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Ugliest thing I have ever built!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I needed a plow control for my rig. I got some serious stiker shock when pricing them out. Decided to build one out of a Heim joint and some odds and ends. Only took 3 lunch breaks. The guys at the shop are still busting my ass.
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    Luke
    84 K5
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  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>I always love seeing home built stuff. That has to be the ugliest thing I've seen all day! I love it! </font color=blue>

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    <font color=blue>pavement queen with shinny paint job and car tires</font color=blue>
     
  3. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I don't think it looks too bad. As long as it works is all that counts.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>

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  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I was just thinking,...... Think of how much a new one costs and how much you saved.............now look at it again.........not that ugly anymore, huh ?

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>

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  5. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Hey you can build something for yourself and save some cash. Good for you.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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  6. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    new one $200
    i spent $1.53 on this one (needed to buy some fine thread 1/2" hardware)
    I think if I threaded the handle for a ball, put on sides, painted it and put on some nice looking letters, it could sure look better. On second thought, nah I'd rather waste my time on something else (like not having the whole truck ugly)

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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Looks cool! Only thing I'd change is to round the lower corners and smooth that lower edge just a bit. That thing looks like it could take a nice chunk out of a shin! [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  8. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Thats why I left the little lip on the bottom. I'm going to sleeve a piece of tubing over the bottom edge so I dont split my skull open first time under the dash.

    Luke
    84 K5
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  9. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Could you post another pic, but one that shows a side view of how the linkage is hooked up? I think that is ingenious. Anybody can throw cash and buy a new this-or-that, but someone who can think of how to do it better and cheaper by hand is someone with his/her shi# together 8&gt;)
    Nice job!!!!!
     

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