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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my Con-Ferr installed last night. I custom installed it as it is a larger rack than they tell you is what is designed for the blazer. The rack is a full 4.5' x 6'. I used the bulldog clamps on the front (as others have done) and the adjustable mounts on the fiberglass top. This allowed me to move it far enough forward to use a light mounting device without drilling through the cab roof. I think it looks really sharp and is very functional. I mount the reverse lights on it tonight. Check it out and tell me what you think!

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com/index.html>http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com/index.html</A>

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  2. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Excuse the language, but DAMN that thing looks nice. Thats the first pic I've seen of your Blazer, I like. The rack looks great also!
     
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    That is one sweet truck! the rack looks great on it.
     
  4. BlazerGuy

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    Looks great! How much weight do you think it'll hold?

    Murphy's Laws on Life:
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  5. txbartman

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    Its supposed to hold stuff?!? I don't know on the weight. I don't plan to put many heavy things up there, more likely just bulky things. Stuff like my camping gear, recovery gear, probably my hi-lift (once I get it). Heavy stuff will rpobably go on the inside. Afterall, it's damn near 8 feet to get up there!

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    Brian, it looks great! What are you going to do for flooring? Also, did you notice the extra wind drag? Right now I have my rack off and the tire is off, and I can't believe the mileage difference and the lack of that "drag feeling" on the highway! The rack definitely gives the truck a sweet look, but I am contemplating getting a spare tire carrier bumper...

    Looks sweet, glad you went with the Con Ferr, I knew you'd like it! [​IMG]
     
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    I was just wondering if you could stand on it, not mount a useless spare tire up there, or load up a pallet of bricks! [​IMG]

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    I have a swing away spare tire carrier. The rack alone with the lights doesn't make much difference. But then again, I just put the 35s on two days ago. What I could be contributing to drag from them may actually be from the rack and lights. I only get 10-11 MPG anyway. I will see if it impacts this tank I just put in this morning. Filled up for $1.29 a gallon this morning!

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    I haven't stood in it as I don't have the full floor in it yet (going with an nice expanded metal grate for the floor tack welded in), but I was hanging from it when the ladder slipped out from under me during installation! It didn't budge!

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    $1.29 a gallon?!?!?! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gas just started coming down here and we were just saying today at work that finally gas prices are starting to drop a little, a Chevron had 87 for $1.85. Maybe I should just have you barrel it up and send me some!! LOL! It'd still be cheaper!
     
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    HAHA... Last fill here in OK... $1.09... Cheapest in the country I believe.

    Chad
     
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    I've always wanted to get one of those. Pretty expensive, though. Does anyone know if they make one small enough to fit on just the half-cab? I don't want to mount it on the soft top. I won't use if for a tire, either.

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    Man, that sucker's huge!! Looks great though!

    Now I understand what you were talking about! How did you end up wiring to the cab?

    $1.65 a gallon on LI, this week at least. A month ago it was $1.9? (stopped paying attention at that point to prevent accidental suicide)... Killed me when I filled up with 93 at $2.07 one week.

    Ratch
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    Looks good, anymore pics? If you don't mind me asking how much did that thing cost you? Thanks!

    Dawson
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    88 K5, 4" lift, 33" BFG muds
     
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    It's a 1.20 here in Austin [​IMG]

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    Chad, Where did you find it for $1.09? I just got some at teh 7/11 on 50th & Portland (usually one of the cheapest around) and it was $1.18.

    Good lord. The rod up that man's butt must have a rod up it's butt.
     
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    Love the rack Brian. Looks real cool and functional too.

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    Nice man. Reeeeeeeeeeeeallly nice. How much are the bulldog clamps and where do I get some?
     
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    The rack with the mounting hardware was $300. The light mounts cost a total of $100. And the lights themselves cost an additional $250 or so. I haven't bought all the wiring, switches, or relays yet and I have yet to install the expanded metal floor. I expect the total cost of the rack to come in somewhere around $800 when it is all said and done. But $500 of that will be in the lights and all their required stuff.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    There are several different bulldog clamps. The ones that fit on mine were the HDS-2 clamps. I originally ordered the HD-2 from 4WPW (where I got the rack), but these lifted the rack about 5" above the cab. Way too high. The HDS-2 worked great, but I had to get them directly from Con-Ferr. Directly from Con-Ferr they were about $25 for the pair, but worth it. They are VERY heavy duty and well built.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 35X12.5 BFG MTs, 15x10 Hellcats, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     

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