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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BIGRIG, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. BIGRIG

    BIGRIG 1/2 ton status

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    Going to get my new interior this Sunday!!! Found an 87 blazer that had been hit and the kid'll give me (all grey-) kick panels,dash,all seats,carpet and console all for .......(drumroll!).....$100 Oh yea!

    All parts are good..dash has a few cracks and ones seat is messed up from wreck!

    I'm going to buy a d60 and 14b matching set 3.73 from his dad for 225 a peice in two weeks! d60 has been rebuilt like 2 years ago!

    Not tryin to rub anything in.. just happy<img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif">!!!

    I've got to start gettin ready for next year ya know!

    What good deals have you guys found?

    Chris

    MY DRINKING TEAM HAS A FOUR WHEELING PROBLEM!<img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif">
     
  2. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    I was driving down the road the other day and I came across a 76 blazer that ran real good didn't look bad had a little rust and a few little dents for $500.
    I went home and told my wife I was thinking about getting it. But she gave me one of Those Looks(you married guy know what that means) And said, "Buy it! Just sell your boat first". Then she went on a rant about all the junk(my treasure) pileing up in the yard. So I had to pass on that one.

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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    hahaha yup got that look too! "Don't even Think About it!!"

    Someday I will have a bigger house/land with my own shop away from the front of the house!!!!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. MUDNUTT

    MUDNUTT 1/2 ton status

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    i picked up a 3/4 8 lug 10 bolt, complete hydro boost system{master cylinder, booster, pump, and all the lines} and a dual battery system all out of a diesel pickup for a bank breaking total of 25 buckes. really would of liked a 60 but for 25 bucks i cant really complain[​IMG]

    <font color=blue>DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT[​IMG]
    <font color=red>PROUD TO BE AMERICAN[​IMG]
     
  5. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I have been on a real roll lately. I got another '85 K5 a few weeks back that is completely rust free and only has a couple of dings for the whopping sum of $800. The 700r is toast and the interior is a little rough, but the truck only has 117k miles.
    Yesterday I talked to a guy about buying his '83 K30 with a rebuilt 454/T400/205/d60/ff14, the only negative is the body is rusted beyond repair(fertilizer). We came to an agreed sale price of $1100.
    I bought a '78 3/4 ton 4x4 complete a while back for $350.

    Now that I have bragged about my luck, I'm sure it will change for the worse.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
  6. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Baught a '87 k-5 Silverado complete Front clip and Body for $700.00 witch I needed due to the myine had been on it's side more than once.....

    Just got a set of tires (33x12,5x15 Big O Big Foot, 4 @ 95% &amp; 1 @ 25%) for a friend $100.with a full Big O warrenty.


    C'moe

    Kill Roy was here!
     
  7. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    initally bought my blazer for $431
    bought my 3/4 ton 4.10 axles, 36" swampers, and 2" TC lift on a frame for $700
    got my fuel cell for $199...regularly $250
    ect ect...I'm a built it on the cheap man...

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     
  8. BIGRIG

    BIGRIG 1/2 ton status

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    Glad to hear everybody has some good luck...finally mine hit!

    Chris

    MY DRINKING TEAM HAS A FOUR WHEELING PROBLEM![​IMG]
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    75 GMC Jimmy for $1. [​IMG] Yes I was able to drive it home. Took a year to replace the floors though.

    I don't need no damn shop manual, I got a pornographic memory.
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    75 Jimmy, Dollar
    Grim-Reaper
     
  10. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    A set of Bowtie aluminum heads, ported and polished, with a 1 month old valve job, big valves for $650. Normally go for about $1,200.

    Diesel

    Shouldn't it be called uncommon sense?
     
  11. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I just scored a free 85 K5 for free. It's only missing the engine, trans, and transfer case. I'm going to put that body on my rusted 77 K5. Now I will have a rear footwell.
     
  12. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a set of 33X14.50 super swapmper SSR's for $300.
    One tire was brand new and the other three had about 90% thread.

    Ric

    <font color=red>Wheel hard or go home.</font color=red>
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  13. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Think again! It will not fit the 77 frame BECAUSE of the rear footwells. Sorry. Frame is different. If you got the frame then swap the running gear in it.

    I don't need no damn shop manual, I got a pornographic memory.
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    75 Jimmy, Dollar
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  14. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I got a hood, grill and 4 front fenders for the Willy's for $45[​IMG] . So I have a full front clip to sell after I get it going.
    My parts Blazer cost me $1100. Which was a running driving 1977 with a 350/350/203 and 44/12 bolt. After parting it all out I have $240 into it which has left me with a frame(with springs), topper, tailgate, column, console, wiring harness, front and rear axels, tranny and case and 8 rims. Oh yeah and the floor for the Willy's[​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
    55 Willy's
     
  15. 1bad82k5

    1bad82k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am trading my 14bff and d44 and $100 for another 14bolt and d60. The new 14bolt and d60 both have detroits and 4.11, which is much better than my open diffs and 3.73's.
    eric

    Don't get me started, you know how i get.
    82k5, 14bff, d44, sm465, np205, 300hp350, rust
     
  16. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    So far I have gotten my 14FF for $50
    And there is a 76 K5 in a feild that I can get for $300.
    All there except for a radiator and starter.
    I just may get that one to fix up for a pretty rig and then I will have the 78 to have fun in with without worrying about denting the rust. [​IMG]


    <font color=green> Too bad ignorance isn't painful </font color=green>
     
  17. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I bought a D60 and 14FF and had to pull them out of the truck for $250. [​IMG]

    I got a 4" lift kit for free. Had to pull it out of the truck though.

    There was a kid who ran an 8" Skyjacker lift (Blzr4x4ngkid has it now) and he wanted to lower his truck back down. So I traded him stock springs and shocks and helped him take everything off and install the stock springs. He gave me the 8" front and rear springs and shocks in exchange for the stock springs and for helping him install them. [​IMG]

    I had a 454 that was knocking and pulled it out of the truck. Sat it on the floor and about a year later, traded it to another guy for a set of 12 x 16.5 Weld Racing wheels. [​IMG]

    I buy (and still do) the local farm trucks whenever they break down. Prices have never been over $500 for a complete truck. I don't buy the flat beds though. I have the farmers take those off and then I haul the rest away. [​IMG] And yes, these trucks are 1/2, 3/4 and 1 tons. [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I'm a "black top mudder"!!!</font color=red>

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  18. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    Im about to get 4 brand new 38X12.50 Super Swamper TSL's mounted on chrome rockcrawlers for 700 bux, and i bought my some wat used D60/14FF(35k miles) with 456 gears and detroits for 1600 which i find was a good deal.

    phill
     
  19. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Well I got 2 14bolt ff a 4.11 and a 3.73 a four core radiator a th350 and a np203, edilbrock intake headers holly chrome valve covers crome oilpan anothe good 350 4 bolt a manual tranny (well actually I got the entire suburban a 78) holly double pumper carb and alot of other little goodies for a total of 91 doollars and alot of trading of stuff i got for free :)
     
  20. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    My 73 k20 was free - of course, it had an engine with one head missing, no tcase/tranny, no axles and no bed. But it was exactly what I needed since my 76 k10 with k20 axles had serious rust, door wouldn't stay shut, and the frame was bent and cracked.
    All I had to do was drive to Dallas (3 1/2 hours) with a flatbed.
    -- Mike

    <font color=blue> The mud's on it to hide that it's more than one color.[​IMG]
     

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