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My flatbed plan pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Predator, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Sometimes I have too much time on my hands /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif. This link is a pic of my flatbed plan I drew up. I'll prob put the Blazer under the knife in the spring. Any ideas?
     
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    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Look like an awsome exoskeloton!
    Bill
     
  3. muddysub

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    looks awesome!!

    i think the only thing i'd change is where the grille and the cage meet. the cage is angled and the grille comes down to an point, i would cut the grille at the same angle as the cage. but it's an awesome lookin plan. any ETA on completion date?
     
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    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    dude,one of your tires is wierd looking,I think its out of round /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifbut I like the plans
     
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    I think the concept is cool, but I've never been a fan of roll cages outside of the cab. I'm not sure you would need all of those tubes, but it's you8r dream so thats cool. One idea I do like are tubes that follow the contour of the wheel well openings, kinda cool.
     
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    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    very nice /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif so i guess you'll be putting a pickup cab on there?
     
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    Narrow the front. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Looks awesome.
     
  8. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    you using a blazer of truck cab?

    ok...

    after looking at it more, here are my suggestions:
    Lose the doors, add a GT3 stlye "x" in the door with gussets.

    I would add a stinger to the front,to further protect the radiator, etc. in the front.

    add a upper passenger to lower driver side bracing to triagluate the "back of cab" area, Tie the flatbead into the frame, and tie the Front of the Exo into the frame in the front
     
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    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Don't get too carried away and make it a pig though. I seem to have a problem with over building. Not a problem, but it adds a lot of weight.
     
  10. Predator

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    I free-handed the cage and tires in Paint, that's why my tires are weird /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. It's hard to tell in the pic but the upside down V in the middle from the rear view is actually going down behind the cab so there's only 2 bars coming down the back......There's no telling when it will be done. I'm using a truck cab and putting TBI on at the same time so it will be a good size project.
     
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    Yes Keith, you do have too much time on your hands /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif. Looks good! I remember you sayin' you were goin' to put a truck cab on there. Makes sense, since you have a bench front seat and no back seat anyway. Keep me posted, hopefully the majority of the current creation will be done and I can go on to "Phase II".

    John
     
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    redchevygirl has something like this to her rig....just - the exo cage on the front..
     

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