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FINALLY!!! - We are members of the 1 Ton Club!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Derf00, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    After a long wait, my son and I finally got our D60/14B installed this weekend. Thanks to a couple of local friends, and some good advice from Stephen Watson, everything went pretty smooth. We installed a 6" BDS lift(we can now go deeper in the bush with our BDS lift) greasable everything, swaybar disconnects and hd shackles. This afternoon we towed the Jimmy down to the driveline shop for a rebuild of the front drive line and a new rear drive shaft w/ CV joint. Hopefully someday, 4WPW will find my wheels and it will be almost totally finished. We took a lot of pics and yes Rene, we decided on the 4.5555555555 gears.

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  2. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    can we see the pics?

    1985 GMC JIMMY
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    very cool post some pics[​IMG] this spring i will get my taxes back and get a dana 60 so then i will be a true 1ton also and not a 3/4 ton (1/2ton front 1ton rear=3/4 ton) lol

    wheeling videoshttp://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Wahoo!!!! Better make sure you and Matt bring that bad boy to Utah next year...need some 'character lines'[​IMG] on that truck!

    Hopefully I'll be rid of my 3.72727272727272 gears by then.[​IMG]

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
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  5. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Hey congrats. Good to hear you mention your son as I look forward to do to the same when my son is older. He is two, but loves trucks.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
  6. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Congrats.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  7. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Cool.
    I just finished my swap about an hr ago.
    But it is just the 14FF and a D44 8 lug.
    But all in all I am pleased with the outcome.

    <font color=green> Too bad ignorance isn't painful </font color=green>
     
  8. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    mines(14ff/d60) halfway in

    phill
     
  9. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    That's awesome Fred!
    I definitley want to see some pictures.



    Ric

    <font color=red>"Probably the saddest thing you'll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy, forget it little friend."</font color=red> -Jack Handy
     
  10. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Congrats! Can harly wait to see the pics.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  11. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Way to go Fred.........welcome. What tires/wheels are you going with?

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  12. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Well decided on 37" SSR's on 16x10 black rock crawlers. I know I will be bad mouthed by half the board choosing SSR's and the other half for using 4WPW. But after talking to the guys at 4WPW and a couple of other places and finding out that there have not been any problems with the 10 ply 37" SSR we decided those were the tires we wanted.

    I don't know if this is fact or not, but the guy at 4WPW told us that the new Swampers are no longer manufactured by InterCo., they are now made in Mexico and they are having problems with them.

    Derf00
     
  13. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Congrates Fred. Its a good feeling aint it?

    Surgeon General's Warning:
    Viagra and steroids may be harmful to your spouse![​IMG]
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  14. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Good choice. I've got the SSR's - 35" 10 ply's and so far so good. Seem to be a strong tire, and are great on the street.

    And my local 4WPW is the place to go - match any prices and I get a local club 10% discount to boot.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  15. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Congrats Derf! Where the pics at? [​IMG]
    Boss

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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  16. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    i am in this club now too!!!! i finaly got it together this weekend...i also go in the manual tranny club at the same time...as soon as i get my drive shafts back and my wheels i will be on the trails again. <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/chaz88k5>http://community.webshots.com/user/chaz88k5</a>

    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

    &lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/cool.gif"&gt;<font color=blue>Look in the Blazers for sale page!! my 72 needs to go!</font color=blue> &lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/cool.gif"&gt;
     
  17. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    Cool pictures, Chaz
    How do those low profile wheels work offroad?[​IMG]


    Ric

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  18. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    oh man i am pimpin when i make it over thos speed bumps....[​IMG]

    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

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  19. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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