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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 87superblaze, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. 87superblaze

    87superblaze 1/2 ton status

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    It has been posted a few months ago but I need to know that I am not the only one spending my paychecks on my truck. Hell, I spend so much on the truck, I have resorted to buying cheap beer. Now that is devotion or just stupidity.

    I think I am around the $8,000 mark. A lot of the stuff I do is fabricated by myself so I save money. A true cheapa$$.

    The Blazer is PRICELESS to me!

    My Truck <a target="_blank" href=http://www.community.webshots.com/user/nicksm79>http://www.community.webshots.com/user/nicksm79</a>
     
  2. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    Not including the price of the truck im up to 14,000 or so, but i have gone through 2 engines in 2 months and a transmission and t-case, and rear axle.
     
  3. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    $2,800 into the "truck itself"
    $175- radiator- master cylindar brake booster thingy, square tube grill, dash pad, guage cluster, guage cluster trim, metal trim for hard top, rubber door seals from Jim (hotstuff)
    $150 Velour material for interior trim pieces and head liner
    $50 rattle cans primer, paint for brush guard and tube steps,
    $100 miscelaneous screws/bolts/washers,
    $1200- 2 doors, inner fenders, outter fenders, - included seam sealed- primered..

    okay I'm going to stop now, because if John happens to see this post- he is going to start " I cant believe all that money in that thing, and its not done yet ...." Of course- I can always say--- oh and what about the $1400.00 rancho lift kit thats in my cellar, living room, and garage? (not to mention the fact we dont' even own a truck that it goes on?)

    I think all told- after this weekend- I will have about $8,000 into mine as well-

    then in april to the cosmetologist--- and I'll be at about $10,000

    Brandy

    HELP!!!!! I need 16.5x 12 rims -------please please please!!!!!

    oh, still LOVING the new dmax as well!
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you, just to make certain that you never leaked the info to my wife! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Just keeping tires on the K5, 2 Suburbans and the S-Jimmy is expensive. The other "stuff" really adds up as well. But I don't keep a tally, 'cause I don't think I really want to know. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck>www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck</a>
    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  5. greywolf

    greywolf 1/2 ton status

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    another person suffering from c.b.s.
    Cheap
    Bastard
    Syndrome
    i have 4,000. and growing but i'm semi stock.1/2 ton
    rebuilding 205 and 14ff
     
  6. mdm365

    mdm365 1/2 ton status

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    I bought the k5 for 2500 put another 1500 into it after that and went from a 6 cyl to a v8 all that got me for 4000.I had to buy everything for the swap,then spent 150 to repair the 12 bolt.----so you are not alone!! I got rid of an 81 k5 and got a small pickup and felt I was missing something a year later I sold my new truck and got another k5.Just got to have it!! <a target="_blank" href=http://mikes77k5.rockcrawler.com>my k5</a>

    1977 k5-blazer4"pro comp lift 3.5 in rear dana 44,12 bolt rear, 350 &,205 t-case,465 trans,flotech headers and mufflers
     
  7. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    Lets see, $1800 for truck, less $600 for sale of engine and drivetrain, $2500 for original 350/300hp crate engine, less $1600 for sale of engine, $2200 for NV4500 conversion $3200 for 383 engine, less $2000 for sale of engine, $2400 for 427, $800 for D60 &amp; 14BFF axles, $1000 for rims &amp; tires, $900 for stereo system, $400 for seats, $500 for dash modifications, $650 for TSM disc brake conversion, $1000 for Warn 12k winch and bumper, $100 for steel to build rear bumper &amp; swing away spare carrier, $300 for cowl induction hood, $400 for paint materials, $500 for carpet and misc. trim pieces, $250 for donuts, coffee, beer and hamburgers to feed my son for helping me build it. Also cost me my 68 Bronco, as it's his now for labor to build mine. Wife says she's glad it's my truck and not another woman in my life. I figure this is cheaper too!

    87 K5, 427/340hp BBC,4.56 D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM rear disc's,
     
  8. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Don't want to know...



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>I'm Discombobulated </a>
     
  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    into mods i have about $2000 but i have more than that into replacements: the tranny, radiator, oil cooler, PS pump, entire AC system front and back, heads, handle for the back door twice, flexplate (that was hard), and maybe some other stuff.
    and i haven't even bought the truck yet it's still my dad's!

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
    &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/muddysub&gt;http://community.webshots.com/user/muddysub&lt;/a&gt;<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by muddysub on 02/21/02 08:13 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  10. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    I nearly fainted once I started adding up everything so far 13 years later. Im at the 30,000 mark id say with out the new engine, tires, and interior mods im going to do.

    </font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://blueknight.alloffroad.com>http://blueknight.alloffroad.com</a>
    "If First you don't succeed, Destroy all attempts you've tried"
     
  11. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=blue> Pretty much just the driver's seat since I'm in the process of redoing the interior. LOL!

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

    <font color=purple> monkeys steal my underwear at night
     
  12. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I hear ya! I kept a log of EVERY penny that I spent on mine in the first couple of years that I had it. All the seemingly "little stuff" that you dont' think about, really starts to add up. Things that are below the financial pain threshold like plug wires, tune up parts, various bolts, nuts, etc. plus antifreeze, grease, u-joints, and on and on... The numbers get scary. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck>www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck</a>
    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  13. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    $5000 in upgrades including engine so far. I still have about $1500 left in parts I need and $2000 for rims and tires. I figure right when I get everything done the tranny will crap out so I will swap in a TH400 and a np205 in the fall, there will be another $700-$1000 not to mention new driveshafts...

    I cant imagine the thousands of dollars I have saved doing my own labor... That has been the best part of the entire hobby.
     
  14. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I got over $13,500 into Jedi Mind Trick, and around $8,000 into Insane Ewok. I'll have around $9500 into Isane Ewok before the bash.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>link to k5's</a>
     
  15. BILLY RAY

    BILLY RAY 1/2 ton status

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    DOES AN ARM AND A LEG COUNT?
    I'AM SURE IT'S AROUND $10,000 TO $15,000 HELL IT COULD BE MORE.
    MAN THAT JUST MAKES ME SICK TO SAY THAT.

    I'AM NOT YELLING I JUST HATE THAT DAMM SHIFT BUTTON
     
  16. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    $1500 total into the willy's
    and I had $5300 total into the Jimmy(which is for sale for $3,000 OBO)



    <hr></blockquote>
    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  17. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Last year I put around $14k into it.... This year I need to take it easy so I can make it to the Bash in August... So I hope to stay under $5000 before then... =)

    Still need:
    Good spare, jack, bumpers, sliders, complete rear suspension, new bushings, front shackles... And that is what I can think of right now! [​IMG] AND I am installing the SM465/NP205 hydro setup.... that should be fun... Finally, I'm buying the Edelbrock 1902 carb to finally ditch this Holley....

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://home.attbi.com/~netwrite>Midwest Caravan</a>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  18. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    about 7,000 into the Jimmy, 9,000 into the burb, 7,000 into the firebird, and 4,000 into the GTO. That includes the price of the vehicles, but I got the firebird for free, and the Jimmy. I just bought a boat as well, I paid 4,000 for it, but its a flat bottom v-drive boat, so I will have more into it. It only does 85 mph right now.

    86Jimmy 4"&amp;35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&amp;33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ&lt;a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance&gt;My vehicles&lt;/a&gt;



    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by DesertDueler on 02/21/02 09:23 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  19. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Lessee ....
    $1000 for the truck
    $ 100 for the stripped and tested 400 block
    $ 800 in machining and pre prep (boring decking studs etc..)
    $1900 for the rotating assembly
    $1000 or so in int/ext accesories for the engine
    $ 600 for a built th350
    $ 160 in interior diamond plate
    $ 80 in exterior steel
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    $1000.00 Total spent

    thats my story and I'm sticking to it!
    ... plausible deniability! [​IMG]

    Thankfully I can eat all the labor costs as I do it all myself... i cant imagine someone having to pay labor on all this... talk about going broke!


    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/borregok5> Pictures</a>
     
  20. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    After the 60, gears, and locker, and assorted stuff in the past year ive spent ~$10,000 and not even close to done. but that much closer. i have my little brown file folder that has all the stuff ive ever bought and its over flowing.

    Sun Desert Offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>

    83 Chevy, 350, sm465, lincoln locked14ff, dana 60,4.56's, (sometime soon flatbed,and 39.5" TSL's)
     

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