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Moving On It's Own Again

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Finally got all the parts back from various/multiple places. :o

    I busted the rear of my th-400 case clean off, right @ the flange that bolts to the transfer case.
    Of course when one thing breaks and comes out, there's always more stuff to fix/replace than originally anticipated.

    Bought a 'K' series case to replace the 2wd case and found an aluminum dust cover and torque rods to go along with it.
    Had the th-400 completely rebuilt with stronger EVERYTHING. $$$$

    Tore into the doubler while it was out and discovered that the shift rails needed attention. I looked into it because I was able to cross shift the axles, so I figured the time was right to fix that too.
    ORD was helpful as always and sent me a 'correctly ground' set asap.
    Set up the triple sticks while it was out on the bench and accessible also.

    Two day event but it should be good until...next time.:doah:

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    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice ! I always enjoy looking at and reading your post's . The pic's are always good and interesting.
    Tom
     
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    Sweet - get out there and mangle something!
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nice work Kurt!!! :thumb:


    Yesterday, I "invested" 11 hours of driving and 40 gallons of fuel toward the '69 buildup. /wink

    I've got a cool new item sitting peacefully right next to my PC :cool:
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm not positive that way the doubler was/is mounted may not have contributed to this last repair, so until I get the pics on here, should the 205 be supported separately of the 203?
    Right now it's not and is being supported by the 203 entirely

    My set up has the original tranny mount and then another bushed mount off the back of the 203. There's a skid plate from the tranny cross member to a welded tube going from frame rail to frame rail behind the 205, the 203 mount is welded to the skid plate that is bolted between the two.

    I was thinking I might need something on the back of the 205...?:dunno:
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Okay, I'll turn this into a thread entailing 'all' the repairs/changes to get ready for spring wheeling that are being done.

    Did some fender trimming and dropped off the hard top forever.

    Last thing I have on the long list to do is install my ram assist set up and finalize the 205 mounting, then it's play time. :D

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    Ya you don't need that top hahahha
    I hated wheelin with mine...much better with a soft top or no top. Being full convertable is the main reason I got my K5 in the first place...well one reason anyway...
    Nice!
    Burt:D
     
  8. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    After I pulled the hard top off, I cut it up into a half top and was thinking about running it that way but decided to just stay with the soft top after all.
    (yes the top was already toast)

    How are you liking your new one? Get the minor issues worked out?
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I like the new tires, but I'm going to have to insist that you get that rear axle moved back at least 1.5"

    It will help your departure angle and get that tire centered in the wheelwell.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It does center when stuffed/flexed.
    The intent as you know was to avoid cramming the tire into the rear of the wheel opening, seems to work okay though. :dunno:

    Thought for sure you'd be bustin' on my :hack: fender job.
    All four are finished now, time to mount and get that ram installed.

    Doesn't look so bad with the fenders trimmed up though...

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    I can't bust on your fender trimming, especially when I am one of those people who cut a "big chunk" out of the rear fender to get clearance!!! :D

    .....it's amazing what you (meaning me) are willing to do for fender clearance when you're supposed to already be on the road to Moab, you're two hours late and there isnt' enough room in your fenderwells to get your "new 38s" to move without being sliced to ribbons by the sheetmetal....:doah:


    Tell me again, what rear springs are your using? Are they a longer style? 56" or 57" range??


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    Yes, longer something...
    I'll measure and let ya know.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Good to go...:D

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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Finished up the current issue's.

    Made up a 2nd t-case mount for the back of the 205. (feel way better about it now)
    Installed the PSC ram assist kit. (no probs but the hoses in the kit could be longer)
    Called their tech line to 'double check' a couple thing's, they were great to deal with.

    Hopefully it's good to go now for awhile anyway.
    Making a trip to Rausch Creek in May and don't want any more surprises.

    Did get it out over the weekend a couple times, everything was good.

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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Oh yeah, brought a jeep too...:wink1:

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    Top of the World

    You can see forever up there, sure is nice scenery.

    Your truck is great looking, and functional too!!

    Did you get any pics. of the second transfer case?? Thanks for all the info. enjoy reading it. BTW how does one go about tearing such massive equip. up. Sure looks beefy enough to me...

    Almost time to get your stock one out of storage:haha: J.

    Here's a Newbie question for you . I heard you talk about the class of roads, how do you identify them and why do they do it???
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks J,
    I'll get pics of the t-case mount soon.
    Breakage is all for the good, now you've found the weakest link so you can fix it and move on to the next one. :wink1:

    Yeah, spring's here 'kinda', I usually let the green one see daylight April 1st.

    Class 4 road = not maintained in the winter
    Fire road = access to the top in case of fire, almost never maintained.
    Both considered 'public' property here in VT.
     
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    Breakage

    Is there a way to avoid it in the first place, was the second crossmember the problem?? I'm just reading all the info and trying to stay ahead of the game. It sure looks expensive when you guys tear it up.

    Does that classification change from state to state?? I just don't want to tear up property if it is owned by some one!!

    Enjoy reading your threads, nice pics. too. Later J.
     
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    Sweet first gen. Jeeps suck:D
     

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