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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlitzK5, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    Heres a sneak peak of my project. 82 K5:

    454 engine:)
    NP208 Tcase:(
    ORD front greasable shackles
    Front Upper Shackle Bushing Kit
    Lots of front fender trimming
    ORD 4" Rear Shackle flip
    New OEM springs with overloads flipped
    ORD Greasable front & Rear bushing
    ORD Swaybar Disconnect
    Swaybar bushings kit
    Bolt in steering box brace kit
    ProComp Braided Stainless Brake lines
    ORD 1" Body Lift
    New Body mounts
    Ford Shock towers up front
    Inverted rear shocks
    10 bolt converted to 8 lug
    14 bolt FF installed
    14 bolt disc brake conversion - ORD disc brake brackets, 3/4 ton rotor, calipers & stainless brake lines
    Rear bed replaced with new frame and 3/16 diamond plating
    38 X 15.5 X 16.5 Super swamper radial TSL'S
    Eagle series 58 wheels (16.5X10)

    Current stage: Roll cage in the works

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  2. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    nice, whats left to do? besides the cage
     
  3. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Something isn't right here....it's soooooo........SHINY, that's it. :p:

    Looks awesome and really clean man, I'd be proud to drive that rig any day. :saweet:
     
  4. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    Got to change out the gears to 4.56 or 4.88 (havent desided yet) and add a detroit in the 14bolt. Then Deside if I should put in a better Transfercase in because I got to get new shafts made up anyways and I only want to do it once. Eventually I will get a Dana 60 when I fined one and build it up.
     
  5. BlitzK5

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    She does have some rust though. I got most of it off by trimming the fenders up front and removing the bed. I also took a grider with a wire wheel on it and cleaned it up underneath However the rockers got to go and theres some rust above the rear tires. Looking to build some rockers out of square tubing, fix up the other rust spots and CAMO it. No sure how camo will look with all the new shinny aluminum though:)
     
  6. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I suggest you upgrade your transfercase now because that 208 wont last forever and its better to change out a weak link while you can. Also I think you should go with the 4.88 gears because the 4.56 might not be enough, I have 4.56 with 35'' tires and still would rather have 4.88's.
     
  7. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    sounds pretty awesome, the pics are a little dark but from what i can see it looks pretty awesome too. If you have time could you maybe post up some brighter pics please. Thanks
     
  8. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Not all that great, but it shows the truck a little better.

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  9. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah more better pics to come soon. Im currently using a crappy ass digital right now becasue my good one took a swim in the lake back in June so unfourtunatly I missed taking picture's from the start to were I am now.
     

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