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My 82 k5 build thread/ pickup tail gate

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1982blazer, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. 1982blazer

    1982blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I thought i would jump on the build thread wagon, so i can document all my progress, here are some pic's of my rig. They are in no order since i did not take any pictures of i before it was lifted. Right now i have an all spring 6" tc lift,35" super swaper ssr's, an ord frame brace, removed all the carpet and had the floor sprayed in linex and i trimed the fender's to for bigger tires in the future. It's not much to brag about but it's all i have got done so far.

    uninstalled part's that i have :haha:

    ord 4" shackle flip
    diy4x 4" rear shackle
    tc 52" rear 2" lift sring's (for a 6" lift in the rear)
    weld in frame repair kit (frame is not broken just for extra strength)
    warn locking hubs for a 10 bolt

    Then i have a set of 3/4 ton axles im gonna swap in. I thought this might motivate me to start wrenching on this thing
    i have almost saved enough to get the 14 bolt ff rebuilt.

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  2. TexasBlazerBoy

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    Looks good
     
  3. 1982blazer

    1982blazer 1/2 ton status

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    More pic's since i cant figure out how to post more than 5 in one post, i have alot more pic's i just can't figure out how to post them all

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  4. 1982blazer

    1982blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some pics of all the parts i have been collecting. It may be a few weeks before i get started.

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  5. 1982blazer

    1982blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I started on my shackle flip yesterday here are some pics:wink1:. These are the pics from yester day.

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  6. 1982blazer

    1982blazer 1/2 ton status

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    These are the pics from today, but we are having trouble geting the rivets out, we ground the heads off tried using a punch to get them out but they wont buge.we got the old springs out today and the rivets are the only things
    holding us back.

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    keep it up!
     
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    X2:waytogo:
     
  9. Chrisblazzer89

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    Awsome keep it coming!!!
     
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    Looks good. Im going in that same direction here when I get out of school.

    For those rivets, we ground the heads off like you did and then used an air chisel between the braket and the frame. Popped em right off.
     
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    Make sure you put extended stainless steel brake lines on your list. Yours is about to break off!
     
  12. 1982blazer

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    The truck is on jack stands the highlift is not suporting the truck, its just for extra saftey.
     
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    Here are some of more pics of the install, and im done now.:D

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    More pics, of the shackle instaled.

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    mo 1/2 ton status

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    I thought this truck looked familiar, I saw it cardomain also. I didn't notice that you already had some sway bar disco's until i saw the pics on this site, definitely makes a huge difference in flexability.

    Nice rig again!
     
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    I did not put my degree shims back in when i swaped my new springs in.
    I torqued my u bolts to 80 ft lbs. I torqued my shackle flip to 45 lbs, And i do plan on geting stainless steel exended brake lines. Here is a pic of the pinon angle. And also my new wheels came in today 15x8 8 on 6.5 ,2.5" bs.

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    any more pics of the rear bumper:D
     
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    I will take some more pictures of it I have it off right now, the first time i put it on, i put it on crooked i am going to get it on straight this time. btw it is a blazen offroad rear tube bumper.

    Mo, I have not put on the disco's yet, i might just take off the sway bar and thanks for the complament.
     
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    Edit: double post
     
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