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if you could build your dream k5...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77Blazer, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    what would it have?

    I need ideas cause im building one when I graduate college and ditch the intern checks for the real deal (lets just hope I dont find a serious woman to suck me dry b4 hand).

    here it is...
    502
    np205/203 doubler
    would my current sm465 work with it?
    8in" suspension w/ stephans coils in front
    custom shock towers in rear w/ shackle flip
    1" body
    dual 2.5 ton rockwells
    44" boggers
    and i would prolly build it on a 73' to bypass all the CA smog crap.

    click here if you dont like the thread http://www.planettribes.com/theden/gontw/nsig.jpg
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    69-72 on a Unimog 404 frame and running gear with the tried and true 350 TPI.

    I don't need no damn shop manual, I got a pornographic memory.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s>communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s</a>
    75 Jimmy, Dollar
    Grim-Reaper
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well, first off my dream K5 would be two K5's because one wouldnt work, I would want one for street and one for trail.

    Street:
    1972 with 350 ram jet, 5 spd, NP205, Dana60 front and rear with coil suspension 5:13 gears full cage with updated interior, 3-4" lift with 35" SSR's and pretty paint job.

    Trail:
    1990 with 502 ram jet Th475, 203/205 doubler, shaved 14 bolt/dana60 5:13 gears, full convert with custom cage and narrowed 12", 42" Swampers, coil suspension, some kind of link setup in the rear (not sure on this one yet) and big ass CK5 sticker on the hood, you know like the Warn ones. Plus tons of other stuff not mentioned or thought of yet.

    Steve

    Bandwidth FREE ZONE

    Mall-Running poseur 4x4 with curb-feelers
     
  4. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to have 2 of them also.....Building them alike in most ways.....so it apears to be the same..


    Both
    '73 K-5
    '91 front end (quad headlights) w/ cal induct hood
    350 TPI w/ nitros
    4L80 with lock up converter
    14 bolt rear dana 60 front (one geared for street and the
    other for offroad use)
    coilssprings front and rear with 3 link on both...
    39x14.5x16
    Warn 9000 winch in front and rearI could go on and on and on......you get the point....it's never done.....


    C'moe

    Kill Roy was here!
     
  5. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I've got my body mods and cage about like I'd want in my dream k5....it's perfect for what I intend to do with it. Now I just wish I could afford my dream drivetrain:

    Rockwells f/r with detroits f/r
    Hydro hy steer custom
    8" 4 link front/rear custom coils and locating bars
    Disc brakes at all 4 corners
    42" swampers, grooved, on MRT 36 bolt beadlocks
    502 Fuel Injected Big block
    NV4500 with forged gears
    Klune-V crawl box
    NP205 with forged gears and beefed
    Jesse's extreme drivelines with 1410 joints
    Custom boxed frame
    and 30mpg.

    hahahahahahhahahaha......let the lottery winning begin!

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
  6. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I gues I am building buy dream K.uhh 10 and here's how it goes

    383 w/ holley pro-jection
    465-doubler
    highangle CV shafts for and aft
    shaved 14-60 w/ 5.13 and detroits
    37/13 boggers w/ beadlocks (mabye bigger later)
    custom flatbed that carries everything inc. whinch, spare everything and cookout acc.
    same suspension setup i have now in the rear (springer w/ ORD flip)
    front- 3-link like Frisbies
    crossover w/rock-ram assist
    full exo-cage w/ no doors
    inide autometer gages everywhere, cobra CB, and a nice stero (for when we make it to the top)
    I'd say im about half way there

    for the street, well im a sucker for the 2 wheel drive blazers

    it would be a 68-72 model
    dropped on some shiney crome rims w/ a real purdy paint job,
    full cage inside (just in case)
    leather and power interior from a new truck
    and A/C
    autometer guages in place of the factory guages
    crazy 454 w/ 671 blower (i like the whining) the blower is sticking out of the hood
    and a boomin system

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

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Hmmmm.... My dream K5....

    How about one with all the rust repair/rustproofing already done?

    Then progressively done myself on an '86+ shell:

    D60/14ff w/my current rims in 8-lug
    38"'s
    4L80
    TPI 454
    New, perfect condition interior and body/paint (gotta keep the wife interested in the beginning)
    On-board air
    Electric fans
    high powered alt
    a rack of lights on the top (I do too much at night to have only stock!)
    custom front and rear bumpers that resemble stock, but hold a front reciever and a full brushguard protecting the 89-91 nose...
    A gas guage

    Lots more, but I'm at work and gotta get back to pretending to do something...



    Ratch
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  8. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Well lets see...72 K5,bobbed and narrowed 12",6"front springs,Springer shackle flip rear,RS 9000s,EFI 460,C6,203/205,D60 w/ARB,shaved 14 bolt w/Detroit,38 12.5 TSLRs,10k winch,on board air, welder,and shower,full cage,comfy seats,GPS,AC,and a fire suit(for the flameing Im gonna get for the powertrain)

    A balanced diet is a beer in both hands.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  9. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Changed my mind on the engine due to weight. EFI 351W w/427stroker kit,TFS heads grooved for wire lock head gaskets,GT40 intake w/extrudehoned lower,38lb injectors,70mm Tbody,77mm maf,T trim Vortech,after cooler,and MSD boost retard.

    A balanced diet is a beer in both hands.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  10. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Fizzelfry: FORD???

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
  11. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I am building my dream K5! Been doin it sence 93 and I have a long way to go still ....[​IMG]

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  12. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    My Dream K5?

    TPI 350
    Valley Trans TH400
    Rebuilt NP208, or Mopar aluminum NP205
    3" Aluminum CV shafts
    custom trussed 12FF rear
    custom trussed 10 front
    coil link suspension with around 18" of travel
    Fiberglass 88-98 front end
    37" Projects on 16" beadlocks

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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  13. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    LIke Burt, I have been building mine for a while - but heres the specs and what else I want..........

    406TPI motor with electric fans, 4 core radiator, AC, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, Tilt, Intermittent Wipers, killer Fosgate stereo, Flofit seats, map lights, etc.
    Bulletproof T350 (yeah, a T400 is stronger, but I've never blown up a 350 so it stays)
    Dana 60 with Detroit
    14BFF with Detroit (and drum brakes, again they're staying [​IMG])
    <font color=green>WANT LIST - </font color=green>
    NP205/203 doubler (have a 203 right now, and am happy with it for now)
    Cross over steering
    Dual batteries

    Then figure out new ways to get more out of my motor........[​IMG]..........like cold air induction a la Ken Brown............love his setup...........then buy an SEC bumper to replace the Warn Classic Chrome.

    And there will be plenty more stuff after you lunatics give me more ideas [​IMG].........lol.


    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  14. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'm pretty much there I think. I might link up the rear, and it needs some serious sheetmetal work to fit better, but the mechanical stuff is pretty much there. I'd like some more sound insulation and AC for the interior, and maybe a stereo. That way I could drive it on the road on 37-38" radials. Maybe a 3rd door for getting the kids in and out? Maybe a flatbed instead.

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
    SW-ORD
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  15. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    My dream k5 trail rig ? 638 Big block =P Summit sells em for 17k
    4in shackel 6in springs. 40" Boggers.
    Nv4500 or whatever... the 5 spd with the low 1st and .75 overdrive or whatver. Manual tranny.
    Np205 with doubler. =)
    HD skidplates and rock sliderz...
    4.56 gears... jacobs ignition... true duals.. all that good stuff =)

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    305/Sm465/ NP208, 4.11's coming soon.
    Kn filter
     
  16. chevyboy24598

    chevyboy24598 1/2 ton status

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    Here goes:
    1969 Chevy
    1600hp 540 Chevy with 8/71 blower
    2.5 rockwells
    chain drive transfercase
    8.55 gears
    66" good year terra tires
    and of corse.........
    FULL ROLLCAGE


    Rust=Good
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  17. MUDNUTT

    MUDNUTT 1/2 ton status

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    69 or 70 body w/ full cage,cowl induction hood,rhino lined interior, good cb, kicka$$ stereo, good seats, the big arb fridge/freezer mounted in back, 60 in front 14ff in rear w/ arb's and 4.10's or 4.56's so it will cruise down the road , discs all around with a hydroboost system, 4" lift w/ shackle flip in the rear[maybe a 6"], 1" body lift, cross over steering w/ a rock ram assist, 36 or 37" boggers on 15x10 or 16x10 black steelies[havent decided on the 15 or 16's yet], built 500 caddy w/ injection, nv4500 and a 203/205 doubler to make up for the higher gears, dual batteries,welder,high amp alt and a york compresser under the hood, warn 8274 up front on a custom bumper, big hydraulic winch mounted in the rear bumper driven off the 205 pto port, probably paint it black primer so i wont worry about scratches,kind of a compremise not really hardcore rockcrawler but i could drive it to and from the trail or work in comfort, when i win the powerball i'll get started on it[​IMG]

    <font color=blue>DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT[​IMG]
    <font color=red>PROUD TO BE AMERICAN[​IMG]
     
  18. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds good, and if I know you as well as I think I do Bob, you won't need to win the Power Ball to get it. Just think, you will probably have all that and I won't even have air cleaners for my Tunnel Ram still.... =0....LOL

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)
     
  19. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I think my dream 73-87 would be a K30 single wheel crewcab shortbox (homemade). Add NV 4500, port injectecd 500+ horse big block, ARB front, Detroit rear, 8" lift, 1" body, 38" Swampers, Weld wheels, a cage, and a really nice paint job. Then go beat the snot out of it. Probably use 4.88 gears.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  20. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Just looking at it would turn my wife into a nympho. Best mod I can think of.

    Karl
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    87 3/4 ton
     

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