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1985 K5 Blazer Family Wheeler

Overview

So the truck I have had for 19 years, and its been an excellent truck, but I have 3 kids now and can't haul the family in the truck. So I am swapping my drivetrain from the truck 489 BBC, NP205, D60, 14BFF into this K5. I will put a chrome-moly cage in it, reuse my front radius arm coil-over suspension, and link the rear with coil-overs too. I will upgrade the TH400 I build 14 years ago to an 4L80E and upgrade the 489 EFI to multi-port Holley Terminator X EFI along with trans control and add Volcano Nitrous to the big block.

To see the history of my truck build where a lot of these parts come from, go here...


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Specs

Year
1985
Make
Chevrolet
Model
K5 Blazer
Engine
489 BBC MPFI
Hydraulic Roller, Aluminum Heads, w/Volcano Nitrous
Transmission
4L80E
Transfer Case
NP205
Steering
Crossover
Suspension
Radius Arm Front
Triangulated 4 Link Rear
Axles
D60 Front w/ Detroit Locker
14BFF Rear w/ Detroit Locker and Disc Conversion
Wheels
Mickey Thompson Classic III 17 x 9
Tires
37x12.5R17 Dick Cepek Extreme Country

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