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Stupid question, 72 K5 Blazer 1/2 or 3/4?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by joryyroj, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    This is probably a stupid question, but I started ordering parts for my K5 frame up resto, I noticed allot of times the parts say one price for K5 Blazer 1/2 ton and another price for K5 Blazer 3/4 ton. Whats the difference, and how do I know which one mine is? On that same note, I have been price shopping each part, and entering in prices in a spreadsheet for the following companies. Does anyone have any other companies to add to the list? When I finish my project I will post the spreadsheet for other members to use to compare prices. Thanks in advance
    Manes Truck Parts
    Tuckers
    LMC Truck
    Harmons
    Chevy Duty
    Brothers Truck Parts
    www.classicindustries.com
    4 wheel parts
    national tire and wheel (by the way has a great special on 67-72 lifts with rear springs 499!)
    www.americanclassic.com
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Don't forget GMCPauls....


    He's pretty active on the 67-72 Board and seems to sell the "quality" stuff... the website isn't that easy to use, but if you call with specific parts requests he seems to have almost everything.... a lot of the harder to find sheetmetal and reproduction items too.

    BTW -> Where did you get that rotisserie? :D Me Likey!! :D


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  3. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks I will add GMCpauls to the list. I actually bought the truck from one of the members on here. He had listed the truck as "parting out"I called him and asked how much he wanted for the whole shabang! He gave me a price, and I said ill take it. The cool thing was, he had already had the truck apart, the frame had been sandblasted and painted eastco chasis black, and he had all of the replacement sheet metal parts, new rebuilt corvette heads, two motors, and more, and he threw in the rotissiere that he had built! I think I made out like a bandit. So the short answer, was the rotissiere was home built, well kinda, he had downloaded some plans on the internet, and went and cut all of the steel took it to a welding shop and had it professional welded. Its actually really sweet. I think he said the total thing was like 3-400 dollars. I was going to sell it when I was done, but I want to find a 67-69 camaro and fix up first so Ill probably use it for that project then get rid of it.
     
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    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Nice bro! That thing is sick! I really like the rotisserie!:D
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Springs and axles basically.
    3/4 tons will have heavier duty springs and axles.

    1/2 ton = 6 lugs per wheel.
    3/4 ton = 8 lugs per wheel.
     
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    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Sweet thanks. Just counted mine, 6 lug so I guess 1/2 ton!
     
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    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    There is no such thing as a 3/4 ton Blazer - they are all half tons.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ....fortunately CK5 begins where the factory ends. :cool1:
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    R72K5 Banned

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    gmc pauls is A-1

    been over there in rockville personally a few times :D
     

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