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Old 03-21-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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k5 66

Joey~ap is going to do a 456 k5 conversion.
I pm'ed him and let him know that I had seen one like that in a wrecking yard.

I stumbled on it when I was looking for a good bedside, this one was already off, I picked it up, and then noticed the welds on the inside, I looked at it again, and then held it up next to the short fleet next to it... and haaay this thing was REAL short!!
I commented about it to kelly, and he said a guy spent an afternoon pulling the bedside off, before he realized that it was a "shortened" fleet...

Anyway, cool idea Joey~ap, I hope you get farther than these guys did (btw- you can't really tell but this is sitting on a 75 k5 4wd chassis)
also a drawing and a photoshop to fuel the fire!
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: k5 66

Too cool...thanks for sharing. That thing on a 4x4 running gear would be quite a combination and very unique.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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I like this one. Fleet bed would be cool too.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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Here's a photochop for ya:
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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Re: k5 66

Thanks!

We are gettin there!

Spent Spring Break workin on it. Got the cab positioned on the K5 frame. I think I am going to take the brackets off the 66 frame and bolt/weld them on to the new frame. May line up easier.

I will get pix up as soon as I can.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:44 PM   #6
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:44 AM   #7
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I like it!
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:35 AM   #8
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Re: k5 66

Nice looking trucks, a K5 in that body style would be sharp.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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see I dont understand the point of chopping a truck to fit it on a k5 frame? is it the wheel base they are after??? I think to make it look right you would need to some how chop a burban down! I have brought this topic up before and some people responded with some really nice photoshop burbans, second thing is will the top be removable? and if so, full vert or 3/4?? I'm anxious to see this play out, if i had the place and the tools I would be all over it!
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #10
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see I dont understand the point of chopping a truck to fit it on a k5 frame? is it the wheel base they are after??? I think to make it look right you would need to some how chop a burban down! I have brought this topic up before and some people responded with some really nice photoshop burbans, second thing is will the top be removable? and if so, full vert or 3/4?? I'm anxious to see this play out, if i had the place and the tools I would be all over it!
Im doing it to get 4x4, disc brakes, power steering, tilt and all that stuff.

All the components were too far gone on my truck to save. Its going to actually be cheaper for me to do it this way.

I would have rather chopped down a 4x4 burb, but dont have the facilities.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:34 AM   #11
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so instead of cutting your bed sides, why not stretch the frame 4 inches??? i believe thats the diff between a blazer frame and a shortbed truck frame!
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:55 AM   #12
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these trucks are cool, i like the idea to stretch the frame also for the 4x4 than shorten the truck, but they are bad a$$ looking i love the 2 wheel shorten sub
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:58 AM   #13
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dino wanted to say your trucks make my hair stand up, i hope to see you around mesa when i get back there after i get out of the Marine Corp in 5 days , I will be moving to boulder canyon, on ellsworth and mcdowell! know where it is?
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:12 AM   #14
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so instead of cutting your bed sides, why not stretch the frame 4 inches??? i believe thats the diff between a blazer frame and a shortbed truck frame!
Blazer + 11" = Shortbed wheelbase
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:29 AM   #15
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good info!
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I thought a K5 was 106.5" and a SWB was 115"?

8.5" difference.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:12 AM   #18
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69-72 Blazer=104"
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:02 AM   #19
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Re: k5 66

hey Jon, is that at your buddys yard in arlee? I need that in my yard. pm me
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Re: k5 66

Are you guys going to shorten a fleet bed for this?
If so I think it would look better with a shortened long fleet bed (like the truck in the first pic)
I think the larger wheelwells would look better with the bigger 4wd tires.
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Short.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:41 AM   #22
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dino wanted to say your trucks make my hair stand up, i hope to see you around mesa when i get back there after i get out of the Marine Corp in 5 days , I will be moving to boulder canyon, on ellsworth and mcdowell! know where it is?
yeah i do , my work is in mesa, broadway and mesa dr , let me know when you in
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:43 AM   #23
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roger!! will do!
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Re: k5 66

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Are you guys going to shorten a fleet bed for this?
If so I think it would look better with a shortened long fleet bed (like the truck in the first pic)
I think the larger wheelwells would look better with the bigger 4wd tires.
are the wheel well openings actually bigger on a fleetside longbed than on a shortbed?
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #25
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Re: k5 66

yes they are about 3 inches longer, you can kindof tell, if you look at the very first pic, and then the yellow sub, or the red 4wd.

Here is a short fleet, and then a "shortened" fleet.
I actually like the shortened box better.
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