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K5 -----> Buggy (PICS)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bherring, May 4, 2002.

  1. bherring

    bherring Registered Member

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    - 1600 lbs body
    + 400 lbs steel
    + 1000 hrs backyard fabrication
    = ready to RIP.

    I finally finished this thing (kind of). BTW....this used to be my daily driver K5. So far it's been more than imagined, and it only gets better.......right? Check the pics on the site below. -Beck.
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    let me be the first to tell ya....


    That thing is [censored] sweet!/forums/images/icons/cool.gif
    BTW what bender you use??
     
  3. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Now that is way too COOL!
    Thats what fabrication is all about! SUPER SWEET BUGGY!
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that's freakin amazing! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif looks like you could get more flex outta that thing than that though.... maybe it's just me. either way you have one HELLA cool rig!! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
  5. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    WAWAWAWA .....WOW! that looks sweeeet!
     
  6. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    Well, now you've gone and made me decide to keep my powdercoated frame I was trying to give away /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif I guess I can find storage space until I can do that to it! Thats just too cool!!
     
  7. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    How did you set up your hydro steering??????
    BTW that's what I'll do with my rig if the body gets anymore trashed.



    David
     
  8. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    nice buggy, i especially like your "Urban" Ramp!

    rob
     
  9. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    nice, very nice. Any pics of the previous incarnation?
     
  10. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Wow, I like it! That's close to one of the options I've been kicking around. Anyway, nice job...
     
  11. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Where did you mount the heater and A/C??????
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Like many people have allready said...very cool rig /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  13. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    way cool /forums/images/icons/smile.gif keep up the good work /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  14. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I really like that, it looks like alot of fun. Do you plan on head lights, tail lights, turn light, and a horn so you can be street leagle ???? I'd love seeing someone driving something like that down the highway to to go wheeling instead of trailoring it there.
     
  15. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    VERY NICE. if i roll my blazer i will be doing that on the front end clip and cutting the body off where the "bed" starts.

    ever think of moving the radiator to the back?
    grant
     
  16. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    very slick. gotta love having your own bender!/forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  17. lugnut

    lugnut 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like alot of fun. Nice work.
     
  18. slotoy

    slotoy Newbie

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    "ever think of moving the radiator to the back?
    grant"


    just a guess, but i think the radiator is already behind the seats w/ 2 electric boneyard fans.. looks to me like the steering cooler is what's mounted up front.. just a guess...
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    lol, ok, i just had to be a dumb/smartass.. everybody likes the buggy!! good pics!

    Benny
     
  19. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=blue> I gotta tell ya ......... That thing is wicked ill !!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  20. bherring

    bherring Registered Member

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    Bender -
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    Model 3
    2" x 6.5"centerline radius die set
    Ask Benny how nice it must be to own one.

    The hydro is real simple....2"bore 8"stroke cyl from Northern mounted btw the axletube and homemade tie rod (bent today on angry rock), expensive orbital valve through Wagoner Machine mounted on dash tube, stock pump, big cooler, filter, and the lines to plumb it all. $700 all total. Well worth it.

    Yeah, Bennyboy....good guess on the cooling apparatus. I was laughing BEFORE I even knew who wrote that.
     

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