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In Iraq "checking interest" for my Blazer HELP (Long)

Discussion in 'Complete Vehicles' started by seattle73k5, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    Long list but your thoughts would be appreciated

    I am looking for your vast knowledge and experience in selling a K5 Blazer

    I am considering selling my Blazer when I return from IRAQ what should I be looking at asking for it....

    OLD PICTURES before all the new stuff was installed are in my gallery.

    1973 Chevy Blazer

    NO SMOG

    I bought this truck last year from the owner of the company that makes custom mufflers (Coffin Mufflers). He originally bought it for his son.
    He lifted the Blazer and put the NEW 44” boggers on it, rebuilt the transmission and transfer case. He sold it to me because his son kept getting in trouble with it.

    I bought it and in the next 6 months built it up to what you have listed below, everything listed below except for the engine is NEW with less than 200 miles on it unless otherwise noted.

    I finished installing the axles and everything else on it 2 weeks before shipping out to Iraq for the second time.
    I even have a few boxes of NEW stuff I have not yet installed.

    This is not a show truck this truck was made to play.

    BODY

    NO RUST
    NO dents on body straight and clean
    Drivers door has dent from when I bought it previous owner backed a delivery truck into it ( I have a replacement door left for Iraq before I could swap it out)

    Underside of the rig and Frame were coated with POR-15.


    INTERIOR

    Interior is good not new by any means but good for daily driver or offroading without worrying about ruining it.
    Custom Grey Tweed interior
    Buckets and Bench from newer Blazer

    Power windows ( no cracks in glass even rear tailgate window works)
    Power Locks
    Power Seats ( drivers )

    LIFT

    10” spring lift (no blocks)
    3” Body Lift

    NEW CUSTOM DASH

    Auto meter Ultra lite Gauges
    NEW 5” Electro speedo
    NEW Electronic speedo sending unit
    NEW 5” Tach
    NEW 2”Oil press
    NEW 2”Clock
    NEW 2”Head temp
    NEW 2”Oil press
    NEW 2”Fuel Guage

    NEW PRODUCTS JUST INSTALLED LESS THAN 200 MILES

    NEW ORD crossover
    NEW ORD High Steer
    NEW ORD bolt on steering brace
    NEW 2WD WTO steering box ported for Hydro Assist (Bought from ORD)
    NEW power steering pump
    NEW power steering lines
    NEW extended Stainless steel braided brake lines front
    NEW Stainless steel brake lines in rear
    NEW FORD shock towers (not installed yet)
    NEW 16” travel Emulsion race runner shocks ( not installed yet )
    NEW DIY4X Shackle Flip and Switch
    NEW 6” Shackles rear
    NEW Poly Spring Bushings (not installed yet)
    NEW M.O.O. Center Shock mount for rear shocks (not mounted yet)
    NEW ORD rear spring reversal plates and u-bolts
    NEW ORD front spring u-bolts and D-60 studs
    NEW 25 GAL. JAZ fuel cell (the metal incased cell) with sending unit
    NEW Clear filler tube fender kit (fuel Cell)
    NEW Stainless Steel Braided fuel lines
    NEW Holley Fuel Pump
    NEW High Flow water pump
    NEW heater core (not installed yet)

    NEW Bushwacker fender flares front installed (rear set not installed yet)

    RIMS & TIRES

    NEW steel 15x12” 8 lug rims Custom painted
    44” boggers around 1000 street miles on them
    NEW Inovation balancing beads ( no weights on rims to loose, never have to balance again )

    I drive this rig daily on I-15 at freeway speeds and have absoulutly NO shimmy shake and that’s with 44” boggers.

    Extra set of 15” aluminum Mickey Thompson rims

    ENGINE

    350 C.I.D.
    Edlebrock intake
    Edelbrock carb 650 CFM
    Hooker headers
    2 ¾ inch exhaust
    Custom Coffin Mufflers ( I bought this rig from the owner of the company that makes these custom mufflers )
    5” chrome tips inside frame rails

    TRANSMISSION

    700r4 OD rebuilt
    NP208 rebuilt
    (1500 miles on tranny and transfer case)

    NEW Rebuilt Driveshaft ( 200 miles on it )

    REAR AXLE

    Rebuilt 14 Bolt F.F. Rear End
    -Completely rebuilt
    -New Timken bearings from hub to hub
    -New Rotors
    -New wheel studs pressed in
    -New disc brake kit with Caddy calipers and ss braided hose kit (from AzKickin offroad)

    -New Rotors
    -New Yukon 4.88 gearset, professionally installed with new bearings, seals
    -New Detroit locker
    -New Bluetorch Fabworks 1/4" plate diff cover
    -Filled with Redline Shockproof gear oil

    -New ORD Spring Perches
    -New Billet Aluminum Wheel Spacers 1 ½ “ rearend now tracks the same as the front
    -NEW Coversion U-Joint

    The axle has been sandblasted, cleaned and painted with POR15 basecoat and topcoat. Maybe has 200 Miles on it since rebuilt and installed

    FRONT AXLE

    Rebuilt Dana 60 Front axle
    - NEW Bluetorch Diff cover
    - NEW custom Diff Cover Guard (cage)
    - NEW bearings
    - NEW calipers Ground for 15” rims a lot of meat left took the minimum needed to clear rims
    - NEW pads
    - NEW rotors
    - NEW spindles
    - NEW kingpins
    - NEW kingpin bushings/springs and lower bearings
    - NEW ORD's hi-steer arms on it ($300)
    - Stock 30 spline outers and the stock inners
    - Warn standard lockouts are on it which is what I bought it with

    the D60 has been sandblasted and POR15'd with top coat. Maybe has 200 Miles on it since rebuilt and installed.
    Also, the axle shafts are not in it at the moment, the axle tubes and backs of the spindles are capped to keep dirt out.

    I was planning to install the axle and drive it to a shop to have the front gears done, but after I installed it I was sent to Iraq and haven’t gotten new gears and locker put in it yet. All it needs is gears, locker and then the axles put back in.

    I am sure I am missing some things but that is the meat and patatoes of the Blazer.
     
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    This is a for sale ad and belongs in the for sale forum. You could add "checking interest" to the title...

    I didn't see the part where you needed advice, so it's being moved to For Sale.

    Rene
     
  3. skelly1

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    I would hate to see a guy sell his rig after all that work done to it. :( I wish I could help with price, maybe 8-10K to the right buyer? I also wish it was in my driveway next to mine that needs most of the mods you have already done. Why are you selling it? Anyways, ttt
     
  4. seattle73k5

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    Hey Rene this isn't a for sale add this is just what you said it wasn't I need advice on what I should be looking at asking for this rig........

    I changed the title to "checking interest" so can it be moved back to the garage now? Sorry for the confusion.

    thanks
     
  5. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    When I get back from Iraq I am going straight to the Drill Field and will not have time over the next 3 years to use it and i would hate to see it sitting for the next three years when someone could be using it for what it was made for.........:(

    I can always get another one..........:crazy:
     
  6. seattle73k5

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    Nobody has any thoughts on what it's worth?
     
  7. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    There's no two ways about it.... It's worth what you think it's worth.

    So, what do YOU think it's worth?
     
  8. Cricket

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    I wouldn't let it go for less than 6 grand.

    You really ought to just stick it in storage. You'd still come out ahead even with the monthly storage fee over 3 years. You have put an awful lot of effort into it. I bet 3 years from now you'll be glad you hung onto it.


    my 2 cents.
     
  9. kennyw

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    I think its worth keeping... If you have no other reason than lack of use for 3 years, prep it for long term storage and keep it.
     
  10. charlietuna

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    FOR whats it worth ( another 2 cents) keep it !! I bought my K5 when I got back and I'm sure you don't want anymore regrets! trust strangers, TUNA
     
  11. seattle73k5

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    REGRETS! :confused: who said anything about regrets:confused: ? I have no regrets about anything in my life....I love tinckering on things for me that is more fun sometimes than the actual use of a finished project....hahaha ask my wife i will spend a year building something to the best I can with the best of everything and then sell it get something else and do it all over again:haha:

    She hates it but it keeps me busy, my sandrail, my classic cars, my jet ski's, my motorcycles, my blazer, my boat.....the list goes on and on of the things I have bought built used and sold just to do it all over again.

    I would raither sell it and get something later and start fresh.....so if you have an idea of what this is worth give me some hints I am thinking of listing it for $8000 I figure I have that much in parts not including the actual blazer itself.
     
  12. seattle73k5

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    I would say it's worth 8G's all day long. Very nice. Stay safe Brother.

    :usaflag: SEMPER FI!
     

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