CK5 Network
Become a member of the largest online community for Chevy K5 Blazer, Suburban and C/K series truck owners!

85 K5 Slow Brew

Overview

This is my 85 Blazer that I'm going to be slowly transforming into an overland/medium duty wheeler type rig. I'm not new to the Blazer platform as I used to own a rough 77 that was the family camping and off road rig that was a big part of my kids life when the were growing up(my son came home from the hospital in it) I modified it with the parts available at the time which by today's standard leaves a lot to desire. As my vehicle needs changed it was put out to pasture and eventually sold minus it's engine(that's getting some new parts for my other project). Fast forward to a couple years ago my wife and I were talking about vehicles we had in the past and she expresses interest in getting another Blazer based on her memories we had with the kids in the old 77. So between my other project, a 71 Monte Carlo, and starting a new job 3 years ago it took a bit to get another one. This build is going to take some time as my other project takes priority as it's further along and closer to being finished.
Currently the 85 specs out as follows:
Engine.....350 Chevy of unknown specs
Trans.....TH350
Transfer case..... NP203
Front axle.....3/4 ton 10 bolt unknown ratio
Rear axle.....3/4 ton 14 bolt FF unknown ratio
Suspension.....4" all spring lift unknown mfg
Shocks.....Rancho RS5000
Steering..... lift corrected stock
Brakes.....stock disc/drum
Tires.....315/75/16 Maxxis Buckshots
Wheels.....16x8 Ultra Daytona
Interior.....stock

Future plans call for
Engine.....6.0 LQ4/LQ9
Trans.....NV4500 or TR4050, 4L80e if I stay with an automatic
Transfer case..... NP241c
Front axle.....Dana 60 with 4.88 and ARB
Rear axle.....14 bolt with 4.88 and Detroit Locker
Suspension.....6" all spring lift with ORD parts
Shocks.....Bilsteins
Steering.....crossover possibly with hydraulic assist
Brakes.....upgrade fronts and rear disc conversion and hydroboost
Tires..... 37/12.50/17
Wheels.....17x10(not sure what yet)
Interior.....Mastercraft seats, Cage, Fix and restore front to rear
Armor..... tube bumpers front and rear with rock sliders
Winch..... Warn 12000

This is just what I can think of. I'm going to start keeping a notebook in the console to write down. I will be doing body work and plan on a 30' paint job in my favorite off road racing livery design

Specs

Year
85
Make
Chevy
Model
Blazer
Interior
Worn stock
Factory Options
A/C, Power door locks, power windows
Engine
350
Transmission
TH350
Transfer Case
NP203
Steering
stock
Suspension
4" unknown all spring lift with Ranch RS5000 shocks
Axles
Corp 10 bolt front 8 lug, 14 bolt 10.5 ff. Unknown ratios
Wheels
Ultra Daytona 16x8
Tires
Well worn Maxxis Buckshot in 315/75/16
Paint
Worn factory Red and white

Item information

Added by
SPLATT
Views
578
Last update

More in K5 Blazer | Jimmy

Top Bottom