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3 Things I Will Never Do Again

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    1. Weld my receiver hitch to my frame.
    2. Do a large job with no air tools.
    3. Do body bushings again. NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN!!!!
    4. Better make it 4. I will never try to replace twisted bent bumpers either!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Mine are
    1. not roll the truck (It wasnt my fault, but I miss the truck the way it was)
    2. try and straighten a frame. It is too much work for little to show
    3. put a light bar on top because if you roll it destroys the top and put holes in the roof.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  3. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    #3...... ouch!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  4. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    1) try to straighten a door panel with a hammer and a towel from the inside out
    2) put my hands anywheres near a strap when about to put the bind on something (i escaped with all 5 fingers unbroken luckily just missing skin
    3)supporting a frame and body without leaf springs on 2 jack stands and two jacks....just two damn scary to watch it fall flush to the ground when i could have been under there...luckily it fell when i pushed it to see if it was stable side to side before i got under it

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  5. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    1. Replace heater core without just cuttin hole in inner fender for access to bottom bolt (after hour of tryin other means and special tools)
    2. Punch door with hand after hour of trying to get body mount bolt loose, you know the one that is in the body support mount that is tack welded in there and not accessible when you break the weld. (got away with a slight character mark in door, and hurt fist)
    3. Hit window with fist after trying to figure out what electrical short problem was off again, on again, off again, on ..., .... (Got away with broken drivers window, $20 bucks, hurt fist)

    ONE TO GROW: BUY PUNCHING BAG FOR WHEN WORKING ON TRUCK. That is why I say it is fun and frustrating at same time. Yea, Yea, I know anger management course, last time I told the feel good guy to go )($#* himself and punched his lights out. LOL !

    One More to Grow On, Never admit to wife how much I really have invested in the K5. LOL

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    HAHAHAHAHA thanks guy's I needed that
    #1 weld on frame repare kit
    #2 removing tranny and X case(203's are Fn' heavy) to put in new tranny
    #3 fine tuning new Edelbrock carb
    not because any of these were that hard but so time consuming (for me) that my Blazer was down for several day's at a time and I can't stand being without it....[​IMG]


    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    #2 Yes, I know it really Frigging well! I just spent two days in my concrete driveway doing situps, pushups, somersaults and other unmentionable acts for my neighbors to laff at. I looked like a monkey playing TWISTER. All for body bushings!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  8. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    first of all jimmyjack why didn't you get a video for us of the best parts? and I think we need to take up a collection for thegeneral so he can have a punching bag!!! LOL

    here is my short list cuz I'm just a beginner at this stuff!

    1. cap fuel lines
    2. keep fire ex. on hand to put out fires from not capping fuel lines
    3. mark the hood where the bolts went before I took it off
    4. never have someone else take off the acessory brackets (because I wasn't watching and had to figure it out)
    5. not try to take off a pressed on puller with an allen wrench ([​IMG]don't ask)

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    OOOOOOOOOH no,,, some things are best left to the imagination! I'm 6' tall and weigh 210lbs. Under a blazer with 33" tires a 2" lift, 2 jackstands, a jack, a grinder, a sawzall, and about 100 other tools I didn't need! Thank God for long sleeve t shirts and gloves and safety glasses. All I had to wash was my face!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5&gt;http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5&lt;/a&gt;
    Jim<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by jimmyjack on 11/19/01 08:22 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  10. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    solowookie: you must be talking about the power steering pulley.. Ive had a few people ask me why it doesnt come off with the allen key... silly design I guess. but you live and you learn

    mike
     
  11. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i know what im getting you for christmas!!![​IMG]

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    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    yea I tried pulling the thing, but it wouldn't budge so I thought it must come off with the allen wrench... well after ruining the pulley, and stripping out the front of the pump.

    I was talking with capt. the other night in a chat session so I hit it really good with some pentrating oil, and got a little meaner with the puller and it came off...

    you'd think the chiltons etc. would have better info on the accessory brackets &amp; serpentines

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  13. Slayer

    Slayer 1/2 ton status

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    Something so simple, like trying to pull off the stock steering wheel (in my hot rod days) WITHOUT a steering wheel puller. To this day, on cold wet mornings I can still feel the muscles that I pulled doing that stupid thing. But then youth IS wasted on the young.


    <font color=blue>I don't know everything, I just think that I do.............</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    1. Forget to torque lugnuts to proper torque (broke all studs off and the wheel fell off)
    2. Unload 14BFF and 3/4 ton D44 by myself

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  15. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm....

    1. Safety Glasses... ALWAYS!
    2. Buy 1/2 ton stuff and call it an upgrade [​IMG]
    3. Attempt to us the word "cheap" and "my blazer" in the same sentence LOL.

    -Mikey
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  16. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    1. I unloaded my D60, 14ff 2 of them too, and a 3/4 ton 10 bolt by myself and then loaded 3 10 bolts and a 14ff myself and never want to do that again.
    2. I will never grind a set of D60 calipers again unless I have to replace mine. Not that it bothered me to do it but because it is a pain in the ass to do.
    3. I will never do another 4 low burnout on blacktop. A big wheelhop broke the output housing on the t case which cost $75 to fix.
    4. I will never do another shackel flip without having new bushings before I start. I had to order new ones from ORD and it was $30 to have them overnited to me.
    5. I will never use blocks in another lift.
    6. I will never attempt to put another axle in with just 1 jack.
    I could go on but I will stop there.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  17. MaxCrack

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    1. ...put a mod on any vehicle with out LOTS of research before hand. (F$%&amp;ing POS Dana 70 front end)
    2. ...let my friends work on it with out direct adult supervision. (Damn pranksters)
    3. ...mmm...I think that covers it.

    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
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  18. The85k5

    The85k5 1/2 ton status

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    hmm lets see
    1. never settle with only have 4 lug nuts on a 1/2 axle....not fun when your rims/tires fall off coming off the freeway.
    2. never take performance advice from somethat that drives a ricerocket
    3. make sure u know how much torque u have in 4L so u dont run into things :)
    ....all from experience ofcoarse
    3.

    boy do 3:08's and 35's really SUCK
     
  19. 502Burban

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    1. Buy a seriously rusted vehicle. Rust repair isn't fun (for me at least).
    2. Own a Ford.
    3. Own a Ford. (I know I already listed this once, but I'm slow to learn.)[​IMG] All GM now, though.[​IMG]

    Robb
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/robbrj>community.webshots.com/user/robbrj</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 502Burban on 11/20/01 07:16 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  20. txbartman

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    Things I have learned no to do...
    1. Fly over an embankment without seeing how far the drop is on the other side first!
    2. Believe it when someone says, "direct bolt-on" (isn't that like "some assembly required"?!?)
    3. Add up all my receipts.

    Brian
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