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± What was your worst Mod made to your K5???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Can everyone tell me what your worst mod was you made to your K5???
    Mine would have to be doing something the cheap way...
    The money I saved came in handy for doin git again.. the right way...

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I went the cheap route when I built up my front driveshaft. It really needed a new CV and instead I just rebuilt it - cost more in the long run, my whole driveshaft was toast after that.
    -- Mike
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Rebuilding a rear 10-bolt with ARB, after it blew up, the 14-bolt went in, should have done that to begin with.

    Steve
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    Mall-Running poseur 4x4 with curb-feelers
     
  4. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Putting a Holley 4011 on it. Nothing but rough running

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  5. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Installing a crappo exhaust kit, when I could have got a shop to bend some stainless pipe cheaper, but at least it works(barely...)

    Murphy's Laws on Life :
    "Never step in anything soft."
     
  6. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    Warn Chrome Classic Winch Bummper! Waste of cash! Drags on everything. Has terrible approach angles. Anybody want to buy one??? Wonder if S.E.C will take it in trade??
     
  7. k5king

    k5king 1/2 ton status

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    ummmmm??? totally rebuilt my 10 and 12 bolt's and then found out that 14 ff's and dana 60's would work nicely,(thank's ck5)
    anyone wanna buy a $1000.00 12 bolt,,locked,axles and 4.56's?? never used,,YET!

    ANYBODY LOSE THEIR JEEP????????[​IMG]
    I JUST FOUND ONE UNDER MY BLAZER!!!![​IMG]
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  8. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Going to a crappy place to rebuild the engine. Ended up having to swap heads after a year. If I had it to do over I would have either gotten a crate motor from Chevy or Beck Racing Engines.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  9. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Putting in a used engine and not freshin' it up..

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  10. 4GUNZ4X4Z

    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    Has to be by far my carb Eldebrock 600. When I get past about 45degrees it tries to die on me. I need to get a quadrojet.

    <font color=blue>Professional <font color=red>JEEP EATER</font color=red> it's a population control thing.</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  11. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    Going with heavy Rancho front springs before I new there was softer ones. Now my blazer rides like my one ton.

    elkboy
     
  12. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    The only thing I can complain about is the Rancho Suspension. Other then that, i do a lot of research before I buy something. I will ensure that what I'm getting is EXACTLY what I want. I've found that when you buy something to "get by" you have ended up waisting your money on that part, plus when it fails you have to spend that and more to get what you should have in the first place.

    Corey
    88K5

    [​IMG]<font color=red>Girls Like Guys In Bow Ties
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  13. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    All the money I've spent rebuilding my K-5 !!!!!!! I would never be able to sell it due to the money invested......Don't get me wrong I'm not selling my Blazer, but I'm getting tired of people asking me if I want to sell it!!!!! In life everything is for sale it the price is right!!!!!!! Just a vent........

    C'moe

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  14. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with you... everything is for sale... at the right price... and no amount of money can replace the busted knuckles, memories, and good/bad times in and out of my Blazer... I'll drive it till It blows up, then fix it and drive it some more!!!

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  15. baby blue

    baby blue Registered Member

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    my worst mod was the 4.10 gears instead of 4.56 gears or even 4.88s. my best mod was the 14 bolt semifloater with a detroit

    babey blue
     
  16. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Rebuilding my 700R4 3 times. It was "bulletproof" every time. Converted to NV4500 in 1995. Ot was worth the hassle.

    SteveB
     
  17. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    my worst i dont have a bad mod that i knwo of yet.
    but im sure there will be some.
    well the maaco paint job sucked, but what can you expect....

    <font color=red> Confederate's w/ K5's! </font color=red>
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  18. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    Worst mod I did was putting on a new rear quarter because the back bottom corner of the old one was crushed. Now i'm going to trim that same part off the new one. Thats some money I could've used for a th400/np205 combo. Best $250 I spent was on an Earl Scheib paint job, almost 2 years now and it still looks good to me.

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  19. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    Running Boards...Need I say more?

    <font color=blue>"Anytime you tie the Flyers, you are going to have a tight ball game." Buffalo captain Michael Peca</font color=blue>
     
  20. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    My worst mod was really my dumbest move. Torque converter went out when it was stock and I decided to build up the whole truck. 1-1/2 years later it's almost running and I'm kicking myself for lack of 4x4 for that long.

    Bryan

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    I love my SAWZALL!!!
     

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