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Just bought this truck, what do you think

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pornorob, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. pornorob

    pornorob 1/2 ton status

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    If it runs, it's a decent deal.
    You might hear different from some people but the gears are a plus, the rear axle is a plus, and a complete running truck for that price is good enough, and it's a manual :D

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  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Hell yeah, you got a score id day.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the right side looks o.k. but the lack of pics for the left is the possible problem. looks good tho. and 1 other thing. if all new stuff in axles why not ujoints at the same time. makes me wonder.
     
  5. Jonny-K5

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    looks like a pretty sweet deal to me. a fixer upper for sure, but for 1200 you basically cant go wrong.



    if he had it done at a shop, they might have just pulled the shafts in and out for the gear swap, figuring the joints looked decent at the time.
     
  6. flatline

    flatline 1/2 ton status

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    Ebay is great, you just need to watch out for scams, I always check the feedback on sellers before bidding, you did good on this auction!

    You have your basic setup, very nice axles, manual trans, lift and a decent set of tires. When you get it, go over every inch of it with a fine tooth comb and fix the necessities first:

    tune up, fluid changes, hoses, fuses, heater core, broken glass, lights, lenses, filters, flush the gas tank, check the brakes and etc.

    Save the cosmetic stuff for later, once you have it running well then move on to the next issue may it be lift or whatever.

    Nice job on the auction and I hope you love it, I just brought my new toy home from Michigan today and will be posting pics up tomorrow of it. I did a highway tuneup on the way home and saved me around 11 mpg too!

    amazing how people stare at you when your changing plugs/wires/dist cap and rotor on the side of the highway smoking cigarettes and drinking mt.dew in your engine compartment. :D I didn't care, hell @ $1.98 per gallon on gas here in Ohio I wasn't going to waste new parts.
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey, it's got a free air freshener in there too!

    The tach appears to be set for a redline of 3500 RPM.....I'd give that a twist over to around 6500 to give it some extra power!


    For $1200, as Bill Clinton would say, ....."I'd hit it"...

    That's a "beater" price, but it looks a lot better than a beater to me. I'd say it's a :thumb:


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  8. pornorob

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    here's those pictures

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    is it just me or does the rear swamper look bigger(36"?) than the front 35" MT
     
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    Its you, they dont make a 36" SSR. Maybe the BFG is smaller then 35"
     
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    they are both 35 's.the BF is definately smaller than the ssr. Gonna throw a set of 39.5's on it with a lot of trimming. can't wait to wheel it.
     
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    I'd say you did well. Congrats!:D
     

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