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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Penthos, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. Penthos

    Penthos Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, just registered and thought I'd say hi. I've been browsing this site for a couple of months and decided that I'd register and get involved more.

    Anyway a little background of what I have:
    I bought a used '91 Blazer V-10 4x4 w/ 350tbi about 13 months ago. Just recently I swapped out the stock motor for a GM crate 350HO engine, I used Holley's 502tbi 650cfm unit and had Howell Engineering make a custom chip for the 'puter (took a couple tries, but it works now, LOL). The body is fairly rough, but this is my project vehicle and will eventually replace the body with an aftermarket fiberglass body. I bought it will 158k on the odo, so it has been driven alot. This Blazer is my first Blazer (I used to drive a '96 Ford F150 4x4, but decided on the Blazer for an all-around-vehicle). As I'm still in progress of working on it, I don't drive it 100% of the time, but I drive (in better weather) a '99 Camaro Z28.

    Well, I've rambled on enough so I hope to enjoy future discussions on the board. Later, Josef
     
  2. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Welcome to the board!!!!

    Good to hear you have 2 Chevy's and got rid of that Frod :)


    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  3. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Welcome to CK5! Sounds like a good start. There is another guy in MI that recently (within the last 5 days) posted that he has installed a fiberglass body. Were waiting for the pictures still. In the rust belt it sounds like the way to go. Never rust again.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    haha Grim, I like that. The rust belt. I'm glad I'm actually the shirt that the guys wearing and not his rusty belt. We do have some rust in Cali, but thats only if we take the paint off for whatever reason and dont re-protect it.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    V-10?

    Ken H.

    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 454 44 TSLs
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Who is this guy in MI with a fiber glass body?

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 454 44 TSLs
     
  7. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    V-10? could you fill us in on what a V-10 was doing in your blazer.

    gime a bucket of chicken with extra skin!
     
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    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Its not a V-10 engine. Starting somewhere towards the end of the Blazer run (and I don't remember when), the GM code was no longer K5 but rather V10. Don't ask me why, but they did. Maybe someone else will know that. But, you will almost NEVER find anyone that will recognize it by that model name.

    Brian
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  9. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    ooh i see

    gime a bucket of chicken with extra skin!
     
  10. Penthos

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    From what I was told by my local dealer the K5 &amp; V10 codes were two unique features relating to the front end (??), of course, I don't know what that actually means. As I'm still new to Blazers, I'm still learning which parts and related codes I have in my Blazer.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone.

    '91 Blazer V-10, 350HO
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    The "V10" designation came out in '88, when IFS was introduced to the "K" series trucks. Blazers, Jimmys, 'Burbs, and one tons all took on the "V10" designation, with the mighty "K" series drifting into a world of crummy A-Arm torsion bar oneness with the imports.

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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    welcome to the board!

    hey i love the blazer-f bod combo, of course i may be a little biased [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>85 blazer</font color=blue> 4" lift, 35" pro comp mt, locked out back
    <font color=blue>88 blazer</font color=blue>mostly stock
    <font color=blue>99 30th ann. TA</font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>79 TA</font color=blue>
     
  13. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hey! Welcome to the board!
    Another Blazer/ f-body guy huh? Welcome!

    right on!
    I have a '72 K/5 &amp; a '67 Camaro

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
    Ryan B.
     
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    Actually, the Suburbans were tagged "V" and "R" for 4X4 and 4X2, respectively (i.e. V2500, R1500, etc.). The V10/V15, I believe, is unique to the 4X4 Blazer/Jimmy.

    Welcome to CK5, Penthos!

    Haze gray and underway...or blue, in this case.
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    87 was the first year for R and V series. C and K were not used for that year. C and K started again in 88 with the new body and IFS. 87 thru 91 R and V were for Blazers, Suburbans, and Crew cabs that stayed the old body style.
    92 everything went C and K with R and V being discontinued.


    78-K5 4"Lift 35"Tires 400SB TH350 NP205
    73 Vega 350SB TH350
     
  16. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    That would be me.. Full fibergalss Body (from US Body Source, the Heavy Duty one, and a Tilt Front clip, fiberglass too, of course. .I'd love to post the pictures, Grim-Reaper, but I never broke down and bought a digital camera. Pretty soon though....mabey, just mabey I can talk a friend of mine into letting me use his for a few days.... By the way, thanks for your response too.

    Ken
     
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    That's what I forgot...the years in which those designators were used.

    Thanks for picking up my slack!

    Haze gray and underway...<font color=blue>or blue, in my case.</font color=blue>
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  18. ChevyCaGal

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    Welcome to the board! Keep us posted on the body change over when you are going to do it. I know many people will find this interesting including myself.....

    &lt;&gt;&lt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.chevycagal.homestead.com/steph.html>Steph's Webpage</a>&gt;&lt;&gt;
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    I'm in shape.... round is a shape......
     
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    Welcome to the madness that Ck5 is... [​IMG]..
    I mean that in a good way.. won't be long before you're living here like 98 percent of us..


    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     

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