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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85m1009, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Just put the first 100 miles on it and it handles great.

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    See more pictures at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292775079>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292775079</A>

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    That's pretty sharp - Exactly what I'm hoping to do with mine!


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  3. BadDog

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    I like it! Nice job. Was the engine bay brace necessary? I can't tell exactly how it's made from the photo but it looks like it would be in the way.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
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  4. lgk5

    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    nice!!!!!!
     
  5. LittleJimmy

    LittleJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Steve it looks like you have been working hard since the k5 run last month. That is looking very good. Will you make Top Truck this year. Very cool Steve. Later LittleJimmy
     
  6. mudhog

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    sweet[​IMG][​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  7. Chaz88K5

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    It looks sweet but from the pictures you have on ZING it dosent look like it flex's very well

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  8. Emmettology 101

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    Lookin good!! What coilovers are those and where did you buy them? Price?

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
  9. Sparky

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    Thats pretty slick. How about some detail about it. How does it flex? Have you taken it out since the new set up? Did you get plans somewhere or just design it yourself?


    Sparky

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  10. elkboy

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    Awsome !!!!!!!!!!!, let us know how it ramps.

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  11. MTPockets

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    very nice photo album steve. from the looks of it, most of the pieces you fabricated are bolt on. is this something that you might have available in the future?
    keep up the good work!
    MTPockets


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  12. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    That's cool as hell! You should do a write up on that!

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  13. Mudzer

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    I read this post a little late, looks great Steve. I cant wait to go test it out with you sometime. Ken and I are headed to Fort Wood on Friday the 20th, I wish you could make it.

    Later,

    Neil

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    1.The engine brace was necessary to keep the towers from flexing. It is completely removable and is made of 3/16" plate.
    2. The pictures in my album are from last years Y2K5 run with leaf springs and yes it didn't flex very well, being the reason for the change.
    3. The coilovers are 16" King's the prerunner series. They seem to work very well. Stephen Watson at Off Road Design spec'd them and ordered them for me.
    4. All the pieces are bolt on and have been tack welded for added security. I have all the parts on Auto Cad and they can be reproduced fairly easily.
    5. As for the design. I got a lot of help from Stephen Watson, but I designed and built the suspension using a lot of graph paper and cardboard templates.



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    Damn, thats a pretty setup. I'm curious what kind of analysis did you do on the suspension geometry?? I've been playing with some ideas for mine but I haven't gotten into it too deep since I'm so busy with my other school work. Eventually I plan on using Mitchell or Adams to model the full suspension and steering. Would you be interested in sharing your cad drawings?? I completely understand if you don't want to, I just want to look at the geometry, if you don't mind. Reply to my email if you want to. Thanks


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  16. Donovan

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    What size rod ends did you use? Looks like 3/4"? Do you feel that they are strong enough for the front Suspensions?

    Donovan
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    The only thing I have on cad is the drawings for the parts. I did my "analysis" with graph paper and cardboard link arms. It took about 50 tries to get the way I wanted it. The caster only changes +-4 degrees throughout the entire travel and the pinion stays in line with the driveshaft throughout the travel. I am going to do a write up on it in the near future.

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    On the suspension links I used 3/4 eye and 7/8 thread Heim joints. All the steering is done with 3/4 eye and 3/4 thread. The joints I used are much stronger than the stock steering components.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
  19. so are you going to do a 4 link in the rear for a full coil ride? what to those King coils cost?

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs[​IMG]
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    I'm going to use a set of 63" springs with a softer rate in the back because it is so much easier and it will flex just fine for me.When I built the front I moved the front axle forward 1 1/2" and I'm going to move the rear back 2" to end up with a 110" wheel base. The King's with the coils cost about $600.00 a piece.

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