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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Oct 17, 2000.
what does it take to convert a 69-72 4x4 into a 2x4 ?
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From what I understand it's a fairly straight-forward swap with a 2WD Pickup. Some of the holes even line up I believe. I haven't done this myself, but have a friend that did a few years ago. I don't think there is any fabrication involved, maybe just some additional holes to mount up the 2WD crossmember. You'll have to swap the rear axle or have it redrilled for a matching 5 hole wheel pattern. Let me know if ya need addtional info or if I'm totally wrong.
If it is anything like...
If it is anything like the 73-87 frames, the only thing that is the same is the main framerails dimension wise. Holes, brackets etc are different. You would need these from a 2wd Blazer. The brakeline for the 73-87's are a hex shape punched into the frame. These are in different locations on a 4x4. As I said in the previous post, if you like fabricating, it can be done, but don't expect to be finished soon. Option is to get someone to build you a frame for the body. Turner Enterprises (editor in Street Trucks) is building frames for these trucks now (67-72).
Re: If it is anything like...
SELL THE 4X4 AND BUY A 2X4 JUST DONT SCREW UP THE 4X4 THOSE YEARS ARE RARE AMD HARD OT FIND
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2WD's are even harder to find.....
4x2 in those years are....
4x2's in those years are EVEN harder to come by.
Re: 4x2 in those years are....
I wouldn't tear up a good 4x4 K5 like that. How about giving it to me instead? I'll take care of it. Haha. Hey, Captkaos, I'm a friend of Troy Baker. I've seen your truck on his site. I must say that you have got one sweet looking ride. Just thought I'd say hey to a friend of a friend. Later!
Any Friend of Troy is
Wow! any friend of Troy's is........someone to be avoided. <grin> Just kidding.
Actually any friend of Troy's is a friend of mine. Glad you said hello. How do you know Troy?
I wanted to have a 72 2wd blazer and lower it put on airbags and make it in to a sweet little hot rod to show off and to tow my 72 4x4 to trails and have a little theme going on. But the 2wd are really hard to find in a builder condition and i can find many 72 4x4 for $2000 to $3000 that would be perfect for a project but they are 4x4. And don't you think converting a 4x4 in to a 2x4 and fixing it up is better than letting a 4x4 just rust away because the owner doesn't care? so atleast i would be saving one more 1st generation blazer
Re: Any Friend of Troy is
Haha. Troy is a good guy. He is a member of the classic car club that I head up. I haven't actually met him in person yet, but we talk through email a lot.
Troy is a great guy. And a great friend. I met him this summer at a truck show. I talk to him regularly on the net and sometimes on the phone, like last night.
Re: Troy is..
That's cool. I was just checking out his webpage. His truck is coming along nicely. He told me the other day that he should be getting his fenders soon and some other stuff. Once he gets the thing done, I'm going to have to roll over there and check it out! He only lives about an hour and a half away from me.
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