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found one hellofa deal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rwright07, Jul 16, 2006.

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do it?

  1. hell yea!

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  2. ur way over ur head kid

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  3. i can give u a hand

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  1. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    this week i found an 85 K5 w/ a 350, 3k on 700r4, working np208, driveline, 14blt rear and dana 44 front w/ lockrite, 4.10 gears, a beat up but there body and shabby, but there interior for 500 bucks

    the 14blt has disk brake conversion, but i neeed to find the caddy eldorado calipers and ebrake cables, the front currently is 6 lug but he has the parts and rotors to make it 8 that go with it....

    im looking to steal the 700r4 and np208, drivelines, and axles to throw under my 76K5 w a 400sb, the only issue i have is that it is 60 miles away and the engine isnt wired right now so il need a trailer that i dont have...

    i am also going to take the panels that have the door strikers out of it and have them welded into mine cuz they r shot

    i think this is a good deal but im not sure how much unexpected work is going to be involved... the caddy calipers, making spedo work w/ 700 and np208, and bla bla bla

    otherwise i think i can do it i jsut need to borrow a transmission jack

    then im thinking about putting my parts back into it, wiring the engine and trying to sell it for more than 500 to sumone else as a parts truck

    whatdo u guys think... can a 17year old kid do this?



    P.S.
    if anyone is local to me or lives near seattle (close to where the truck is) has a trailer i could borrow or would be willing to give me a hand and help me learn how to do this the right way... i would be greatly appreciative

    thanks
    rick
     
  2. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Do it before you get any smarter.:haha:
     
  3. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    neone have nething to say thatd help me out?
     
  4. bp71k5

    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I think what he might be saying is it's a lot of work.

    It sounds like you are getting a 1 ton rear end, tranny, and some disk brakes, and an xfer case for $500 doesn't sound too bad.

    I don't know much, but isn't the 205 you have in your blazer more desirable than the later model stuff?

    The caddy calipers will probably cost ~$25 each from a junk yard or ~$100 each brand new.

    I guess you might save some money, but towing the thing will cost a couple hundred dollars unless you find someone to help. ( no trailer here sorry)

    You might be better off asking if he'll part it out, then you don't have to figure out how to get rid of it. I've bought/sold lots of cars when I was younger (i'm not that old though) and it was always a pain to get a parts car back together enough to be able to sell it. You don't really want to put money into it and it hard to find time to work on putting it together knowing it's just a parts truck for someone else. All that stuff ended up sitting in the driveway for years. :)

    Anyway, if you have the time and the parts are really what you are looking for, go for it.
     
  5. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    my truck has the full time np203 having a part time case with a lower low range would be nice

    (bump btw)
     
  6. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    I Stopped reading here and did the poll

    And by the way... caddy calipers are more expensive than you realize.
     
  7. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like a helluva deal to me. If the parts truck will roll you could always get a towbar and flat tow it back home. :D

    Rick
     
  8. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    the tow bar sounds like a good idea....
    but how would i get my hands on one?

    anybody else got ne ideas?
     
  9. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    You can get them on ebay pretty cheap. Check with trailer dealers in your area too. :D

    Rick
     
  10. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    could i rent one newhere?
     
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    No nekkid option in the poll. :rolleyes: :doah:
     
  12. rick88blaze

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    Check with U-Haul, or Ryder or someplace like that for renting one.
     

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