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4wd Conversion to 2WD

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by conv76jimmy, Mar 21, 2000.

  1. conv76jimmy

    conv76jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering if anyone out there knows of a website that shows a step by step of a conversion of making a 4wd blazer into a 2wd. And I know you are all die hard 4-Wheeler but some of us just LOVE the blazers but are Hot Rodders. So this is the only way we can get some of both worlds.
     
  2. Jason73K5

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    You've never heard of a lifted hot rod? Please don't take a 4 wheel driveBblazer out of circulation by making it a 2 wheeler. I'm a hot rodder too, but thats why I have a '67 Cougar in addition to my Blazer.
     
  3. 1bad2

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    I agree, get a car to hot rod and keep the blazer four wheel drive. Get out and do some wheeling, you might like it! I love wheeling but I am truely a hot rodder at heart so I have the best of both worlds, my hot rod and my rainy weather wheeling toy/ tow vehicle.
    Curtis
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    Why don't you sell it and get a 2wheel drive blazer
     
  5. cocky

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    I love hotrods too but i agree with the others, buy a car or a 2 wheel drive blazer

    Richard
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    Don't stand in front of a train naked
     
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    take out transfer case, driveshaft, front axle, send them all to me. (can't ever have too many spare parts)

    then fab up some sort of independant front susp or rob one from a chev 2wd pickup.

    Or you could keep the blazer 4x4 and have something that can jump a curb if need be. [​IMG]

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  7. 6.2 man

    6.2 man 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I also agree , why not sell it and buy a 2 Wheel Blazer . I have a 73 Laguna for speed . Maybe there is a 2 wheel out there wanting to trade for a 4 wheel one . I don't think you are going to get help from this group . Maybe advertise on the Blazers for sale and mention you'll swap for a 2 Wheel Blazer .
     
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    Nice car Todd. But I didn't see no 400+hp on that dyno chart! Just ribbing ya! Must have $50k in that thing right?

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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    You need a 2WD frame==>

    You will need a 2WD frame for the conversion. Keep in mind anyone that knows anything about 2wd Blazers knows they are hard to find in good condition and are pricey when you do find one. 1badgmc (Jason) is converting his 4WD to 2WD, but he has a 2WD frame. A pickup frame won't work. For a visual comparison, look here: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/board/ubbhtml/Forum2/HTML/000119.html To see 1badgmc's blazer buildup, go here: http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/1badgmc/SUV.html

    Chris Lucas
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  11. Todd78/87

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    Thanks Man,,, as you see in the dyno chart that was at approx 16 psi,,, I'm running 19-20 psi now and the dyno dude went out of business. But according to 600+ other people with the same mods,, they put down anywhere between 390-410 hp at the rear wheels with a 15-17% drive train loss....
    $50K????? Nope,, try $1400 in mods[​IMG]

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  12. Steve88

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    $1400 plus the $50k for the car in the first place right? Aren't those new body styles that pricey?

    Regardless very cool car! Had a co-worker with a trick 300ZX (94 I think?). Aftermarket everything. He bought it for $14k and was already fully done. Over 600hp. Fastest thing I've ever sat in, in my life. Talk about G forces!

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    Hehehe,, yeah, the original sticker was $50K,, I've only had it a year though. I bought it for $26K Cuz in 97, they dropped the price by $10K,,, kinda pissed off the 95 and 96 owners,, but turned out better for me![​IMG]
    Yeah, those G's are cool, hu? When nuber 2 comes online, it's like taking off in a 747,, you get that same feeling.
    Ok, Ok,,, maybe not THAT much, but it's a lot!!

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    Hey I love to save a buck! Good deal buddy!

    Wonder what that Supra would look like on a 4x4 frame? Saw a red 74 Vette on a CHROME 4x4 frame. Frankenstein doesn't begin to describe it! Still very cool though.

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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    That would be cool,,, I saw a 73 Camaro on a 4x frame once,,, thought it was BAD A$$,, just plain TOUGH...


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    Best looking non-meant-to-be-4x4 I ever saw was a guy in Worcester, Ma with an El Camino lifted probably 8" and 44's on it. I don't know if it was a real 4x4 or not, but had this great blue and black fleck paint job that matched his blue and black power boat that he'd tow with it. Almost looked like a chopped 4x4. [​IMG]

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    Well, after I win the lotto tonight, I'll move to AZ and open a Supra/ Turbo Celica Shop and we can build a monster Supra 4x4!!! Of course we'll need this motor to get the low end torque we'll need it in. (See Attachment)
    Can you say Super Charged Twin Turbo, Children![​IMG]

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    and it might look something like this when we're done! Come on down I'm up for it! (oh yeah, waiting on the lotto...)

    [​IMG]

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    Wow, nice editing work dude. Had me fooled for a second there.
    Boss
     
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    Dude,, That is BAD A$$ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH That's just to COOL, Man! Now I REALLY want to do it!

    Todd 78/87[​IMG]
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