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putting a 3+3 crew cab on a K5 frame?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Well my body on my Blazer is pretty much thrashed beyond repair...Has anybody had any experience putting a 3+3 crew cab on a K5 frame? My biggest concern is what to do about the extra length of the crew in order to clear the rear wheels. Do I just lop of the lower rear corners and kinda boatside it or what? Any how have any experience with this or have any pics of a 3+3 cab on a K5 frame?


    Chris
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd try and score the door opening parts of a 'G' van as well as the doors. Then graft the wheel section of the footwell/door opening and lower door onto the rear doors/opening of the 3+3 cab.

    Rene
     
  3. Dain Fraser

    Dain Fraser Registered Member

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    There is a guy near here with a 3+3 cab on a shortbox frame...I'll see if I can find what he did.
     
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    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    I've considered this as well and really like the idea Rene had.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If it's an option I think it'd be way easier to stretch the wheelbase than mod the cab.
     
  6. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Just wheel the crewcab, check out our cheap truck, it's a lot of fun.

    We measured out putting a crewcab on a longbed frame one time and I think the tires would clear OK but that's about it, and that was a C&C truck with about a 135" wheelbase.
    I think my choice would be to run a shortbed length bed or flatbed which would put you right around 150" wheelbase. Not ideal for a trail rig but functional in many ways.
    If you're going to chop it a lot, why not start with a 'burb body, they're the same on the front end and a lot more available. For that matter, why not just wheel the 'sub? Do a roof chop on it and maybe a bob job to get rid of the overhang and go for it.
    I'm kind a crewcab fan but I don't know how well it would work on a K5 length vehicle.
     

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