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.

roll bar ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mico85K5, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. mico85K5

    mico85K5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado
    roll bar ?\'s

    I would like to have a way to carry my canoe on top of my K5 with the top off. I think I heard that you can take a rollbar out of an older 4 runner and it will bolt right up (I would like to turn the rollbar around backwards - I really don't need it to be functional beyond serving as a rest for the canoe)

    Any ideas? tips?

    Thanks

    Driving your blazer=FUN!
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2000
    Posts:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Re: roll bar ?\'s

    I htin the 4 runner bar would be too small.. There were some factory rear roll bars out there. Try posting a want ad in the forsale section.
    The factory rear bar bolt in back by the tailgate and was just a single hoop.... Not sure what years they were in.

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    Re: roll bar ?\'s

    My '77 had that rear bar. Don't know what other years might have had them though. I've looked inside a lot of K5's an JY's and never have found one. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com>http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com</A>
    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  4. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2000
    Posts:
    423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio(summer) Texas A and M (school year)
    Re: roll bar ?\'s

    My 79 has the factory rear roll bar. Part of it bolts to the wheel well and the other part bolts to the floor.

    Here is another thought. Do you have a trailor hitch reciver. If so you could weld something up to go into the hitch reciver that extends to the height of the truck. Then you could mount the canoe on that. It would be cheap and easy.

    Sparky

    When all else fails... Check the blinker fluid.
    78 K-5
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    Re: roll bar ?\'s

    I thought about suggesting the trailer hitch attachment point as well, but then you can't open the taigate if you need to. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com>http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com</A>
    It's a great day to be alive...
     

Share This Page