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    Im not trying to offend anyone but why wouldn't you just buy a truck instead of going thru all this work to make the blazer look like a truck?

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    A- people will know all the work you did, its still a unibody vehical, no separate cab and bed.
    B- is shorter, which id think would be lighter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by new guy View Post
    Im not trying to offend anyone but why wouldn't you just buy a truck instead of going thru all this work to make the blazer look like a truck?
    Yeah, I don't get it either.
    Doesn't seem to be practical at all.
    I don't get doing things just to do them.

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    No, it probably isn't practical. But I have an old Ranger that does just fine as a pickumup. I have an old Grand Prix that works as a moving living room. I have a Fiero that keeps a part of the driveway pretty dry.

    The Blazer is a toy, it's too low to be practical. However, as something a little offbeat it may be just fine. It is only for playing around.

    In my case I don't understand people dropping 10's of thousands of dollars in bags, paint, etc on a truck that will never be worth more than a couple of thousand dollars to 99.999999999999% of the people.

    No offence taken guys,,,,,,,chaulk it up to a mild form of mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwikshifter View Post
    In my case I don't understand people dropping 10's of thousands of dollars in bags, paint, etc on a truck that will never be worth more than a couple of thousand dollars to 99.999999999999% of the people.
    I agree. Most of the stuff we do to our trucks isn't practical to most people. Most times you will never get your money back if you sell it. Do what you want because that's what you want to do. It doesn't matter if it's practical or if anyone else likes it. The V-8 in mine isn't practical when I have a fullsize truck with a factory installed V-8 but that's what I wanted.
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    well I would have to say my blazer is still pretty damn practical......

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    On again off again idea.

    Just a quick and dirty sketch (sketchy might be a better term). Actually it doesn't look as squashed as I thought it might.

    Aluminum bed rails added to highlight the bed area. End result may be a flat tonneau, either hinged fiberglass or snap on vinyl over a tube frame.


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    there you go!! looks good for a rough sketch.. i think it would look really good... i would call it an el cablazer... he he
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    not feeling the bed rails.


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    Name suggestion welcome.........................

    El Cablazer

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    Funchero (from the dark side)
    Last edited by kwikshifter; 07-19-2010 at 09:55 AM.

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    brought to you by autoloc and suicide doors.
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    Hey, thanks Proff. I like it. Hadn't thought of taking the roof and back of the p/u in one piece. I think I may just use the rear of the cab and gain 3 or 4 inches behind the doors.

    Where's all the rust, though? Certainly not from around here.

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    The sketch looks good. I'm undecided about the bed rails.
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    man....aint that a bitch... proff gets the thanks... but i posted the idea in the beginning... oh well....:huh: hahaha ha jus kiddin......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwikshifter View Post
    Name suggestion welcome.........................

    El Cablazer

    El Blamino

    B-Ute (Utility or 'Ute" in Australia)

    Funchero (from the dark side)
    Those all sound too thought out. Keep it simple. There's an Escalade SUV and one with a bed that's an EXT, call it a Blazer EXT or play off that BlazeXT or something

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