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Narrowing my rear end, Front has begun as well

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by sled_dog, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I just broke down and began working on the K5's narrowed rear. I know myself if I didn't just break down and attack it I would go back and forth for a year about it so I just went for it. So yeah here are the pictures:

    Line Marked
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    Started cutline
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    Almost done the cut
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    Fender seperated
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    What it takes to hold a fender up with one man
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    No more floorpan
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    No fender, can see my halfcab where I started the narrowing.
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    Narrowed floorpan, where the fender will mount at the back of the rig.
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    Mocked up fender, reall crude mock up
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    Another crude mock up, I figure at the back the fender will be moved in about 13-14 inches.
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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    Look at that straight sheet metal /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Keep snaping the pics, I may do this next year. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    yeah its never seen a real trail yet /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif, Paint was all pretty I feel bad cutting into it(I think my dad, aka my body man, feels worse but yeah).
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    Looks good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'll have to get cracking on mine this weekend. Maybe I'll get working on it tonight. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    all that took me like an hour at the most.
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    lookin great man! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    Looks GOOD!!! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Nice CLEAN cuts!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    Yeah I was real careful, went really slow so the blade didn't grab and took the guide off so it wouldn't beat the fender.
     
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    Re: Narrowing my rear end, with Pics

    You definitely have the right idea starting with a straight body. Its way easier than trying to get straight lines on a mangles one. Looks good, once the quarters are hanging on their own and you can stand back and look at them youll be thrilled.
     
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    Tearing her down, can see the firewall hack at the left.
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    Hehe I like it, too bad she'd get all muddy like this.
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    Plan to cut the frame off right here for better approach.
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    Pretty sway bar mount, can tell that thing was working top notch huh?
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    Extra parts you always seem to have in such things
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    Pretty body bushings, when the fenders were unbolted I literally just lifted the core/radiator support out with no trouble.
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    Did you finish the rear allready?
     
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    no dad's forcing me to get moving on everything so the rear won't be for a bit. He wants his garage back so he can put his race car in there that he won't be racing until late next spring.
     
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    do what I did and pay to keep dads car in storagem, I paid 70 bucks a month for two years while building the blazer /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    ha well he wants his shop cause hes gonna pull the motor out of his one race car(has 2 circle track cars) and rebuild it to a little hotter performance. So seeing as there is 5" of snow on the ground he can't do that in the driveway.
     

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