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'91 build up.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Over Christmas I wanted to re -do the '91. Well...it took a bit longer than expected and still has lots of little jobs to be done but it's up and running again now!
    I went from a bog-stock truck to a 4" Ez ride lift/zeros on the front and a shackle flip/zeros on the rear. Edelbrock front shocks, procomp rears.35" BFG MT beadlocked.
    I swapped in the 10 and 12 blts off of my old '78 as I'd just put 4.10's in them with a lockright rear before I cut the old fella up (rusted to hell).
    ORD's crossover, bolt in brace and hydro assist which I have since removed as it was too slow for street use for me. HAD rear shaft with CV.
    The motor is rebuilt with flat tops +.030, Edelbrock cam and manifold. Trans is full of TCI clutches and shift kit and an RV converter.
    Kilby OBA is mounted but I've yet to mount a tank and plumb it in.
    No real reason for the post....I just know you all like looking at pics!!:D
    First pic is just of the '78 being recycled the rest are just ramdom shots of the build.

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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    More.....

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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    And a few more inc. the first run out!:D
    Thanks to Jesse at High Angle Driveline, ORD and a very big thankyou to MrK5 for all his help!!:bow:

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    NIce pics. Looks great. I'll bet you get looks driving around in that.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah lots of looks! Some are 'wow' and some are wtf's wrong with that 'car' as they hear the locker clicking loudly out of turns!:D
     
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    Nice job Mark!

    Looks like you pick up rust pretty quick in that area.
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    my rear end is welded.:D you should see some of those looks I get while turning in the parking lots. people think Im roasting my tires but then they look and see Im barely moving.:haha: I wish I could hear what some of them are saying.

    nice blazer by the way.;)
     
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    Nice looking truck! :thumb:

    I thought you had some custom bumpers, was that on the '78?
     
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    Yeah I've still got the bumpers off of the '78. Not sure if I want to cut my chassis about to fit them. I kind of like the look of the stock ones even though they're none too tough!
    But as you know...it ain't never finished!:D
     
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    looks sweet man
     
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    Nice ride :thumb:
     
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    When I'd cut the '78 up I asked a friend of mine who has a body shop if he could get his scrap metal man to come and take the remains away (everything except the driveline. I'd cut the whole truck up into lift-able size pieces!
    When he turned up (bearing in mind most our cars are smaller than American stuff) he took one look and said " I'd better go and get a bigger truck!":haha: . He came back an hour later and we completely filled his 'bigger truck'!:D
     
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    Looks great Mark!! :waytogo:

    Rene
     

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