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PHASE II: caged and painted

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

  1. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    i suppose you could say im done, but we all know that is just another word for 'im figuring out what i am going to do next'...

    http://coloradok5.com/moneypit.shtml
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    That turned out sweet!I cant wait to do my body mods.

    A balanced diet is a beer in both hands.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  4. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    Lookin sweet Robbie! Maybe Ill get to see it this weekend.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Very nice! Much like what I want to do to my K30. Man, I gotta get on the ball. With all these cut, chopped, and tubed rides, I'm gonna look like a copy cat. Actually, I see some new (to me) ideas I like so, assuming I ever get around to making progress on this thing, I guess that WILL make me a copy cat. [​IMG] Well, like they say, copying someone is the most sincere form of praise (or something like that) [​IMG]

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  6. lv2whl

    lv2whl 1/2 ton status

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    looks sweet, good job
     
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    KrebsATM02 1/2 ton status

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    that's pretty sweet, someday when mine is my primary vehicle

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  8. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    one problem! I dont see any CK5 stickers!
    j/k! would be a nice touch though...
    Looks sweet and flexy!!

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
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  9. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    . Man, that rocks. Thats going to be a awesome ride, whats the specs on it? (sups. mods, drivetrain, etc.)

    Are you going to make the CK5 2002 run?

    <font color=blue>Twiztid</font color=blue>
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Eric,

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/moneypit.shtml> Moneypit write-up</a>

    I'm sure there have been a few changes other than body and cage since this was written, but it should give you a good idea.

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/project_T2> tRusty pics...</a>
     
  11. LittleJimmy

    LittleJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet. Very cool.
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Groovy Brother!! That rig gets lighter every time I see a new pic[​IMG][​IMG]!


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  13. MTPockets

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    thank you all.

    nothing really has changed mechanically since i 'completed' the k5 18 months ago, just routine maintenence. oh yeh, i did change a couple of items; 4 wheel disc, single flowmaster, and x-over steering.

    specs on the cage; 1.5" chromoly, tig welded, tied into the original cage for lateral support. there is a steel plate bolted to the core support(the only body mount pt.) providing an anchor point in the front. im still considering using old valve springs under the two core support body mounts to let the body flex out a bit.

    anyone else think this is a good idea?

    MTPockets
    ps. i still have my ck5 windshield sticker on! look closely at the bottom.



    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/moneypit.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/moneypit.shtml</a>
     
  14. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sweet, now those are the ideas I like to see, do you have any pics of the rockers, I mean what used to be your rockers?

    Steve

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    damn, nice ride.....I've gotta get mine on the ball too!!! You dont plan on running the top much do ya??? Looks like we've had a lot of the same ideas...but mine will be heavier. Anyways, I like it!!!!!

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
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    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    I'm doing the valve spring mod too, under both the front and back. I've bent the hell out of the tailpan and spread the bedsides because of frame flex. I also blew one of the body washers off not too long ago under the middle of the truck, pulled the bolt right through it!! My core support mounts blew out a long time ago so I'm either gonna do the valve springs or make a single mount in the center. Rob, one of my friends from NY, did this on his rig... it was on the cover of Fourwheeler last year... and it works great.

    Joe
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    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, you missed a spot! [​IMG]

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I like it, i like it. Thats what I tell people that ask me "what the hell are you doing to your truck?" and I say" you ever see the movie Mad Max?" like the crossover setup, was it hard to do, i was thinking about doing that on my 10, but ill just do it once on the 60.

    Sun Desert Offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow! that was a bold step to take on a good looking truck. The finished product looks great. I can't wait to see some wheeling pics.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
    Body by Tellico
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