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Just another build/finally got it on the road thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GotLabs, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I can't even count the number of times I have said "When I get my Jimmy on the road....)Well wait no longer!!! I took it out for its first legal spin today, felt good to drive it.

    Here are the upgrades:
    14bff detroited and disced, D60 open-4.56's
    37 SSR's
    converted to power steering
    replaced tranny-tcase adapter (465/205)
    replaced body bushings (all but one lower one [​IMG] )
    ord flip
    home built zero rates front and rear (Thanks Ryan)
    completely rewired front to rear, well except the tail light wires
    headlight relay
    all autometer electric gauges on a ghetto fabbed gauge panel
    desert digital seats (only have one completed so far)
    van tilt with newer steering wheel
    wire wheeled the entire frame, all the crossmembers, gas tank and tranny/tcase
    3/4T brake booster/master cylinder
    sandblasted bumpers and grille
    STC soft top
    replaced driver/passenger floor pans, inner/outer rockers and A pillars
    motor:
    gear drive (very annoying so far)
    204/214 420/442 lift cam
    performer intake
    headers with 40 flowmasters
    new harmonic balancer (thanks to the block of wood and hammer)
    7 blade fan
    Mallory HEI


    14 months in the making, I have no idea how much money I have in it, I quite saving receipts after 1500.


    Here is the before 4"suspension 3" body 35 sx swampers on 15X12 MT knockoffs.
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    fresh pic as of today

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  2. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    You couldn't have picked a better day for it, either.

    Sweet :thumb:
     
  3. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Sexy! Sassy!
     
  4. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Nicely done, you'll have some trouble handing over the Grey Poupon though. :D
     
  6. bigblaza

    bigblaza Registered Member

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    I hear ya. Im on the same road. I got an 85' thats been in the garage since 2003 thats actually going to see the sunlight in the next week or 2. How did you rewire the truck? did you use a painless wiring kit or something similar? if so how hard was it, cause Im thinking of doing the same.
     
  7. k30bb468

    k30bb468 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Sweet looking rig ,nice work

    I hear ya. I started by pulling the 468 to freshen it up, then the thermostat stuck on the 350 I had put in, popped a head gasket, needed to fix some rust, swapped cabs ,painted the frame, put back together, found a deal on a
    rust free K5 tub & frame, tore the truck back apart & now I'm building a 1 ton
    Blazer.
    This addiction never seems to end :D
     
  8. Dudge

    Dudge 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet
     
  9. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used the painless kit, and it was pretty easy to rough everything in. I crimped, soldered and heat shrinked all but two or three connections. I also ran all of the wiring in that black tube looking stuff.
     
  10. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So was your wife happy that it finally rolled under its own power?
     
  11. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

    Very nice!!
     
  12. Mr.Jimmy

    Mr.Jimmy Registered Member

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    :waytogo: You got class bud, awsome job on the build! Now you can go break it!:haha:
     
  13. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    :D yummy, I need to destroy "i mean build" a first gen one day
     
  14. GotLabs

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    I think she is happier that she has her garage back after 14 months.

    Thanks for the compliments fellas.
     
  15. K5-newf

    K5-newf 1/2 ton status

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    that is one clean lookin rig
     

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