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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lukers, Aug 12, 2000.

  1. lukers

    lukers Registered Member

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    Hello all,
    I have a 1976 Blazer K-5 and a 1983 C-10. I want to combine the two and have a K-10. Both have th-350's. The C-10 has a V-6 The K-5 a 350 . Other than worn and broken parts what would I need to get that would be unique to a K-10 not found on either the K-5 or C-10?

    Anyone ever done this before ?????
    Of course someone has. Any experience to share???

    Almost K-10,
    Luke
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    <font color=blue>I don't understand what you're trying to do. You have two half ton chevys, one is a 4WD Blazer (right?) the other is a 2WD pick-up (right?). The 2WD pick-up has V-6, your Blazer has a 350, what are you trying to convert? Unless that C-10 has a deadly body it has no parts on it that could be considered desirable for the Blazer. All a K-10 is is a 1/2 ton 4WD pick-up, it is built using the exact same drivetrain as the K-5 Blazer. If you want to beef up the Blazer's drivetrain find some 3/4 ton diffs (FF 14 bolt rear, SF 14 bolt rear, 10 bolt 3/4 ton front, Dana 44 3/4 ton front) then you'll definitely have something the factory never built.</font color=blue>

    Rene 81 Jimmy,350,SM465/NP205,FF14 bolt,HD Dana 44,3.73's,4"susp.,35"Grabber MT's,body in progress
     
  3. titanic

    titanic 1/2 ton status

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    He's making his 2wd pickup a 4wd pickup and wants to us his blazer as the doner truck. Everything you need you should have-start swapping.
     
  4. 89 Blazzer

    89 Blazzer Registered Member

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    I want to do the same thing. 4wd Blazer + a 2wd pickup = 4wd pickup. I bought the 77 Blazer from a friend, for its rims, to put on my 89 Blazer. I gave a whole $350 and my old clothes dryer. The rims are some aluminum directional in very good shape. It also has a 2 yr old TH350, a 400 with under 100,000, a rebuilt transer case and a shot body. Since I already sank a wad of cash into my 89 Blazer, I want to find an 85 or 86 pickup with a good body and no engine, trans or transfer case. I may have to resort to a 2wd pickup. I would like to know if anyone has done the 2wd to 4wd conversion, and how they did it.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Everything should be on the Blazer that you will need on your truck. It will take a lot of work to remove all the 2 wheel drive components and add the 4x parts. You will need new bolts and various small stuff like that. And a good shop.
     
  6. Jeff427

    Jeff427 1/2 ton status

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    Converting a 2wd truck to 4x4 is too much work on anything with coil springs on the front. You would be better off getting a 4x4 frame and body from a junk yard if you already have a good 4x4 drive train.

    Jeff427
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