The demand for the original 1969-1994 Chevrolet K5 Blazer two door is sky high, with perfect examples and high-end restomods fetching eye-watering prices. It’s equally hard to find a clean, drivable example save for used-up ex-Army trucks. What is one to do if they really want one bad? Flat Out Autos might have the answer: Make your own using a 2015 and up Chevrolet Tahoe.
Flat Out Autos of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is best known for their amazing, high-end Corvette restomods as well as the original K5 conversion. That original model debuted at the 2019 SEMA Show and since then, their hand-crafted conversions have gone as far away as Saudi Arabia. Now it looks like Flat Out Autos owner, Rob Hester, wants to take this conversion one step further by taking away two doors and shortening the middle a bit.
2018 Tahoe K5 Two-Door
Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is the result of the conversion of a 2018 Chevy Tahoe into the two-door K5. Despite removing a section of the middle of the SUV, and modifying the rear window opening to fit the original K5 rear windows, Rob included all the sensors and hardware to make the rear curtain airbags work. Rob intends to drive it as his daily and it needs to be as safe as the original 2018 Tahoe.
Many body parts are K5 reproduction pieces, but the rest are hand-made from single sheets of metal by Flat Out Autos. The only part not made from metal is the rear tailgate. The original Tahoe part is made from aluminum, so any steel parts would be too heavy. Instead, the skin is made from carbon fiber and bonded to the aluminum of the original Tahoe tailgate.
If you want to see this one-of-a-kind 2018 K5 in person, you’ll either have to live near Flat Out Autos or go to the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It’s set to make its full debut there, following in the tire tracks of the four-door model a few years ago.
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