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1978 K5 Blazer

Documenting the transformation from the purchase of this leaking train wreck. Creating a nice daily/off-road truck.

Overview

Purchased is in may of 2019 and it leaked everywhere.
Here is a list of parts that it had now and parts I’ve installed. Some of it may be frivolous but I wanted to keep track of everything.


Mile Marker manual locking hubs up front.
NP203 with part time conversion. Fresh oil
3/4 ton axle
Dana 44
37’ tires with good tread
4 inch lift
New ORD 5125 bilstein shocks front 9.24” and rear 11” travel.
New ORD bilstein steering stabilizer
Fresh TH350 “K” Case complete rebuild/overhaul
Freshly rebuilt (local AZ builder) 350 sbc roughly 325ish HP. RV cam, already broken in. 10-30 high zinc recommended.
New Edelbrock 650 AVS Carburetor
New Champion aluminum radiator
New Hedman long tubes headers
Custom 2.5inch exhaust, dumps before rear axle
New Black Widow 250venom mufflers.
New 2- 14’ electric cooling fans
New Taylor spark plug Wires
New Moroso wire looms
New optima red top Battery
Push button ignition
USB compatible radio
New Powermaster Street Alternators 47293
New Starter (soft set bolts)
New Carter Mechanical Fuel Pumps M60039
New PS pump and hoses
New Dakota digital gauges
Herculiner on the shell and inside up to rear seat.
New ORD (off road design) twin stick for NP203
New TCase oil change
New-ish suburban third for the rear seat.
New energy suspension Transmission/Tcase polyurethane mounts
Brand new front and rear drive shafts done by AZ Driveshaft in Mesa

Specs

Year
1978
Make
Chevy
Model
K5 Bkazer
Trim Level
Cheyenne
Interior
Carmine Red
Engine
350
Transmission
Th350
Transfer Case
Np203
Steering
Push/Pull
Suspension
Bilstein/leaf spring
Axles
3/4
Wheels
Weld
Tires
37
Paint
Black
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