K5 Blazer | Jimmy build created by Sjudy98, Jul 7, 2016
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85 K5 Build (DIY Teenager Budget)
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I just click the upload file or photo and on my computer it takes me right to my pictures folder then I click the picture and when the thumbnail pops up I click the Image button and it adds it to the post. Same thing basically on my android based phone. I haven't had any issues. It's the easiest way I've found. Oh and welcome to the group, sounds like you have a good start to work off of. Post some specs on what you are working on also.
Thanks man! It's a pretty basic truck with origional half ton axles and limited slip in the rear. 35 in Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on centerline wheels. Rancho shocks, 350 small block, 4 speed auto, focal audio stereo. I don't have a premium account maybe thats why I cant do anything but embed. also how do I create a photo album
I have built my own sway bar disconnects, light bar mounts, rock sliders, did some fender trimming and will be building a cage next week
Welcome! I use photobucket for my pictures, then link them here.
Looking forward to seeing it!
Subscribed, looking forward to a visual representation of above claims though
Here are some pictures the first one is the most recent. I just finished the new lightbar mounts tuesday
I like your rock sliders, can you add some pics of the mounts going to the frame?
I copied ORD swaybar disconnects by using hitch pins from lowes, steel bushings, and 1/4 inch thick x 2 inch wide mild steel.
Welcome to CK5! Looks like a good clean start, the soft top looks good also
I struggled on whether to mount them to the frame or to the body. Ultimately I would like to tie them into the body with bushings to make them extra secure. I welded the plates directly to the frame which was tricky because of all the curves
Looks pretty similar to how my sliders are mounted. Stiffened the frame up significantly as well.
I want to build a cage next week and was wondering if any of you had any input on what you did and what materials were used. I was thinking something like this
I used 1-3/4 .120 wall DOM. A lot of guys have used HREW also. Depends on the type of wheelin you will do.
The soft top is built out of 1in SCH 40 PVC and a Harbor Freight 9 x 12 Ft. Canvas Drop Cloth. I got the idea from Knottyrich
I am thinking I will use HREW because I don't intend to ever really need it and DOM is double the price. Also did you tie it into the frame/use bushings or did you just mount it to the body. (pictures would be great)
I have yet to tie into my frame (insert BS excuses). I intend to mount direct to the frame. No bushings. There are plenty of threads in here that the bushing, or no bushing debate was made. @Deuling @Kay86K5 are 2 good threads to look into. You can also scan my thread in my signature below if you'd like.
I also put a switch panel and air tank gauge in where the old radio was. The stereo was relocated to the headliner and i built a custom box. I have an alpine head unit with a arc audio 6ch amp, focal speakers, and a kicker sub
Thanks I think i will be the same way with saying I am going to tie it into the frame. I have a sub woofer in the way of where my roll cage needs to go so I have to figure that one out. Thinking about bending it around the sub box
That headliner box will be in the way too if you do a cage in the cab at all.
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