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Wish I lived Near an ORV Park

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cause I just got a blazer that is meant to go off road. :D

    By far my largest/best built blazer to date.

    One ton drive train, doublers, cross over, 5:13's, 38's...a really sweet list of stuff for 4x4xing.

    One pic is all I really have right now, just dubbing around playing with the twin t-cases.

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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Sweet, looks nice!
    Head for the hills this weekend and give it a try, sounds like you should beabel to walk faster than it crawls :D
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    wow so John sold his blazer....

    Sweet rig.
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Wow congrats man! You bought grendals blazer!
    I've seen that thing once at pismo for memorial day weekend. Looked built to wheel & take some abuse... :thumb:
    I know you're gonna have some fun with that thing since it already has a 60 and a doubler, and its been hacked for sliders. :laugh:
    ...now you and Greg can get out exploring the local trails together! I haven't seen any pics of wheeling out in BFE where you guys live.. :crazy: :rotfl: :dunno: :saweet:
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, traded/swapped really.
    grendel wanted to build a big block truck and I had a factory 402 shorty.
    Mixed in an additional cab/chassis with a blazer chaser and it all worked out.

    Looking forward to trying it out.
    VT's a little 'tight' about just going out an wheeling around, so I need to find some places to go legally. < :wink1:
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Kurt, does that mean I can get the 69 stake bed in Mass.?
     
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    I saw those post's on the other site. Here's the pics I have. I like to keep copies of nice looking stuff.

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    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    That is one sweet K5 and glad you ended up with it. Your getting quite a collection!! :bow:
     
  9. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    If I know Kurt (...and I'd like to think I do!) give him about 2 months and then ask him for some new pics.


    He's already tearing into that thing like a hobo on a ham sandwich!!! Lots of improvements for functionality and aesthetics. He's really gonna start making me look bad in a matter of days!!!! :D



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  10. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :haha: hobo... :haha: :haha:
    Started with the grille and dash cluster.
    Will be cutting out the hacked up dash and replacing it with an uncut stock piece. Also installing a 72 steering column.

    Then its on to the wiring harness, pulled the one I'll be using already, just need to pull and send back to grendel the wiring he needs to use for the guages that were in it before. (full electric guages) Lots of wires there. :eek1:

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  11. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That grille looks better, but I still say

    CHOOOOO CHOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    [Sorry Burt, I know that's your line.....but it's too funny not to re-use!] :D
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    what did the dana60 come out of? is it a HP60?

    p.s. I need to add a 72 something to my signature.....
     
  13. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    hahahahaah
    You forgot the
    Chhuuggaa Chhuuggga
    Choooooooo Choooooooo

    hahahahLOL :haha: :haha:

    Sidenote: My Dad says the humitity out East is the worst it has been in 10yrs :eek1: like 100deg & 100% humitity :doah: :doah:
    Later Bro
    Burt
     
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    I know its that bad here in South Carolina, I'm looking forward to cooler weather :o
     
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    Ya that is were my Dad is. He lives in Fort Mill SC

    Sorry for the thread highjack :o

    Burt
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Two Month Report

    Got some stuff done/repaired/installed...added pics.

    -Original dash cluster from a truck that only had 68,000 miles on it.
    -Complete rewire using all factory wiring. No hacks/cuts or splicing.
    -Changed out the 73+ steering column with a 72 tilt column.
    -Installed a Lokar column cable shift kit. (works pretty good)
    -Ordered/installed another coupler from Borgeson to adapt to the 72 column.
    -Cut up another tranny cover to fit the triple sticks, so no extra holes anymore.
    -Got the cage all bolted down/bolted together.
    -Had to raise the seats up about an inch to get back to a normal driving height.

    Lots of little things that needed attention but don't need to take up space here.

    Everything works now! :eek1: Even have a license plate light.

    Planning on doing a shake down trail run this weekend. :smirk:

    Had to show the tranny cover I removed... :rolleyes:

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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Passed inspection with the 33's and came straight home to change.

    Put on the 37's, with any luck jonny law will leave me alone. :rolleyes:

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  18. Burt4x4

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    Installed a Lokar column cable shift kit. (works pretty good

    Is that what I see attached to your column? What does it do? Don't think I ever seen one BE-Fer?

    So JonnyLaw has a tire size law were you live?
    Lookin good :D
     
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    Looks like that rear axle needs to be pushed back some.

    I bet it looked funny with 33's :D

    Thanks a sweet blazer.

    What did the tilt come ou of, I'd like to find one :o
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What it does is change the linkage from solid likage that might bind up when you flex 4-wheeling to a cable system that never will.
    Plus, the shifter that came with the blazer was made to mount on the tranny cover (B&M Mega shifter) and I didn't really fit so great with the triple sticks so I changed it back to a shifter on the column.
    Yes, that's the aluminum part you see attatched to the column.

    Not really a tire size law per say but there is a bumper height issue.
    I'm way over it but they sorta let it slide if you "look" legal.
     

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