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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dale_gribble, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Hey guys! I just picked up my latest Chevy, an 88 Suburban with 56,000 original miles! For a quick overview of me, I will go to my 'Chevy history' as quick as possible. I think I qualify for a Chevy fan! :D

    My first Chevy truck, pretty much out of high school; I pretty much built it with my bare hands with the help of some good friends- 82 GMC High Sierra, 6" Superlift springs all around, 1" front shackle lift, 3" body lift, bushwhacker cutouts, 39x18 Mickey Thompsons on 15x14" Alcoa wheels, triple/double chrome bar, trailblazer light set and a bunch of other cool stuff. I had a lot of fun building it. After the t-case gave out and 5 years of owning it, I sold it for $1800... :mad::eek1: I could have parted it for more, but didn't know better.

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    My next Chevy and my most conservative one, 96 standard cab with 4.3L V6. Didn't own it long. I have never been practical nor really conservative.
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    My next Chevy, a 94 Z71 that I put some work into. 6" Procomp suspension, 2" PA body, 4.56s, 37" GY MTRs on 15x12" MT wheels and more. AWESOME truck. I sold this due to what we thought was going to be financial hardship, but I didn't lose my job and I regret selling this still, almost 4 years later. It was a great truck.
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    My next Chevy, a 71 K5 Blazer that I put a lot of work into. I picked it up in decent shape with 4" suspension and 33" tires. I put 6" suspension, 3" body, 38" STS's on 16x10" ARE wheels, full cage, rear roll pan and a lot more. I miss this one, but it was the LEAST practical truck I had. I want to build another 69-72 K5 someday.
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    Finally, my Burb and current ride. Wasn't even looking for it, it found me. I paid $6,500 in the condition you see here, 88 V10 sub, 55k original miles!!! 6" BDS suspension and 35" BFGs on 17x9" wheels... In the 3 weeks I have had it, I have installed a high flow cat and flowmaster 40 series, 4.56s, manual hubs, stereo stuff and more... I plan on having this for a long time. Suits me, and I can get my expanding family around with ease.
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    That's it! Glad to be here and be a part of CK5!!!
     
  2. Jackedup86GMC

    Jackedup86GMC Registered Member

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    Love that 1st generation K5. I have a 71 custom K10, but it is no where near as good of condition as yours was.
     
  3. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That 71 sure is clean. Why did you end up selling it? If I had a rig like that my kids would be burying me in it someday.........:rotfl:

    Welcome to CK5, and thanks for sharing your pics with us, brother. :waytogo:
     
  4. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Easy- I moved from SoCal to Norhthern Utah. Several things happened when I got up here that led to the truck's sale-

    1. I have never been through a state safety inspection before; The truck failed miserably. Windshield washer has to work? Seriously? Too much lift for too short of wheelbase, mud flaps, flares, hazard lights didn't work, and on and on.

    2. I got pulled over 2 times and ticketed in my first week here for mudflaps/fender flares

    3. Most importantly, I needed something reliable to get the family up and down the mountains in the winter comfortably.
     
  5. lamberthkp

    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    that 71 is awsome !
     

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