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Project 82 TCBF -10.13.9 - progress!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, lets start. Quite a few of you already know me, and if you don`t, the name`s Ben. I`ve been wanting to start one of these for a while. I figure its a good way to keep all my stuff in one spot, and many will aggree. So, here goes nothing.

    I started out with a 1990 Chevy V10 Blazer I bought off a guy that my friends dad knew well. When I got it, it needed a little TLC. The exhaust was rotted off at the muffler, so I put in a single exit FLOWMASTER system. It also needed some attention to the body, which I ended up neglecting up until this past summer.:doah: Here is pretty much what it looked like when I first got it: [​IMG]


    From there, its gone through a few changes. The winch/bumper were traded off to DirtyJim for a set of axles to replace the set I destroyed my first time wheeln.
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    :o :o So now I just have stock bumpers that are black. Over the summer, we fought cancer:eek1: (no pun intended:D ).

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    After that was done, with much procrastination, I went ahead and herced the floor.
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    Since I`ve had this, I`ve learned how to do: brakes, replace P/S box and hoses, steering shaft, replace section of cracked fuel line, rebuild and swap axles, install tb spacer and injector spacer, strip various things :eek1: :D , and just general maintenence stuff.


    Here are the current specs:

    Vehicle: 1990 Chevy V10 Blazer
    Motor: Small Block 350 with an induction kit installed (tb spacer, inj. spacer, airclearner riser, k&n filter), she`s getting tired, and she wont stop smokin!:eek1:
    Transmission: 700R4
    TC: NP241
    Axles: Front - 10b, 3.73s, rebuilt with MOOG ball joints and Precision U Joints.
    Rear - 10b, 3.73s w/ Eaton style POSI
    Suspension: 4" Explorer procomp, springs in front, blocks out back

    Cosmetically, its been through a few changes. Went from having the winch bumper, to painting it black, to going back to stock bumpers painted black with a CUCV grille guard, to now with just black bumpers. I even got bored and put some racing stripes on the hood. :D But there are future plans for that...


    FAST FORWARD to today.
    I`m now on the road to completion of my "ultimate" DD/trail rig. Now, this is all started when I realized I was going to be in the market sooner or later for new tires, and as everyone said, I wanted to go bigger. So, I decided on 35 BFG Muds. Based on that decision, I`ve come to the conclusion that seeing as I`ve already gone through 1 set of 1/2tons with 33s, I didn`t want to be doing it again when I went up to 35"ers. So, the decision was made to go 1 ton, which will consist of D60/14BFF with 4.56s and a Detroit out back. Christmas came around, and I thought to myself, what a perfect time to get some truck parts! So, from my MamaDukes, I got: DIY4X Shackle Flip N Switch w/ 4.5" shackles and greasable bolts...from ORD: new sway bar bushings, and 4 zero rates. Now, of course you can`t go a Christmas without buying yourself some gifts..:D So from the beast: [​IMG]a super built 700r4 w/ extra clutches, hardened sprag, kevlar bands, and corvette servo,deep finned pan with drain plug,and a brand new "K" case (this tranny is practially brand new, I don`t think there`s anything else that could be replaced). Now, agree or disagree, I think this is going to be somewhat of a "bombproof" setup, which is what I`m going for. It`s all about peace of mind! :D

    To begin, tomorrow I will put the sway bar in with brand new bushings. Thanks to my work for approving my time off request, I now have February vaction off from work and school!!!! So, on goes the shackle flip, and hopefully new axles/tires.


    Check back periodically for updates as things progress, and feel free to leave a comment! :D
     
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  2. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    hey for your wires in the cab on the floor,

    for mine I used 3/8 alluminum fuel line and sleeved the wires through it, then used the wire or fuel line/screw down things that go over it to bolt it down, looks nice and keep the wires in place.:wink1:
     
  3. FOR MUD

    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Man I got chills just looking at that first pict:D
    You weren't kidding about the floor being bad shape!
    Keep us posted.
     
  4. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    Cool deal. Looks good.
     
  5. KevinsK5

    KevinsK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You're moving in the right direction by #1 wanting bigger and better stuff, cause you are reaching the limits of a stock Blazer. #2 by not building a jeep like every other pansy and his brother. #3 you're willing to work on your own junk. I'm subscribed now.......Good luck with your build. Kevin
     
  6. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Your mom is not your "old lady"...... That just sounds wierd...
     
  7. DirtyJim

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  8. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    FIXED:D

    no comments ryoken?:( :( :p:
     
  9. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Sounds like a good plan. 1-tons...I am now officially interested :cool:
     
  10. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha, mamadukes.... :bow:

    Nah, nothing yet... Whatever happened to the 1/2 top deal? Sideburner for now?
     
  11. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    verrry nice 700r.. i love my 700r.. cuz like u, my truck is a DD/trail rig, and lotta highway, around town. Works great for me. lookin fwd to seeing the 1ton's.
     
  12. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, for now yes...If it ever gets brought up front, it will get modded more than it is. Will most likely take up to another 2 feet out of it, so it`s something similar to Kerts...
     
  13. Chevy305

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    Ok subscribing ;) :D

    BTW: When I saw the first pic I knew it couldn't have been from this winter :rotfl:
     
  14. Chrisblazzer89

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    Im now subscibied.

    Cant wait to see ur truck all bad to the bone and wat not:D.

    Dude iam now in the market for 1 ton gear too getting $1000 from my mamadukes:rotfl: so it will come soon keep us updated.
     
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  15. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I really like that idea..got any pics?
     
  16. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    All looks and sounds good to me, I'm doing the same DD/trail rig think...
    Clicky
     
  17. muddybuddy

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    well come on steve update it:haha: its been a while
     
  18. steve_kibbe

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    I've been accumulating parts:D
     
  19. Chrisblazzer89

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    Hey BEN wat r u doing with ur old 700r4?
     
  20. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    not sure yet..
     

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