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Project "Blazer". Won 3rd place, this thread is done!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skyyk5, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. skyyk5

    skyyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Well Chas (Gmc4cw) had me thinking of building a Trail Rig, then He took me to Paragon. Now I have the bug again!:bow:

    So after looking around I picked up my freinds '83 K5 for $350. He was just about to redo the truck when it got flooded. I've know this K5 since I was 16.

    I picked her up with the rollback last night, and dropped it by the parts truck. Today I started to remove the interior, still damp from the flood last year. I have everything out, but the front seats now. This K5 is solid! No rust on the floor, no rust on the foot boxes, and hardly any by the tailgate. I almost feel bad turning it into a Trail Rig. But I'm not going to redo another K5 for a long time.

    The Plan:
    -52" springs on all 4 corners -Shackle reversal -350,465,205(twin stick),D44,14bff -kicking around full hydro steering

    I'm going to figure out everything as I get to it. I want (need) to keep it cheap.
     
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  2. skyyk5

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    Here she is:

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    NICE SCORE! i will be watchin this thread like a hawk.... let me know anytime u need help.. :waytogo:
     
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    sooo um yuo gonna use that there back window? lol.:whistle:
     
  5. skyyk5

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    Don't know yet, I'll be posting everything in my thread in the classified section that I'm not using. The back windows came from my blue truck, back when it was a '89, and black/silver :haha:
     
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    okey dokey. we got a timeframe? lol. my window is all scratched upa nd ****ty. lol
     
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    No time frame yet, would be a pain to ship though. i'll pm you if I don't need it.
     
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    Is it done yet??????





























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    Take your time, I always think the best part is building.
     
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    Julian, your truck already has me thinking of different ways to build her.:bow: Today I removed the stearing colum, brake pedal, t-case shifter, and e-brake pedal. Since I'm working outside, I have to deal with the weather.:(

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    i too have to deal with the weather, sometimes is makes it a pita. keep making progress
     
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    Get it up and running so you can do some light wheeling with it. That ways you won't lose interest in it. I've seen to many people try to build the truck of their dreams all at one time and after two or three years they loose interest. Build it in stages so you can so you can drive it ( it also gives you time to collect the parts for the next step) and have fun with the truck.
     
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    x2 ive been in the same position before and hope fully that wont happen with my current build...if it does its do to my own lazyness..
     
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    Thats the plan! but as I work on it I'll be preping it for the next stage if I can. It will be more beater than anything.:D
     
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    Beater = Good!!!!!:D
     
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    I pulled the clutch pedal assembly out of the K20, and put it into the K5. I didn't get to bolt it into the K5, the snow kinda killed my ambition. But I feel good I got something done.
     
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    Way to go Trevor. :waytogo: I know Ill be watching your build. Maybe getting some ideas.:D
     
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    Today Sucked at work, I though it would carry over to after work. But everything went great! I got the new tires put on the SkyyK5, picked up the second set of front seats,spare rear springs, and the original hood for the Road Kill. Then I came home and pulled the driveshafts, tranny/t-case, tranny hump, passenger seat, and the computer out. I also got my zero rates today!
     
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    fwiw, one of those camp tents that people put up over pic-nic tables make a great anti-weather out-door collapsible garage. ;)
     
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    subscribed :)
     
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    So when you sending the "rub in your face" pics of SkyyK5 with the new tires.:haha:
     

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