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My First K5!!! *Pictures*

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Kajun_K5, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Kajun_K5

    Kajun_K5 Registered Member

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    I been looking around for a type of four wheel drive to restore. When I found this site it didn't take me long to decide I needed a K5. So I went out an bought one last weekend. Here is a picture of it on my website:

    http://www.geocities.com/daniel_ray_deville/My_Blazer/my_blazer.htm

    I have gotten a few books on replacement parts and things like that, but I want to know what models I can pull parts off of in a junk yard. It is a '79 K5 with a 350 V8 and TH 350 transmission. The only thing that has been change is the transfer case. It now has a Detroit transfer case.

    Why the hell not?
     
  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Congrat's .. and nice find..
    You can use part's off 73-80 for body part's since your's is the flat fender truck.. Or you can upgrade your front end to the more aerodynamic styling's of 81-91.. great article on how to do that on the home page under "Technical".. Neil aka Mudzer did a great write up on that.. to include parts number's you'd need.
    But.. all suspension and drivetrain parts from 73-87 Pickup's will fit your truck.. or 73-91 Blazer/Jimmie's will fit ..
    Hope this helps..

    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
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    What exactly is a Detroit transfer case? Good luck with your K5, I need to get a 79 or under. I love the body style. Have fun. This might help you out a little: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/bodyparts.html>http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/bodyparts.html</a>

    1988 Chevrolet K5
     
  4. Kajun_K5

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    As far as I know it is a transfer case made by Detroit.

    Why the hell not?
     
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    It's most likely a "New Process" transfer case..
    Detroit... usually mean's you have a Detroit locker(s) in your rear end..

    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  7. Kajun_K5

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    Well I know I don't have locker and the guy I bought it from said it was a detroit transfer case but I haven't been able to find any info on a detroit tranfer case so he could of been full of it. I will crawl under it later today and see if I can find the make.

    Why the hell not?
    http://www.geocities.com/daniel_ray_deville/My_Blazer/my_blazer.htm
     
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    I checked your profile when I saw that Kajun K5 name and I am just down the road near Baton Rouge. Good to see another coona** on the site. I have a 78 Jimmy that I have been redoing for a while now and it is now nearing completion. I have learned alot while doing mine and would be willing to give you a hand if you need anything. Just drop me a line and maybe when mine is done we can break it in properly. Be forewarned, these things are money magnets!!!
     

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