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Old 01-09-2005, 12:53 AM   #18
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So lets see if I got this straight.
You took the back of a cab from a PU, and then welded it in to cover the opening? So this is a permanent deal then?
I thought about doing something similar with cutting the rear of a cab, then making a plate to match up to the blazer cab. Weld the two together to make a removable cover. It would be a bolt on piece. Lots of work to do though.

As for your tailgate issue, my GF used to have an '81 2wd swb and I have a '81 GMC Jimmy. I measured her truck tailgate against my Blazer tailgate and came away convinced that you can bolt a truck tailgate in place of your Blazer tailgate. On my Jimmy the holes/weld nuts to mount the brackets for cable supports and latching mechanism were there. I don't remember exactly, but I remember thinking the tailgate hinges would bolt up as well? So much so I bought a nice tailgate when one came up to have for when I make this conversion.
You should check your Blazer against a truck, I bet its the same.

PS - Whats BDS?
2009 Honda Fit CfC (bsf 44.9 mpg)
2000 Tahoe Limited
1991 GMC CrewCab Dually 2wd, will end up swb, not dually and replace CCswb below
1991 GMC CrewCab Dually 4x4, just going to fix things up for now
1982/1989 K5/GMC Jimmy 2wd
1987 GMC 1/2 ton swb 2wd Crew (sold)
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