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Questions about my K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77K5Blazer, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. 77K5Blazer

    77K5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Hello all. I am new here, and on sunday, I bought a 77 K5 4x4! I am so stoked! The body and paint is almost perfect. Almost means minor scratches and two small dents, and the top needs repainted. I am going to do the top soon. Couple of questions. First, the passenger door sags just a small amount, but it's enough to rub on the side just a little, can it be fixed? Second, the driver side mirror is shattered, where can I get replacement glass? Third, the front buckets need new covers, but I can only find covers for benchs and high back buckets, I have low back buckets! Fourth, does anyone have any reccomandations as to brand and lenght of glass packs? Fifth, anyone know of a locking gas cap that I can put on it, mine is rather vulnerable! Sixth, anyone put on a Stull billet grille? how does it look?
    I know that's a lot of ?'s but that's all I have right now! 109 days till I turn sixteen, and I can get my license! I can't wait! Thanks!

    1977 Blazer w/ 350 GM crate motor
    44 front/ 12-bolt rear, gear driven NP205
    31x10.50r15 BFG All-terrain- Larger on the way!
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey i think your the second youngest guy here . . . bet ya cant guess who is the first haha.

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  3. 82GMC

    82GMC 1/2 ton status

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    Hey SlyDog how old are you anyway?I just turned 15 back on the 25 of Feburary

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  4. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    14 and frikkin proud of it! haha just cant stinkin drive!

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  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Oh my god, I'm getting old... [​IMG] The "son" half of my father/son project K30 is turning 14 this month!
    {as a funeral dirge plays in the background}
    You young whipper shnappers better watch out! Why, when I was your age....


    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
    Coming soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  6. SuperUnknown

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    That's alos of Q's, but I'll try to help you out some.
    i) My door was saging a bit and I used a jack-all to jack it up a bit, but I would recomend that, maybe someone elts will have a better idea.
    ii) Any glass shop can fix the mirror up for you.
    iii)You should be able to find seat covers at walmare/k-mart or some place like that.
    iv)LMC has a locking gas cap, as well as other useful parts you shpould check them out.
    ...and finaly I would not recomend the glass packs, but that's just me and it's your truck so... Hope that helped some, welocme to the board.


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  7. BlazerGuy

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    2. Pep Boys has replacement glass
    3. Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.lmctruck.com>http://www.lmctruck.com</A> and get a free catalog, they have low back bucket cover kits



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  8. coopertwpk

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    Pep boys se4lss replacement glass and mirrors the doors on most can be shimmed or the pins popped out and new brass sleeve fitted glass pack suck power they do not help try flowmaster 40 series they are loud and short and lmc carries every part you can ask for including mirrors and seat uhpoulstry kits.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift soon to have <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.56s
     
  9. blazen91

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    #1- The bushings in the hindge may be worn. Pep Boys, Kragen, etc., and LMC truck all have those bushings. Or just go to the dealer. This is one of the faw items they don't rape you on.

    #2- You can replace the glass or the whole mirror at Pep Boys, or LMC truck has replacement mirrors at a nice price.

    #3- Check with upolstry shops in the area to redo the seats. It is not that expensive.

    #4- Flow Master or Flow Tech would be a much better idea. And it will sound better!

    #5- Locking gas caps are in every parts store in the world.

    #6- I have no idea!!

    #7- Welcome to CK5!! [​IMG]

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  10. BlazerGuy

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    I forgot the glasspack part. My glasspacks added power but I would go with flowmasters because the 'packs are annoying as hell.

    Murphy's Laws on Life :
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  11. riz

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    <font color=purple> Don't take this the wrong way ............. you're young and glasspacks are not the way to go. I thought they were cool too but as I got older, I realized that they are very annoying ! I have acquired a finer sound in my vehicles and the law likes me for it too. No offense, it's just that they seem cool to younger guys because they're loud but it will sound way better with better quality mufflers on it .

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  12. xplosuv

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    Good choice of truck. go for some Flowmasters, they will sound and perform better than glass packs, unless your in to loud a$$ exhaust.

    If you cant go over it...GO THROUGH IT !!!
    75 Jimmy 11" lift with 40's
     
  13. 90K5

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    I'll second the no glasspacks. I have Flowmaster 40 series and they are really loud and awesome. IMHO Glasspacks are more of a junky sound, Flows sound richer and better. Also, even with my exhaust this lady down the street is always complaining thta I"m going 50 mph down the street, when I'm going 25-30 because they are loud. Also your parents will always know exactly how late you are home every night.......

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  14. Storm Trooper

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    Glad to have you join us wild men!
    Looks like you got most of your anwsers above but just my advice, Seat covers from Walmart are cheap and won't last,
    fix the door, Don't jack it!
    You have a lot of time to fix your truck up right, don't waste your money on junk unless you really need it now and for the glass packs, I ran them when I had a 70 Chevelle SS 396.
    I love the sound and so did the boys in blue. Keep it quiet and save your license!!!!![​IMG] Nice Truck... how about some pictures?

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  15. You're only young once! Get the glass packs and piss off the neighbors every morning when you fire it up! Plus you can drown out all those lowered Hondas with subs bigger then their motors.

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
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  16. wayne

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    Welcome. Go with the Flowmaster's and I think you will like the sound a whole lot better.

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  17. BAMA74K5

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    Glasspacks Rule! All other mufflers should bow down. Everyone and their brother has Flowmasters. Be different. I got a complete setup for my '96 Z71, glasspacks, pipes, and tips for $110. Another shop wanted over $300 for Flowmasters. KEEP THE GLASSPACKS ALIVE!
     
  18. Nrose07

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    I had GLASSPACKS ONCE!!! Back in the day, you know with the DISCO, and BIG HAIR, better not forget the BELL BOTTOMS!!! Then I GREW UP! Got some FLOWMASTERS, Quality not quantity, it applies to exhaust too.

    Displacement, cubes, and did you say you drive a riceburner???
     
  19. dyeager535

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    Test door sag by opening it and seeing if you can lift it up some, without moving the whole truck. Would be rather odd for the passenger door to be sagging, since they typically see very little use. If it DOES move, then you need to buy a hinge pin replacement kit from the local auto parts store and replace the hinge pins. If it doesn't move, you have to adjust the door itself, via the bolts on the hinges. Up down (at the trailing door edge) adjustments should be through the hinge to body bolts.


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  20. BadDog

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    Yes, if the hinge pins and bushings are in good shape, you should adjust the door where the hinges bolt to the cab. This is easiest if you use a floor jack at the back of the door. First, notice if the fender/door gap is bigger on top or bottom. Then, open the door and loosen the bolts that are further from the fender. Leave one bolt (the easiest to get to with the door mostly closed) on each hinge tight. Then, open the door just enough to get to the remaining bolts and jack it up under the latch end of the door till it just barely takes the load off the door (use a 2x4 behind the lip to protect the door skin) and then loosen the hinge to cab bolts just a little. Adjust to try to get a uniform gap (assuming fender is already correctly aligned but you get the point). You can make fine adjustments with the jack but you will need a friend to help. Anyway, when you are done, you may also need to adjust the striker at the back of the door. The door should close and latch easily but, if you look close, it should rise up about 1/16 - 1/8 inch on the striker. The striker should support the back of the door when it is closed, not the hinges.

    I hope this makes sense and helps. I don't think I forgot anything but just pay attention to what you are doing and this should give you a game plan. Sometimes it takes several tries, especially if the front fender also needs aligning.

    Bad Dog

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