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Some shots of what I've been working on.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Triaged, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Some shots of what I\'ve been working on.

    I have been working on ALOT of stuff on my Blazer over first part of the year.
    The list so far:
    -14FF w/ disc brakes, 4.56 gears, welded diff, and a trim job
    -3/4-ton D44 w/ 4.56 gears
    -15x10 Eaton wheels w/ 3.5" backspacing
    -1-ton CV driveshaft w/ e-brake from High Angle Driveline
    -More fender trimming
    -Rear axle moved back 1" and pinion moved up 1"
    http://community.webshots.com/album/36727157DZhodt

    Soon to come:
    -Rear bumper/tire carrier
    -Cage
    -63" rear leaves
    -Long travel shocks and new shock mounts.
    -...
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Some shots of what I\'ve been working on.

    I like it!
    I think I will also trim the back like you did. That looks good! I like the custom paint/forums/images/icons/wink.gif was it hard to get the paint to look like mud?
    hehehehehe
    later
     
  3. ntaj*ep

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    Re: Some shots of what I\'ve been working on.

    That is cool! Did you have to grind the front caliper much to fit the 15" wheels? I've beed thinking of doing the same swap, but I don't want to buy new tires. The truck looks awsome!!
     
  4. Triaged

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    Re: Some shots of what I\'ve been working on.

    It is actually quite a bit cleaner than it was a few weeks ago/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif. Here are some pics of the fun me and the rest of the SoCal Big Dawgs had http://community.webshots.com/album/35266086YexKHu

    I kinda had to trim the back because of how bent up it was from when my tire fell off/forums/images/icons/mad.gif...It looks alot better now and hopefully won't rub any more.
     
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    Re: Some shots of what I\'ve been working on.

    It didn't take much grinding at all. I have seen the grinding it takes to fit a wheel w/ 4.125" of backspacing and it scares me! I wouldn't (and didn't) comprimise on the strength of the breaking system components. I also didn't grind on the backing plate like everyone else does.

    I hammered in the ears on the backing plate (w/ a 16# sledge) till they didn't rub then had to grind the opening for the caliper because it didn't fit any more. The whole backing plate was left .25" thick. I ground very little on the caliper (maybe 1/16"...no more than would rust away if you lived in the rust belt).
     

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