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It's finally done....well, sorta

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lance, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    It\'s finally done....well, sorta

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    You can see the rest of my photos here if you like. Photo Link.

    Specs are:
    '90 GMC Jimmy w/ all available factory options
    Dana 60 open w/ 4.10's
    14 Bolt FF welded (by Mr. Chevy 4x4) w/ 4.10's
    4" BDS front Springs w/ uninstalled ORD shackles
    4" ORD shackle flip rear w/ 57" Ford Spring and ORD zero rates
    New front and rear BDS shocks and new Grade 8 Hardware through out the undercarriage.
    Rear Disc brake conversion using Derbinator's brackets and 77 Chevy 3/4 ton p/u calipers.
    (Conversion done by Mr. Chevy 4x4)
    36 x 12.5 x 16 TSL radials on 16 x 10 American Racing wheels

    I have some things I need to redo, like the rear brake lines, so if you have any criticisms let me know.

    Now onto the bad stuff. I haven't driven this truck since August. Not that the amount of work necessarily took that long, but because I had pulled the original axles (before I was ready) to sell to a guy locally and he backed out on me. (Thank goodness for company trucks.) Anyways, I finally got the truck completed this weekend and drove it, all told, about 150 miles with no problems. Get up this morning and travel about 15 of my 30 mile commute in 3rd gear (because the traffic flow does not exceed 50 MPH) when the tranny lost both 3rd and Overdrive. Had to drive the rest of the way to work in 2nd gear. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif So if you have a re-buildable 700r-4 for the 208 or 241 t-case or a reasonably priced tranny/t-case combo let me know.

    My wife is gonna kill me when she hears about this.
     
  2. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Your K5 really looks great! Nice job. My rig has been down since Mid October and just that short time is killing me!
     
  3. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Really nice /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif What rear shackles did you use with those 57" springs? I almost have the same suspesnion on my K5 right now with 38.5 SX's and quite a bit of fender trimming though /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  4. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    Your K5 really looks great! Nice job. My rig has been down since Mid October and just that short time is killing me!

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    Thanks, because it took way longer to complete than I wanted my wife suggested I call her "Molasses". /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Really nice What rear shackles did you use with those 57" springs? I almost have the same suspesnion on my K5 right now with 38.5 SX's and quite a bit of fender trimming though

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    Thanks! I am running stock rear shackles right now. With no top, no tools and a 1/4 tank of gas my shackle angle looks like this.
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    I think with tools, a full size spare, the hard top and four passengers, that angle will probably start looking less than ideal. Not to mention that when I get the ORD shackles on the front it may make my truck look squatty in the back. So, when I save some money up I think I am going to buy some of Borrego's extended shackles. The list changes, but it never gets shorter!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    looks sharp /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: It\'s finally done....well, sorta

    sweet looking blazer congrats /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Eric,

    Where did you get that cool rear suspension setup???? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif



    Mike
     
  8. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Looks good!!! What did ya do with the newer style grille?
     
  9. Swanson52

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    when the tranny lost both 3rd and Overdrive. Had to drive the rest of the way to work in 2nd gear. So if you have a re-buildable 700r-4 for the 208 or 241 t-case or a reasonably priced tranny/t-case combo let me know.

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    All that work and the tranny pukes. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif What a damn shame.

    Great looking rig, though!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Well according to his loaction he must have been a Texan at some point in his life /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifSo I guess that is why my rear suspension is so cool /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  11. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    The list changes, but it never gets shorter!!

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    Those words are so very true, I'm always changing something on this project as it evolves over time /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifThat is what makes this hobby or obession so much fun /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  12. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    Re: It\'s finally done....well, sorta

    It was like that when I bought the truck. I've done some research on it in the "Big Book of 4x4's" and the best I can tell is that there was a grille upgrade that the original owner may or may not have opted for, but there really is no telling about the real story.
     

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