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  • Re: new to me, but not "brand new"...brand used?

    been awhile,stuck in maui again till end of month but---

    i have collected more stuff to put in like a spare camper for the slider windows--
    and to make a custom 'halfcab' conversion so i can run as blazer or stubby truck
    without worrying about rain/thieves etc...

    got the tailgate working/opening again-what a PITA that was... (yay!),
    did some more welding and fab work, gonna start putting in the 'DIY4X' prebent rollbar (its a nice
    setup, bolts thru floor with staked plates AND has plates that slide behind the shoulder belt
    mounting bolt-they give you longer grade 8 ones- to tie B pillar/floor/rear wells together.), gotta
    look at mounting the durango 3rd row seat to floor behind stock rear seat & back to back with it,
    etc etc...

    man i wanna drive it so bad....gots to order a few more things like tailgate tension mounts and
    front swaybar bolts so i can run a pair of 'kicker' shocks to try and help avoid front wheelhop, but
    man it is close... real close....
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    • Re: new to me, but not "brand new"...brand used?

      nice
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • Re: new to me, but not "brand new"...brand used?

        got the main hoop welded up and bolted in, next is tie the seatbelt mounts into
        the hoop and fab the rear kickers....

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        • Re: new to me, but not "brand new"...brand used?

          Love the Blazer! I had a 83 silverado k5 in highschool. Was a fun vehicle and mudder. That was 15 years ago and still have it. Only it has a s-10 body on it now. My boss has 3 or 4 k5's. Couple of rare ones he says. But like all vehicles in Indiana, all rusted out.

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          • Re: new to me, but not "brand new"...brand used?

            started the halfcab conversion today on the spare camper...

            the rear window 'hoop' is just to keep side rails parallel
            for alignment till im almost done, then gets removed.
            of course this is just the initial rough mockup-- but
            you can see where im going with this.

            1st pick is the initial roof removal, 2nd pic is the fairing
            just dropped in place. i can see this is going to be a lot
            of fitting, sanding, and grinding--but oh so worth it when
            done. plans are a plexi back window on the fairing, and
            a hard or soft tonneau of some kind to cover rear seat
            area....

            sadly this is all so i can pass reconstruction here on oahu.
            they dont like the exhaust (even though it exits in exactly
            THE SAME PLACE AS STOCK-just 2 sides instead of 1...)
            and say since it dont go past last openable window then
            im going to get carbon monoxide poisoning, pass out, and crash.

            their solution? remove the camper! yeah, cause that way when its
            COMPLETELY WIDE OPEN, no exhaust can get in........... aaand
            since it rains here almost every day, i dont wanna go topless. so....

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