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Working on a lifted truck

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Espen88k5, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I find it almost easier to go in from the bottom[​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    My truck is so big I just get make my self comfortable sitting in the engine compartment. Sometimes I'll even take a towel and fold it enough times so that I'll have something soft to sit on.

    Pedal mashed and KICK'N ASS!
    WFO! Wide [censored]'n OPEN!
     
  3. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    My truck is so big I just make my self comfortable sitting in the engine compartment. Sometimes I'll even take a towel and fold it enough times so that I'll have something soft to sit on.

    Pedal mashed and KICK'N ASS!
    WFO! Wide [censored]'n OPEN!
     
  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    If you had a receiver hitch in the front then you could put in one of those receiver racks and stand on that
    Click here to see my K5
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*
     
  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I fabricated a sturdy piece of plastic for my blazer for me to stand on:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jani-mart.com/jani/images/RCP2963-2614-b.jpg>http://www.jani-mart.com/jani/images/RCP2963-2614-b.jpg</a>

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/>http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/</a>
     
  6. Fish

    Fish Registered Member

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    Muddin, I needed a good laugh today, Thank you.
     
  7. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    I plan on making a raised platform that you put up beside and in front and walk on it to work on the truck. 2 - 3 ft high and U shaped to fit around the front in 3 sections that you can bolt together for stability.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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    Lisle, Ontario, CANADA</font color=green>
     
  8. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    [​IMG]

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/>http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/</a>
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Step away from the cookie! Nice fabricated plastic receptacle/workstand...is it patented? Is the welded plastic seam certified?

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
     
  10. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    I like the portability feature [​IMG]

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*
     
  11. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, it's patented. You can flip it over and put things in it (tools, beer, ice for the beer, etc) and carry it. Makes a good car wash bucket! They are selling like mad! You may have seen my design in such fine stores as Walmart, K-Mart, your local janitor shop...




    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  12. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    4 concrete blocks and 3 2X12's and you can wrap the whole front end and it give you a nice platform to walk around on. I also let the air out of the front tires.

    I thought I was wrong once,
    but I was mistaken
     
  13. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    espen your going to get killed standing on those POS plastic chairs!
    My front bumper is wide enough to stand on. When I need to work on it from the side I use the 2 step kitchen step stool.
    I also have a permanent dent in my butt from sitting on the core suport.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s>communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s</a>

    Grim-Reaper
     
  14. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    Ha ha Grimmy you beat me to the punch with the warning about standing on those molded plastic chairs. I have seen people almost killed just trying to sit in those crappy things :-). I use a molded plastic implement similar to Lara's, but I got it for free when the drywall mud ran out (acutally not that much safer than the chair!).

    Tim

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  15. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    On the outside I stand in one of a couple places:

    Tires, hub, Bumper....

    If I am working on something deep under the hood, i will jump up in and sit on the battery, core support or fender. i am a bigger guy and I fit so most other probably could also...

    i used to use Laras invetion, but I hurt myself a few times when they slip out from under ya, so now I just use them to wash the car... [​IMG]


    Mike

    <font color=green>"It's like a sore dick deal, You cant beat it!"</font color=green>

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  16. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I do need to put some sorta saftey device on there, huh...

    I'm scared to sit on the battery. I mean, if you sit on the positive and negative posts, will it arch between your cheeks? Or what if you touch something?

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  17. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    man.. muddin.. LMAO[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]!!!!!

    Actually I'm also wearing my safety slippers, and my good set of Levi's. My wife see this and I'm dead.. ME: *but I'm just going to see if.......* Bang!! She brooms me uppside the head...



    <font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com>www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com</a></font color=red>
     
  18. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah that might seal your butt shut. LOL [​IMG]

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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  19. Rockjunkies

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    Just hook the engine hoist to your rear belt loop and have an assistant maneuver you around and up and down. An eletric overhead hoist would be cool.

    Keep it simple!
     
  20. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> If you sit on the battery be prepared to change your name to Phil McCracken ! I use the 5 gallon pails too ........they make the wall like thing your talking about , I saw it on TRUCKS ! , It's like a little castle wall all around your vehicle .....to mee it seems like an overpriced thing that we can do without however.

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>
     

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