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pics of new body goin on

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bablazer73, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    It has been a long time since I have been able to work on my truck, and now that I can.... I AM EXCITED!!
    http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hstelman/73body2.jpg
    http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hstelman/73body1.jpg
    the next pic is what was left of my rusty shell!
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    roll cage pics next, motor on stand waiting assembly.
    I can't wait!!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey man, whats up with the adaptor I sent you? Havent heard from you for some time now. Need to know if you were happy with it or if you are sending it back.
     
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    ok... maybe i'm crazy.... what adapter?

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    DAMN!!! I must be retarded or something! I got your name confused with someone elses! Someone elses name which almost sounds like yours! Sorry about the mix up! Ok, now you can rub it in my nose! [​IMG]
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, the name I was thinking of Todd Steglich. Does anybody know his username? I cant seem to find it.
    Oh, BTW, did the headers work ok for you?
     
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    That looks sweet keep going we want to lots of pics of your progress. I am also working on a roll cage right now or soon, i hope, i allways find something else that i need to do before i do the cage.


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    When you're done, you want to come work on mine? LOL

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>

    "He who uses a winch...... Is tired of yankin!"
     
  8. bablazer73

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    I hope the headers will work! I have not put engine in yet. still in process of putting it together. If I get my truck back by the weekend, I will be putting motor and trans back in.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    I bought a 10 point roll cage from S&W race cars. It being installed this week. I will post pics of it as it goes in.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    Is that S&W cage for blazers? Don't go throwin' a bone out like that and not give us some more info!!! Please! Call it out this post again when you get that cage instaled.
    Thanks

    Twiztid
     
  11. bablazer73

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    I had a post about this before. the S&W kit is nice. this is a rollcage with the "halo" bar. the only thing is it doesn't cover rear seat. I may modify it. I have used their rollcages in a couple of racecars. They fit great. all the tubes are prenotched. I will post pics as it goes in. 199.00 for cage. 76 dollors for fed ex delivery.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  12. '73 K5

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    So whats up with the newer doors on the '73 body???

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
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    Just curious...how much did you pay for your tub? My buddy is lookin for one...the one he found was going for $800 in the boneyard...he went down to look at it a week later and they had allready crushed it...seems its gonna be fun to find a tub.

    Azblazer

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    I'll bet that he just hasn't cut them down yet. GM didn't make "special" doors for the '73-75 K5's. They just cut off part of the stock door and added some weatherstripping to seal 'em. You can use any door from '73 to '91 on those K5's (except the '88 and newer pickup trucks. They're a different body style). Just cut 'em down to fit. You may have to weld in a small bracket to attach the and caps to, just inside the holes after you make the cuts.

    I'll be finding out more about this soon as the doors on my '75 are pretty much wasted...

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    Yea, I know the doors fit up the same, but it just seems like another pain in the ass that could be avoided. And if he could find a tub that straight, I'm surprised he didn't locate some doors too.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
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    Good doors like that disappear fast. Plus if you want to use power windows and locks, it's easiest to grab newer doors and cut 'em to fit. [​IMG]

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    since I plan on trail runnin this alot, I sold the cherry doors I had to "boss" for his rig. I didn't want to trash a good set of doors. I took a set of doors from a parts truck and cut them down to fit. cheap aftermakets. already have some dents.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    I paid 300 for it on a frame with axels and a replacement noseclip. It needed some work, but the floors are solid. It is not a 73 tub. somebody took a 87 tub and sectioned on a 73 firewall. not a perfect job, but alot better than what I had.It still had the 73 frame and I saved the d44 with flat top knuckle. sold nose and original frame. I "tripped" over it when I went to go look at a 89 blazer for the wife. He bought it for the motor/tranny. was going to scrap it!!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     

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