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truck cab on blazer frame

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by codyoffroad, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. codyoffroad

    codyoffroad Registered Member

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    I was woundering if anybody has put a truck cab on a blazer frame. Do you have any pictures????? Any good Ideas for the bed /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. doc70sub

    doc70sub 1/2 ton status

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    There's a few on here, Backyardbilt & Fizzlefry come to mind.
    Doc
     
  3. CrazyCoot

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    I'm finishing mine right now. The cab bolts on. I used a 2wd cab for more floor space inside. Things are a little tighter under body now. I built a 6 1/2 foot flat bed. Anything longer than about 5 feet long will need to stretch the frame. Any other concerns....ask away!
     
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    Try doing a search.
     
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    Frizzlefry's rig
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    Keep in mind that by swappin to truck cab you will have to register it as a truck, not as SUV!
    Bill
     
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    The only reason I'm swapping to a '74 truck cab is to avoid '79 emissions (cats, etc.) & my quarters flap like lil-birdie wings in the wind! LOL
    Doc
     
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    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    They might check the frame if they suspect any swaping going on!
    Bill
     
  9. R72K5

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    depends on what state youre in, some places like here dotn even have inspection for light duty and passenger vehicles, do whatever you want as long as feds dont know.

    i tried to setup a 72 K5 for a 67-72 cab, but found out hard way that the 4.5" shorter the frames are than 73-up isnt a good thing, would have to have alot of body lift to get rear cab wall bottom to clear frame upward arch for rear suspension..,
     
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    The trucks(short beds) are about 6-8" longer wheelbase than the K/5's.Could be a problem,or a blessing.....longer wheelbase good!
     
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    Shortbed is 10 inches longer than a K5 (117")
     

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