restoration on my 89

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RESTORE89, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

    Jan 31, 2001
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    [​IMG] getting ready to start a restoration on the blazer and need some ideas
    what to get and what to avoid

    heres my thoughts
    new 230hp crate motor from GM 1500
    new 700 raptor 1500
    <font color=blue>need a good source for transfer case<font color=black>
    just had the gears all rebuilt
    picked up all new parts for the brakes from napa
    also order a new steering gear box from napa
    a few months back had all new tie rods and ball joints replaced including
    shocks and sway bar bushings
    <font color=blue>need a good source for stock height spring front and rear dealer does not have rear and can not get<font color=black>
    replaceing the interior and changing the color from grey to tan leather
    would like to add a factory tack where the fuel gauge is now,
    but i need a good source for all of the interior trim pieces including the dash bezel
    <font color=blue>also i need a breather assembly<font color=black>
    we just moved to hilton head SC and my assembly was lost in the move
    and the dealer wants near 300 for one should i go after market like K&amp;N i have nothing on the tbi as it is so i will require a complete system
    looking for any ideas
    i have looked at some new trucks, and for 1/4 of the money i can restore mine
    and have a far better rig

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Feb 1, 2001
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    Carlisle, Pa
    Transfer case and breather assembly should be available from a salvage yard. The 241 case should be easy to get. As for the springs I would just go with a 2" lift and get a set of 33's.[​IMG] Also look for the trim at the salvage yard too.

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    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Sep 1, 2001
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    Peoria, AZ
    Most of the interior trim is still available threw the dealer too. As for a motor step up to the 300 HP Chevy Crate Motor, you'll be happy you did. I had the 230 HP, but it lost the oil seals on 2 cylinders and I had it replaced with the 300HP motor and I am much happier. Make sure you get the warranty on the crate motor too. My 230 HP went down after 15K and was warrantied along with $500 for the 300HP. Another good place for interior is LMC Truck.

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