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  1. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

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    i'm going to need to tow the Junkyard Crawler back to tucson at the end of the month. i just got a 1/2 ton pickup and i want to flat tow junkie back down. dose anyone have any ideas about a towbar or something for it?

    trusty how did you tow your new blazer back up to Canada.

    Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
    Got my wheels in motion and i got a path to beat
     
  2. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    You can see the one that I have for my blazer on my web site. If you can weld or know someone that can for you it probably wouldn't be too hard.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://surg82k5.rockcrawler.com>http:// http://surg82k5.rockcrawler.com</A>
    just go to the photo page.
    sergio

    Check out my new website. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com>http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  3. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

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    i can't see any photos on your photo page

    Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
    Got my wheels in motion and i got a path to beat
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I built a K5 specific tow bar for the Blazer I towed home. It bolts to the frame in place of the front bumper. I also patched the trailer wires into the tail light plugs so the lights on the towed K5 were my 'trailer' lights. The tailights just unplug ...and a standard male blade connector works.

    You do have to watch your overall weight. I've towed more weight with my Jimmy, but using a tow bar means no brakes on what you're towing. The one i towed home had no motor and was missing a whole bunch of other parts and still weighed 3350 lbs. Depending on where you're towing the K5 may be too heavy to tow without some sort of brakes. I got screwed as soon as i got to Canada...I had to stop at the weigh station to buy a permit. They made me scale my jimmy and then the Blazer i was towing. Up here 3000 lbs is the max for no brakes...I had to get it towed the last ten miles home.

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
     
  5. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I did this with a rented towbar and some tips from tRustyK5. My blazer didn't like it much when we were stuck in traffic in 95 degree weather, and had to stop and start a dozen times a minute, but we made it home ok.

    Even did the trip with a broken tranny mount, but like Trusty's, the one I towed was minus the motor/tranny/transfer case (although I later found out it had a 350 block and 2 th400's in the bed...).

    Here's the towbar I used. My trip was only about 50 miles, though,
    http://k5.8m.com/cgi-bin/i/images/junk/DSC00953.jpg

    Ratch
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    **K5 - What more is there to life?**
     
  6. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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