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1987 K5 Rebuild- narrow and dovetail the body

  • This is going to be a slow build, but I hope this thread gives me some more motivation if a discussion is started/interest.


    I have had this k5 since I was 17, I am 30 now and it has gone through a few different phases, I will give a quick history. Its been through 3 or 4 motors, 3 trans, 2 transfer cases and a few axle configurations since then.


    When I got it, had to redo the floor completely, my dad and I tackled it with no experience doing any welding/fab work.. but came out decent!



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    Of course, being 17 or 18, you gotta get some offroad lights..

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    Then I progressed to some 33" mud terrains


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    Then came the cheapie 4" rough country lift..

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    Of course, reading CK5 didnt help.. so I tried my hand at fabrication...

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    terrible front bumper.. but hey, learning..


    Then I "upgraded" to a dana 60 rear, D44 front and 35" tires on a home brew shackle flip.

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    Naturally, I got bored of the paint job, so I spray bombed it and put 37" humvee tires on it.

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    Then traded those for some 38" TSL's I believe, also I think I swapped a 14bolt in sometime then.

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    Drove it to Maine, did some wheeling, drove it home.

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    Tossed in 1tons, a proper shackle flip and made this bumper...

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    Also some proper seats

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    Some rock sliders.. I think my repaired rockers rotted out by the time I was 25.

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    I ended up clocking the 208 and building a square front driveshaft.

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