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I LIKE IT! But will it fit...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BillyTungsten, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    Very slick, I think, but they do not offer one for older K5's... they do offer ones for chevy full-size. Wonder if it could be made to work?

    http://tiregate.com/prod_info.shtml

    huh.
     
  2. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    what year is your K5? if they make the tire carrier for the same body style pick-em-up then that will work. the gates for the pick-em-ups and the K5s of the same body style is the same. not sure on the newer trucks though.
     
  3. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    1973.

    I wonder how recently the gates were the same, meaning how old could a full-size pick-up be and still share my K5's gate?
     
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    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    same body style from what i have heard, someone chime in if im wrong
     
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    i think same as well
     
  6. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    It seems to be a nice way to carry a full-size spare, keep the rear seat, and still have room for junk...
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Where in MN are you from?
     
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    i run a 76 pickup tailgate on my 86 k5. only thing i had to add were the bottom tailgate mounts and pickup hinges to my tailgate posts and the holes were already there for them
     
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    Well if anyone near me wants to try, I've got a bender and I'm sure we could come up with something in a day.
     
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    Saw those at the Off Road Expo. Was it me wanting something like that I'd add some serious gusseting to the 'fixed' bedside. We swung the one @ Expo open and it flexed the bedside a bit. Wouldn't take long b4 the bedside was floppin in the breeze when you opened it.
     
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    thanks for the link. I'm gonna build one in the next couple of weeks. If you look at the mount, it is U shaped and goes from side to side. Stronger I think.
     
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    Their part is U shaped, but it basically attaches where your tailgate pivots and latches bolt to the bedside and there are no other parts like a frame the goes from bedside to bedside.
     
  13. BillyTungsten

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    mikey, I am in Anoka... about 1 hour north of the cities - you? (I remember a reference you made to Hudson, WI... I get down there once in a while)
     
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    BTW, I finally ran down a price for this unit... can you believe $1,200.00???!!! :eek1:
     
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    I'm originally from New Ulm, about 1.5 hours from the cities and 30 or so miles NW of Mankato. Anoka is kinda on my way to Gilbert. :D
     
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    What a flippin joke. And morons with too much $ driving their Escalades will buy 'em up.
     

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