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Junk yard jaunt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aztec777, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. aztec777

    aztec777 1/2 ton status

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    I took a trip to the junk yard today. 3 hours later I had a set of perfect seats out of an 85 Supra, a kick down switch for my TH400, an E-brake pedal rubber thing, a spare hydroboost, and lots of questions. I did see a couple a GM camper specials with HUGE rear diffs. Looked like they weighed 500 lbs. I want to wire in an electric fan and a higher output alternator. What should I look for? I've got a 1970 402 BB in my Jimmy. Did see a lot of engines, TBI units, trannys, t-cases, tilt steering columns, diffs, and even a couple of flat beds. The place I went to is really cheap. Trannys for $70, seats for $20, etc. I was in heaven.

    Just had to share my joy with you all.

    Steve
     
  2. seattlek5

    seattlek5 1/2 ton status

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    had the same experience this weekend. Sound like you were at a better yard though.
     
  3. Neil

    Neil 1/2 ton status

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    where is this located? I have a 1969 camper special swb C-10 whith no motor/trans. otherwise complete truck for $350.00 here in Alabama. What is special about a Camper special? Should I not sell it? Is there something special about the rearend?

    Neil H.. Alabama.. '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne. '74 C10 3spd/floor 250ci 4x2
     
  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Good deal man ! I can't seem to find any goodies at yards around here !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>
     
  5. aztec777

    aztec777 1/2 ton status

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    I'm in Reno. The best part is that there is virtually no rust on anything. Not sure about your Camper Special, but that diff under the one I saw had to have been a Dana 60 or 70. Also picked up a retractable, under-hood light out of a 95 GMC Yukon. Going back for more next week.

    Steve
     
  6. Adrock

    Adrock 1/2 ton status

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    i got supra seats too from a junkyard. dont they kick a$$. i love mine.

    Adam
    a.k.a. Adrock
    88 Chevy Blazer FI 383
    "With great power there must also come great responsibility" -Spiderman
     
  7. aztec777

    aztec777 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah. Those Supra seats are sweet. I think I'll start gearing up for my one ton conversion. The axles assemblys are $160 for whatever you find. Might even go 465/205. That would be awesome.

    Steve
     

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