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And the teardown/build up has begun>>>

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    It has begun and yes I found my camera finnaly :D
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    Not much room but I'll manage...
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    12ton jack stands are working nicely, hopefully buy Saturday I'll have them out ready for my new sticks and some other goodies..thease pics are kinda boring but I'll get new ones as I go..
     
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  2. Burt4x4

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    I moved the tires:
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    Sweet that you are started! Now remind me, this project has to be done by when? Wish I could come help. I am really good at opening beer cans and beer bottles!
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    hahah I have reservations for Pismo at the end of May. So I have a few weeks left:confused: :doah: :haha:
     
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    bigblock72 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So what's the project this go around?

    What kind of headers do you have? Looking to get my 454 project underway soon, but have yet to figure out some decent fitting headers.

    Too bad everybody that has a cool project going on lives so dang far away, it's always fun to help out.
     
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    Dude, the pics are far from boring!

    Good reference pics.
     
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    I agree that those are far from boring.
     
  8. Burt4x4

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    This project is to get the Dana44 front and Dana60 rear out to make room for a Dana60 front and 14FFd rear. Then at the same time add crossover/highsteer w/hydroassist...wich also means going from 6lug to 8 lug so I had to get new wheels..wich dominoed into gettting new tires and so now I am going to run H1 doublebeadlocks w/insterts and Irok biasply Swampers....
    The trick will be getting it done in 7weeks or I will be wrenching on the beach or designated campsite drunk if I don't get it done :doah: :haha:

    Oh and the heders are DougThorleys for a 2x4 454truck...they don't fit as nice as my SBC Hedmens did but they fit...
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    See the second tube from the front..you may want to add a small cut out(fishmounth) to the frame as the pipe is VERY close. I can see very small tic mark on the hedder were the frame has hit it while flexin out on the trail :rolleyes: . Greg72 has the cut out, I should have made too but it is not touching so I didn't trip on it..
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    Pass side goes way tight and high to the framerail, I had to remove one bracket from my tranny/transfercase crossmember inorder to get exhaust pipe to the collecter.
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    You can see the bracket on the crossmember bracket still in the way on the pass side.
    Take a look at were the collecter ended up..pass side is way up ther and drivers is WAY down there....:doah: but they fit and I wanted the Tri-Y design for lowend torque so this is what I ended up with.
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    antoher look at the collecters.
     
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    GO BURT GO!! :woot: GO BURT GO!!

    That's all I can do for ya from here, good luck.
    I'm sure you'll get it done it time.

    Your gonna luv the mods!
     
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    Thanks for the info, those headers look awful tight but look like a nice piece.
    If you need any info on the hydro-boost let me know, My dad and I have put hydroboost on our first gens. It's really quite easy and inexpensive.
    Are you going to use dual pumps? I've been dragging my feet on installing my ram because of I'm worried about the hydroboost restricting the volume down to far to make the ram work properly.
    The H1s are going to totally change the look of the Blazer, put a set on my buddies Ramcharger and it almost looks cool (at least as cool as a nasty old Chrysler can look).
     
  11. Burt4x4

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    Ya the Thorleys work very well but as the DynoTune has proven the Tri-Y design is not a good option for High RPM applications. My Dyno tune numbers fell very very fast after 4500RPM and the DynoTune tech said it most likly was from the Tri-Y headers...I guess the suck real bad for HighRPM engines.

    I am not installing Hydro-Boost brakes, only Hydro Assist ram on my crossover/highsteer. I went with a PSC setup/kit:
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    small pic but there site doesn't have a bigger picture...

    As for my brakes I have upgraded them to 1Ton K30 brakes and that stops my rig WAY better than the 1/2ton stuff...
    I hame hopeing for the same results with the D60/14FF...time will tell...
     
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    Satruday Progress = I had to fab up a mount for that remote resavor.
    Perrty much just the ubolts left to drop the axels.
    Good Day! It's been a while sence I have spent that much time under ,around and on my K5 in a long time...felt good for sure!
     
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    Yep, there's nothing like quality time with your K5 - keep at it!
     
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    Looks good, keep them pics coming.
     
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    Looks way nice! The resevoir is a cool looking piece, so are the cogged belt pulleys.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
    Thoes cog pullys are from http://www.blackmountainprecision.com/default.htm

    I had a hard time keeping my Alternator belt from slipping and sqeeling so I ditched the V-belt setup for 1"cog...MUCH better. If you have the cog belt snug is wines like a geardrive, I run it a little loose and the noise is barely there. The guy who makes the cog pullys said to "just take the slack out" when tighting the belt...anyway...Welcome to Monday:doah:
     
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    Made some progress this weekend.
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    Got one of the wheels painted. PacFab did an AWESOME job on these H1s.
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    D60 is under the front now:
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    The 14FF needs to have the perches relocated. I have the welds mostly ground off, another 20min or so and they will pop off.
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    THe other H1s are ready for paint too...
    I need hardware now....
     
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    Now that's what I'm talkin' about! :woot: :waytogo:
     
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    Thanks bro, should be perrty sweet once I'm done, wich I hope is very soon...I only have 4weekends left to get it rolling :doah:
     
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    I'm diggin those rims and tires! Do you have your rear perches built yet? My perches were a pain to cut off, ended up having a buddy with a plasma cutter finish knocking them off for me.

    Keep at it Burt!
     

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