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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

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    Just a curious question.

    On the whole aftermarket, does anybody know if enough vendors sell enough reproduction parts that you could theoretically build a brand new K5 out of them?

    I'm curious because Heeps have enough aftermarket support now to where you actually can build a brand new CJ-5/7 or Scrambler now using nothing but aftermarket parts.
     
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    Almost, but 2 big items missing are the frame and fiberglass cap. You can get the tub made out of fiberglass and all the other body panels made out of fiberglass or sheetmetal. Everything else is pretty much aftermarket available.
     
  3. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    :thinking: Hmm, wonder if somebody could maybe make a windowless fiberglass cap? Then you could have a Panel K5!

    Starting off with the frame and cap, if you did do this, buid a new K5 using all the available aftermarket parts that you can get, I wonder if it'd be impossible to get a title for it so you could drive it on the street? I'd think it would be, since there'd be no VIN.

    BTW, I'm not really planning on doing something like this, I by no means have the cash to pay out. I was just wondering if this actually was possible.
     
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    its called a kit car title.. millions of sand rails, dune buggies, Cobras, and countless other kit cars can get them, why wouldnt a scratch built K5?

    this idea is WAAAAAAAY out of your range, BTW. in order to build a rig like this, expect to spend at least $40K
     
  5. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    That's why I said I'm not going to try it. My first 4x4 vehicle I get is still probably going to be a 'Yota for the gas mileage.
     
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    just "borrow" the vin tag from the donor's frame. if smog is a concern where you live, get one past the cutoff date. not exactly legal, but alot of people do this.
     
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    or above the GVWR cutoff, which in the instance of a K series truck, would also net you a Dana 60. :whistle:
     
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    it would be a cool show off project for a 4x4 shop :wink1: hint hint....

    Fiberglass body, big engine, full tube frame, 4 links front and rear. Street driveable show 'n' go truck.... Not saying I've thought about it. Of course if I ever anything like that, it would never have a cap on it or drive in the rain to really matter.
     
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    wouldn't it be easier to get a shortbox chevy truck and just "convert" it to a K5 with respect to what the body looked like? Registering it would be a heck of a lot easier...

    j
     
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    Be easier to do that around here in Murphy too. There's plenty of shortbox C10s running around here, while I've really only seen one or two K5's. We got several 87-91 Suburbans here in Murphy though.
     
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    personally I would find the biggest hunk of crap K5 with a title I could and start with the vin plate and title :wink1:
     
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    As far as the frame goes, it sure would be nice if they started making something like these 66-77 Bronco frames, but for the big Blazers:

    http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/c-197_frames.htm

    Especially the really hefty "Level 3" versions. Matkins makes these, also frames for FJ40s, Jeeps, and Willys trucks. I think it's time they start doing Blazer frames!
     
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    Those frames that Matkins makes, for title and registration purposes if you're building an all new vehicle using all aftermarket parts using one, would fall under 'kit car' title too, right?
     
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    Like the new '69 Camaro.
     
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    those are f'in nice man. im pretty sure they make em in hardtop now too. oh man i only wish they made some early second gen's
     
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    one peice at a time..

    But it'll cost a lot more than a dime..

    I heard on the radio around 1990 the average Ford Escort would cost 65,000 dollars to buy one peice at a time from the parts department!..not including labor for assembly!:eek1: ..so a K5 would probably tip the scales at half a mil...:rolleyes:


    I'd just bring 4-5 grand to AZ,and drive my dream K5 home!....:crazy:
     
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    Or Los Angeles and more like 1-3K. PM me for ideas.
     

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