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Build thread for 76K5 update 12/7/09 page 14! Front end buildup.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1976Blazer76, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    I've been looking around on CK5 for quite awhile now. I've seen several buildup threads and thought I would kind of show what I've done. I'm just a 19 year old out of high school last year and totally took apart my blazer and here I am. Got my cab sitting on my extra frame. Just got my new frame done sandblasting yesterday and painted yesterday. Pulled the axles out of the shop today and get them all cleaned up and ready to paint. Hoping to get my cab back on in the next couple of weeks then I'll post some pics of it with my 42's. Here is a few pics to show you guys where I'm at. Not real exciting I know, but my first big project and I'm having a blast.






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    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    Dude, that is insanely cool. That is a clean looking truck, and since I can see the fire wall I know it is. You've already done what I only wish I could, and I'm about as old as you. I wish I had a set of 1 tons sittin on a beautiful trailer. :crys:
    Your just gunna be sorry when it gets a little beat up. I know I already am.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    wow! cant wait to see it done.
     
  4. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Neither can I. Got an 8" Lift and some 42" tsl's ready to bolt on, just gotta find the time now.
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looks good. I wish I was that far along but I am in the same stages as you except pretty much making a truck from scratch. 89 frame, 86 body, diesel, 3/4 tons w/5.13's. Frame is sitting out back waiting for me to put the 56's up front and the 64's in the rear.
     
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    NoReGrEtS 1/2 ton status

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    I think every one should do a full rebuild as a teen. you learn so much stuff that you can use almost every day.great way for a father son to bond. good luck and its looking good
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Great way to start here on CK5. :thumb: :pimp:

    It's funny, at first I felt like I was reading about my own build - I'm doing a frame off overhaul with similar lift and tires, I'm even using the same rear wheel spacers for my H1's. :rotfl:

    Post up some more specs about the truck.
     
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  8. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    looks good. those are huge spacers on the 14b! whats with the extra set of perches on the 14b? they are on the same plane as the diff cover. cant wait to see more progress
     
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    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Ya, I got the H1 beadlocks hence the reason for the big ol' spacers. Those aren't extra perches, that is the mount for my shock.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looks great man. What do you plan to do now that your out of school, college or work?

    I'm going to be a Senior this next school year and still can't decide what I'm up to. ;)

    -Avery
     
  11. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    I'm a full time college student and I'm employed full time. It's a tough thing to do but i have to support my addiction....(my blazer)
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice! what college and what are your class plans?

    -Avery
     
  13. 1976Blazer76

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    Was going to Oregon State University but ended up going to a small community college that is just down the road so I'm saving up money and looking to be a cop.
     
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    Spent all week cleaning up the axles and painting them and all the small parts that go all over the frame. Finally got everything painted up yesterday and got the axles back under the Blazer today and got the fuel and brake lines all routed. Here are some updated pics.

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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That looks great! Nice work.

    -Avery
     
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    Looks good, but you might end up needing to address the rear shackle angle. It looks like if you hit a bump, the shackle could go the wrong way
     
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    you are going to want to fix your rear shackle angle...maybe with the body on it it will correct it. looks very sweet!

    heres my shackle angle:

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    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah I realize that, when I sit on it, all 250 lbs of me, it goes down some and I know my cab weighs quite a bit so it should go down. Anyways, if it doesn't work how do I go about making the angle better.
     
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    :grind: :weld: :hack: :grind:

    Or you can just redrill the holes on your frame for you flip and move it up some.
     
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    the weight will fix a little, but right now its too straight, you are going to need to move the mounts like 5" forward..no biggy
     

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