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Manual for 76' K5.... Which one to get??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dasanii19, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. dasanii19

    dasanii19 1/2 ton status

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    Im going to be restoring my 1976 K5, can someone please let me know what manual/manuals I should get? Im thinking there are probably a few out there, im wanting the most practical easy to read. Oh and where should I purchase it at?
     
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    search for manual swap, stick swap, sm465, nv4500

    you'll get a lot of good info. what are you wanting to do with this truck?
     
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    Restoration Manual

    Having restored a couple of 60's chevy pickup I found the best book to have around was the factry assembly manual. It shows where everything goes, in what order etc. Also shows fasteners and seals etc. They were very helpful on my 65, as it had been hacked on over the years and was far from original.

    A quick search on the net showed a manual for an 82 - that might work as I think they were all pretty close from 73 till 87 - other folks will know for sure.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ummm, Matt, I think he meant literature... :wink1:

    To the original poster... The factory service manuals are readily available on Eghey, for good prices most of the time.. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for your year to come up...

    [​IMG]
     
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    d'oh! cant read good IMO

    i agree though ebay is the place for stuff like that. you'll seem em on the board here and there too.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    hehe, I figured it was an accidental "auto-reaction" mode to many of the questions we get.. :doah:

    minor trimming, blah, TV cable adjustment, shackle flip, blah, 10b = d44, ditch the swaybar, blah, etc, etc....... :wink1:
     
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    I got mine at factoryautomanuals.com
     
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    I got my manual from: Factory Service Manual

    The Chilton's manual from Autozone has been useful on a couple of issues as well.
     
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    On factory service manual, was that "shop manual" ? How do you like it? is it well descriptive?
     
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    It's pretty good. It has the specs, step by step processes for assembly and dissassembly of most components. I've used the Chilton's as a reference more often than the factory manual for the projects but I'm not restoring. My truck is a mild trail truck (very mild) and backup DD compared to some of the rides around here.

    Anyone have the factory manual and overhaul manual? Any reason to have both? Opinions welcome.
     
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    The factory assembly manuals do show great blow ups of specific component assembies - like the fenders/radiator support etc to the firewall. They show gasket placement, wire loom layouts etc. What they DON'T show is individual parts breakdowns - IE it shows the alternator and connections, but has no information on how to rebuild, test etc. The assembly manuals are nice if you are going to do a mojor terdown - like a firewall forward strip and rebuild.
     

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