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S-body on K5-frame

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bherring, Nov 6, 2000.

  1. bherring

    bherring Registered Member

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    I know the guy did it in a recent petersen's, but has anyone done it without moving the motor mounts? What about steering shaft linkage and brake master cyl? Any info would help. I just rolled mine Friday and want something smaller. Jeep possibilities? Thanks, Beck.

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    k5king 1/2 ton status

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    isn't your k5 driveable any more or you don't want to fix it

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  3. bherring

    bherring Registered Member

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    Well, it smashed the windshield frame (obviously breaking the glass) and neither door wants to close and most of the rear glass is gone. Main hoop up above my head is fine, but I don't think I'll ever get the front straight enough to get glass to seal. To make a swap even more appetizing is all the rust throughout.

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    baldbandit 1/2 ton status

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    shhhhhhh! Don't say that 4 letter word on this forum (j**p). LOL!!!!!! Alot of these guys don't like jeeps! I had a 94 with 36x14.5 and I loved it. It was GREAT in the mud! I haven't heard of anyone doing this swap. You would probably be better off buying an S-10 4x4 and beefing it up. Maybe have some 3/4 ton axles narrowed and a small block. Just my .02 worth!

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  5. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    You could just swab tubs:

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    mrivan 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like a good time to start replaceing metal. I just finished a 73 3/4 ton 4by 4 for my landlord had to build floorboards and rockerpanels then I used parts. fenders, hood . and doors from another truck and two old suburbans.you could cut and weld in another widshield frame.
    Mrivan........
     
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    rock.monkey 1/2 ton status

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    Is that a glass or metal tub in thoes pics?

    Bill Innes
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    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    those are glass bodies. there is a link here on the site for them. US Body source. look in the links section

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  9. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think rockblazer is going to do this, I tell ya what, if I roll mine, I might look for a narrower body so I could get to the fun trails. I also thought it would be cool to take about 12" or so out of the middle of the K5 body, but would have to get some kind of custom glass for the windshield.

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    I just got some new sawzall blades Steve. You want me to come over and help narrow your Blazer?
     
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    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Are those the body tubs that cost $8000.00 US??? Dang they are nice but thats a pile of $$.
    How do they go together with the doors and tailgate etc?

    Mike


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    No. For those of you guys looking at fiberglass bodies for five grand, we're not in the same league. I use this rig for having fun, not looking pretty and expensive. I want a smaller body because I've smashed mine so much on trail obstacles. Check out Petersen's Jan 00 issue on page 28.....S-10 cab on fullsize frame with exterior cage. Now that's what I'm talkin' about. A guy did another one in the October or November issue. Does anyone know about THIS kind of swap?

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    Page 28? What mag are you looking at?

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    Are you guys talking about Lance Hammer's S-10 on a Full-Size Frame in the recent Petersen's 4-wheel magazine? If so, I've met him once (actually it's a pretty good friend of mine's son-in-law).

    That truck is awesome with those 1 ton axles. He loves talking trucks and is extremely knowledgeable. I've tried to get him on ColoradoK5, but he has little time for Internet, with his new Son, and his plan to swap an Extended Cab on instead of the Standard Cab to make room for him :-)

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    Uhh...I was actually refering to two different articles, and yes, Lance Hammer was one of them. That rig is VERY well built, but there is a cab-only with external cage hybrid in the Jan 2000 issue of Petersen's on page 28. Hey Brian, is there any way you could give me some info on Mr. Hammer so I can possibly reach him for some direction concerning my new project? Thanks. -Beck.

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