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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Lotsa_Faith, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    alright i got lots of questions....

    1.Who here has blocks in the rear and what's your opinion?
    2.Where is the cheapest place for wheels and tires?
    3.Who has built custom front and back bumpers, how hard is it, and can isee some pics?
    4. how much would it be for a flat olive drab paint job if i was to prep the body, where it just needs to be painted? or would it be easier to do it w/rattle cans?
    5. who has pics of a rattle can paintjob?

    Mike Dee
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    There are places that do 'package' deals for tires and wheels. That's prolly the best way. Look thru some 4 wheel drive mags and see who is offering them and such
    As for rear blocks, I'm getting a bunch of axle wrap. I'm gonna eventually do a shackle flip, but for now it's okay. Normal hp and torque rigs with offroading every now and then will be fine with rear blocks.

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/>http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/</a>
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    1) I do, they suck..
    2) Don't know
    3) I have, built them myself, not hard but I fabricate and weld for a living...you're opinion on difficulty may vary.[​IMG] No pics since we lost our CK5 websites.
    4) Its Olive drab...rattle can it and it will still look cool!
    5) Rocko has some pics of his 76...but there are at least a dozen OD Blazers on this site.

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    1) I have 4" blocks in the rear. They suck, I have most of the stuff I need to do a shackle flip, which will eliminate them. Its just a weaker way to do things, and there is always that wonderful axle-wrap too. I'd rather flip the shackles, and if you wanted more lift, maybe use taller springs.

    2) I usually wait for one of the package-deal sales at 4 Wheel Parts. ProComps + A/E wheels are a good combo and comparitively cheap.

    3) Havent done it, I have a wincher front bumper on the way from Kennesaw Mt Accessories tho! =)

    4-5) No idea on the paint issue. The previous owner had my Jimmy done by maaco or something. Not all that high quality, but then again if it gets scratched it doesnt make me start cryin either. ;)

    J
     
  5. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    1) I do, and hate them
    2) Try pugsley.alloffroad.com
     
  6. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I would not use blocks if use do any moderate wheeling. You are asking alot on those long U bolts. I would recomend either a homemade shackle flip, of go with srings in the rear. Definatly worth the extra money on rear srings.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
  7. xnoahx

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    sorry to be naive but what is axle wrap? i have blocks in the rear and im just wondering.

    Check out my 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm>http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm</a>
     
  8. Pugsley

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    It's when the axle twists under acceleration - it literally tries to wrap the springs around itself. Causes the rear-end to hop, and puts a torque load on the axleshafts. Blocks give the axle more leverage, and make it worse.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
    <a target="_blank" href=http://pugsley.alloffroad.com>pugsley.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  9. Lotsa_Faith

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    oh i also forgot, do yall know of anybody who has one of those ARB bullbar winch mount bumpers? did they have to change the mounts to fit a blazer?

    Mike Dee
     

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