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New Progress Pics of the Cap'n

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    I'm serious, having the server down did me a lot of good. I've gotten all this done in the last week. I'm working to make the sand drags in Amarillo in 3 weeks. Thought I'd share with you guys (and gals) [​IMG]

    http://community.webshots.com/user/capn_insano79

    Sherman, Tx
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    looks sweet...if i had the balls i would probably bob mine too...but that will come much much later...

    Later

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Yeah It is strange, When the site was down i actually had time to go out and work on my baby. Hmm maybe steve should shut down the site durring the weekend days so we can get out and work, then turn em on at night so we can learn how to fix what we screwed up!

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    That rig looks better everytime I see it.
    What shocks are you using?

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  5. laketex

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    It's the really long pro comps. I can get the part numbers tommorrow if you'd like.

    Thanks for the kudos. I'm very very ready to have her running. Hopefully the engine will fire after sitting for 2 years.

    Sherman, Tx
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Looks sweet Lake. 3 weeks is not alot of time so you better hope the site keeps acting up.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Looks sweet Lake. 3 weeks is not alot of time so you better hope the site keeps acting up.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Dont I know it. But the site's back up now :( That's ok I guess, cause I have a few questions to ask.

    All I've got left so far is:
    install drivelines
    hook up tranny linkage
    hook up fuel cell and pump
    install battery and tie downs
    Put in the '91 rear springs
    Rotate rear spring perches.

    The tailgate, half doors, front bumper, corner guards, and gauges can wait till I get back. [​IMG]

    Sherman, Tx
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Looks good, but your seats look to be mounted really low. That's just my eyeball measuring tape though....

    I liked your rear shock mounting point!

    Rene

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    The seats are just about right for me but i'm 6'3". If they do seem that way, it won't be any big deal to add a spacer block in there though...

    Thanks, I know the shock mounts aren't the best looking in the world, but they're functional, and FREE.

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Way Cool progress!.... Did you know that Pro Comp is coming out with a "longer" shock.... something like 36" extended length...!!
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Looking good...I like the bumper.



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    Looks come secondary to function...and using the factory crossmember was smart!

    Rene

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    marv, that will be an incredible factory type length. Guess I'd have to cut up my nice pretty bed if I went with those. [​IMG]

    btw, since my homeade shackle flip, i've noticed my rear shackle angle SUCKS. So I'm going to make some custom brackets after this trip and do the F150 springs I have laying out back. Might as well. Do you max your shocks with your setup?

    Sherman, Tx
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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Oooh yeah!... the 9012's on the rear go from El Paso to Beaumont if you know what I mean!

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    excellent. mine are about 1/2" longer than that, so that's what I needed to know. Did you center them when the truck sat level? I put mine at 6.25" extended at truck's level, which leaves me with about 7" to go.

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    Nice bob-job!

    One question, what size tubing did you use?

    OK two questions, and what kind of tubing is it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: New Progress Pics of the Cap\'n

    I'm assuming you mean for the bumper. It's 4x2 3/16" wall rect tubing. That put my reciever tube hole about 1/4" past past the backside when I welded it in flush. That way I dont have to modify every reciever attachment when I get them. The outside mounting plates are 1/2" by 4", simply because I didn't have any 3/8. [​IMG]

    if you meant the cage, it's 1-3/4" .109 wall HREW

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    Yea, I meant the cage but, the other specs put what I saw into perspective. What does the tubing cost? Like so many $ per foot...

    Thanks again.

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    I got it for 78 cents a foot. 120 foot of it. And probably more before i get done.

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