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My Project lots of pics updated 3/14/06 New Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    This is what i started with a few months ago a bone stock 1974 K-5 that was a plow truck for most of its life, i am only the second owner of it
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    it spent years as a plow truck for a used car lot but they burned up the forward clutch on the tranny
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  2. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    WOW i hope they gave that away! I've never seen so much rust
     
  3. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    First thing i found a body that was in a lot better shape and hauled it home about 4 hours the color is horrible but i plan on chaning that soon
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    it even came with a pretty beefy roll cage

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  4. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    I paid 300 for it because it only had 60,000 orginal miles and the engine runs like a top plus and the chassie was in good shape
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    300's is basicaly free, lol pink, thats great, shoulda kept it pink! till the end anyway and paint it last
     
  6. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    I put the new body on using polymounts and a ord one inch body lift

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    The only thing wrong with the frame was a little rot arounf the rear body mount so i made a plate and welded it in

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  7. wetbackZO

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    hey, pink is the new black, he he he...
     
  8. 1979jimmy350

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    after getting the body on i installed a 4 inch lift and installed a 10 bolt front and 14 bolt ff rear
    i put the blocks in the rear only until i can finish making my shakle flip for the rear
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  9. 1979jimmy350

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    I finshed the lift last night and this is how it is sitting now. My plan is over my spring break i am putting in TPI and getting it on the road
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    My brother and friend

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    me next to my k-5

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    Looks good, atleast you don't have to worry about the top rusting:D
     
  11. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice job! I like the pink, it would be a real head turner.
     
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    i vote keep pink for a while/.....its different
     
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    I remember that truck it was in that little lot i think it was like coventry motors
     
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    yea i got it from coventry motors in crystal lake
     
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    Your spoiled Brandon....and lucky , any old junk in Michigan is like that too. salt eats your sh!t up.
     
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    Heres what i am working on now for it, i should be ready to do the swap over my spring break in a few weeks
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    Still needs a little polishing though

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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    man - that is crazy. i've seen few trucks that were worse than mine when purchased! I vote keep the pink for a while too. :)
     
  18. 79k20350

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    wow what a bunch of limp wristed panzys....





















    j/k guys! nice start man:D
     
  19. Robert79K5

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    Holy crap!

    With so many of us cutting apart Blazers in much better shape than that, your going the opposite direction.

    Makes me happy to see someone resurect a K5 from a pile-o-parts.

    Hats off to ya man! I cant wait to se how it turns out.
     
  20. nstarry

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    I understand right were your coming from , I did the same thing ( rust :mad::doah::mad:) FOUR YEARS later and I have drove it three times !?!! It just never ends somthing can always be just a little better or a little bigger ,stonger........ and its still really not that nice of a truck. great start !! more pics , ( bomb can ) any color!! but pink!!
     

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