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Thanks to CK5,and DIY4x and a few pics of my truck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chrisb420, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. chrisb420

    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    hey everybody i have been checking out ck5 for almost two years now, and i figured i would finally show you guys some pics of my progress

    first off my truck is an 86 k5 350/700/208. it was stock until 2004 when i decided it was time for a complete overhaul because of rust, so i checked out what i needed to repair and it was almost the entire floor. i saw a truck that had 1/8" diamond plate steel floors on here and i loved it so i decided that was what i was going to do. i had a local metal fabricator bend the rear floors for me and i built a complete subframe out of 2"x2" square tubing, the subframe ties into the factory front subframe and the diamond plate extends all the way to the firewall.(pics of this can be seen if you click on my sig)

    so i just about got the floors done and i figured it would look better a little bit taller. ( i did a 3" bodylift as a part of the floor repairs). i also ordered a set of 2.5" procomp front lift springs and blocks for the back. i started reading ck5 more and realized that the 10 bolt axles were not goint to like the 37" tires i had planned on so i found a 8 lug 10 bolt out of a 89 suburban and a rear 14bff from a local junkyard for $150.00 for the pair. i also found a set of 90% 36" hummer tires for $200 and bought a new set of mickey thompson classic II's for it.the rear diff has 4.88 motive gears, detroit locker and DIY disc brake conversion. the front only has 4.88 gears for now as i didn't want to put a bunch of money into a 10 bolt.(still searching for a 60 but havent found the right deal yet).

    well after reading here some more i found i wanted a shackle flip for the rear instead of the blocks so i ordered a DIY shackle flip, new front shackles, and also ordered kert's spring plates(excellent products Kert). and i also ordered an ORD zero rate to even out the front of the truck.

    and to finish this up i just wanted to share a few pics with everyone and say thank you for everyone's help and advice. the front axle is under the truck the rear axle is going in over the weekend. i am on vacation in early may and i am cutting the roof off the rest of the way and welding in 2"x4" square tubing for the rocker panels. and hopefully in june it will get a rollcage and fenders trimmed for 39.5" iroks. Thanks again everyone and i will keep everyone updated with pics as things get finished. Chris B.

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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    pics no worky...;)
     
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    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    pics no worky

    for some reasons my pics didnt show up so i am putting them all in webshots they can be seen there.
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very cool, the floor looks pimp
     
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    still working on the rest of the pictures i am playing with a new digital camera and its making me feel stupid
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yea I'd like to see some more pics of that floor
     
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    Your Welcome! Thanks for your business and posting some pics.;)
     
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    me like :bow:
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    I'm gonna do a little research and gather info about the tools, techniques, and part numbers required to achive all this. I'm about 99% sure I'll be giving Kert a call pretty soon ;)
     
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    ask and you shall receive click the webshots link i added some more pics
     
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    pics added

    it looks like i figured out this picture thing it only lets me do one at a time:confused:
     
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    looks good man that florr turned out great . What's u with the tailgate/taillights:confused: :confused:
     
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    still working on the tailgate it is welded shut with a tailgate skin over it and the the taillight are welded shut also. i am putting led taillights from a big rig in the bumper
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks great man comin along nicely. I noticed limited slip additive in the Detroit pic. Just a note you don't need that for a locker:wink1:
     
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    Okay I see now that'll look cool but it'll kinda suck not being able to drop the tailgate though
     
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    i plan on the back being all cage, dual spare tires and air tank and tools i figured i would not need to drop the tailgate
     
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    i wasnt sure about the limited slip additive so i picked it up to play it safe, then my uncle told me he didnt think it was needed but it wouldnt hurt to put it in. would it hurt to put it in?
     
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    No I doubt it will hurt it, but it won't help it either:wink1: If you have your reciept take it back and buy a gallon of gas:crazy:
     
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    Is it just me, or do these look difficult/impossible to bleed? :confused:

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    Why's that?
     
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    Look how the spring perch sits in relation to the bleeder screw. When the axle is in the truck, the bleeder looks like it will be horizontal, pointing to either the front or rear of the rig.
     

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