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M1009 Project

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Blazer, Dec 23, 2000.

  1. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Now that is Freezing out I have got the motivation to get my blazer running and I dont have a heated garage. I picked it up at a auction minus motor trans tcase intereior doors top etc.. So I spent the day today getting my motor in it (400) and the transmission tommorow will be the transfer case and all the little accressories that need to be hooked up. Im hopeing to have it going in about a week or so.. Also hopeing my lift will be in next week to... Heres a pic of it kinda big.

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  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>Looks cool! Whats next after the lift? What tires are you putting on it?

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  3. SlyDog

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    Looks like it will be a nice project good luck [​IMG]

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  4. 78Blazer

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    Well I am hopeing to put 36s on it when I am finished. Not sure exactly what brand. I am getting a 4 inch lift gonna get hills front shackles and probably will be trimming the fenders a bit to and will be doing the flip in the rear more then likely.

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  5. 85m1009

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    Your project brings back memories. I started rebuiling my m1009 a little over a year ago and it took about six months to complete. I just started a new project of converting the front suspension to a three link with 16inch king coilover shocks. I hope to have it done in a month. Best of luck.

    Steve Frisbie

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  6. 78Blazer

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    You have one sharp truck there I dont plan to make mine pretty Im just gonna paint it the same color it is now so it all matches. I figure no sense in a nice paint job so I have to worry about scratching it. I havent made it out to the barn yet today to work on it but I will soon plan to have the tcase and drive shafts in it tonight then its on to fixing all the hacked up wires in it and getting all the accessorie stuff hooked back up..

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  7. Confederate9

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    awesome rig dude
    what are the plans for it?
    what did u pick it up for?

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  8. 85m1009

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    I built my truck to use. I painted it with enamel so I could buff out the scratches. I was going to camouflage it again but the camouflage paint was too expensive. I've entered my truck in the Top Truck Challenge and hope it makes the cut.

    Steve Frisbie

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    I know ya did Ive seen pics of it in action. After I wrote what I did I figured you might think I meant that you didnt wheel yours. Wasnt what I actually meant. I just mean I wasnt gonna pay much attention to the paint on mine. But it is a sweet looking ride.



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    ARRRRRGHHHHH this thing wont let me edit... Good luck in the Tuff Truck to Steve..

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  11. cityfarmer2

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    I have been working on mine here in South Korea for almost 4 years and still it is not finished to my liking. It is Kia(because Chevy paint is to hard to come by) Red with Black topper and 5 KC Daylighters on top. Wish I could keep the locals from scratching it all up. Wish you luck on your project. After the first winter with it I opted for a 350 conversion. Simple enough. Take Care and Merry Christmas...
     
  12. 78Blazer

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    Did you swap out the 6.2 for somehting else? If so what do you have for motor trans and tcase. I am putting the th350/203 out of my 78 in mine I notice today it looks like I am gonna have to drill some new holes for my crossmember for the tranny and tcase cuz it does not match up with what is already there. Just wondered if you had to do this? and what other kindas mods you had to make?




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    Scott,
    I,m running a 350 with a 700r4 trannie mated to a np203/np205 offroad design doubler transfer case. Once you get everything in place just jack the transfer case crossmember up to the frame and drill new holes.

    Steve

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