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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Okay I need some feedback to see if any of this is worth following through with. As some of you know I'm unemployed..again[​IMG] So I got to thinking and heres what I came up with...make some stuff for my fellow Fullsize lovers.
    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="100911162755Willy">


    Which would you like
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="1">front bumpers. prerunner or winch style
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="2">rear bumpers. with or without tire carrier
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="3">rock sliders
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="4">rear shock set up
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="5"> I'd like one or more of the above, go for it
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="6">yeah right kid!get a real job
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>
    I'm planning the rear shock conversion set up anyway...just need to quit changing my mind on the design of it...I think I have the final idea for it[​IMG]

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
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  2. eds77k5

    eds77k5 1/2 ton status

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    i need a roll cage too, something i can put a soft top over, ok?

    "growin old is not for sissies"
    77k5 400/350/np203/stock for now
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm sure tomorrow when I check this and there are like 1,000 replies wanting stuff I'll probably change my mind,LOL[​IMG]
    I'm just wanting to know if this is a smart move.....I could just build mine and let you drool over them at Moab[​IMG]

    any feedback will be greatly appreciated


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  4. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    No roll cages at this time....my first business adventure and I don't want the liability. That and everyone wants them built different. Better off just gettting a S&amp;W cage, run ya like $199..

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
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  5. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Well, Id tell ya, I sure wish someone would make a reasonable priced front replacement winch bumper for my Dodge Ram! I cant find a good looking one for less then 1000.00. You interested? [​IMG]

    Mike


    <font color=blue>Thumper
    85 Fullsize Jimmy
    [​IMG]
    <font color=red>Aint Skeered!! </font color=red>
     
  6. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Well, bumpers are always big, but price is what made me get my made at a local shop. He did it by my pictures and my assistance. I can do a little welding, but not good enough yet. He only charged me 400 dollars for both front and rear. Granted not complicated things, but stout as hell and just what I wanted. SEC makes some great stuff, but the price is a killer. So, if you do decide to make for others, you will have to undercut some others on price in order to get business, then your reputation will take over from there. If you are thinking about doing it, talk to Steve Frisbie, as he has great rep, makes great stuff, and is generally an all around good guy. Just my 2 cents worth.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
  7. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Jeremy, I am still interested in the rear shock setup, just gotta get you pics of my fuel pump. Maybe today, finally it is sunny and gorgeous outside.

    Front bumper is also a maybe. I have the Warn Classic but want more of a prerunner style one that can hold my M1200 winch as well as 4 lights and two D-rings, and maybe a front 2" receiver tube integrated. Let me get the pics of the fuel pump setup then we'll go from there.

    Merry Xmas !

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  8. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    If you can arrange a quality set of sliders, and a sweet rear bumper, I'm all over 'em! You need to figure prices for all this stuff, and get yourself some pics posted of your custom armor/equipment.

    Hope you'll have mine done in a few weeks! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
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    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Speaking of rear shock setups... I've been looking around - and not to steal anyone's design but, I like this one:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html>http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html</a>

    Steve's got a nice looking product there... I'm thinking about getting one of these in the spring. I've already committed to an armored D60 diff cover, and am thinking about ordering up a 14BFF cover too...

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  10. ChevyCaGal

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    How about just a tire carrier with a hi-lift mount and gas can holder? Or bumper for up front to mount a winch which can be removed (the winch not the bumper) to place in the back. Then possibly a bracket to mount it (the winch again) inside the truck to the rear floor so it's not sitting out in the open as a target for theft or the elements.

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    I keep trying to lose weight, but it always finds me!
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    55, we've talked before. If I was you, I'd design a couple of items that could be relatively standard....front/rear bumps and the shock x-member would be good for that. Once you have those designs done, make a list (prolly short at first) of options that the buyer could add on IF they wanted to. Set a base price for the basic model bumper...then make each add-on appropriately more $$$. I got my bumper from KMA...and thats how they do it. Standard wincher = certain price (around $200 of I remember right), big D-rings = lil more...turn signal kit = lil more. Its cool to give 'wheelers options, they are gonna want them anyway. I chose to get the rings/signals...other peeps would want bull bars and poop like that. With a base-model + addons type system, everyone can get what exactly what they want and invest the amount of $$$ the want to as well.

    All that said...wanna come over and help me get them rivets off? ;)

    Jason


    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
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    Mike-
    Not at this time, I don't have a dodge here to work off of. Plus I'm just starting out.

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    Jason-
    yeah we've talked quite a bit on this. Thast the same idea I had, have a base modle then a price upgrade for options.
    I couldn't get up there til after new year's

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    Steph-
    Sounds workable.

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    Joel-Steves products are sweet, thats what got me thinking
    Frank-No problem just let me know
    Dan-thanks for the imput.

    Everyone else- the last option in the poll is more a retoricale(sp?) question[​IMG] please vote for another choice,LOL

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    I have seen your work Jeremy and you do an AWSOME job. I think you should go for it. Im sure everyone who buys from you will be pleased as well. :)
     
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    do you have sketeches or anything? i am looking for a bumper combo, something REALLY simple. 2 D-Rings front and rear and room in front for me to stand on the bumper to work on the engine. need rock sliders too. have you done a peliminary cost analasiyis (WOW! look at that terrible speeling![​IMG]) on each item?

    -zakk

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    Simple is good[​IMG]
    Right now it looks like $175-$200 across the board
    with the rear shock set up at $75-$100
    the winch option bumper will be slightly more, as will the Burban sliders.

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    bringing this back to the top!

    *update*
    heres a ball park on prices:
    Sliders-$200-Burb $250
    Rear Shock set up- $75-$100(still trying to nail this one down)
    Front bumper-$200 for a standard
    pre runner bar-$50
    d-rings-$25
    turn lights-$25(for 1981 and 1982)
    rear bumper-$200 base
    I will honor certain discounts

    I would rather make what you want to buy, then to make you buy what I have for sale.

    I'll try to get samples of the K-5 stuff built and tested on my brothers 81-[​IMG]he just doesn't know it yet[​IMG]

    More feed back will be greatly appreciated


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    im interested in a bumper, and anything to help out a fellow ck5'r. try to post some sketches of ur front bumper design.

    phill
     

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