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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudtrux, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. mudtrux

    mudtrux Newbie

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    This is the only place that I've found that I can post to :crazy:
    So anyway, I'm Ken from central Mn I have a 82 firebird on a 74 blazer (retired now). Two 86 K-5's Gonna build one this winter after I finish my wifes 91 T-10 Blazer.
    Just wanted to pop in somewhere to say hi

    Nice Site
     
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    wazzabie 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Welcome to ck5! I bet after a few weeks on here youll be wanting to fix up all three or atleast have them in peices :saweet: If not, then youll at least be addicted to k5s for the rest of your life :D
     
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    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    Turn back now, before you know it you will end up single and broke....this is an addiction :D

    Welcome
     
  5. mudtrux

    mudtrux Newbie

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    I've tried to leave and my truck keeps folloing me arround. At night I keep hearing this quiet but grunting type of voice that says "fix me you a-hole"

    I'm trying to get my imageshack account back open so I can put up some pix.
    Cheers (thanks for the welcome)

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    Welcome to the board! You will find more great technical information and general BS than you ever imagined could be in one place :D

    Welcome to the addiction :thumb:
     
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    Welcome.
    And it's a V10
     
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    Welcome. The great thing about forums like this is most everyone is doing the same, or close to the same mods. I've been wheeling for over 20 years, and even with all the time, I have not done the amount/level of mods I plan to do on my current K5's build up. With so many here having done, or doing the same ones, it's nice to get a question answered from someone who has it "fresh" in their mind.

    I just hope your wife is as cool as mine is...

    I have a Detroit locker in a box in my bedroom, 2 onboard air compressors pushed into a corner on the kitchen counter... a R&P for my D60 in the utlilty room.. 1410 yokes & an SYE sitting next to the air comp.'s .. :doah: Not to mention all the other stuff out in the shed, which is overflowing with woodworking equipment. :crazy:

    Oh well, she's stuck with me.. :p:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What do you spike her food with to keep her calm???

    Hey Mudtrux, Welcome to the board.
     
  10. big jimmy 91

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    Do you have some more detailed pics of how you attached the body to the frame?

    I have a friend that is thinking of doing the same , different body on a blazer frame.

    Do you have any words of wisdom for guys that are thinking of doing this?

    BTW that looks nice :waytogo:
     
  11. mudtrux

    mudtrux Newbie

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    That was the first time I tried a swap like that. I shortened the frame 5". I had the body hanging from a chain hoist and kept setting it down on the frame and trimmed accordinly, the frame rails on 1 side realy interfered with the truck frame because the underside of the car is not symetrical (sp) I didn't want it to look like it was just set on there. Then I had to get the steering to line up, that took two small u joints and a hanger brg.

    The thing that realy wiped this truck out was trail riding it. I guess if I was going to do it again I would cut the floor out of the car and build a cage and attach it to the frame and body.

    It should be noted that it was VERY hard to see where you were going because the seats and roof are so low, so I usualy had my head out the window to drive a hole or trail.
     

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