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Cut quarter panels and ORD flip install (pic)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Aug 21, 2000.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey guys
    Just installed ORD's 4" flip with greasable bushings, raised the end an additional 1/4". The job of removing the old parts really sucks but the ORD products are awesome, I also flipped the overloads and installed new center pins made from grade 8 bolts. Thank's to Ken for helping me with this we did the whole project in one day. I also earlier cut the rear quarter panels and used door edge from pep boys for a finished look. ORD flip review coming soon.
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    That looks real sweet Steve! [​IMG] Have you ramped it yet? Do you find that flipping the over-loads softened the ride a bit? Or did you flip them to even out your ride height?

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  3. Depdog

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    Looks good dude. When I did mine about a year ago, I thought it looked real crappy. It has really grown on me and I now think it looks good (imagine that) Dont bend in that part of the quarter panel any more though. The only thing to watch is the grease fittings, I have torn 2 of them off on rocks. The ones I tore off were the ones that go through the top of the shackle and the hanger, the one on the dadgum shackle is always fine, cant figure that out.

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  4. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thank's Dep, I was thinking about running a piece of 2x2 under the quarter panel from the bumper and then back into the frame for rock pertection. I can see the grease fitting problem on rocks, especially the way I drive. [​IMG]

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  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I flipped the overloads to gain a little more flex, haven't ramped it yet and it made the ride a tad softer but not that much, I noticed around corners it dips just a little more in the front than it did before.

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  7. 79Guy

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    For some of us newbies, could someone explain what the "flips" are all about?

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  8. delta9blazer

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    look at the rear attatchment point for the leaf spring. the extension bracket you see is basically the original bracket, flipped upside down to gain an extra bit of lift in the rear. go look at the one on your blazer, then the picture.
    welcome to the land of blazer knowledge, grasshopper. there are many wise men on this board. read old threads, there's alot of information on here.

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  9. Depdog

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    I have been contemplating the same thing on the bumper. On the grease fitting, I took em out on rocks at Tellico, still cant figure out how the top one got tore off and the bottom one was fine.

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    Steve,
    Funny, you did yours in one day. I did mine in 1 week. You must have all the right tools. Ofcourse I did mine during the work week, so couldn't really start working on till after 5pm and had to stop around 8pm. The flip is the best thing I did to my truck though. Flex is great. I tested it on the trail on Sat and Sunday and it was awesome. I'll send you some pics to update my Featured Rig section. Have fun, and congrats on the finishing the flip. It was a painful project for me.
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  11. CK5

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    Boss, keep in mind my one day was with a friend helping and we started around 12:30 in the afternoon and finished up around 2:30 Sunday morning, this is a big project, basicly 28 man hours.

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    Looks SWEET! I want to cut my rear quarters also . What did you do with your exhaust? I have a single 3" run out the passenger side just under mine. Don't want the fumes of the stroker coming back int the rig. Any pics or suggestions would be greatly appriciated.
     
  13. CK5

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    I am going to drop off the Blazer in about an hour to get the 3" pipe done, I will have them mount the exhaust as high as they can under the cut panel on the drivers side. I will take a pic tonight if I have time and post here.

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    Steve did you get your exhaust done?
     
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    They wanted 125.00 bucks, I plan on moving my shocks in the future and would have to cut off the exhaust again, so I might just leave it like it is for now. Don't want to spend the money twice, need time to think about it, because I'm not ready for the shock relocation at this time either.

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    Where is yours now? Cut under or out side.
     
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    Damn Steve. I guess I'm spoiled. The shop that did my exhaust will make any kind of moves or changes free. I've had mine moved once, they didn't charge a dime to do it. It even required a new 3" tailpipe. It's a local, but they've put three chains out of business so far. The guy that runs it is mid 30's and looking to retire in the next 3-4 years. Little bity 4 bay hole in the wall.

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  18. Boss

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    Damn,
    I'm getting my exhaust redone after the ORD Flip for $130 as we speak. Rip off I think. I wish I could do that myself.

    Moose,
    Just wondering if you got my pics I emailed to you yesterday?
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    Boss, sure did. Thanks I'll email you in a few days.
     
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    Steve,
    I was just wondering if there is a purpose of cutting below the trim all the way back... Could someone just cut, at an angle from the trip towards the back? Or would that not do the trick? Let me know if you dont know what I am talking about and I will draw a picture.

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