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to flatbed or not to flatbed..that is the ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ScoobyDann, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    i have an 83 stepside building for the rocks..i need some opinions on making it a flatbed or keeping the stepside and making the wheels fit. lend me your thoughts
     
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    talldogg 1/2 ton status

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    Scooby,
    Mega hard question. I totally love the look of the early stepside, so if you could make the tires fit and keep the bed that would be awesome. But then again, flatbeds look way cool too, and they're totally practical for the rocks. If you're interested in function, go with the flatbed and cut off what ever frame you don't need in the rear.

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  3. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>Look on the Toyota sites, those guys build some nice flatbeds.</font color=blue>
     
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    GO FLAT BED[​IMG] think of the possibilities (sp?) besides who needs a step side its not big enough to haul $hit in, i say take it off and shorten the frame hell shorten the wheel base while your at it. if you wanna be hard core be hard core none of this in-between bull $hit

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  5. Chris Demartini

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    Flat bed it..and take alot of pics!



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  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Go flatbed, there was a sweet one in one of the mags a moth or two back, it was red and white I think, very functional and sweet looking. Hey, you could do a review on the flatbed and it would be our first truck tech article. (hint, hint)

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  8. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I dunno what to tell you, I was thinking about the stepside thing for the back of my K5, that way I keep some interior space for a back seat, but lose width and get the taillights out of harms way.

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