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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by makovai, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I have browsed thru here a few times, but i finally saved my allowence and paid the 25 bones to join.
    I own a 1972 blazer. Its a money pit. It all started 1 year ago when i bought this rig, looked killer, had a brand new powder coated motor. mild 7" of lift, some 35" BFG's and fairly clean. It had some issue's but nothing to major.
    1 month later: blew the motor (broken push rods, 3 lobes left on cam). New crate motor took out the tranny, and the new tranny took out the rear end. Anyway that was the beginning of a domino train. I now own a $20K blazer thats worth 1/3 of that.:D


    Oh well, it's fun to play with. The rig currently has 11" of lift with 225x75x15 so it is funny looking. but I just bought 3/4 ton running gear and 39x18 mickeys for it. So by next summerI'm hoping to be back on the road again.


    A few pics of what i have:

    This is how the rig sits today:
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    This is how the rig will look in the future:
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  2. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Good to see you over here. Definitely a sweet K5.
     
  3. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Glad you are over here - this is a WAY better place than 67-72!
     
  4. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Good to see another local on board.
     
  5. 68MUDSTUD

    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    welcome. n00b!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:
     
  6. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Welcome. At least when you are done you will have a great credit score like me.:rolleyes:
     
  7. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    already built the credit up when i built this::D
    Now im just getting it to 800



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  8. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep that'll do it also!!:o
     
  9. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Welcome to the jungle!! Very nice rig you have there. One day my rig will look that good!! How far are you from I-84? I live in Boise, ID. You ever race your 'Vette at Firebird Raceway?
     
  10. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Welcome over, glad ya joined up.

    How's the conversion coming along? Any issue's so far?
     
  11. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    As noted i have purchase the d44 and 14bolt as well as some 39x18 mickeys. the front is pretty much done although i haven't got the high steer worked out yet. the rear is pretty much still sitting the way i bought it. So i should be starting that soon.

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  12. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    don't you just hate those domino effects. if it's not one thing, it's another. i'm glad i tore my blazer to pieces in one night so i could just do everything all over. lol. good project you got there man.
     
  13. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Coming along very nice :bow: !
     

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