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Some pics of my 1st gen project...

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyin, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys. A few of you helped me on a question a while back, so I thought Id post a few pics of the project in progress...

    Bought the truck from another member here, frame and body. This is pulling it off the trailer after bringing it home...
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    After stripping it down to frame and tub...
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    Here's a couple pics after work today. Working on fitting 73+ lift springs on the 1st gen chassis, shapped a cpl shots after working on the new front spring hangers today...
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    Specs on the truck so far are:
    strong 396 BBC
    TH400 (5 clutch)
    AA Atlas II transfer case w/ upgraded output shaft and 1350's
    D60 front w/ WTO hydro-steer (air or elec locker soon)
    14 btff rear w/discs (detroit soon)
    USA6X6 16.5x12 dbl beadlocks w/ 39.5" TSL's

    Pics here are of the mock-up. Gonna try it with 8" springs (shown), zero rates in rear, 1" body lift. BBC will be shifted forward 2" for clearance. On board air, etc etc...

    Here's the engine, tranny and t-case...

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    Well that's about it for now. Tell me what you guys think. :)
     
  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    looks awesome. Are you using regular 47" front lift springs for a 73+ or did you go 52s or something?
     
  3. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Yea the front springs were ordered for the 73, 47". Fabbed the front/front hangers.

    the front hangers are in third pic
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Wow - you got a few projects going at once!

    Is that K5MONSTERCHEV's old rig?
     
  5. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Good eye, it is K5MONSTERCHEV's old tub/frame. :)

    Yeah, several projects here... too many. lol 3 K5 blazers plus 2 parts trucks, the s-10 blazer low rider, 66 impala and 66 chevelle. And yeah, just this truck alone has alot of 'little' projects to get it finished. *whew* Gonna finish up the 72, then move on to the chevelle.
     
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    Looking great :waytogo: ! And thanks for the pics too.
    Excellent reference pics :D .
     
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    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,
    I was wondering if you could shoot a closer pic of the front spring mount you made?
     
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    That's going to be a beast - keep us posted! :bow:
     
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    I'm putting 1/2 ton springs up front on my 68. just running to the parts store now for bolts to get the rest of the rear brackets on (truck rear spring front hanger, and a 2nd gen flip with cherokee lift shackles, 4" 56's and a 3" block)

    you may wonder how this ties in and is not a toal hi jack. the front spring front hanger and rear blocks came from greg, k5monsterchev's k5 as well. the rest of his lift is on my roommates 72.
     
  10. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    So its you that got those spring hangers! lol I was sorta wondering where they'd gone (not that I expected them on the parts I bought). Turns out those little buggers seem to be hard to find (:D) so I/we decided to just make some new ones. Had my father design and fab em up, think they are gonna turn out nice. He even put some adjustment holes in them in case I need to move stuff up/down/around.

    Right now the hangers are just tacked together. Im on a 2-3 week trip so finishing them up will have to wait until I get home. I'll be sure to post some better/closer pics then.

    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll be sure to keep posting as it progresses.
     
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    How about some progress pics :whistle: :D !
     
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    Garry,

    That is KILLER...I'll try to stop by Monday!
     

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