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HEY N2-TRUX

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Jan 31, 2001.

  1. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

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    I was checking out your website and it is very sweet !!!!!!!!!
    I was wondering about the paint in some of your pics it looks like flat black or is it black primer i always liked flat black on cars but everyone has to have it shiny so i don't see it much.



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  2. N2-TRUX

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    DP-90

    SMP- Thats a coat or two of DP-90. It's a PPG epoxy primer that is no longer available. They do have an EPA friendly formula available now, but I don't know what its called. We had the truck apart shaving all the emblems, and trim, replacing the door pins and bushings. We were also trying to close some of that great GM panel gap up, and smooth out some of the factory lines. When we got it all pretty close, I wanted to make a road trip to a big truck show. Since I didn't want to like like "My dog Spot", we put a full coat of primer on it, before we replaced all the rubber and glass. I kinda like the hot rod primer look too. It will stay that way until it's almost done. When it gets all the mechanical stuff right, then I will put a coat of shiny paint on...
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    BTW-Since my site ate itself about 9 times, it wouldn't be what it is without the help from a good friend.Thanks goes to Capt. Kaos

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    Thanks N2TRUX!!

    Thanks man. You are greatly welcome. Glad to help you out. As soon as I get the right password again &lt;grin&gt; I will put the new pics up.



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  4. smp

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    Re: DP-90

    What are the specs on the tire and wheel combo you are running width of rim and tire i am picking up a 72 2wd blazer in a couple of weeks and wanted to drop it and get a tire/rim combo that puts the tire close to the edge of the fender something wide. Any size suggestions?



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    For the moment...

    I have 18 x 8.5's with a 4" backspace up front. The rears are 20 x 9.5 with a 4.5" backspace. The 20's whould have fit better with a 5" backspace, but the guy that made them at Budnik got it a little wrong. They still fit, but they are close. I plan to sell these wheels, and go with 20's all around....
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    Re: For the moment...

    Very nice, thanks
    Who sells a good lowering kit i think the 72 has coils on all 4s



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    Air or spring?

    If you are wanting Spring lowering for a 67-72, I say http://www.airliftcompany.com/easystreet/indexeasy.htm or
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    Re: Air or spring?

    I have been thinking air i want to be able to tow a trailer and blazer but still have a nice low stance. The trailer would be 2000 and blazer at 5500-6000 lbs not sure about the tonuge weight. Would i have to get a special air bag setup? And is there a strong axle upgrade with the 5 lug pattern i was thinking about a dana 60 but not sure what to do about the lug patterns.



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    I went with Air..

    You would need to design your air system to do the job you intend to use it for. The rear bags in most kits are a tapered bag. I don't know their exact weight capacity, but I wouldn't think it would handle a real heavy tongue weight. You can use the double convulated bags in the rear. Those are made in many different sizes. They can handle any load you can. I would think a GM 12 bolt would be all you need. The dana 60 is a monster that works great to handle the abuse of a 4x4, but is overkill for a 2wd. That is unless you plan 500+hp, then it might be an option...

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    Re: I went with Air..

    Thanks alot guys i will look in to it. I was also thinking about chromoly axles for the 12 bolt would help.
    I will post some pics when i pick it up and don't go to far i am sure i will have more questions.



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