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I'm starting to get excited/motivated (pics of my project)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mountainexplorer, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I\'m starting to get excited/motivated (pics of my project)

    After sitting in my garage for over a year in various states of dis-assembly, I'm finally starting to put together my '80 GMC.

    I finally got it sitting on all 4 tires last night, along with rear disc brakes and an Echobit shackle flip. I still have a long ways to go, but my goal is to be driving it by March 15th, a day many of my friends and I are going off-roading.

    Here are pics of the truck, from when we first got it in 1994 to how it sits today: http://community.webshots.com/album/64150410lvyWjp

    And for anyone who knows about cam specs...what do you think about this cam?
     
  2. Poohbair

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    Re: I\'m starting to get excited/motivated (pics of my project)

    Looking good. What size are those boggers?
     
  3. mountainexplorer

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    They are 39.5's on 16.5x14 Wheels.
     
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    That is going to be one sweet looking truck when you get done!



    Mike
     
  5. rawhead

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    very nice! looks just like my Blazer... same colors that is.. I don't have those HUGE boggers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m starting to get excited/motivated (pics of my project)

    Wow, nice job. My dads working on a blue n white 79 /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif, he's keeping stock though /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.

    keep up the good work.
     
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    Keep up the good work and keep the pics comming
     
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    Man that thing is lookin sweet. is that a new paint job also?
     
  9. mountainexplorer

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    I'm painting it as I go along. It's one of those "looks good from a distance" paint jobs.

    In 1996, I painted it blue and white with K-Mart $0.99/can blue spray paint. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Now, in 2003, I wanted to keep about the same tone of blue, but my sprayer is clogged and I dont have the money for real paint...and Wal-Mart $0.90/can blue was a shade too dark, so I had to go back to K-Mart and buy the same spray can blue for $1.09/can. Darn inflation. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Yes, I am cheap...but as long as it looks decent from a distance I dont care. At least it won't be multi-colored (although nothings wrong with that either), and I wont
    be that devastated when I scratch the paint while cruising
    up the mountain backroads. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    if you look hard,you might be able to find a k-mart thats going out of buisness and get that$1.09 a can paint for $.50!nice truck.
     

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