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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudzer, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Find yourself constantly spending on your Rig, even when you haven't finished the current projects? I need to quit looking on the For Sale boards...

    Steve Fox, please ban me from the For Sale boards. Thank you. [​IMG]

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  2. rodzzilla

    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    I have that problem, too. Sometimes even worse! I keep thinking about future projects, when I can't even get my current ones finished. Good thing my wife doesn't have a lot of items on my "Honey Do" List!
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    My name is Harry and I'm a K5-aholic... [​IMG]

    Let's see, in the last few months I've picked up the following items off the for sale board. Most are still in my way in the garage! [​IMG]

    454 crate engine
    5 BFG Mud-Terrains - 35 inchers
    5 Centerline wheels
    2 steering arms for 4-inch lifts
    14-bolt FF rear
    10 bolt, 8-lug front (purchased literally as a box of parts!) [​IMG]
    4-inch lift front springs

    So uh, yeah, I've got it bad.... [​IMG]

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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Yep, got a set of Accel injectors sitting on the workbench............planning the rear shock relocation at the same time.............getting eprom burning software/hardware at same time.............put in VSS module yesterday but need to do the wiring/prom change............and adding to my 'To Do' list on both the Blazer and the house.

    K-5 Anonymous here I come............its all good stuff and keeps our minds occupied I guess [​IMG].

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com/>BlazzinOR's Beast Buildup</a>
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yup, I'm trying to finish rebuilding my NV4500 (need parts...duh) and just picked up a NP241 for a slightly related project. I did kinda 'forgot' to tell my wife so she was a little surprised when the guy called for directions to our house[​IMG]
    I seem to notice that good deals on parts you need come up inversely to how well you can afford the parts...not that it usually stops me.[​IMG]

    Rene

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  6. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

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    Heck Harry I need your job just to buy all that stuff
    my wife would kill me man have fun with all that stuff

    Eric

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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Having zero car payments helps. Well, at least a little bit. [​IMG]

    The deal was supposed to be that I'd get the Sub running quickly and sell the S-Jimmy to pay for it and the engine. Then I started "finding" stuff. Going with the 454 instead of another small block slowed the process considerably. Then I saw a deal on the axles and figured that the 14-bolt FF would be a good thing to put behind a warmed over 454. And then.... [​IMG]

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  8. K5BLT4FUN

    K5BLT4FUN 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It does seem to be reoccuring problem with a lot of us I believe. I myself have a D60 and 14BFF with 4.56s in the process of being rebuilt and installed, a TPI system to be installed, a 91 tub and frame to modify and ..... well I had better go get busy or I might see something else I can't live without.

    I may be slow, but I sure am fat!
     
  9. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Harry,

    Please send me those 8-Lug conversion parts for the D44. It's obvious that they're in your way.....and the only way to cure your addiction is to take immediate steps to change this 'pack rat' behavior. Contact me via PM and I will provide all the shipping details!

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    -Greg72

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  10. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    They'll cost ya forty-seven-eleven dollars. [​IMG]

    I've got the entire axle. It just that it was COMPLETELY disassembled by the PO before he realized that it wasn't a Dana 44. [​IMG] He already had the parts to put into a 44, so he bought a 44 and sold the 10-bolt. [​IMG]

    Me? A pack rat? I've got a 3-car garage, but all the trucks have to park outside. [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, I forgot to list the 4.56 gears and carrier that I just got for the 14-bolt....

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  11. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OK....I'll admit to a FEW non-installed items in my garage

    1. NWMP 37-Gallon Tank. Thought I'd be pulling the tank out for my rear shackle flip, but I didn't need to. Now I want to re-weld the mounting ears on the tank to raise it 2" higher than stock.

    2. 14-Bolt FF. 3.73 Gears, open diff. I already have 3.73s so that was good. I've removed the spring pads, and shock mounts, and the 13" Drum Brakes. I'm collecting parts for a disc brake conversion as we speak.

    SO.....not as bad as some of you guys, but I've only been a K5 Blazer-guy for 11 months....[​IMG]



    -Greg72

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  12. Nonesuch

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    I envy you guys with garages. I live in an apt. I have five boxes sitting in the floor of my bedroom. Mostly little odds and ends but 2 of em contain a TPI system i have been trying to get around to installing since the end of October last year! And I couldnt tell you how much I have stored throughout the blazer!
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  13. HarryH3

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    I didn't have a garage until I was around 32. I've worked on cars and trucks in the rain in Florida, in 110+ degree heat in Texas, and laying in the snow in Utah and Massachusetts. So I feel your pain! [​IMG]

    I swapped axles between 2 trucks in the parking lot of an apartment. Rebuilt the front and rear end of an old Willy's Overland Wagon in the parking lot of an apartment. Worked on countless winter rats in weather so bad that the dog would stay inside and look out the window at me like I was insane. [​IMG]

    So hang in there! Keep saving and investing those pennies and someday you too can be a slave to a mortgage banker. [​IMG]

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  14. ChevyCaGal

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    Yeah thanks to this board I now have another 10b front w/arb, a 14b sf rear w/discs and detriot, tbi set up, bushwacker flares, soon to be a truss, tranny pan, sway bar disconnects and other stuff I can't even think of now.... [​IMG]

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  15. Highlander

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    I understand my Friend
    My list of do thing's is almost endless as is your's I'm sure but it will take me alot longger to finish than you, next time I'm down in the Springs We'll have to get together.

    Eric

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  16. MaxCrack

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    I know what you mean. I had a Dana 60 in my parking spot. And ALL the stuff to do a complete rebuild and cross over steering on the floor of my apartment. Now it's in the garage and I keep buying more stuff, even though I have not had two hours to work on my truck since we moved into the new house.

    I now have, on the floor of the garage, a Dana 60 that has been completely torn down and cleaned, all the parts to rebuild it, cross over steering stuff, all the stuff for the York on board air, five 37" SSR's, both steering braces (weld and bolt in) and I will be getting a 454 next week. I think I have a serious problem.

    There's no situation in life so tragic that I can't look back on it and laugh, "Ha ha! Glad that didn't happen to ME!
     

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