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Heaph's Build Thread - Built not Bought

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chiefheaphy, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    Since I can remember I've wanted to build this k5. It is gonna be a beast. People ask me what I am going to do with it when I'm done and I say, "I'm gonna try to break it, then fix it stronger!"


    Paid $400 for basically a frame and body.



    Parts Acquired

    -Built a .30 over 350 but will build a 454 next winter.
    -Rockwells
    -SM465
    -NP205
    -24" leaf springs





    Heres some pics...still got a long way to go!

    that 70HD rear means business

    motor 350.JPG

    Boom comes in handy.JPG

    Body off.JPG

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    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    thats my old man in the pic. cant have someone else gettin all the credit.
     
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    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    More pics

    70HD compared to 60rear...look at the efin tube on this thing...holy sh**


    ORD frame goodies.

    4in Tube.jpg

    Box Brace.jpg

    ORD Engine X member.jpg

    ORD Steering brace.JPG
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    holy giant spring batman!
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    x2! why such large springs?
     
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    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    Basically for the hell of it. Probably not the best call as far as functionality, but I've seen this Blazer in my head for 26 years and its huge. I can always drop it a bit.
     
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    Yeah. I`d say drop that by about half....:D
     
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    Then go BIG!! 54" boggers:D 44's will look tiny on that thing.
     
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    X2!!!!
     
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    This is what im goin for!

    this things got 21" and 44's

    my goal is to not have to have to trim.

    barbwire.jpg
     
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    Good luck with your project man! It'll be a monster!
     
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    My oh my!

    Oh my god!

    24in. Fronts.jpg
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    thats nearly a 6 coke canner there....

    what'd they run ya?
     
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    Your gonna need 54's for ride quality. That ****er is gonna ride like a 30 year old wooden rollercoaster! I started with about what you have for parts and am finaly gettin it closer and closer to done. My only regret is not boxing the frame. You might wanna consider.
     
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    I always love those shady old rollerscoasters at Canobie LAke PArk in N.H. If its that bad Ill incorporate springs under the seats.


    I was gonna box the frame, then I wasn't.... now I think I might again. I figure the easiest way to do it is to either cut up another frame. or make pieces out of luan plywood and trace it to plate. Only problem is I'm doing everything myself and dont have a plasma. Seems like a whole lot of cuts to make with a sawzall or cut wheel. Then again it would totally be worth it!
     
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    Isn't Mass one of those lift law Nazi states?

    Rene
     
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    I think theres some equation about lift divided by this times that. 2" lift + 2" bigger than stock is the max. I live in a small town and know most of the cops so the once a month showoff swing through town shouldnt be a problem ... Too beat it up I'm gonna trailer it up and down the East Coast.

    Short answer...YES! but...cant let somethin like the law stop you.
     
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    Tracy on Gearz boxed the frame on Srgt. Rock and held cardboard over the inside of the frame rails and tapped the frame rails with a hammer. it made lines in the cardboard that he cut out. Not a bad way to make templates. Then trace them out onto some flat stock. You could alway then take the flat stock to a shop to get it plasma'd or bandsaw cut out. Then just finish up with the grinder.
     

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