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Truck Tailgate on a K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by staceydude, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. staceydude

    staceydude Registered Member

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    Is it true a Truck tailgate form a regualr truck will fit a K5?

    If so how well does it fit and what all is required?

    I did the search function and nothing came up.

    Regards,

    Stace
     
  2. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    wow thats something i havent heard of here yet, id like to see as well /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, a truck tailgate will bolt onto a blazer. If you look at the bedsides you will see a set of holes, those are for the truck tailgate hinge. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    i have a truck tailgate on my blazer. its a bolt on dea. lower portion of your blazer's bedsides has the welded in nuts for the reciver for the TG and the upper mid area has the hing/latch mount bolt holes.

    you have to remove ALL the hardware for the blazer TG to include the helper springs. those have a braket bolted to the frame and are kinda pain. i ended up cutting the springs because you would have to remove the bumper. then a couple days later i removed the bumper... oh well.

    its all bolt on and is weight saving, let alone soft top guys like it a bit beter from what i understand.
    grant.
     
  5. lifethroughdeath

    lifethroughdeath 1/2 ton status

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    It's definately an easy bolt on mod, as long as you don't live in NewEngland and the lower part of the mounting area doesn't even exist anymore /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Then it's not so bolt on.

    Nate /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  6. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Very simple mod, and a good way to loose 130#
     
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    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Yup---
    Just bolt the required tailgate hardware on and slap that baby on there. About a 30 min project!!!
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  8. staceydude

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    Awesome,

    Thanks for the pics guys!!!

    I appreciate it. This makes my project ideas more of a reality.

    Regards,

    Stacey
     
  9. trailblazer86

    trailblazer86 1/2 ton status

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    Nice bumper, and Rag top. Your picture has helped me make my mind. Mine will have a rag top also. What make is yours.
    Not much sense asking how It works in the cold. My parents lived in Amarillo about 50 years ago.
    Could you send me a few shots of your Jimmy? I would like to see the roll bar.
    My Blazer will be starting a frame off in September.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif hmmmmmmm...i never thought about doing that, i hate having to use a key to get my tailgate open. only problem is wat to do about a window. im guessing you either need a soft top or go topless all the time witch i cant do. derf00 how much was your soft top and how easily was it to install?
     
  11. staceydude

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    There is a softtop review article written by Grim Reaper in the reviews sections. Looks lke a nice deal.

    I would also like to hear from Derf to see if his is the same brand and what the reports are onit.

    I kind of thought about getting a fastback style top made someone.

    Regards,

    Stacey
     
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    hey derf..... do you have any side shots for us to see? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. Derf00

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    These shots were taken the day the top was put on. It is a nice addition, and beats wrestling with the hard top. It does not flap on the highway and does not leak.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif hmmmmmmm...i never thought about doing that, i hate having to use a key to get my tailgate open. only problem is wat to do about a window. im guessing you either need a soft top or go topless all the time witch i cant do. derf00 how much was your soft top and how easily was it to install?

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    I have seen people use a p/u tailgate, and then mount a rear lift window off of a p/u canopy to their hardtop to use for a rear window. There was a guy on here that did a very nice job of it probably a year ago. I just go topless all the time, so I don't worry about it too much.
     
  15. 82diesel

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    Saw a blazer with a wooden/alum door from a camper shell attached in the back in place of the window.

    Was a work truck on a ranch, so they used it often.
     
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    that looks sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif frees up some serious weight too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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