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How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rigs and whats been your best mod?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by doonjumper, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. doonjumper

    doonjumper 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious.(Oh and I guess I'm looking for some justification.)
     
  2. freeforever

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    lol well...ive replaced just about everything in the book....I made the mestake of having mechanics to do ALL the major work...thats not gonna happen again. soo ohhh around 12,000 cakes have bin pumped into the bugger.

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  3. flcpl4fn

    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    Right now I have about $8000 in my 85' Jimmy and I'm fixin to drop another $2500 in it. And there is alot more things that I want to do to it, so I'm sure there will be alot more money.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  4. muddin4fun

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    Including buying it? On the current rig, 3500. I've had it maybe a month. I've still got to lift her, tires, body work and paint, winch, and more. My average has been at least 10 or 15K.


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  5. UseYourBlinker

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    about $7,000...

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  6. Burt4x4

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    haha What a Question!!
    I have no Idea!! Put it this way I bought the rig in 93 fer 4000 and I have never stoped dumping $$$ in to it! So thats what 8 yrs worth! I do have ALL my recipts and I have never added them up. I think I haven't added them up fer a reason, too scary!! I'm sure it's more than I think it is...................

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  7. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    87 Blazer w/ TBI 350- very little rust... just needs a rocker panel, 160k.... $3000
    New 700r4 trans to replace the so called rebuilt one... $500
    MSD Offroad Ign, K&N, ORD Brace, major tu....$300
    So overall I have 3800 in.... but then I have 35's in the garage that I got for $600 or so... need rims... lift is going to be another $600 or so w/ shocks, CV shaft 300, Misc stuff... 150, 4.10 axles in my garage... 500 for a D44 and 12B and have about 200 in upgrades for them... so I'll be up to about 6 or 7k in no time... Next up paint, exhaust, 383... OUCH! But she's worth every penny [​IMG]

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  8. Butch

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    Last time I added it up I had 13000 in parts and pieces not including purchase price. That was before the doubler, crossover steering, shakle flip and a CB. I am guessing I am in the 17000 range, but that is with almost a complete restoration.

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  9. tRustyK5

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    God I hope my wife never sees this post...I've had my Jimmy for 4 1/2 years and I probably have 10-12,000 into it. It doesn't take too much to rack up the total though when you've replaced or rebuilt most everything on the truck![​IMG]

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    10 to 12,000 is still considered cheap when you compare it to buying a new vehicle these days.

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  11. wayne

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    Now I have just over $4000 in her. Over the next few weeks I will put another $2000 in her. I figure when she is so called finished I will have $15,000 to $18,000 in her. At least it's paid for.

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  12. HispanicPanic

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    i have 8,000 invested in mine and still not even close to being done

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    I've had my truck since october, and already have $8,500 in parts, and not stoppin anytime soon. I still need a winch, cage, and a soft top till I slow down on the mods.
     
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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    TOO MUCH!!!!!


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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    about $8000 so far!!! ABOUT ANOTHER 7500 PLANNED!!

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    I was around 12-13 with all reciepts then I got SEC bumper, warn HS9500i, crossover steering, 5 new tires, SEC rock slides,and the biggy a stroker motor with dart heads and other goodies over 3000.

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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    I just recently figured about $3000. Thats starting from scratch, axles to body panels. Got lucky, free 350 for it, but the 350 I'm building is going to cost me right around $1000 so that can be added to the price. A lot of small stuff like gear oil and the like that I didn't add in though.

    My justification was that I would never find a truck that was set up EXACTLY the way I wanted it, so I'd have to build it! ...manual trans with hydraulic clutch, newer (less rust) body, no AC, heavy duty heater option, true factory dual exhaust, rear sliders, dual batteries, 350 motor, 205 t-case, 3.42 gears, 33" tires, etc., etc., : )

    Forgot to list the best mod..has to be selling the rusty 83 K5 and building this one!


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    Re: How MUCH $$$$$ do you folks have in your rig\'s?

    including buying it....about 2500. still have a lot to do to it though.

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    In the next month ore so my total will reach around the 8000 mark. Then I will be done for a while, so I can catch up financialy. But I see myself owning this truck for serveral more years, and in another year or two, or three, I will probably start dumping thousands into it again.
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    Rough estimate here and so far it comes out to: $11,150 into that damn thing [​IMG]. Wayyyy too much. I don't like to think about this anymore [​IMG] Obviously...still aint near where I want it to be....many many many thousands $$$$ away.
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