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How to lose weight? (The Truck)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77Blazer, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Im planning on doing more weight reduction to my truck so far i have no rear seats, plastic front seats, no shell, no tailgate. So next to go are the doors, roof, and glass the hood and front fenders any other ideas for more weight loss??? Also does anyone know the weight I might save (ballpark figure?)

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  2. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    and NO im not putting it on Slim fast or Jenny Craig. (just had to beat the smart asses from their punch line)

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  3. tRustyK5

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    aluminum heads for the 350, np 208, TH 350, 10 bolt rear. P235x75 M+S tires on aluminum rims...single exhaust.
    That should make it lighter than all the heavy cast iron stuff you have now.

    Or did you want a tough truck as well as being light?? [​IMG][​IMG]

    Rene...professional smart-ass[​IMG]

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  4. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://USBodySource.com>USBodySource.com</a> In the write up on the Blazer body they claim the weight difference gave them several inches of lift. Thats a lot of weight!

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    The most immediate modification I can think of is to bob the back end. As well you may be able to find a substitute for the windshield that is lighter than the glass there now. Depending on how you use the rear you may choose to remove most of it and lay some sort of cargo net if you need to haul things back there. You may also find weight savings by replacing the bumpers with something lighter, I think I saw a samurai that had exhaust tubing for bumpers. While this wouldn't offer you alot of protection you would still know when you bumped into something. As well you may buy a complete glass tub or a Bummer kit. Likely you will find that the options for saving weight are probably only limited by how hardcore you want go and how much money you have to spend.

    Good luck,
    -Aaron

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  6. ChevyCaGal

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    I'm lightening mine up by lightening up my rear (yes mine not the Blazers)... that'll be less weight inside [​IMG]....



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