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To bob or not to bob?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by realsquash, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. realsquash

    realsquash 1/2 ton status

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    I know this is a Blazer forum, but that is also why this is a good question for this forum! As some know, I've got a 77 longbed pickup. I'm contemplating either bobbing the rear-end (remove almost all of the overhang) or shortening the frame and slipping on a short-box bed. Or I could bob the truck *and* move the axle ahead a foot or so.

    From a 4 wheeling perspective only, what would be best? I'm not as much of a mudder as a trail/rock crawler. I've got a lot of the other goodies - 454, efi, 102:1 crawl, 35's (38's soon?), etc.

    Any suggestions?

    Squash
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  2. Scoobydoo

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    Bob "AND" move the axle forward. So that it looks like a bob'd shortbed.
    Kinda like the phord[​IMG] in the June "Four Wheeler"! as soon as I saw that I thought now that would be cool to do to a CHEVY!!!
    I also like the way they did the front end. too bad they wasted all that effort on a phord[​IMG]
     
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    Can you or someone else maybe do a photoshop pic so we can see exactly what you mean and then we could vote.

    I am not good with Photoshop, so I wouldn't be able to.

    Mike
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  4. tRustyK5

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    If you shortened the frame and moved the axle forward would'nt it just be like a Blazer with a shorter bed than a short box? Or were you thinking of the same overall length as a Blazer but with a longer wheel base and less over-hang?
    I guess the possibilties are almost limtless![​IMG]
    Before I started my bodywork I was going to put on a regular cab and build my own stepside box out of aluminum and use the factory step fenders. I definitely would have eliminated some of the overhang. Unfortunately I need the extra passenger room for the kids [​IMG].
    Rene

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  5. realsquash

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    My options (as i see them so far):
    - longbed WB, bob off rear overhang
    - shortbed WB, shortbed box
    - longbed WB -1', bob off rear overhang

    I do not want the WB of a Blazer. Imagine this... I'd move the rear axle 1' ahead and bob off all the overhang.

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    That would be cool! Can't wait to see the altered pictures.

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  9. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: Bob says we must have slack!

    You must Bob and to Bob please visit http://www.subgenius.com/ and you to will be one with Bob. After all Bob spelled backwards is boB. As you can plainly see it is slack.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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