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Roll bar out of R*m Charger

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by walt88, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    My bro is getting a 4 point rollcage out of a ram charger. Has anyone ever seen this done, will it fit? It bolts to the floor, 4 bolts per point. The back two go the the wheel well lumps in the back.

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  2. Pugsley

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    It might work - K5s and Ramchargers are pretty similar in dimensions.

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  3. SAVAGE1

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    Yup it fits. I had one in my 85 for a while. It came from a Charger looked to be a later 70's model. It contours the walls and roofline pretty well. If its going into your 88 the legs of the main hoop have to be extended about 6 inches to be able to bolt to the floor. You should have no problems with it. Hope this helps.

    Rod

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    My issue with any bar the goes to the wheel tubs is lack of suport. The wheel tub only designe concideration was to keep water from coming in the truck. It has very little structural value. A roll bar should bolt over or next to a heavy body suport that ties into the cab suports at the very least. Don't get me wrong, it's better than nothing but in a roll, the bar will tilt back crushing the wheel tub and possibly ripping up the foward mounts. The factory bar on the 73-75 on most had a tab that tied into the B piller to help fight this but for best safety the kickers should extend to the back to the tail pan and the very best would be to tie into the frame under the truck.
    Like I said it's still better than nothing and if he is getting it cheap go for it.
    Do a search on "Roll Bars" and there many posts that list several companies making kits that are a pretty reasonable price including the front hoop. Front hoop is really a great way to keep the cage upright in the event of a roll because it distributes the weight over more of the floor.

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