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Pickup tailgate on a K5?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dremu, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    While I'm sure ity's been dicussed afore, after searching through six month's worth of posts, I can't find anything :|

    Have any of y'all done this? I'm stinking about leaving the hardtop off Tankie, once I have a garage to put her in, so I'm also stinking that a pickup tailgate (without glass) would be lighter. And ... well, it's a fun project /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Is it a drop-in, bolt-in affair, or are they even remotely the same size, or ... ?

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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure I read here that it's a direct bolt up using existing holes and truck hardware.
     
  3. gotmud77

    gotmud77 1/2 ton status

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    That is correct. Just find a donor truck and everything will bolt right up to holes already there. Good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Do I use the hinges and cables from the donor truck, or can I use what's on the Blazer?

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    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    im sure you could use either
     
  6. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Do I use the hinges and cables from the donor truck, or can I use what's on the Blazer?

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    Use the hinges from the truck, easier and it's removable without touching any bolts.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    That's what I am doing.
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Do I use the hinges and cables from the donor truck, or can I use what's on the Blazer?

    -- A

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    Use the hinges from the truck, easier and it's removable without touching any bolts.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    That's what I am doing.

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    me 2. works great
    grant
     

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