So it seems to be the new thing here at CK5 so I have been putting pics in an album for some time now and decided that I would do one on my truck as well. I bought my Blazer in 2001 and I am the second owner. When I bought it there was literally nothing wrong with it. Perfect body and interior. Ran and drove great. I got 21 MPG with it on the first long trip i took with it Looking back i would get a different one to build, but can't undo it now.
The day i got it home. Coincidentally the same day my youngest son was born 2 years later.
This was fine for awhile and we did some family camping trips in it and some day trips into the cascades. I joined CK5 around this time too, but it wasn't anything like now. So I opted for the ever popular 4" Springs and some 33x12.50 tires on 15x10 MT Classic II's
Later in 2001 i got transferred to Nevada, and got bit by the wheeling bug. I wanted bigger tires and such, but after the research on here decided it would be a good idea to start with the axle upgrades. I got a 14BFF rear for $50 and 8 lug 10b for $75. The 14B was geared 3.73 so i picked up a set of 4.11's to match the front from a guy in town. He said it had some kind of locker in it. SCORE Detroit with 4.11's for $100. Rebuilt both axles and set up the new gears and loved it.
Ran around this way for quite awhile and the truck did pretty good with 33's. Found a guy selling some 36" TSL Radials for $200 so I picked them up. The were the most out of round non balanced tires ever, but they worked great in the dirt. Did my first fender trimming at this point along with zero rates.
Went on a short detachment to Key West for work and when I came home I had an awesome Fathers Day gift.
Now I had to come up with a mount. Limited budget so i figured i would make one. Bought a chunk of 1/4" plate and some cut off wheels. tedious, but it was all I had.
I didn't like how it angled up with the frame rails so I had a small bend put it. Boxed the sides and the bottom and welded it up.
My first real home fab project and it turned out great. Worked even better, and was a great mod to have.
Now now being able to turn off road when I was flexed started to get old. Ordered up some goodies from Sky.
Got some flat tops from an old Waggy and had them milled and drilled. No more steering problems plus it drove 100% better on the road. Lost the swaybar sometime around here too.
Sometime around the same time my wife was fed up with my old square swampers. So I got some new ones. 37x12.50 SSR's
Crossover and 37's on.