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MyNew DD/Trail rig

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Txchevy18, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Txchevy18

    Txchevy18 1/2 ton status

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    Well Ive been saving evey penny Ive made after spending a ton on parts for my 86 k20, I came across an 83 Blazer :D . Was at first goin to trade staright up at first but that fell through, but i scraped the money together to get it. Then dug some more to get the 2 gallons of rust bulet he had for it. :)
    Well heres the specs
    D60 Front with a home made xover setup and 4.10's
    14FF 4.10's
    Newer sbc350 out of a 91 Caprice( not sure ifthis is a good thing or not..)
    Has a new edlebrock performer intake and a holley carb
    th350 tranny
    Np205 T-case
    New D-shafts front and rear
    8" spring lift all the way around
    5-38.5 Tsl's radials on 16.5 wagon wheels
    Decent interior
    ANd a Bit of rust :evil:
    Mods listI have planned:
    12k warn w/snythetic line
    8k Ramsey w/synthetic line
    52" spring swap up front
    63" spring swap in rear w/ DIY shakle flip
    Ford tower W/ 15" travel bilstien 5150's
    Sky x-steering steering and Hydro assist w/2wd box
    Replace rockers with 2x4x.250 steel box tubing
    Build front bumpers for said winches
    Ord weld in brace and bolt in brace
    Hummer 8 bolts If I can find some Recentered
    700r4 with a few ups and a nwf Black box :o
    AND of course some body work..Well alot of boy work to repair the rust not fix dents....AND a vist from the sawzall :shock: :D
    Hmm I also have some 40 tsl's Hmm.....

    Cant wait to go pick it up next weekend....
    This rig will be my daily driver and will be goin with me when I head up to Wyotech This coming June. Not lookig forward to the +24hr drive
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  2. Txchevy18

    Txchevy18 1/2 ton status

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    I guess no one cares, o well im happy :)
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Thats all that really matters right?
     
  4. Txchevy18

    Txchevy18 1/2 ton status

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    Exactly now I just have to figure out a way to get it home from 4 hours away.. Hmm. Any one got a teleporter lying around in the garage? lol The two trailers that I planned to borrow have bent axles so now I guess ill have to find one to rent.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    looks great, any pics of ur homemade x over steering?
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    yeah im interested in the homebrew steering as well. congrats on the purchase. get the bugs worked out and beat the farkz0rz outta it.
     
  7. Txchevy18

    Txchevy18 1/2 ton status

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    Well I didnt make it but from what I can tell it will works. I plan on replacing it with my sky setup I picked up a while back.

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  8. chevyguybc

    chevyguybc 1/2 ton status

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    wow sketchysteering ... nice d60 an blazer, good start
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hmm yeah just need the bent arm and u could get rid of that block.. and a drop pitman arm..
     
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    Txchevy18 1/2 ton status

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    Ya I thats what thought to. O well my sky xover and hydro assist should fit quite nicely down there.:)
     
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    how much you spend to get it? looks like a good start
     
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    good deal man!
     
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    Ya I thought so too! Im just hoping its not a basket case like my last one... Well I picked up the trailer this afternnon and all the tow gear is packed so im heading out at 7 tommrow morning. Ill post some pics up when I get back.

    Later guys
     
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    just fly there and drive back... too late now for the common sense idea...loll nice score
     
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    Well I would of considred that if It was legal to drive back or even could. This is one of those some assembly required projects:). Trip was a good learning experince for me my 1st timto pull a rig that far. NOw ive got a to do list to start on tommrow moring. Neighoors arent to hapy ive got a new truck to play with. Ive only been home 20 mins and they allready threathened to call the popo. Opps. Ill post pics after I get em off the camera.
     
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    well, 27 hrs later, wheres the pics?
     
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    looks like a good start and a good game plan. If you cut the fenders then drop it down on some 52 on the front and change out the steering arm it should look pretty good.
     
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    Update

    Ok so Ive been slacking I know. Finnaly remembered to get teh ics off the camera so here they are. It seems I have a lot of work ahead of me to get it in the shape I want.

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    and one of the other truck since it was a nice day today.
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    nice blazer, Nice truck as well. 2k is a good deal especially with a d60 front already in the thing. good luck w/ your new project. Btw, that rust isnt that bad, especially if the thing is a wheeler. :D
     

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