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Before/After pics, showin' off my K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I did a bunch of work on my '73 K5 over the past few months. It's been running for about two months, but I've just now had time to post some shots of it. I did a bunch of mods and fabbed up a LOT of the stuff myself, so I'm a bit proud. It was stock before except for some add-a leafs, 33" tires, and the '91 front clip, all by the PO. Here's a list of everything I did to it.

    Dodge D60 front, w/ crossover, steering box brace (Thanks a bunch to Trevor of WFO concepts)
    Drilled,tapped, and plugged steering box fo future hydro assist.
    D70U rear, regeared to 4.11 by myself
    MM part time 203 kit
    rear CV driveshaft
    Fabbed and relocated rear spring perches, drilled to move axle 1.5" back
    Turned down the hubs of the D70 to accept disks at a later time
    ORD 1-ton shackle flip with home-fabbed shackles
    Ford 57", 3" wide leaves in back (making these work w/ shackle flip took a LOT of figgerin')
    BDS 4" lift springs up front
    31 gallon gas tank (thanks to surpip, it even came with ~20 gallons of gas!)
    Energy poly body mounts
    Ford shock towers up front, 'custom shock mounts out back, DT8000's all around
    Ground the front calipers for 15" wheels
    15x8 Cragar wheels
    35" BFG Mud-Terrains

    BEFORE pics

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    AFTER pics

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    Still got that damn ford rearview mirror on it :(

    The ride is a LOT less harsh, before, driving over railroad tracks, bumps, whatnot would just about jar yer teeth loose, the ride is MUCH smoother now. Future mods will be a Powerlok for the rear, twin stick the 203, disk's in the back, hydro-assist, and hydro boost, and a cage. THEN, I think I wanna stuff a 383 in there.

    I have to lay down the ultimate props to this site and the fine members here, who helped tremondously with parts and tech advice. I would have had no clue as to how to do all this without this site, thanks to all.
     
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  2. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Here are some photos of the hub turning operation, prepping it for 3/4 ton disks later on, and of my 'custom' offset shackles and welded ford front spring hangar which enabled me to use 3" wide ford 57" springs.

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  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    looks like you just added extra lug nuts to me:p: :wink1: :thumb:

    why turn hubs:confused: :doah:
     
  4. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I guess some D70's have too large a hub for a 3/4 ton rotor to fit over. By like .010" or so. I researched this here and on pirate, and it seems I 'lucked out' with the larger hubs. I was going to open up the hub hole in the rotor, but decided against it for two reasons. The main being that my lathe only has an 11" swing, and I need something like 12" to fit the rotor to the chuck. Also, If I ever have to buy new rotors, I can just slap them on without having to modify them.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    wait, what about the 3" wide springs?

    i have a set of 3"wide springs from an 05 c1500 that i plan to use on the rear.

    you didnt have to make the hanger wider did you?

    ryan
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    ah i was a$$uming 14ff rear. got ya.:wink1: :laugh:
     
  7. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    sweet!!!!

    very nice, job buddy, havent seen you around lately, or maybe i just need to get out of the lounge!!

    you did real good looks nice and props on the forthought you have put in :waytogo: thinking ahead like that will save you in the long run good job!
     
  8. 6.2LTrailblazer84

    6.2LTrailblazer84 1/2 ton status

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    Looks cool, man!
     
  9. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I used a stock ford hangar. I got the part number when I pulled the springs at the JY. So, the ford front hangar will accomodate the 3" wide springs, but the ford hangar spaces the springs farther from the frame than the chevy hangar, which is why I had to make the offset shackle for the rear. The ford hangar bolts didn't line up with the holes in the frame after I removed the chevy hangar, so I used the bottom bolt hole to locate the hangar, then drilled the frame through the hangar holes, bolted it up, and welded it on just to be sure.

    Now that I know chevy has an application with 3" wide springs, I wonder if one of those hangars would have bolted right up. :dunno: Or, at least more of the holes might have lined up.
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Great work!! And that paint is sweet! Cherish those pic's of her all straight and purdy :D
     
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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Pretty amazing difference, looks really good. :waytogo:
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice blazer dude!

    That thing is built now! Ready for some dents? :haha:
     
  13. M-1028

    M-1028 1/2 ton status

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    The truck looks good but not to be rude I'm purdy sure you can't twin stick a 203
     
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    ya you can twin a 203. It was done in a thread not long ago. But everyone asked him why would you want to twin a 203. Rig looks good by the way. :)
     
  15. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Yes, you can. But, don't sweat it, I don't think you're rude. ORD sells a twin stick kit for a 203, a member on here also did his own and took some photos and did a little writeup. As it turns out, I think my 203's chain is jumping a tooth, so it looks like I'll have to replace that, I'll probably twin stick it at the same time. I have some poser flex pics, but the flex is not maxed out in them, so they don't look all that impressive, but WTF I'll throw one or two in here..

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    I'd also like to put an '81-'86 front clip with the dual headlights stacked, I think it looks so much cooler. I really dig the '81 clip, but dont wanna mount the turn signals in the bumper, even though I have the bumper for it, I like the 'signal-behind-the-grill' look.
     
  16. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    yes you can http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/transfercaseshifters.htm
    nice truck looks like its ready to wheel. good job on the for thought wish i would of had more of that when i built mine. :waytogo:
     
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    M-1028 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry I was thinking more on the lines of a 205 to where you can control front and rear outputs individually. I learn something new everyday.
     
  18. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    o ya only reason i know about is cuz i need to do one cuz my shifter doesnt work on my 203.
     
  19. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    how did you bend this?

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    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    mofugly what color is the paint on ur rig?? im diggin it maybe if i dont go buggy it will be that color
     

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