‘72 Blazer at work {Project Hope}

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pblaze725, May 15, 2019.

  1. Drewfrazier

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    I’m about to do that dash swap to put in the tach. Keep us posted on how that goes. Very interested if my limited skill set will get the job done.
     
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    Why does my head hurt looking at the front frame horns and spring hanger? Like that S is photochopped. Is the reverse frame all for the PTO?
     
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    The dash swap was simple.

    On the back of the tach gauge I made 2 little 90* connectors and bolted them to the posts so the harness connector can plug into it.

    That way later on it can easily be unplugged without having to loosening the nuts on the gauge and risk scratching the lenses.


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    My leg still hurts from walking into that fat pig.

    It’s a section of a bigger frame that’s welded into the Blazer frame.


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    Today she got under dash lights & door switches, and I hooked up the tach wire to dizzy.


    Also I got started on the filler neck solution.

    More to come about that...
     
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    The Blazer has been on hold for a while.

    The fuel tank is in, new radiator, shroud, fan & clutch, water pump, pulleys & belts.

    I also pulled the HVAC box and replaced the heater core.
    It was full of rats nest so it took a lot of cleaning. new ducts, switches & relays on the way.

    She’s also getting a 14BFF & a 60 built.
     
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    So what did you end up doing?
     
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    The tanks sold as Blazer / Jimmy / Suburban are actually Suburban gas tanks. Which the only difference is the neck. Common practice is to remove the old fuel filler neck from a Blazer / Jimmy tank to install on the new tank. Looks like your off to a good start on it. We've done several in past ourselves by unbolting neck, filling with water after rinsing heavily, then unsoldering neck from tank with brazing torch tip. Never ever seen a whiff of a flame while doing this.
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  7. pblaze725

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    We took a piece of 1 3/8” bent tube and cut it to fit
    And bead rolled the ends.

    I also cut the neck of the filler tube shorter and rolled it too.





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    Did a little metal magic on the frame rail for more clearance.

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    I used filler neck hose & a few hose clamps to put it all together.


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    It started out as a heater core swap but soon turn into MAW new fenders in & out, front clip refresh, and church up the firewall.


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    Meanwhile we put together 60/14 combo...

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    I also chopped up the old cage and scrapped it out. (No pics)
     
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    well look who made it back to my little corner of the shop.
    It looks like the boys tore out the front clip.

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    Out with the old...

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    We went with the Offroad design shackle flip and Alcan springs front & rear..

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    Dana 60’up front, cross over steering going in, ORD steering box supports etc...
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    More pics from work





    fresh fenders straight out of the box.
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    Side view. Loose fit.

    Warn hub locks, Bilstein shocks, steering & pitman arm on.
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    new front clip, super beefy diff cover.
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    super beefy rear diff cover. New tank & fuel system installed.
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    Shop made 14 bolt shock mounts to align with factory upper mounts.
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    All new inner fenders, & front end goodies..
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    I feel good about it. I’m putting a lot of love into the build.
     
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    Glass blaster work, before & after.

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