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Day one pics...finally pics of my Blaze !

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CaptCrunch, May 28, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Hi guys and gals...

    What a weekend... concerts... mudruns... comp breaking... rigging up a 486 out of spare parts just to get my CK5 fix... now working on the new one... actually got one day to start my 6" lift too! Finally pics of my truck as well! Was out at Dreser today watching... but tomarrow I got to get some parts... mainly a couple shackle bolts so I can finish Weds. No real major problems on day one... put in 8 hrs, although 3 hrs were spent fighting w/ the one shakle bolt, going to get a sawzall and then cutting it... then the other one came out in 5 minutes [​IMG] Wasted some time on the rear too by unbolting the u-bolts instead of just cutting them off w/ the diegrinder... but just need to get the bolts... put in the front springs and axles... torque it down and the axleswap and lift should be set except of the rear driveshaft [​IMG] You guys can check it out on my page if you're interested.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  2. silverado

    silverado Registered Member

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    Lookin good, Man! Hoping to get my 89 Silverado lifted 4" and 33s in the next two weeks. Tow rig so I don't want to go any Higher

    Silverado
     
  3. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    lookin good mikey![​IMG]

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Lookin good.......


    <font color=blue>My rig </font color=blue> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Wow! That sucker's gonna be huge!



    <font color=orange>hAS ANYONE SEEN MY cAPSLOCK KEY?</font color=orange>


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  6. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    nnniiiiicccceeee blazer.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://confederate9.coloradok5.com/>http://confederate9.coloradok5.com/</A>
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  7. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Way to go Mikey !!!! Looks real good so far !! Now I know what mine will look like with 6" and 35's ! Man, you've got one sharp ride there ....keep us posted as you go along !!

    L8r,
    . Riz . <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</A>
     
  8. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well I did message steve about a write up cause I have a ton of pics and would like to adress some stuff that really is never talked about... things that could make it easier for someone else... although other then that one shackle bolt... I hauled some major tail considering it was all by myself and had to drag the axle out and fight getting that in.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  9. wayne

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    Looks good CC. Man I want to get mine done.

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    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
     
  10. 77K5Blazer

    77K5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    OH MY GOD!! Why is everybody all the sudden lifting their rigs and slapping 1 ton gear under there? DAMNIT!!! Now I gotta do it! Holy crow batman, we don't have the money! Soon, I say, soon, I am going to follow in the footsteps of the wise leaders of CK5!! Now, where do I find the D60 and 14 FF for uner 1,000$??

    1977 Blazer, GM350, SM465, NP205, Dana 44/ 12bolt, 31x10.50r15 BFGs
    Steve Fox for US president!!
     
  11. Boss

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    Lookin' good Capt! Yeah, there are many things that are left out on most articles...but oh well. The oxy-acety torch was my best friend on my 75' K5 build up and now this 89' build up. The Oxy-Acety was the "Persuader!" :)
    Boss

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  12. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Nice ride!!!!!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  13. tRustyK5

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    Very nice Mike, I can't wait to see more pics! I get to join in all the fun very soon too...project "v 2.0" begins soon! It'll be low-buck but fun!

    Rene

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  14. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Looks real nice man. Just don't kill yourself with the jackstand/cinder block combo. Looks kinda shaky to me. Harbor Freight tools has 12 ton jack stands that are big enough to reach your frame rails. Thats what I used when I lifted mine.

    '73 K5
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  15. CaptCrunch

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    Thanks guys and gals... I like it so far... we'll keep my fingers crossed on the aftermath problems w/ exhaust clearence, drivetrain angles, etc. Lots of projects going among the CK5er's now that spring is here... Boss's truck looks awsome and I can hardly wait to see tRusty 2.0 LOL...(although I prefer the big block I's... II).

    Well 73... it was a last second deal cause my buddy has my huge jackstand holding his Fairline frame and body on it. The blocks aren't my preference but it is all I had [​IMG]. They are filled w/ concrete and rerod though so they are quite a bit stronger then regular blocks. Safety is always the #1 word though... Thanks for the advice 73!

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  16. CaptCrunch

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    Oh yeah ... Boss I haven't even busted out an oxy/acetl torch yet... just used a little mapp gas flame on the brake lines to cut them loose. I sawzalled the stuck shakle bolt... other then that is has been pretty much a breeze (Knock on wood).

    Rene... This was usppost to be low buck too... but so far w/ wheels, tires, axles, lift, driveshaft, brace... all the maint items and susp stuff...uhhh look'n at about 3,500 in mods/new tranny... paid 2800 for the truck... so not too bad I guess. Motor is next [​IMG]... or paint... hmmmm???? [​IMG]

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  17. Boss

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    wow...you sawzalled the shackle bolt...must've took you years!! LOL. I'm glad you didn't run into many bumps and bruises though. Most people do when building up their trucks.... ie, Me...lol
    Boss

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  18. blazerbum

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    looking good after all the @#$%^&*( is finished youll have a nice rig .
     
  19. Pugsley

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    Looking good Mike!

    I'm not creative enough to comeup with a new signature [​IMG]
     
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    Lookin' good man, lookin' good!!! [​IMG]

    How much longer before you drop in the 454?!?! LOL! [​IMG]

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     

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