Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Quick Crew-Cab/Suburban question, and Bogger picture request...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by heavy4x4, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    Real quick question: a Crew-Cab cab will bolt up to where a Suburban tub was, correct?

    Picture request: 38.5x 11 " boggers...preferrably mounted on a truck.

    The ideas are formulating. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Re: Quick Crew-Cab/Suburban question, and picture request...

    Rear most cab mounts might be a issue. I have looked at this and yes it's doable BUT you might have to move the rear axle back a little to help on clearence on the rear of the cab. It will be a build it and see. I say screw a real truck bed and go with a flat bed with a fuel cell tucked up behind the cab and chop it off at the shackle mounts. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    Re: Quick Crew-Cab/Suburban question, and picture request...

    [ QUOTE ]
    I say screw a real truck bed and go with a flat bed with a fuel cell tucked up behind the cab and chop it off at the shackle mounts.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Actually, I didn't mention it, but that's exactly what I had in mind. But, the frame will be hacked off after the rear axle (4-link). And, with the 4-link I'll be able to move the axle back if the cab gets in the way. Oh, and the bed won't exactly be a flat-bed, but rather a combination of flat-bed and storage compartments (probably end up being as tall as a regular bed). /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  4. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Re: Quick Crew-Cab/Suburban question, and picture request...

    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    I say screw a real truck bed and go with a flat bed with a fuel cell tucked up behind the cab and chop it off at the shackle mounts.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Actually, I didn't mention it, but that's exactly what I had in mind. But, the frame will be hacked off after the rear axle (4-link). And, with the 4-link I'll be able to move the axle back if the cab gets in the way. Oh, and the bed won't exactly be a flat-bed, but rather a combination of flat-bed and storage compartments (probably end up being as tall as a regular bed). /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well you are thinking of what I am doing, except I am putting the crew cab on a regular cab longbed 1ton frame.
    I will need to do some relocating of the body mounts since the frame goes up behind the regular cab but I have that all figured out, and I will have a crew cab on 131" wheel base instead of 168".
    And the rear will be a utility/storage bed with an unfold tent pad. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    I should be gettign the cab soon and the frame is ready and stripped so as soon as I get the cab I will start the procedure and document it with pics.
    /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  5. nofeartruckin00

    nofeartruckin00 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germantown, Wisconsin
    Uh oh...... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Thinking of ditching the burb, or building a wheeling only truck? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif You caught me...

    Actually, this idea is for maybe 2 years down the road when I'm out of school and have a daily-driver. It won't exactly be like I'm ditching the 'burb because it will be my current burb frame, interior, front clip, and 14 bolt. And, it will be a trail-only rig, so I'll have to get a 2500 HD to tow it. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
    Right now it's all just ideas and dreams...I'm just thinking that with the only place to wheel near us being 200 miles away, it makes sense to have a trail-rig...that way you can REALLY wheel it and not have to worry about it getting you home. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif You caught me...

    Actually, this idea is for maybe 2 years down the road when I'm out of school and have a daily-driver. It won't exactly be like I'm ditching the 'burb because it will be my current burb frame, interior, front clip, and 14 bolt. And, it will be a trail-only rig, so I'll have to get a 2500 HD to tow it. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
    Right now it's all just ideas and dreams...I'm just thinking that with the only place to wheel near us being 200 miles away, it makes sense to have a trail-rig...that way you can REALLY wheel it and not have to worry about it getting you home. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Then by then hopefully I will have mine done and let you know of the problems.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  9. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
  10. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    Why coils in the rear and leaves up front?
     
  11. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    I dunno really...that's just kinda what I decided when I was drawing it. I'm sure that at some point it would turn into a coil suspension front, but for initial building ease/cost, it would be leaf springs. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  12. T-ROY

    T-ROY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2002
    Posts:
    468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orchards, Wa
    If you are going to get really out of control, build your own frame out of semi truck frame rail and mount rocks with 1600/20's. Trail rig or not, people would have to look. I'm considering doing just that with a 74 Blazer that I was given. I used to work for Freightliner and could get the framerail cut-offs. I build bumpers out of them right now. The material is 10" face "C" channel that measures 1/4" thick. Then you can mount axles and drivetrain anywhere you want. It ends up being a 5" body lift without the problems of body lifts. I'm thinking along the lines of a 5.9 Cummins Turbo Diesel with an Allison auto trans and a NP205 doubler. Might be a little rediculas, but it would be cool.
    T-roy
     

Share This Page