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Posted: 8/10/2011 4:28:38 AM EDT
.....Here it is.....

completely custom build....



less than 400 miles on it....



The death of a BOV is sad....

Not mine....belongs to Bruteforce_5
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:31:01 AM EDT
[#1]
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:42:50 AM EDT
[#2]
That sucks. Everyone OK? Didn't you just have one rear-ended or was that someone else?
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:49:32 AM EDT
[#3]
chop the top and go four wheeling

It looks like it will still go just fine.

You just need some more headroom.





If you chop it add a cage

You could even make it a convertible and get a custom top

Tech article on converting a blazer to the full convertible older style

http://coloradok5.com/full-convertible-conversion.shtml



And removable door mod, I did this one

http://coloradok5.com/doorhingepins.shtml
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:58:35 AM EDT
[#4]
do not do donuts in lifted trucks with your drunk buddies
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:12:10 AM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
chop the top and go four wheeling
It looks like it will still go just fine.
You just need some more headroom.


If you chop it add a cage
You could even make it a convertible and get a custom top
Tech article on converting a blazer to the full convertible older style
http://coloradok5.com/full-convertible-conversion.shtml

And removable door mod, I did this one
http://coloradok5.com/doorhingepins.shtml


First thing I thought of when I saw the rolled pic. That baby is still salvageable!! Turn her into a cool beach/lake/river cruiser until she is called for duty!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:14:10 AM EDT
[#6]
That Sucks, sorry Dude.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:56:41 AM EDT
[#7]
Sawzalls

Psycho co-workers

Cold beer

Rustoleum.

I can fix it!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:10:21 AM EDT
[#8]
Looks like a nice time for a cage project
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:52:52 AM EDT
[#9]
So what actually happened?
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 7:03:10 AM EDT
[#10]
I'm sure that that truck was purple the last time it was pictured here.

ETA: Sorry about my manners. Is Bruteforce_5 OK?
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 7:10:30 AM EDT
[#11]
Without more of the story of how it happened I can side line quarterback and say you drive a truck like a truck and a car like a car.  If you get the two mixed up things like this happen.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 7:28:29 AM EDT
[#12]
He's fine....just thought it was a Ferrari.....it wasn't.....
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 8:09:40 AM EDT
[#13]
That sucks big time, glad he is okay.
The convertible deal is an option, but it still sucks.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:18:06 AM EDT
[#14]
Since I'm guessing most of the work done is in the chassis/suspension/drivetrain, why not find a donor Suburban and swap out the body?
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:21:36 AM EDT
[#15]


 


The wet/oil along the rear of the engine compartment, is that the tranny fluid? I'd part it out, or trailer queen 4x4 mod it.  I wouldn't run it at highway speeds ever again, or at least not without doing extensive checks of bent axles, tweeked frames, and other hard to see stuff.







Could salvage the good parts off it and get a new rig to mount 'em on.  Heck, I've got two I would offer to the cause, your choice, diesel or gas.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:28:28 AM EDT
[#16]
Sorry to hear your bud rolled his ride and he has spent so much time and money on it.

Is the drive train salvageable?

Glad he is ok...
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:31:24 AM EDT
[#17]
Ouch.



Now, sawzall off the roof and weld a roll cage in it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:33:59 AM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:

The wet/oil along the rear of the engine compartment, is that the tranny fluid? I'd part it out, or trailer queen 4x4 mod it.  I wouldn't run it at highway speeds ever again, or at least not without doing extensive checks of bent axles, tweeked frames, and other hard to see stuff.




Could salvage the good parts off it and get a new rig to mount 'em on.  Heck, I've got two I would offer to the cause, your choice, diesel or gas.



It's the blood of the innocent.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:47:26 AM EDT
[#19]



Quoted:


Ouch.



Now, sawzall off the roof and weld a roll cage in it.


Looks like a roll cage might have been nice beforehand.



 
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:59:14 AM EDT
[#20]
My cousin rolled a truck (mid 80's chevy 4X4) when he was in high school.  We chopped the top off, mounted a small piece of plexi-glass in the bottom left corner (had to have some where to stick the registration/inspection sticker to be road legal), and used it on the farm for a few years.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 11:57:42 AM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
Ouch.

Now, sawzall off the roof and weld a roll cage in it.


+1 Go full cage.

Add a pedastal mount for a belt fed once it's a convertable.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 12:57:51 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
Quoted:
chop the top and go four wheeling
It looks like it will still go just fine.
You just need some more headroom.


If you chop it add a cage
You could even make it a convertible and get a custom top
Tech article on converting a blazer to the full convertible older style
http://coloradok5.com/full-convertible-conversion.shtml

And removable door mod, I did this one
http://coloradok5.com/doorhingepins.shtml


First thing I thought of when I saw the rolled pic. That baby is still salvageable!! Turn her into a cool beach/lake/river cruiser until she is called for duty!!



^^^^^ +Whatever to this option.  Now it's REALLY gettin ready to be fun!

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 1:07:09 PM EDT
[#23]
All GM vehicles do that, nothing to worry about.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 2:27:14 PM EDT
[#24]
there should have been a roll cage in the first place.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 3:10:38 PM EDT
[#25]
time to chop the top off
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 3:12:21 PM EDT
[#26]
Call the A Team......they will make an awesome BOV
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:01:35 PM EDT
[#27]
Exo-Cage solves this occurance in the future!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:16:34 PM EDT
[#28]
Shows how important it is to have a good buffer in  your preps
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:54:14 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
He's fine....just thought it was a Ferrari.....it wasn't.....




I'm glad no one was hurt.

but this is what happens when you try to mix money, ideas and less than common sense.

you friend learned a expensive lesson, gladly no one was hurt learning it.

life, it's played in real time with final results.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:29:07 PM EDT
[#30]
I'm just gonna OST this for the backstory, and if he decides to part it out let me know as we have a 'burb.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 2:01:17 PM EDT
[#31]
If he parts it, what size tires/wheels? what axles.....
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 2:17:58 PM EDT
[#32]
I just talked to him...They are checking the frame for bending or warping......

He found a body in good shape.....
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 2:29:40 PM EDT
[#33]
I think the next one should stay Barny pink.



I was busy yesterday so I didn't get in on one
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