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Old 11-22-2010, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has any one ever turned a single cab long bed truck into a kind of streched k5 blazer

heres my idea bolt the bed of the truck to the cab cut the front panal of the bed the back of the cab then the roof weld in a decent roll cage all the way from the front to the back and make a removable softop ad back seats and presto a k5 blazer that acually has room for cargo as well as passengers has anyone ever done any thing like this im curious i have the back seats and rear part of the floor pan from a suburban on hand but i dont know if that is necessery maybe just notch the floor of the bed to make to make it match up with floor pan of the cab then bolt a bench seat in any way just a thought any input would be appreciated
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you want a burb
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have heard of people cutting the backs off burbs and doing a button on soft top
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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back in the early 90's we did this all the time in H.S. to our mini trucks. it was called a walk through. took out the rear window, cut out the rear of the cab and riveted sheetmetal across the gap. covered it with material then ran a snugtop (had to be the snugtop and no other) and huge speakers and a carpeted bed interior. man this brings back memories......
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i had a burban but it was too heavy all the extra windows electric motors and the incredibly heavy tailgate / rear window set up was too hard on my motor and tranny thats why i put a pickup body on the chassis and the pick up is fine but i like the idea of a two door fourseat convertable but it does seam like a lot of work
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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um... not for nothing... ever think about taking some weight off of it?


Edit: if I can lose 600 lbs out of a standard S10 cab, you gotta be able to lose more out of a burban.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think our suburban is about 6000 pounds with a standard cab weighing about 5000, so i would say a cut out burb could lose close to 1000 pounds.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We gutted the interior out of a cherokee and weighed the loss at more than 450lbs of useless shit. I bet you can get 1000lbs out of a burb if you try.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I say go with a burb. I took over 700lbs worth of crap out of my 90 V1500 SLT...

Removing the power-window motors from anything make the truck instantly better anyway

Look at the "Build Suburban pics" thread if you haven't already.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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dont forget that if you bolt the bed to the cab and the frame flex's just a little it will tear the bolts right out of the cab and bed.........street trucks you dont really have this issue.......but on a off road truck you have to solid mount the cab too just like the bed is
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Suburban wheelbase is a couple inches shorter than Fullsize PU too.
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