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Ok, everybody. I"m sorry.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NewK5Guy, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. NewK5Guy

    NewK5Guy 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    Wow. I really lit a fire under that camp, didn't I? In all the bbs's I've been to, that's the most heated discussion I've ever caused. Wow. More than 2 pages of replies.
    Anyway...sorry I went off. The history of the vehicle is almost completely in front of me so I knew it had been mistreated a bit. I did expect some of the brake cost, but wasn't expecting it to continually snowball. To add to it, I had to question a brake line that showed on the receipt. Turns out the rusty spot I saw when changing my rear gear oil turned out to be a hole.
    Stops like a champ now. I guess hydroboost isn't all that bad after all(that's AFTER ALL the braking system has been replaced). Seems to stand up well against the 35's. Even the parking brake works now. Still need to loosen up the gum buildup on the ratchet mechanism, though. No biggie there.
    But, man. $595.27 final tally. I coulda used that money to get the body work done. I'm jealous of all you fellas with rust free rides. If this thing were rust free, all this money I just spent wouldn't bother me. But now I have that cost hanging over me, whatever it may be. But, I'm hooking up with a fellow K5'er maybe this weekend who has a friend who might can help. I'll take all the "ease the pain" I can get now. That rear end leaks like a civ.
    Just leave me be. I'll get over it. What was seeming to be in decent mechanical condition with body problems turned out to have problems everywhere. Well, at least I'll have my a/c back when I put the new vacuum pod on this weekend.
    Guys, thanks. Sorry I had to be an ass. Your words were well taken. Girls, well, what can I say. Chicks in 4x4's are a turn on for me. And some even responded to my post!! Oh, I'm in love! Too bad they had to be Blazinmom and some guy's wife.
    heh heh heh
    A little post painful check writing humor.
     
  2. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Re: Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    I didn't see what post you're talking about, but man, you aint the only one who started with a rotted out ride. My truck when I first got it was nothing but RUST!!![​IMG] I took care of most of it, but some just come sneaking back up on me[​IMG]
    This summer, I think I will take a sand blaster to the underneath to get rid of it all once and for all[​IMG] But anyhow, just wanted to let you know that most of us have "been there and done that" You'll be there one day. Take care
    Boss

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    Well thats the joy of owning an older vehicle, no matter what brand. Its unfortunate that you don't have a workable place to do your own repairs, it really saves if you do the work yourself.

    If ya want to feel a little better about the rust on your truck just wander over to my site and check out the body on my Jimmy.....[​IMG] In two weeks the entire rear half will be chucked into the scrap bin at work in favor of a rust free (although a little dented) rear half. Also mine was no gem in the mechanical department either, the only thing I haven't repaired, replaced or rebuilt is the cooling system. [​IMG] Boy did I get a good deal [​IMG]
    All in all I still love my Jimmy, and this site which has given me the reasons to go on with it and finish what I started.

    You just can't beat the people on this site for motivation and information![​IMG]

    Rene

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  4. rocko

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    Re: Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    Oh.. no need to apologize.. we all vent sometimes. Just look at it this way.. the things you're doing to your truck now, You won't have to do again for quite some time.. years maybe..
    Just be glad Blazers/Jimmies are plentiful and parts are somewhat affordable.. And that most parts are interchangeable.
    Cheri and I bought a Blazer for $600.00 and oh..what a rust bucket she turned out to be... the blazer.. not cheri..
    Anyway.. we spent a crap load of money fixing it up.. and now it's not even the original truck anymore..
    Okay.. I'll quit rambling.. just tackle the major problems first.. then start on the minor stuff .. Mechanical is most important...
    We all feel your pain.

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  5. muddin4fun

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    Re: Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    Well, there's plenty of people on this site who would have loved to only have $600 on their first bill. Me...no, I'm up to $1500, but I have a hell of a blazer though. I'm still going as far as check writing. They're a lot of fun. My hubby really has to sweet talk me into driving mine and it looks like a clunker! haha!!! But a lift is coming in about a month and a paint job this summer and I will be the $hit around town! You'll learn to love it if ya don't already! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Keep your feet dry [​IMG]
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  6. BadDog

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    Re: Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry.

    Hey, like everyone said, it's all cool.

    I was on the verge of blowing a gasket on here a few days ago myself. I bought a 350 TBI at a junk yard. When I eventually ran the numbers (in front of the passenger head) a couple of weeks later (after installing) it started looking like I had a 305! After all my years fooling with this stuff, usually super cynical and cautious, I didn't verify before I handed over my money. I just about decided I'd been out for too long to fool with this. I said to myself, "Anyone stupid enough to do that deserves what they get and should not be fooling with a project like this!" Anyway turned out ok. I won't go the whole story hear but it is a reman block so the front numbers were bogus.

    Enjoy your ride, at least you can drive yours now. I'm looking at least another $500 and many hours before I can even take mine out (but I bought it as builder).


    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
    Coming soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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