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PICS of tRusty, FINALLY

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Nov 11, 2000.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    E-town baby!
  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    awesome pics.. Love the one of Chiliwhack.. Beautimus scenerious !!!.
    Also.. What rims are you using? I have the same hubcaps.. And I don't have rims that they fit on.
    Nice rig BTW.

    It's better to have it than to need it, than to need it and not have it !!!!
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Those rims are the factory 3/4 ton truck rims. 16.5"x6.75" [​IMG] with the 35 x 12.5's just stuffed on them. [​IMG]
    Man looking at these pictures again makes me want to go wheeling soooooo bad!![​IMG]

    Rene


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  4. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    thoes are some awesome pics I just wish I could go play there!!!!!!!!!!

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  5. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    DAMN 8 lug rims.. lol
    Don't have the resources to do that kind of swap.. guess I'll keep my 6 lug rallies. Have 13 of them.. lol
    Someday I'll do a 8 lug conversion. Once the other Blazer is finished.

    It's better to have it than to need it, than to need it and not have it !!!!
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    What can I say, I don't have the bucks for some nice aluminum rims.[​IMG] I think they look like cop tires on steroids [​IMG]
    I thought I was the only one with a rim collection[​IMG]

    Rene

    [​IMG]
     
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    why were you trying to pull that ford into that big ditch???[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] lol

    ANYBODY LOSE THEIR JEEP????????[​IMG]
    I JUST FOUND ONE UNDER MY BLAZER!!!![​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Hey I'ld kind of like a set of those hub caps,I'm doing a one ton swap soon and need some wheels!!I've got a set of the factory 16.5's.Cool blazer rusty.

    IF IT AINT BIG IT AINT BAD!!!!!!
     
  9. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Great pix.........love the steel wheels. That a 14 bolt I see out back..........?

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  10. Can Can

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    Your baby doesn't look too rusty to me...... Or is it just that any fresh rust gets a nice coat of white Tremclad??? I've seen other pictures of the ramp thing on other posts- what does it test and how exactly do you "score" on it?
     
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    Lookin great! I'll keep a look out for it on the street now that I know what it looks like. You have a soft top on now right?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]K5[​IMG]
     
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    Lookin great! I'll keep a look out for it on the street now that I know what it looks like. You have a soft top on now right?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]K5[​IMG]
     
  13. tRustyK5

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    Yes I'm running a 14 bolt FF rear, and an 8 lug D 44 front.
    The swap cost me nothing, some bonehead at work clipped my truck with the company 1 ton. Dented my front fender and wrecked my front bumper. The owner of the company cut me a check for the damage, and with that money I bought a complete 3/4 ton drivetrain, 14 bolt, Dana 44, SM465, NP 205, and both driveshafts. I actually had enough money left over to buy the steel for the front and rear bumpers.[​IMG]

    The ramp is just a tool for measuring how much your suspension articulates. They measure how far up the ramp you've gone without lifting a tire, and divide by the wheelbase. I went up the ramp 85". Now when I make some mods I can go back and see how much difference it made. Not lifting a tire is pretty important when you have open diffs like I do, as soon as 1 tire lifts all the power is sent to the tire with the least traction and forward progress stops.

    Rene

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    Looking Good! The rims are a nice touch. - Jay
     
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    Looks pretty good[​IMG], scanners just ain't the same as a digital camera- huh[​IMG], I'm still wanting a camera, but truck parts come first[​IMG]..... What's on the bottom of the door panel, I can't make it out.

    <font color=blue>Maverick</font color=blue> <font color=red>CH 4 or 35</font color=red>
     
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    Nice looking beast. I liked the front bumper. Have to get off my butt and make one.

    <font color=red>I finally fixed the leak[​IMG]
     
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    Well FWP if your talking about the pic I think you are, there is no bottom of the door panel.[​IMG]Most of the inside of the door was gone too[​IMG]. Now the whole door is gone, I found a set of rust free doors. Best part was they were already white![​IMG]
    Actually the camera seems to be a little forgiving, my truck is actually quite rusty(rear half, after the doors)[​IMG], but not for much longer.

    Rene

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  18. Emmettology 101

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    Sorry it took me so long to reply!

    I like it! I cant wait to see the pics with the soft top!!!

    Ya know, I actually really like the hub caps!! :)

    Sweet looking K5!!!

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  19. Boss

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    Trusty,

    Sweet looking Blazer man (Despite the rust). Yeah, I really like your hub cap look too. Adds character.
    Boss
    http://www.boss.coloradok5.com

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  20. tRustyK5

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    The only problem with the 'hub cap' situation is that I don't think I can go any wider than 12.5" on the tire size. I think I'm already pushing it. I wonder if I can find some steelies in a 9.75" width that the hub caps will fit on?
    I'd like to use the 36 x 14.5 Swampers for my next tires.[​IMG]

    Hey Boss, how'd you get your very own button?[​IMG]

    Rene

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