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Phase 1 Complete...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by randy88k5, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I got a good start on the Blazer now. Got kicked out of the parents house, so I had to move the Blazer with me to school. Hopefully it wont take me too long up here.

    So far:
    REAR:
    14BFF swap
    3" Tuff Country EZride Rear
    Extended greasable rear shackles (ORD)
    2.5" rear shackle flip (ORD)
    ARB air locker
    New hardware
    Extended brake hose

    FRONT:
    Dana 60 swap
    6" Fuff Country EZRide Front
    Extended greasable front shackles (ORD)
    ARB air locker
    Kingpin rebuilds
    Warn locking hubs
    New GM rotors and hubs
    New calipers and pads
    Extended brake hoses

    Steering:
    Crossover steering kit (ORD)
    HD draglink (ORD)
    New PSC hi-vol pump
    New PSC gear box
    Borgerson u-joint steering shaft
    p/s cooler

    OTHER:
    37" x 12.5" x 16" Swamper SSR
    16" Rockcrusher steel wheels
    trans cooler
    skyjacker hydro shocks (cheapies)
    New GM 31 gal fuel tank
    Rebuilt NP208 w/ chain
    New speedometer cable
    Every bolt covered in Anti-sieze
    Every electrical connector packed with dielectric grease

    To come very soon:
    Full gauge cluster and accessory mount using the "Shelf-It" console
    Onboard 12v air compressor
    Rock Sliders
    S&W Roll cage w/ family extension
    Various lights
    Bilstein 7100 shocks
    electric fans

    EDIT: I would like to thank everyone who helped me though each setback I experienced. The help is much appreciated.

    BTW, I will be having a 1/2 ton yard sale, will put up threads in the parts for sale forum. 1 week, then most is going to the scrap metal yard.
    Some pics:

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  2. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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  3. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good. Where did you get the rear bumper?
     
  4. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    That is part of a swing out tire carrier/bumper that Steve Kibbe got for me. One of his friends made them. Got the bumper and matching rock sliders. Cant get their website to come up though...
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I like it
     
  6. JIM88K5

    JIM88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Wow

    We have the same year and color scheme. :pimp:
     
  7. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Bloody hell. My "phase 1" was a 4" lift =)) and yours is a bloody D60 :bow:

    -- A
     
  8. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Nice, the memory of a phase 1 build similar to that is still fresh in my head. Get ready, the phase 2 bug comes quickly :doah:
     
  9. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    What is this console? Is it one of the Tuffy products? Link?
     
  10. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    No, its just a shelf that takes place of your sun visors

    http://www.accessconnect.com/shelfit.htm

    Its actually kinda cheap construction. If I was to actually see it before I bought it, I probably wouldnt have wasted my money. In all the pictures, it looks pretty nice, but it is just a piece of aluminum with a fuzzy feel sprayed on to it.

    I used that as a base, and I made a face out of sheetmetal, and cut holes for gauges, cb, compass, switches, etc.. Its half way done, Im gonna pull fabric over it after all the welds are finished. Might turn out pretty decent.
     
  11. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    man that is a pretty big list of stuff for phase one, and i like it.. it is pretty sweet man..
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice. :waytogo: So whats "phase 2" going to be?
     
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    ColAdo82K5 1/2 ton status

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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Looks awesome! do you have any "before" pictures?
     
  15. aduff85k5

    aduff85k5 Registered Member

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    that is lookign real nice. makes me want to move to phase 2. i need more fun tickets though. :D
     
  16. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I have some before pics somewhere.

    Heres the pic of it still on half tons:

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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Alright thanks.
     
  18. Lenix

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    I have the same shelf. Might you post some pics of it and how you ran all that wire??? :wink1: My fussy stuff is falling off :crazy:
     
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    I decided not to use the "Shelf-It" as a base. When it is installed in place, the roof hoop of the cage blocks the gauges. Ran into the same problem that cegusman had with the S&W cage, as the roof hoop hangs a bit too low. I guess thats what I get for planning without accurate measurements.

    Right now, im using the brackets that came with the kit, and fabricating something of that using 22ga sheet metal and 1/4" round stock. Just started it today. Ill post pics when its done, as im not sure how this will come out yet.
     

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