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Space in the rear....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OFFRDK5, Jan 18, 2001.

  1. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Since I am looking to goto MWSK5T I am in need of some space in my rear end...stop laughing. I took everything out that I could...bunch of sh!t...I said stop laughing!! Since I don't have an SEC rear bumper I don't have a place to store my spare easily. I thought of an idea and wondering if anyone else has tried this.
    Take the spare tire off. Take the bracket off too. Lay the spare in the back in the middle flat. Take a piece of plywood and put it over the back area and use some posts to secure the back corners and 2 on each side of the back seat flipper. the sides of the plywood rest on the wheel wells. You now have a flat area to work with, some space on each side of the spare.
    I got the idea from the current way riceburners store their mini spare thing. Anyone try this?

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  2. Rayven90

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    I haven't tried but have had the same idea. You could eve get one of those plastic bins the same height as the tire and move the tire to one side and have the bin on the other for more storage.

    Good Luck, Ray
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have also thought of this. just have not had the time to do it yet lol

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  4. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just had a funky idea. Should I leave the back seat in? When you people go off roading do you have your back seats in? It would add another 2 ft to play with if I put it up and if it came out all the way probably 3 ft!?

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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If you know for sure you won't be having any rear seat passengers just take it out. Its just 3 bolts and its outta there!

    With my rear seat out of mine I had a FF 14 bolt, Dana 44, SM465/NP205 combo and 2 driveshafts in the back of my Jimmy with the tailgate closed and glass up. If thats not enough room for you, you're probably taking too much stuff [​IMG]

    Rene

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    Just be sure that everything is anchored well. You don't want a 100 pound tire/wheel combo or toolbox flying around in the cab with you in a rollover. That could just get plain ugly! [​IMG]

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    ok, I must of missed something, what the heck is MWSK5T ?????

    Oh and I just now realized that I no longer have space in the back end, 12" makes a ton of difference.

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  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Mid West Spring K5 Thing, I think?

    Rene

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  10. OFFRDK5

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    Midwest Spring K5 Thing. Some of us in the midwest area are going to Missouri to do some wheeling!!!!

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