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'77 K5 resurrection in progress

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    It was time to drag it out of the weeds and throw it together in my spare time.
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    I still need to bleed the brakes, do interior work, put a top on it and spray it primer black. But finally after 3 years, it runs and moves on it's own again.
     
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    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I hate you.... You have so much 'useful' junk. I wish you lived close! :D
     
  3. mountainexplorer

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    It's all about "timing" with me. When I have enough spare parts saved up, I am able to put stuff together.

    This particular K5 has the following parts:

    Axles, radiator and exhaust pieces I got from a parts Suburban.

    350 motor out of a '79 K20.

    front springs from... well they've been around on a few rigs.

    front nose clip from a '77 K20 parts truck

    front driveline from a '90 Dodge 2500 Cummins

    rear driveline from a '74 Jimmy

    grille from a '79 K5, and soon to have a top from it too

    doors soon coming from a '79 K20 and an '80 K30

    exhaust manifolds and pipe from a '76 K10

    Hood from a '79 K10

    Ralley Wheels and tires from an '84 K5

    2" rear lift blocks that I had

    and since I lost the keys, I discovered the ignition key for my stepside works in this steering column.

    Next piece-together project is a '77 K20, but I'm a few parts shy of completing it. That will be next springs side-project.
     
  4. diesel4me

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    I like the yard!..

    When you going to resurect the yellow Suburban??--looks promising!..whats up with that?... :confused: :crazy:
     
  5. mountainexplorer

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    The yellow Suburban belongs to a friend. He got married and has a baby now. I doubt the Suburban will run again for a long time. It has a "curse" anyways. Things on it always break, for example,
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    It's an '88 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban.
    It used to have (last time it ran) a 14-bolt FF rear, 10-bolt front, '91 Corvette roller 350 converted to carb setup, SM465/NP208. He has a 427 and wants to put a TH400/205 and Dana 60 back into it someday. It's sitting amongst my friend's "Project Row".

    On the other side of where the K5 was parked is another friend's El Camino project... a '73 El Camino on a '74 GMC 4x4 frame with '71 AMC Javelin sheetmetal for fenders. Lets just say I have pictures of it sitting in that same spot from before the shop was even built there.
     
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    so jealous......and u got 12 dana 60s! that alone is mind boggling
     
  7. Brocky

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    I wish I lived close aswell. I love the pics of your place. I showed that first pic to one of my buddies a while ago and he said you would love to have that k5. I said yes of course. Your yard is like a good dream. Bit of a high jack here but does anyone know the factory colors on that K5. Mine was that color and got painted similar but I want original colors.
     
  8. mountainexplorer

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    I looked for the factory sticker that lists colors, but it was gone. I have had a few that color blue before, but I can't remember what it was called at the moment.
     

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