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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    1981 Chevy K20

    We are so proud!

    Specs:: freshly and professionally rebuilt 350 (15K miles) with Holley carb (yuck), Hedman headers, true duals, turn downs before the rear axle. 10B, 8-lug front axle with warn premium manual hubs. 14BSF rear axle. Have a line on a 14BFF that I plan to swap in. They are both open with 4.10s. SM465 manual tranny, NP208 T-case. Plan to convert it to a fixed yoke. Pure truck on the inside: no a/c, no carpet, no power, no tilt, no nothing! Few rust spots here and there, but nothing major. Frame in good shape. 4" Skyjacker front springs, rear blocks (hello shackle flip), Procomp shocks. 36x13x16 Super Swamper TSLs with less than 3,000 miles on them. Came with DBLAZER's old K5 bumper (damn thing weighs nearly 400lbs!), extra rebuilt front driveshaft, extra 208 t-case, and various spare parts.

    Mechanically sound, but will need a new clutch soon. Plan to sand down the rust spots and paint it Desert Storm camo. I think it will be a great first vehicle for our 16 y/o son. It will be a surprise when he gets back from his father's next month!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Brian, that looks like a great score!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Congrats! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Thought you could appreciate it! Not bad for $2K!
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Kewl truck! Congrats!!

    Rene
     
  5. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Way kool looking rig!
    Bill C
     
  6. blk87K5

    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Take care of her. I put a lot of blood, sweat, and hours freezin' my @$$ off into that truck. Glad it went to a good owner. I did not want that truck to go to someone that wouldn't take care of it and use it for the intended purposes. Have fun w/ the new toy.
     
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    Where are those Cigars I have for just those times when a new baby arrives. Oh well, Congrates anyway....

    Way to cool. Your son is going to have a grin from ear to ear /forums/images/icons/grin.gif ......
     
  8. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Oooo! Are you gonna bring it to the Lonestar Lunch? /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif
     
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    Considering the feeble state of the Jimmy, I think I'm gonna have to! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  10. rocko

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    Congrat's Bryan..
    Seem's there's a k20/k30 bug going around..
    I was contimplating selling mine.. but I may just hold on to her to restore it.. no.. not restore it.. but modify it.
    Look's like a great truck..
    Here's my baby..
    http://community.webshots.com/album/36605991tKCHKM
     
  11. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    I wish my parents would've given me a K20 as my first vehicle... and not an old s-10 blazer (although that little thing was FUN)
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    I just wish my parents gave me a vehical. They gave my sister one and my Grandpa gave her, her first car. I always had to buy mine.... I guess my folks just had a Girl and Guy thing back then.
     
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    congrats, so is it a boy or girl? and were is my cigar?
    grant /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    i agree looks sweet! i know I wouldnt mine having it for my first truck..but i got my k5..not great but hey..it IS k5...i agree bout the bug..i think i cought it lol..i love k5's and all but i have this huge hankrin for a k20 or 30! lol /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Bryan
     
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    Awww...poor Jimmy /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    Are you buddy buddies with any partsmen in your area? If so, get all your parts thru them. If something messes up they can defect the parts.

    I hope your block is rebuildable /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     

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