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Ok tryin' this once more. Pic's of the 75 Jimmy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by conoverbandit, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. conoverbandit

    conoverbandit 1/2 ton status

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    Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    web page

    This is the one i was talkin' about fixing.......Should I fix or pull axles,t-case, drive line's out and send the rest to the ................
     
  2. conoverbandit

    conoverbandit 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Stupid thing still don't work....... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    well maybe someone can see it..............
     
  3. m j

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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    here is the problem.
    1- Webshots does not allow you to link images to forums.
    2- this forum looks for an image tag such as .jpg or .gif or .bmp befroe it will utilize the [image] thing

    you can create a clickable link to the URL of those pics and it will work fine, not sure why others in your previous thread said 'bad link' as they linked fine for me when I copied and pasted to the address bar.

    this should link to the album


    the images are much too small
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Dude your just turning into a big ol' softy arent you....LOL /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    wow..can you say body work!!??...finally a truck that looks like mine around here!!
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    hmm...if you make that a progect...get a new body..same thing thats going on here..and im about to give mine ot the junk yard ands get a real truck!!
     
  7. conoverbandit

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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Change the body???? Are you kidding???I like it, I just wish the "metal mites" had'nt beat me to it first.. Ya think I should just put that 86 I got on this frame (since it's stright 'n all)? I'll get the pic's posted of it tomm. Come on what y'all think

    conoverbandit
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Looks to me like a great start to a trail rig. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    well keep it a blazer of course!! but i mean just trash THAT body...cuase its like biulding another one anyway!
     
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    I must have taught 50+ newbies the image posting thing on Truckworld.
    guess I slipped here HUH
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Looks like its sawsall time just do some fender trimming
    and put a set of 44's on that bad boy
    Bo
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    Usually by the time the fender rust gets that bad the rest is also very bad. Tailpan, seat belt mounts on the lower 'B' pillar, floors and body supports. I hate to see full 'vert's scrapped, but this one looks to be in very tough condition. If you cut any of it out a la sawzall it would probably crumble.

    Putting an 86 body on that frame would be difficult at best. The floor behind the front seats differs and so does that area of the frame. It is possible to put an older body on a newer frame with some hand built mounts, but going the other way is much more difficult.

    My honest advice would be to rob the hardtop and the windshield frame, and doors (for templates) and any other functional mechanical part and then call the wrecker to come pick up whats left of the carcass. You can then easily convert any newer K5 to full convertable...

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    So the 86 body won't fit on the 75 chassis? hmmmm.
    Ok so how I get the "1/2 cab" top off the 86? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    the body should fit. Mine is an 85 body on a 76 frame. It took a little doing but it fit. Somebody else on here has a similar set up. Anything can fit with enough time and pressure /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I'd say dump the body and start fabbing a complete cage without any sheetmetal except floor and firewall. Dump the leaves and go completely coilover and 4 links. Knock off everything in front of and behind the shock mounts so your approach and dep. angles are non existant and fly that sucker.... OH yeah don't forget harnesses.
     
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    Re: Ok tryin\' this once more. Pic\'s of the 75 Jimmy

    I also have seen new tubs on old frames.
    would a body lift make the difference or is it a matter of chopping a crossmember up
     
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    A body lift might get it closer to clearing the frame rise. The problem is the footwell behind the front seats on the newer tub. I wasn't saying it couldn't be done...I was saying it would be difficult at best and a lot of work for certain.

    The roof chop has been done by quite a few people here, maybe start a new post asking for pictures and tips...

    Rene
     

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