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My build thread 81 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 81K5GUY, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. 81K5GUY

    81K5GUY 1/2 ton status

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    Finally getting somewhere with the K5 so I thought I would start a build thread.Here it is right after I got it.

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    Diamond plated door panels and radio plate

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    soft top ,billet grille and 33" MTR's with chrome 15x10's.Also ditched the nerf bars and front air dam

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    Smittybuilt Bumper ,Hella's, put the hardtop back on

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    next up 4" lift, pics soon to follow.
     
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    Did you buy the diamond plated door paneling or did you cut it and make it?
    How much was that bumper setup?
     
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    I made the door panels myself.I got the material from where I work so it was free.I traded the softtop in the pics for the bumper and some $ .I have no idea how much they are new.
     
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    Oh okay. It looks clean and better than my old blue carpet :P. I want to do that to the doors and rhinomat the floors soon as my carpet is ****ty.
     
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    make sure you put something behind the diamond plate if you go that route .If you dont it will rattle really bad
     
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    Looks good Bill, is the lift going to be on for DPG?
     
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    sad to say Tim I dont I will be on for DPG ...If I make it at all it will be for Sunday.New company taking over has us there alot more trying to do some upgrades on the equipment .I hope to sneak away for Sunday though.
     
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    What did you use to cut the diamond plate? And NICE TRUCK
     
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    cut off wheel ,it was a slow process but it was the best thing I had.
     
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    more parts today,raised steering arm
    Thanks 5trucks!

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    got my shocks in from superlifts scratch and dent sale on ebay

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    I have always liked your rig, can' t wait to see the lift, take lots of pics.
     
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    If the weather ever breaks here ,it will be going on.Low Sunday was 29deg.I cant wait until it warms up.I bought another k5 to build up as a trial rig but the lift I have now will be going on the 81 and then it will probally be leaving here.Gonna sell it to finance the trail rig cause I cant see cutting it up in the shape its in.
     
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    Good idea, but don't you think you might miss the "pretty one".:haha: :haha: :D

    Any idea what all you are going to do with the trail rig?
     
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    doorless,narrowed front and back,full cage for the family,lift,trimming,39.5 Iroks,1 tons,fuel injected small block.The rest is up in the air but heres what I got to start with

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    81K5GUY, very nice work! Keep us posted on the lift progress. Which soft top was that you had? I've got a BestTop on the way and can't find very good pics of it. -Eric
     

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