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Re-restoring the 86....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    2 years ago I picked up a 86 to fix up..

    went from this

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    to this after I shot some paint on her, new tires, cowl hood billit grill,interior ect..

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    then a fire ended all of that..

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    now currently I plan to fix her back up, my timeline is to have it driving in a week, and finished in a month or two. the blazer now is cleaned up, gutted and rewired with no drive train or much of anything lol, plan to add a grill and cowl hood and repaint it again....


    I figured I would post my progress here to keep me motivated, and with so many projects a the same time..ill need it.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    to this :

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    BTW , when did you finish the interior the first time :wink1:
     
  3. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    BTW , when did you finish the interior the first time :wink1:[/quote]

    i had it finished, I just never put the door panels on...and that makes my life a little easier since they didnt burn up, so I have the whole interior to fix, minus the door panels then:haha:
     
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    Promise no body damage to this one after you get it back all purdy again?
     
  5. pauly383

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    If he's smart hes selling it :d
     
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    what lift/tires is on it in the pic where its painted and looks nice?

    looks great with that combo:bow:
     
  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    thats a 6inch bds front witha zero rate, and a springer suspension in the rear witgh ford 57inch leaves

    flexes pretty nice but the shocks were a limmiting factor..untill they ripped off lol

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    wow, man thats some crazy articulation there:eek1: :bow:



     
  9. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    lol, and in the pic the shocks were limiting it,

    ever heard of springer, or ak-57? interesting stuff if ya read on it :)
     
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    what caused the fire?
     
  11. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    there was a rubber line leading to the carb for fuel, im "guessing" the line and cracked or split

    I had the truck sitting for a while, when I went to drive it it started sputtering and choking like it was starving for fuel...so I pumped the hell out of it to get it going...

    then she went up like the 4th of july!
     
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    that sucks to see all your hard work go up in flames in front of you and your standing there helpless... hope you get it looking sweet again .. good luck..
     
  13. supersize75k5

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    well at the time I wanted more then anything a weenie on a stick, or a fire ext. that worked..because mine didn't:doah:
     
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    oh man, I need to check my fire extinguisher now....
     
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    Isn't ironic that you now service fire equipment :wink1:
     
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    [​IMG]updates

    stole the tranny and t-case from my truggy..

    then cleaned up and resealed the crate motor, installed, installed front and rear drive lines. New u-joints, water pump, fuel pump, lines run and hoses. Wired motor and alternator and installed surpintene pullies. Installed powersteering pump..tranny cross member..bla bla bla

    busy day

    tom I need to go pick up some intake gaskets, in stall the intake, distributer, carb wires.. and swap on the right style alternator ect I also need to swap out from a manual steering colum to a auto colum and hook up the linkages..

    then drive it..

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    3 weeks till paint..I hope
     
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    a month ago to the day, my blazer got killed too. it should be back mobile, at least enough to make it to the frame shop, by monday. just take your time and do it like you want it... don't settle. if it's not every bit as nice as it was before the fire, you'll never be happy with it. been there, still there. good luck, nice lookin truck
    evan
     
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    nice tintop sammy. trade ya.
     
  19. supersize75k5

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    lol, well im not too worried about it looking one way or another. I just want to fix it up and make it nice, when its all done if I have feelings towards it, I will keep it around, but the plan is just to sell it or something when she is all fixed up.

    My 75 is my baby, everything else is just another blazer;)
     

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