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Can I have a build thread too?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazeonchevy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    Well I finally figured I should start a build thread. Well with some nudging to do so. It wont be in the general direction of most of this forum but I hope at least some people will enjoy it. I am in the process of slowly building a mud truck/ part time DD. Here is how it started. 78 blazer, 350,350,203. With a D44 front and 12 bolt rear with 3.07's. 33" tires (3 bfg mtr's and one wrangler :doah: )


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    and a step backwards in the project.....

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    got some 33" maxxis buckshot mudders from my brother.
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    /\ thats the way it sat after this happened \/

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    well now for the fun stuff.
    I got a set of axles the other day. 14bff d44, 4.10's. I need to find a locker for the rear but it will work as is.

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    Tires. 39.5x15x15 tsl's
    got them used. (this is a poorboy project if you havent noticed)

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    a tsl next to my current tires.

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    The small block that i will build to a 383 soon if i dont find a big block.
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    random interior pic.. i know its not nice or anything but its simple and easy to clean. Rhinolined floor, no carpet, pioneer cd player, and 2 speakers. (far from done on the interior/soundsystem)
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    Where she sits waiting for some love/money :( .
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    Well I will update this whenever i make changes. Let me know what y'all think so far guys. Thanks.
     
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  2. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good mang!

    Bout time you get this thing started. :D
     
  3. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    That is a hell-acious crack all the way through the frame rail.
     
  4. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    WAS a hell-acious crack all the way through the frame rail. lots of grinding,welding, and a weld in kit fixed that.
     
  5. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    2 questions for you.

    1. can I have the car in the 5th picture?

    2. who screwed you into buying axles that should bolt right up but won't because they don't have spring perches?


    the tsl's look good for used.
     
  6. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You need a dana 60 and a 205 before you go to those big tires.
































    Just kidding, looks like it will make a good dd/trail truck. Keep the pics coming.:D
     
  7. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    They are that new hot sh*t, invisible spring perches.
     
  8. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    well thanks for your positive input.. 1. no.:p: . 2. they were cheap with new perches that are separate. the guy had welded big blocks to the perches anyways. so i wouldent want to use them
     
  9. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    got some front springs. now for the rears.
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    gonna ride like a caddy :eek1:
     
  10. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    well its been a while but I finally had some time to mess with the blazer. It will sit about 6" higher than this, but i got the front springs on and rolled the tires up just for fun. The rear springs get here tomorrow.


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  11. Dudge

    Dudge 1/2 ton status

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    Lookin good man. I wish I could find some used tires. No one around here will come off of theirs.
     
  12. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    yeah it takes some time to find them.
    Im going to order wheels friday. the list is getting shorter and shorter!:laugh:

    -wheels
    -brakelines
    -shocks
    -ubolts+blocks for the rear. (replaced later with a flip)
    -Steering (the only major obstacle left.)
    -driveshafts

    A couple of questions though.
    I already have 3" blocks. Im wondering if i put those on instead of 4"ers would I even notice the difference? If it wouldent look bad I could just get new u-bolts.

    Steering.
    Im sure it has been covered but i cant find it. I already have a 2wd steering box. and the axle i bought has flattop knuckles. But what im thinking is would the spindle be strong enough to connect the draglink to it via a heim joint?
    the tie rod would be on the bottom and the end replaced with a heim joint then the drag link would be on the top. then a grade 8 bolt would be put through them.
    Im am not sure if this is a completely stupid idea or not. But Im just trying to keep from machining my spindle for a steering arm i dont have.
    Any ideas? I just want it to run again but I dont want it to mess up on me.
    Is mud less harsh on steering components than rocks? That is kinda what i am thinking. :confused:
     
  13. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    you can not attach the draglink to the same hole where the tierod goes. your leafsprings are in the way. If you need someone to machine the knuckle I can do it for you cheap, or there are lots of other guys on here that do it.

    do it in pieces and it won't be such a dent in the wallet. machine the knuckle and reassemble the axle. buy a steering arm when you have the cash. a pitman arm you can get from a junkyard. then you just need a draglink.

    don't take short cuts when it comes to steering, everyones lives depend on it even if its trail only.
     
  14. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    2 questions,
    1 where the hell is that mud hole?
    2 nice tires,look a little low in the centers, i do regrooving, let me know if you need them done. im 10 minutes outside 1604 on ih35.

    ok only one question i guess.
     
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    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    that hole is at my house. it gets fun as soon as the water dries up. then its just 2 or 3ft of mud. I have set my truck about to the body in mud :doah: the only bad thing is, im tempted with it everyday but i worry because every time i do it alone i get stuck. :haha:
    my truck is down and the water is up so im not to mad. right now the water is probably 8 or 10 ft deep. back then it was maybe 2ft. in the pic that is.
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    WOW awesome!! get crackin on that truck cause itll dry up here pretty quick huh? thats awesome to have that at your house.
     
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    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    haha yeah its pretty cool. everyone is always wanting to go mudding at my house but its a pita because all the people i know get stuck frequently. well except for a few. They share the pulling duties with me. :haha:
     
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    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    Its almost done. :D
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    looking good!:waytogo:
     
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    Looks good man! Is your rear driveshaft hooked up yet?
     

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