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Converting Blazer to pickup

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lockman, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. lockman

    lockman Newbie

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    Everytime I have to haul something oversize I have to use my buddy's trailer. I think he's getting tired of it. I've seen conversion kits to enclose the cab but haven't been able to locate one. Anyone have any ideas? TIA

    Lockman :bow:
     
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    btw, the forum I found that link on said that 1/2 top runs about $850, and I'm not sure if that includes the bottom part of it, or just the top

    be cheaper to by a little trailer
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    What year is your Blazer?
     
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    if you want to haul you should just get a shortbed truck
     
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    Make it a pickup!

    I've seen guys use a back wall from a junkyard cab to make the "divider" between the seats and cargo area,or even a sheet of plywood and a slider window,or a window from a truck cap..cheaper than a custom made "half cab" conversion kit..depending on your level of skill,it could turn out looking very sweet,or hack!..most of the one's I've seen are blazers guys bought cheap and were rusty,and just wanted to close the cab in to keep more heat in,and most of them were used as pickups and for plowing--sort of a "farm-utility" truck..76 and up Blazers with a factory steel roof over the cab are the easiest ones to convert... :crazy:
     
  7. lockman

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    Blazer to pickup

    Thank you for your post. I thought I might be able to purchase a fiberglass back and remove it if the urge struck. Looks like, it's off to the sheet metal shop for some aluminum angle and sheet metal. I have the talent just don't really have the time. BTW it's a 1986 Blazer.

    Don(The lockman)
     
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    Keep the Blazer and buy a trailer---Eric
     
  9. MTMike

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    That's funny - I'm converting my pickup to a Blazer. I'm making a half top, a putting in rear seat. I need more enclosed room than just the cab for the trail.

    Mike
     
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    Blazer to pickup

    I'd almost ask you to trade but Billings is a real long way from Las Cruces. :D Thats what makes the world go round. Change. Change of habit,change of taste and change to keep from getting bored.

    My son-in-law took a pickup and made a panel truck out of it. You would never know that it was a conversion.

    Good luck on your conversion. I'd like to see pics of it when you're done.

    Don
     
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    It'll be pretty redneck. Just a blazer's seat bolted in between the fenders and a blazer top cut to 3/4 of it's length, leaving the back portion from the fenders back open. We just need more room for the dog, and possibly a passenger.

    I"m planning on a longer version of what cybrfire has: http://diy4x.com/images/rigphotos/images/New shot.JPG

    I love having the room to carry an entire tool box and tons of other crap along. Jeep guys are always asking me to carry stuff for them on the trail cuz they have no room :D

    Mike
     
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    I wouldn't do the fiberglass. I know someone that bought a blazer that was converted to a truck and they used fiberglass. After some driving it cracks all to hell.
     
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    see,its useless but a truck?.?. :D
     
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