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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by POWERMAD, May 6, 2001.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all
    I've seen this K5 buried in Blackberry bushes for months now.
    the other day the ol lady stops in to see what is the story with it.
    I get home from work and she tells me that they want it out of their yard and $300 will take it home.
    The next day I hotfoot it over there and clear away some brush to see what is realy there.
    It is a 76 K5 custom deluxe. 350 2 barrel, 350/203 and 10 bolt axles.
    Except for the rad. and starter it is all there.
    The guy parked it in 96 and never messed with it since.
    Not real pretty but for $300 I aint complaining.
    It's a freakin Bowtie graveyard at this house, every where I looked I saw another one being taken over by nature.
    His wife said " yeah those are his, someday he is gonna fix em up" It was all I could do to keep from busting out laughin at this .
    I saw a 69 3/4 ton 4x4 that looks like it has sat in the same spot for 10 years . No kidding.
    He will be home today and I will get to talk to him.
    I hope I don't seem to eager when I go to talk to him.
    The 69 looks to be in excallant shape and I realy want that one too.
    See ya

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  2. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    That's how I got my K30 Crewcab. Was sitting next to the guys steel building for 2-3 yrs so I went to see him and he asked 500 for it. Bought it right there and then and had it towed home. Dana60, 14FF SM465, NP205 and I think 4.56's have to check. Too bad it wasn't a big block.
    So go for it.

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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ron sounds like you found a good deal[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  4. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    The front axle on the 69 has me stumped.
    I didn't get a good look at the diff. but the lockouts were twice the size and then some of the D44 on the 78.
    They look to be bolted to the hub by 5/16" allen head bolts.
    The bolts are around the perimiter with cutouts for them.
    Anyone have any ideas what this axle is?
    See ya

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  5. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure. Checked the 69 - 71 brochures and they show the other version with the smaller bolts going through the cap. Maybe a different 44. Someone else may have a better idea.
    Shoot, I was looking at Blazer brochures not P.U's. May be a Heavy duty version. Just another guess.
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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by JoeAngelicchio on 05/06/01 09:46 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ron take a good look at it they could have put a dana 60 in it and that would be a awesome score[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  7. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    He will probably say that he's going to fix up the pickup.
    But I gotta ask anyway, ya never know.
    I'm surprised that he is practicly giving the Blazer away.


    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  8. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    take the blazer home! 300$ u can beat it.
    either fix it up, or use the parts u need then part it out and make the $$ back.
    its a win win situation if u ask me.
    damn i wish somethign like that would happen to me, some guys get all the luck

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  9. Grim-Reaper

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    The 69 probably has the external locking hub D44 or possibly a Eaton. Not much in the way of hubs available for them. It may even have Drum brakes. If you get it I would dump that axle and find a bit newer one. I think even the axle shaftes are smaller. I think they ran the smaller axle shafts till 72-73ish.

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