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k5 cargo box anyone have?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Icemanf4i, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Icemanf4i

    Icemanf4i Registered Member

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    Does anyone have a nice cargo box in there k5 that fills the cargo area. I would like to get one since i do a lot of hunting , target shoorting, outdoors stuff and thought it would be nice to have a cargo box to hold those items. Kind of like the ones used in the tv show 24 , the ones in the back of there suv's. Post pics if you have one or have seem one.
     
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    gotmud77 1/2 ton status

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    I think tuffy has them for the back of the k5s that slide out. There was one in the for sale forum.
     
  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Keith was selling his. It was definatly durable.
     
  4. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I used an army surplus medical storage box. Secured to the bed floor (plates under the bed). Maybe you need something bigger, but if not it's pretty cheap storage. I also have a long low surpluss storage box - 6" high, maybe 20 inches wide and 48 inches long.

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  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    What supports that decking??
     
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    I will have to post a pic... but I have a custom box that I built about 7 years ago... i made it out of aluminum and holds a ton of stuff including a lot of gun equipment! you might also want to look in to pelican cases, i use them also for my handguns and rifles when they are being transported.
    http://www.casesbypelican.com/
     
  7. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    2 removable crossbar tubes of the rollcage bolted to the cage proper. Welded tabs under the deck pieces, rollcage and support crossbars all align so locking hitch pins and/or locks secure the deck to the cage. The support crossbars aslo have plates to support the deck pieces.

    Anything really heavy under the deck like that supply box is bolted to plates under the bed. The toolbag and winch bag also have tie downs under the deck so in case of rollover they don't smash thru the deck.

    The entire deck locks with the latches you see topside, underneath and in front. I still have to lock the tailgate, then the whole thing will be pretty secure from theft. Then I'm going to go over it again and maybe add some additional pieces to secure the entire deck more than it is now, in a high speed roll.

    Overbuild, I say.
     
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    Hi Ski,
    What type of box is it exactly? Like for ebay or Surplus store searching.

    Thanks.
     
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    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

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    I picked up a diamond plate over the rail box for a 6' bed at Lowes, it had a dent on the bottom so I got it for 50. It goes against the back seat and still leaves me a little room to the tailgate for the spare.
     
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    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    It's an army medical supply box. Got it at The Supply Sargent in Burbank. I'm sure you can find one at any army surplus. I thought cheaperthandirt.com had them at one time too.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I talked to keith last night and the big Tuffy box is still for sale, but I don't think he has the hook up on shipping anymore. Shipping that thing cross country might be a pain, its big.

    Here is the link if you want to try to get a hold of him:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149623
     
  12. Icemanf4i

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    found these guys and they seem like great storage units but anyone know the proper dementions or size of these units that will work in the k5 blazer


    http://www.truckvault.com/default.asp
     
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    GEORGIA GABE 1/2 ton status

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    mines not full sized but I really like how it came out and how it works.
    It started life as a cell tower equipment box. after cingular sold it off for scrap I bought it and stripped it out. it is all aluminum and has a door on the front and the rear. here are some pics.
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    I would go and find a container of some kind that is already waterproof ect and modify it
    :D
     
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    Mine came from Northern Tool................
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