the one piece rear cab mount crossmember! Its about all you need to put the regular cab on your K5 frame.

    Buy my '88 V30 cab and I will throw the crossmember in for free. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    How much? I will have a extra Blazer fram lying in my front yard soon and might be interested in it!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif A traveling she will go.. A traveling she will go!..... THis time you can tow it though! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What years would require a X-member swap? I'd like to do something like this, but on an 87-91 K5.
     
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    Sent you a PM /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    NO crossmember needed from 75.79 rear holes are in blazer crossmember.same 4 newer like 73,to 86 i know works.
     
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    How much? I will have a extra Blazer fram lying in my front yard soon and might be interested in it!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif A traveling she will go.. A traveling she will go!..... THis time you can tow it though! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Sorry Bruce, Layne has already expressed interest in the cab. Will let you know if he passes though. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Frizzlefry did it...

    Marv
     
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    ive beem thinking about this with the blazer i got sitting in the back yard..put a cab on it..and make some kind of a flat bed for the back..put a lift and stuff on it..that would make for one sweet rig!! the only thing i wonder about is...how hard is it to wire the cab up to the new frame and what not..?
     
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    the only thing i wonder about is...how hard is it to wire the cab up to the new frame and what not..?

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    Get a cab with good wiring and it isnt a problem /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Marv, that is one of the sweetest rides I've ever seen. It's like K5 meets Powerwagon and falls in love. Do you know what that bed is off of?

    John
     
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    Marv, that is one of the sweetest rides I've ever seen. It's like K5 meets Powerwagon and falls in love. Do you know what that bed is off of?

    John

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    IIRC, Friz cut down a stepside bed and then put trailer fenders on it. His truck isn't *quite* so straight anymore, it will likely be even less straight by tomorrow night since he is competeing in a Cal Rocs event tomorrow. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Here's some video I took of him putting the stones to one of the fenders earlier this year...
     
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    Wow, that's pretty bad ass. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Agree w/ Tim, badass. I just wish I could have worked out a deal w/ him for that bed before it got/gets trashed. Great video, got anymore? /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     

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