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Converting 96 s10 blazer into pickup

Postby Countryasian » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:54 am

Hey yall, I was thinking about a possible project of converting my cousin's blazer into a pickup.

He has a 96 s10 blazer 4x4 4.3 and we were brainstorming on how we possibly could convert it without a kit. The two main ideas were to either:
1) chop from the front two seats back and replace with a bed (junkyard or scrap yard), the only concern was weight distribution and if it would support the weight of an object. :!: How to seal the cab, either welding a sheet of metal to the frame and putting a window in, and seal it? :shrug:

2) Chopping the top of the cab off and hollowing the inside out, (taking out the seats, carpet, disconnecting electrical systems, etc.) Then laying sheets of metal down and lining it. Would have to weld the rear doors shut... :?:

Then possibly (if the project works out, lifting the sucker) 8)

I don't know if any of yall have thought about this or done it.

Any helpful input or ideas would be great. Thanks guys. :D
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Re: Converting 96 s10 blazer into pickup

Postby SomethingDifferent » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:23 am

Something like this?

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This is a 2wd blazer converted to a pickup
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Re: Converting 96 s10 blazer into pickup

Postby _STUCKY » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:10 am

I'm having troubles linking the pictures, but check out these builds.

The main focus of this thread is not the chopped top. Post #109 has a good side profile picture. This one is a 4 door blazer on a full size frame with the back cut off.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/93 ... luggy.html

Then there is this one. Posts # 28 and 51 show the body mounts. This one is an extended cab on a full size frame.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/77 ... build.html

This guy built his own frame. Posts # 78 and 98. This one is an extended cab on a custom frame.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/10 ... build.html

More info, and of course, pictures, please. :wave:

What's the purpose of this?
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Re: Converting 96 s10 blazer into pickup

Postby Countryasian » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:29 pm

@SomethingDifferent yeah kinda but we were thinking a long the lines of a single cab

@_STUCKY yeah all those are very nice toys, thanks boss :D

And as for the purpose, we thought that it would be something unique, a fun project we could work on together. Like where I live in Roanoke, Va. I am the only one with a lifted CC, (including ZR5's). There are several lifted CC Colorado's around here and they all seem to enjoy my truck. They say they like it because it's unique, no one else around has one. Just like my best friend has a lifted Liberty, this project is gonna hopefully become a daily as well :thumb:
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