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weight of trucks?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sandracer0004, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. sandracer0004

    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    any body know what their blazers and k10s weigh?

    im looking for something that will fit in my 28' toyhauler that is in the 4k or less weight category? am i shooting in the dark for asking such a thing?
     
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    I dont think youre gonna find anything under 4k in a fullsize.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    acording to my title, my k10 longbed weighed 4536
     
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    Thankfully my truck says it weighs 6200 pounds for emissions reasons. It doesn't weigh in that much I think it tipped the scales at just under 6000 lbs. loaded with tools and crap. Hope this helps.

    Good luck to ya in the future.

    Allan
     
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    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    My '76 K-5 with the 35's and lift tips the scale at 5000lbs exactly...
     
  6. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    My '73 weighed 5700 lb's, before I took it apart.
    The '73-'75's have some more steel in them under the driver and passenger flooring to reinforce that area to prevent warpage, due to the lack of a steel roof.
    When I was disassembling my truck, there are so many things engineeers would just would laugh at today. In a previous life I was a process engineer for body, weight was factor number 1 when building a new car. In my '73, there's a ~3 pound 5x1x1.5" bar of steel, for the center console mount...... hillarious.
     
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    My truck weighed in at exactly 5000lbs.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I think it is physically impossible to have a K5 with a complete untouched body come in under that weight.

    When weighed, it had no dash, no glove box, no door panels, no rear side panels, and no carpeting or insulation.

    10 bolts front and rear, 350/465/205. Only extraneous weight I can think of to remove would be the gas tank skid plate, hitch, 31" spare tire and holder (inside), and console. Even with all of that changed, I think you'd lose MAYBE 200lbs, if you were lucky.
     
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    thanks guys,
    I have a 28' toy hauler, and whlie i am pretty sure i have enough room inside to put a toy, I dont think it will quite support that much weight. I was looking at getting an xj or something, but i think i mine as well just go get a blazer or pick, up and get like a tow dolly or something.
     

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