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Grim, Dep...Tellico :(

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Dudes, I hate to say it, .............
    the jimmy aint makin it to the Tellico run this year. [weeping]
    I just got up under the rear to change the diff fluid and to inspect the rear to make sure everything was "co-sure" and low and behold, my damn spiders are all but "GONE", the pin is wobbling around bad in the carrier. No big deal right, I go to swap it out with a LSD my uncle was going to sell me for cheap, well it turned out to be a 12 bolt carrier. [weeping again] I know, your thinking just replace the spiders and live with it through this trip. [weeping profusely]
    Here is where the bad part comes in...... I had to destroy the old carrier getting it out. The GDMF'n retainer screw for the center pin broke off. So I proceeded to use,....whats that word???? uuuummmm, oh yeah, the "FORCE" of the almighty, YES, thats right, the BFH!!!!!!! I got it out alright, pushed the screw right through the side of the carrier.
    Anyways, now that Im out of tears heavly dose on the brain grenades, Im off to spend my tire money on new gears, LSD carrier, and an instal kit. Think I will replace the axles and bearings and the whole works "while Im in there". You know the routine. The one good thing about it is that I get to be the student during the gears setup process free of charge. :)
    So you see, with a little pain and suffering and pure endearment good things do happen in the long run.

    My only other question is that if I still want to go, I will be able to drive the bad boy out there, but my gears are going to be mis matched, cause I cant afford to redo the front and the back at the same time. Plus the wifes birthday is coming up and I promised myself I'd buy her some diamond earings this year. [thinking....damn, Am I getting older already??]

    LOL!!! You know your getting old when your wife is more important than your Blazer!!! LOL!!!!!

    I was wondering if I might be able to get some pony rides with you guys, I'll be a spotter, help you push, pull or drag it in, oopps, I mean out.

    Let me know, if you'll have a small quadrant available in the corner of your rig for me to cop a ride. [ on the trails that is ]

    Will work for parts, beer and sex.
    90 Jimi,350/700R4/241/10bolts/3.73's/33's/4"
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  2. yeild2me

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    hey man, i have a 30 spline 10 bolt with 373's and a gov-lock....250 bucks and i can meet ya half way....
    this is out of my 89. its still in right now, will be out soon, maybe a few weeks!!!! i am from fayetteville nc. brakes are two years old and in good shape...

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  3. ftn96

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    I appreciate the offer Bro. But I can get a 3.73 10 bolt "set" right now for $100. The problem is that with 33's and overdrive, I want at least 4.11's. And the gov-loc, well I dont even wanna go there. I will be on the look out for a 12 bolt with hte same inards I'm looking for.

    Will work for parts, beer and sex.
    90 Jimi,350/700R4/241/10bolts/3.73's/33's/4"
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    no prob!!

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  5. bigjbear

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    If you can find a way this is a great place to be. You don't want to miss it. I was just up there last weekend and we had at least 5 inches of snow-that's how much was on my hood when we got off the trails at 1:00AM! It was a blast. I have some of pics on my site and will have more up by wed. If you can find a way be there. I would offer you a ride but I already have two and maybe a third. OTOH, I understand diff problems, that's why I missed Dixie Run. Good luck.

    Jim '80 GMC
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  6. Depdog

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    I am sure that we can find some room for you to ride. I bring a bud, but if need be, we can put 3 across on mine, I have a split bench seat.

    Between the folks that show up we can find a spot anytime. Here is another thought, if you have a 4 wheeler, bring it, they are fun up there as well.

    Depdog

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    Well, Im going no matter what. If I have to walk behind all your asses and catch all the mud with my face. I talked to bigbad82k5, he's got room. Me and the neighbor are going to ride with him. Im in the hunt for a 12 bolt. You all keep and eye out for me. 12 bolt with 4.11's. But Im probably never going to go bigger than 33's so I might as well stay with the 10's. I've just been doing so much to the old girl lately that Im getting tired of working on it. Need to take a breather.

    Will work for parts, beer and sex.
    90 Jimi,350/700R4/241/10bolts/3.73's/33's/4"
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