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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by the_goat, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. the_goat

    the_goat 1/2 ton status

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    Why is the 69 so much lighter then the 70,71,72? According to the specs on this website it's about 700 pounds lighter.
    John
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    The top is only a single wall, but 70 could have had the same single wall top too, I am unshure what year it changed.


    Also, it may be a base truck weight, no rear or passenger seat?

    just guesses, but they do not add up to 700 lbs /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    If I remember correctly the 69 specs are base on the base modle. The base modle came with a driver's seat only. No top, no pass seat, no back seat, no skid plates or dual crossmembers.
    I am not 100% sure but I do seam to remember reading that somewere... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    If I remember correctly the 69 specs are base on the base modle. The base modle came with a driver's seat only. No top, no pass seat, no back seat, no skid plates or dual crossmembers.
    I am not 100% sure but I do seam to remember reading that somewere... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Either that or it is just a mistake in the specs. There is no difference between the '69 and the '70 - '72 models that would account for the weight difference.
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm almost positive it's a typo.

    Unless the '69 was built with extensive amounts of titanium and carbon fiber, it could never achieve a "featherweight" number like that.....


    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  6. the_goat

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    Interesting
    Thanks,
    John
     

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