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How much have yall spent on yalls rig so far?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Mar 21, 2000.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    I just want to know how much yall spent on yalls rig since yall bought it. Basically I just want to feel better with myself b/c I bought my rig last year and already put over $5000 into it. And that is not including the cost of the truck. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but damn, that's a lot of money. And people wonder why I drink cheap beer.
    Boss
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Re: How much have yall spent on yalls rigs so far?

    I hear ya on the cheep beer deal!![​IMG]
    I can't answer your question, but I have been spending money on my rig sence 1993 and I still have a ways to go before I even think about being done or adding up the recipts!! I belive I'm over 5K on the K5 [​IMG]
    Burt4x4

    Rock ON!
     
  3. DangerB

    DangerB 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How much have yall spent on yalls rigs so far?

    Almost nothing, if I see something I like I make it/butcher it. Traded a blown out old pickup for my stock cherry BLAZER. Its not the best or prettiest but she usually goes.
    But I just got a '74 in need of SOME resto, so I dont look forward to this "cheap beer" thing.

    DangerBrett[​IMG]
    <font color=blue>life is a race, you have to look good and go fast!</font color=blue>
     
  4. Glenn

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    $8,000. easy. Does that make you feel any
    better?:-)
     
  5. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I bought my 86 with 113,000 on it for 1300.00 .Since it has been just the little stuff...brakes...heater core. I put in stereo speakers, subs...and replaced a bunch of nickle dime stuff that wears out in time that most folks overlook. That is just beause I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. Now for May when my annual lottery check gets here...Boss has my seats and smittybilt and LMC and J.C.Whitney have a bunch of things I plan on getting.plus the new 330 hp 350 crate motor...and headers...flow this and flow that....damn am I broke yet...

    <font color=green>Eagle86K5[​IMG]

    <font color=red>Only guy I know that can get out of line in a one car funeral
     
  6. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    WOW lottery cool[​IMG]
    Ya need your lawn mowed??[​IMG]
    I bet your relitives ALL love you now!![​IMG]
    Have fun and build an AWSOME rig!!
    Flyin high like an Eagle!!
    LAter
    Burt4x4

    Rock ON!
     
  7. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Let see I just figured this out the other day. 78 Chevy Blazer how much can someone put in it? $5000? $10,000? Well Im up tho 13,000 and not done yet! The truck is almost all new or rebuilt. I figured if I went out and bought it all again without wheeling and dealing it's up to $17,000. I guess I made your day or blew it depending if your planing to spend as much as I have!!!! But ya gotta love 'em

    <font color=red>C<font color=green>'<font color=blue>m<font color=orange>o<font color=purple>e

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  8. jmpd

    jmpd 1/2 ton status

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    84 Blazer bought in 88 for $6700. Paint, 350 TPI, 3 Trannys, Rebuilt Transfer, 12 bolt, Interior, Stereos(more than one thanks to stuff falling aprt and crooks) and all of the "round to it stuff". About 10K and still adding. But my 3 yr old son love trucks and he loves to ride in the back with the Top-OFF.
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I was going to just say "too much" but then I started thinking and adding things up. You don't relize how much you spend over the years but it really adds up! Still less than a new SUV.

    Since 1991:

    $10000 - Initial purchase in 91 (don't laugh)
    $2000 - 350 Rebuilt and stroked to 383 (blew that one up)
    $500 - used 454 (mains went out)
    $1600 - New GM crate 454 (keeping fingers crossed)
    $250 - used 14 bolt rear axle
    $300 - Detroit Locker
    $500 - Muncie 465 4 spd
    $300 - 205 transfercase
    $300 - cowl hood
    $300 - 91 grill
    $2500 - bodywork, paint and graphics
    $1200 - tires/wheels
    $1000 - 12000lb winch
    $500 - Warn front bumper
    $900 - Dana 60 front axle
    $300 - crossover steering
    $400 - headers/exhaust
    $600 - Lift
    $200 - Shocks (new RS-9000)
    $400 - stereo/amp/speakers
    $225 - rollbar
    $175 - twin stick shifter
    $200 - 1 ton driveshafts
    $300 - AGR steering box and pump
    $1600 - New MPI fuel injection system (needs installed)

    Total= $26550

    YIKES!!! Hope my wife doesn't see this...

    Shawn
    87 K5
    a.k.a. "The Money Pit"
     
  10. Steve88

    Steve88 1/2 ton status

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    $5500 = initial purchase price 3 months ago (106000 miles)
    $500 = rear brakes, cylinders, yada-yada (was cramped for time and other options)
    $70 = glasspack and mandral pipe and install
    $200 = new radiator, belts, hoses, clamps, fluid, etc

    $6270 so far (but I need a new battery so add another $100 or so)

    Even the highest priced reply so far ($17,000?) ain't bad considering my co-worker just bought a new Tahoe for over $30,000...and it's not nearly as nice as the replies with all the mods these guys have put on their rigs...

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
    88K5 Silverado
    thunderdog@metallica.com
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Knight $1200 in March of 99
    $1200 in June 99 motor
    $375 in July 99 exhaust
    $415 in Sept 99 axles
    $250 in Oct 99 seals tranny/Tcase
    $0.05-0.10 many on them in lit'l stuff here and there

    White Knight
     
  12. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    70 jimmy $1000.00 in 1995
    300,.00 on gaskets starters, battery etc.
    100. 00 on 2 flexplates slow learner
    100.00 on rollbar and bumper install
    500.00 on rims and tires rims were a steal at 80.00
    1300.00 on tranny rebuild beware of aamco in greeley co
    and I aint even got started on spending money bummer.
     
  13. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Original price of truck in 1995 - $5000
    Full on interior - Flofit seats, etc. - $1500
    Stereo - had parts of it already - $250
    Centerline with BFG 33" tires - $800
    Sunroof - $250 installed
    Cell phone install - $100
    '87 IROC TPI with heads and installation - $1000
    140 Amp Alternator - $200
    Pro Comp 130 watt lights - $80
    Gauge cluster with tach (THanks Zack!) - $40
    2.5" lift springs - front - $200 installed
    Auburn Posi in rear - $300 installed
    Shocks (4 Rs 5000 and dual steering stabilizer) - Apx. $200
    Various items - would estimate another $500

    Oh, about $10,200........easily. Not counting what is on the wish list.......4" springs ($200), rear springs with velvet rides OR shackle flip ($300), posi in front 10 bolt with ORD type upgrades for strength, etc., etc. Hear a rod knock in the 406 small block, if that is an indication, a $2000 330 horse crate motor is probably in my future.......on and on. BUT, as someone said, and I once said to my wife, beats a $400 truck payment with little to no smile factor like my rig gives me.........

    We are all addicted psycho K5 nuts, gotta admit it!

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    Do we really want to think about how much we've spent? Wouldn't we be better off thinking about what we still want to spend instead? :)
     
  15. 79Cheyenne

    79Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    $1200.00 initial price
    25.00 emmisions test
    9.00 methanol(to pass emmisions test)
    .50 car wash to remove green stuff growing on the hood


    the rest dosen't count its on a credit card!!!

    <font color=orange>1979 BLAZER Cheyenne[​IMG]
     
  16. KENT

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    3000 for 1989 K5
    200 new clutch
    200 detroit locker
    150 14bolt rear
    350 rebuild sm465

    lots more todo!

    1989 K5
     
  17. jmpd

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    Mine was $6700 plus the 10k and still counting
     
  18. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    Lets see bought it about 7 years ago for 4300.00 new motor, drive train. lift, tires,wheels, 10,000 dollar sound system, lighting, interior, exterior, GPS and sat comm up link. on board computer and lojac, on board air/welder. Ok i just made myself sick. But Its mine I own it. No payments. DUH!!!! what was I thinking.
     
  19. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmm! Shawn, you better keep this from the wife. If you take off $20,000 that is around what I have in mine. [​IMG] Well I think, lets see Lift $500, Tires and wheels $1200, Grille install $400,....

    Ok maybe more [​IMG]

    Becoming the Money Pit
    [​IMG]

    <font color=red>Mudzer</font color=red>
    1978/91 K5 Blazer
     
  20. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    When I get a chance, I will hire a bookeeper to go through the big stack of reciepts, I know it is over 20,000 and counting.

    Steve
     

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