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New project pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blasterD, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some new pics of my K30 project:

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  2. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some specs:

    1986 K30 Diesel
    D60, 465, 205, 14bff
    I've got a rear detroit locker, Inboarded rear springs with a homemade shackle flip, wheelbase shortened to 113", custom bed with shell, 1410 shaft on the rear, 42" Irok Bias on 17: H2 rims.

    It's been apart since September. I just got it together and took it out wheeling Saturday night. What do you think?
     
  3. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a before pic: [​IMG]
     
  4. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    different and kinda ugly... i dig it! lol awesome, good work
     
  5. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    cool rig . you should of brought it out to the meet and greet this weekend.
     
  6. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't know about it. Plus, I was wrenching until about 8:00 Saturday night.
     
  7. hack500

    hack500 1/2 ton status

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    is that a jeep hardtop? :wink1:
    :thinking:

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  8. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, off an '04 Unlimited. It was cracked over the drivers door. I didn't care because I hacked that part off ;)
     
  9. muddybuddy

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    how much lift is that and what length springs? lookd ugly but good! :)
     
  10. lamberthkp

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    yep its a ugly but i like it, looks like a jeep rearended you :D
     
  11. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    WTF?!?! Aside from the crap jeep parts, it would be cool. How do you like the inboarded rear springs? I did mine awhile ago. Post up some roll pics! Its good to see some stuff being built on this site still. Have fun.
     
  12. blasterD

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    The front springs are Skyjacker softride 4". The rear are inboarded and reversed 56" one-ton springs. They are way softer now than before the shackle flip. I'll get some flex pics up in a few days when I can get to a ramp. I really haven't gotten much wheel time yet because I just got it back together. I used ford f250 shock towers in the front and fabbed up some custom mounts in the rear so that I could use 13" travel shocks all around.
     
  13. blasterD

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    Heres some more pics.
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    sweet rig! very different from before pic. i dig it. i would like to see some interior pics of the bed area.
     
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    I like it. Props for trying something new. I especially like the front fenders. You probably have a better view of the trail than 90% of K5's...
     
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    dude i give you mad props for origonality (sp?) I really like the way you went with things... could you put up some closer and better pics of the bed, and front cab/fender area...
     
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    so what dop oyu call it? A KJ5L
     
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    one more, how did you do the front brackets for the rear suspension?
     
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    Love it!
     
  20. blasterD

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    Heres a pic of the front brackets for the rear springs. I drilled 4, 1/2 inch holes for the side and one through the bottom for grade 8 bolts. The spring eye got a 9/16 bolt. These are pre-drilling pics. I'll try to get some after shots tomorrow along with some flex pics. I still have a little clearance issue with the inside of the rear wheel wells.

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