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Phase 2 Complete

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by randy88k5, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I said it wouldn't be too long to finish off the Blazer. Again, I was wrong. Well, this is the most progress made up to this point. I took it offroading at a local quarry on Saturday, and it performed great. Didn't break anything, but I found a few little things that need to be done:

    I need to put the aux. battery voltmeter on an ignition switch

    I want to lower the Blazer a little. Thinking about the 52"/56" swap, looking for about a 4" net lift.

    I need to cut the fenders and rocksliders. Tires rub with little articulation.



    OK, this is what I did in Phase 2:
    • ORD Steering Box Brace
    • 8-lug tire adapter for carrier from DIY4X
    • S&W Roll Cage (probably add more to it later, very basic stuff used)
    • Windstar electric fans (each fan wired seperately, thermostatically controlled by GM fan switches, master on/off switches)
    • CS144 Alternator swap
    • Aux. equipment run through fuse box from Dodge Caravan
    • 102" whip with ball and spring mount
    • Painless Wiring Waterproof Battery Isolator
    • Custom gauge cluster
    • NP241 with SYE and drive flange
    • High Angle Driveshaft with 1350 CV
    • DIY4X 14BFF Guardian
    • DIY4X Razorback covers front and rear
    • 12v air compressor
    • Driving, fog, rock (under doors), and backup lights
    • Heated O2 sensor with Air/Fuel Ratio gauge
    • Rocksliders
    The gauge cluster I made, and I'm sure my metalworking skills show. The S&W cage was welded mostly by my friend, who is much better at welding than me. I have the front portion of the cage flanged so I can still remove the dashboard. We are planning on putting a piece in that runs the length of the dash, and some gussets. I know its not the strongest design, but its not designed to be used more than once. The rear bumper and rocksliders were made by a friend of Steve Kibbe's, and I haven't been able to get the website to come up for some time. The air lines have been straitened up in the engine compartment, and most all wires are run inside of plastic loom.

    Sorry for some blurry pics, the flash and the focus dont play nice sometimes when there are reflective surfaces and it is darker out.

    And Phase 1 is in my sig incase anyone wants to look.

    Feel free to ask any other questions. Let me know what you think.

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  2. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    lookin good man!
     
  3. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Only thing wrong (for me) is the gauge location. You will have to keep glancing up and right to see them. Otherwise, shiite hot!!
     
  4. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    Did it run hot on you at the quarry? I see you forgot to install the upper radiator hose in the last pic. Just kidding but looks good. Not sure about having the vital guages up top like that though :confused:
     
  5. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    pauly here neededs your headliner set up, the man had a cb for his cb, stereo this that and the other...


    sweet:D
     

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