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New Build - pics - Updated - New, More Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    After planning this build for almost a year, it is about 3/4 done (front is done). I have about a week of work on and off to get it to where its at. First off I started by swapping the axles off of my 3/4 ton pickup to the blazer and vice versa - major pain. Its like doing two lifts at once! As of tonight, the pickup is riding on a 1/2 ton front and 14 bolt rear. The blazer has 4" TC springs on up front with ORD shackles, and braided brake lines. I finally got everything done with the front and now I'm going to swap the rear axles and add the lift to the rear of the Blazer. Then it will be a wait to get it aligned...My new tire carrier rear bumper is supposed to be shipped Tuesday.....Oh yeah, the running boards are gone. Anyone need some??? I'll update with more pics later.

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  2. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    Re: New Build - pics

    sounds good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif keep the pictures rolling in /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: New Build - pics

    Looks great! I wish I had a garage that big. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: New Build - pics

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    Looks great! I wish I had a garage that big. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif

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    I wish I had a garage! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Err..at least one not full of lawn mowers and ATV's. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: New Build - pics

    Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Re: New Build - pics

    Ok, heres everything about the truck.
    1977 Blazer, 350/350/203 (part time kit), 83,000 original miles. Edelbrock 650 carb and performer intake, accel distributor, stock HEI coil. 2 1/2 inch exhaust through stock manifolds.
    Updated the interior with new carpet, 1995 Yukon seats, new trim pieces, etc (via LMC). New rear folding seat from a nissan truck - fits perfectly and almost the right color.

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    New additions: 4" TC lift all spring (HD front), TC shocks, ORD greaseable shackles, zero rate springs in the rear, all new steering linkages (draglink and TREs) and braided steel brake lines - alot of work!! 3/4 ton D44 up front, 14 bolt in the rear - 4.10 gears. 315/75R16 Procomp MTs.
    The truck drives nice, and has plenty of power. The old gears have to be something like 308's...It can just squeak the tires when hitting the gas hard. The 350 will be rebuilt next year.

    I started trimming the front fenders, but I want to wait to get ahold of a plasma cutter to do a nice job. The air cutoff tool is not very accurate. Any suggestions? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I can't wait to get it aligned and a new exhaust (should be this week) then I can take it off road. The rear tire carrier bumper should be here next week too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
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  7. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: New Build - pics

    What size are those tires in inches /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    35" x 12.5"
     
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    marine_enlisted 1/2 ton status

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    Re: New Build - pics

    I started trimming the front fenders, but I want to wait to get ahold of a plasma cutter to do a nice job. The air cutoff tool is not very accurate. Any suggestions? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Sawzall! /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  10. mouse

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    Exhaust and alignment done. Now I need to trim /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

    Oh yeah, and hook up the parking brake, somehow.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Trimming done and one day too late. I cut the passenger front tire slightly dodging a car in a parking lot and going over a curb. I finished trimming and now nothing hits. I have to figure out how to fill in the gaps and do some touch up painting.

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    The last pic you can see a bit of the new exhaust. Its 2 1/2 inch from end to end with turbo mufflers. Sounds great, I wanted a little quieter, but man this has a growl now!

    Works great!!

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  12. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: New Build - pics

    That looks awesome! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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