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Post your best mod's for under a $100 !

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88Silverado, May 25, 2003.

  1. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Post your best mod\'s for under a $100 !

    It always seems I can only scrounge up a spare $25 to a $100 every couple of weeks or months for Blazer mods. Im willing to bet im not the only one. Sooooooooooo....Post your best mods for the money and lets see what we come up with. Please state if the mods are for 1st gen, 2nd gen or universal /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: Post your best mod\'s for under a $100 !

    Fender triming, cost: saw blades & cut-off wheels
     
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    florida4x4 1/2 ton status

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    1st gen - single wire alternator

    Gut and jumper the voltage regulator so it still looks factory
     
  4. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: Post your best mod\'s for under a $100 !

    If I was just starting out, I'd invest in this stuff...

    (Universal)-

    Manual hubs
    CB radio
    Set of offroad lights
    Fire extinguisher and mounting brackets
    Tranny cooler
    Tow Strap
    Steering box brace
    Hi Lift
     
  5. VirginiaBulldog

    VirginiaBulldog Registered Member

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    5 35x12.50 bfg at's on pacer rims for 75 dollars /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif bought them off a lady whose son kept getting tickets for being too high /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif other than that i'd say a set of chevy highbacks and the matching rear out of a 79 to replace the crappy low backs for $100 and th350/np205 combo for $100, good thing i already have the sm465/np203, all i need now is to figue if i want auto or manual to go with the soon to be doubler /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Post your best mod\'s for under a $100 !

    CB Radio -

    I don't know about your buddies, but around here if you're not on the CB you miss out on MOST of what's going on during a trail run.


    Fire Extinguisher -

    Not a sexy mod, but neither is watching your truck burn to the ground (or someone else's) because nobody wanted to spend the $$$. I've personally used one two times already.....(both on someone else's rig) the trucks would have been lost otherwise.


    Tow Strap -

    Don't be a weenie and expect everyone else to bring one for you to borrow! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Get a BIG, STRONG one....when you get REALLY stuck you'll be glad you didn't cheap-out.


    High-Lift Jack-

    The single best thing you can carry with you, but it's useless unless you acutally have places on your truck that you can jack from (ask me how I know! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif) It can also be used as a winch, fender uncrusher, prybar, etc......
     
  7. 88Silverado

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    Swaybar Disconnects
    F*rd Front Shock Towers & Shocks...
     
  8. chillywilly

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    Junkyard dual electric fans from 95 up windstar.
     
  9. Thumper

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    Hey, I should be the expert at this one... since I am soo cheap! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Here goes:
    Ford shock towers- although the shocks cost me around 200.00
    'Zero Rate add a leaves'- I used 4 old overload springs I had sitting around, only 3/4" but cut em down and there ya go- Cost: $15.00 max.
    shackle flip- used the front hanger off the rear of a 2wd 1/2 ton truck- cost: $50.00 for the new bushings
    rear bumper- cut from a 8" chunk of channel I had laying around- cost: $20.00 for some cut off discs and welder wire
    front bumper- see above- check out the pics in my post in this forum from today
    front Dana44 and 14FF- paid $100.00 for a 3/4 truck, sold 300.00 worth of parts, kept the diffs and numerous other goodies- swap is happening soon- cost: made 200.00 towards the gears for it
    rear disc brakes- used backing plates, front calipers and rotors from a D44, cost me: $200.00 for new stuff including bolts.
    workin on a cheap version of a crossover steering setup.
    workin on a self made twin stick setup
    More to come!

    Mike

    Forgot my snorkel! Cost $40.00.
     
  10. tomseviltwin

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    New ujoints. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. chevyracing

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    CK-5 winshield sticker...$9.00 including shipping..

    John
     
  12. Can Can

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    Bosch H4 halogen headlight conversion kit. You don't realize how poorly your sealed beams light up the road until you throw a set of the H4s into the grille.

    Safety wise it was by far the best $100 I ever spent!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    CB Radio

    Took the swaybar OFF completely. it's useless if you have stiff springs

    Cut out chunk in pipe in front of mufflers, piece of pipe to slide over chunk, negating straight pipes- 8.99

    Push button starter/ Ignition I/O switch- more amps to starter, much easier. true, you can turn the truck on without the key, but you cannot take it out of park
    (i didn't know i couldn't get it out of park until the first night in the advance auto parking lot i turned the truck on and tried to take it out of park and it wouldn't move, i figured the hill i was on had put too much strain on the parking sprag and i tried with a friend for 45 minutes roling the truck up and back until it reached the other limit of the parking sprag then stomping the brake and trying to pull it out of park, and i almost broke the handle off when my friend yelled "you stupid bastard! the keys aren't in!!") - $25

    Off road lights - $27

    Strobe lights- actually, yes, i had to take someone to the hospital and the blue strobes got people out of my way FAST with the PA and i have no horn anymore, so it say get them, you may find yourself in that situation! $13 (more expensive if you want them to be visible during the day /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif )

    Can of WD40/penetrating lube- duh

    Shackle flip- in the process.
     
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    For $100 I was able to...

    build a engine crossmember, build new shackles and spring mounts for the front and bolt in 57" fords front and back.

    next mod would be my TBI, cost me $115(close enough to count)
    that included the heads, intake, TB, gas tank and lines.

    -Jeremy
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    next mod would be my TBI, cost me $115(close enough to count)
    that included the heads, intake, TB, gas tank and lines.

    -Jeremy



    [/ QUOTE ]

    was that $100 for a ratchet, prybar and whatever other tools it may take to break into a truck, pop the hood and remove the engine?
     
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    how about a free brochure on how to save your money, lol

    air filter, plugs, mufflers, take your cats off and say they broke off from last owner, uhm.......

    gym membershp, loose some pounds and thatll help a little :P
     
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    fender trimmin by far teh best for free, ( plasma cutter )

    ill tell ya the worst mod every
    i stripped my interior, and rhino lined it, i cant hear a damn thing its so loud in there, echos likea mo fo
     
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    Buy some of that heat shield padding and that cheap roll carpet at Walmart and put it down up front. It'll help a lot and cost you about $40... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Dana 60.

    Oh wait, that was 500 bucks...Canadian...thats about 100USD Right?!?! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Poor /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif boyz can't find em for cheap.
     
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    Dana 60.

    Oh wait, that was 500 bucks...Canadian...thats about 100USD Right?!?! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Poor /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif boyz can't find em for cheap.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Fawker /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     

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