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Pics of the truck i just bought.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rocko, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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  2. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Rocko
    What's wrong with the paint scheme that's on it?
    J/K [​IMG]
    $500 that's a helluva good deal..
    Nice score.
    See ya

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going the same color! I'm gonna put a big star on each door too...

    man whats up what that paint sheme??? I thought it would be kinda cool to do a leopard scheme, but I would be kinda hard to get a template for.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Rocko!!!!
    Awesome score on the K5!!!!!!
    So how many does that make now?

    "Wheel hard or go home."
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.off-road.ws/images/users/BOWTIE/bowtie1.jpg>See my BOWTIE</A>
     
  5. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    I only have two..I sold one to get another one..
    If I hadn't sold all the one's I've had in the past.. I'd still have 5.

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  6. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    That is one AWSOME score for $500. I'm jealous... I kinda like the paint... it is different... it is "jungle K5" LOL.. But then I'm sick of seeing the same old, same old... If it was mine I think I would paint the topper blk to match the wheels you're gonna put on and paint different wild animals poking out of the "jungle" LOL... paint a monkey and label it a Jeeper [​IMG].

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  7. pregate

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    ive always wanted to do an olive drab, but lately ive been thinking it would be a lot funnier to paint it forest green w/white doors.. the INS truck colors, and drive around construction sites :)

    1979 K5 Blazer
    4x4, 350 V8
     
  8. senavader

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    Whats up Rocko!! Smokin deal on the new project, keep us posted on all the ad on's. Later Jon
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great! You're starting to act employed here[​IMG]!

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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  10. rocko

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    I like the leaf pattern.. but I like the Military look better.. Olive drab, white stars on the door's and Black top, wheels and bumpers.

    I was thinking of selling the 454 and buying a nicely built 350 for the truck... remove some of the heavy weight..
    Good idea?

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
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    If you ask me, keep the 454! We know it runs well, just loves gas! Call me and we'll talk paint!
     
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    Rocko,
    I am envious except for the paint. That is UGLY! I would go with the OD and the black wheels. That sounds like a real rock crawler color!

    k5woody I Don't Understand The Jeep Thing Either!!!
     
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    Oh.. i plan to beat this truck like the dog that it is..
    It's stricly bought for off-roading..
    Bruce...
    I bought a case of Rustoleum Camo paint.. Olive drab and Black yesterday.. I'm going to start sanding the rough areas... remove the top and fix those little rust spots.. then start painting..
    Hope I don't get to much overspray... [​IMG][​IMG].
    Thanks for all the compliments.. I'm happy with the purchase.. Can't wait to get the 454 tuned and running right to see what a big block feels like..
    I'll take many photo's...
    Pugsley... Employed ? who me? Nah.. Not yet.. I'm selling things to buy things...
    Hence the computer parts.. I sold my computer, my 72 Blazer.. other parts I've had laying around here..
    So I'm doing okay on un-employment..
    I have a lead on a job with Discount Tire.. if I can ever get a hold of the guy who called me for my final interview.. I called him back 3 times yesterday .. Monday's aren't good for people .. i know..
    If I get this job at Discount tire... wooo hoooo... 35's or 38's for all my trucks.. [​IMG]

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  14. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    LOL, no offense, but it looks like Mint chocolate Chip Ice Cream! :)

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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    Nice deal!


    Ratch
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    <font color=purple> What Blazer .......all I see are tires and rims !!!!! Hahaha !

    Good score , Rocko !!!!

    L8r,
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  17. Shawn

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    Keep the big block. As far as a weight difference, there isn't much.

    454 weighs: 685lbs
    350 weighs: 575lbs
    difference= 110lbs

    Add alum. heads and the weight is almost the same compared to a SB. If the BBC has small peanut port heads, it might feel weak at higher RPM's. Stock HP on a peanut port BBC is only 230 hp. Add a set of 049 heads oval heads and you'd easlily be over 400hp.


    Shawn
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    few mods [​IMG]
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  18. rocko

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    K.. i'll keep the bbc... I'm going to remove it and clean it.. replace all gaskets.. and check the internals...
    How much difference in price are the BB compared to the SB?
    And how hard are BB parts to come by?

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  19. laketex

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    hey nice lookin project. keep us rollin in the updates...

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>Come Awn yall...Let's go to LUCHENBACH, TEXAS!!!
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  20. Shawn

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    BBC parts aren't too hard to find. Much easier than other engines. Look in any performance catolog and you will find many parts for these engines. Prices are a little more than SBC parts but not much. Ebay also has some great deals sometimes. A complete BBC engine will usually go for more money compared to a SBC.

    Shawn
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