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"Backcountry Limo"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by natemc, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. natemc

    natemc Adventure is an Addiction Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm looking at the summit series from CVT if they ever are in stock again.
     
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    The real question is though. Two small ones for the family or one big one
     
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    @muddysub it's definitely crossing my mind. I have the blazer sitting in the field also. The limo is always on the mind these days as being sold. With everything else going on and no shop to properly rebuild it again. I can use the Dodge for the majority of our trips anymore. Maybe if you would make the move to the PNW I would have someone to break trail in front of me. Than maybe I could get motivated to rebuild it to its glory.
     
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    Bump!
     
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    Since @nedceifus moved this to the top. Here is the update.
    I hit a deer with the Dodge. Since its headed to the body shop I had to weld the engine mount back up and get the suburban running. Need to drive it for a little while. I forgot how fun it is to drive. The electric fans still have to be manually turned on with a switch under the hood. The winch is making some pretty bad sounds when spooling in or out under power. I used it to pull my fence tight the last couple weekends.
    Been driving it this week while I still have the Dodge in the driveway just in case it wont do the job everyday. So far Ive put approximately 750 miles on it. It's running pretty well except for the occasional check engine light. My diagnostic connector isn't working currently so I'll deal with it later as I can reset it everytime by restarting the engine. I only comes on during long downhill decents.
    The headlights that came from the factory SUCK. It seemed like I was always putting new high beams in it. They would loose the seal and turn black. So I asked a log truck driver where they get the led conversions for the Kenworth sealed beam head lights. I'll do a write up on it in the next couple days. I put them in last night and tested them today on my way to the job this morning.
    I posted a video and a few pics to the media gallery from the job this week.
     
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    Genius! If I use a winch to stretch fence for my wife's horse I can wright it off as a building expense!
     
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    These are the lights. They are a 3 wire setup and a direct replacement. NOT FOR HIGHWAY USER! But who cares. I'm running the low beam until I get flashed or pulled over. I've come to the conclusion that if the police are ok with the HID conversions and some of these factory HID setups. I should be fine with a properly adjusted housing that does shine directly into oncoming traffic. The log trucks aren't getting harassed and some of the guys are running LED only.
    So far I've put about 400 miles on them with out a single high beam flash. They are fantastic.
    I'm running the low beam with the factory lsealed beam as well.

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    Part number

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    Take the blue wire out of the connector. Wire it into the low beam wire on the factory three wire plug of your low beam.

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    I'll get better pictures in the next few days of how the perform. These basicly sealed the deal that I won't be putting the 90 front clip on this rig. Unless I can find a really good light setup for the small bulbs without doing the H4 conversion. I hate staring at those coming at me.

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    Man that thing looks cool. Right proportions with wheels, tires, offset & stance.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Thought you guys might like this pic. Still can't believe the suburban was a useful work right. That's a new machine in the mirror headed into the job

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    Those LED lights look great. I may have to go that route on mine. Thanks for the info!
     
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    So I still can't get clarification of the legality of using them. I haven't been pulled over and they do the job wonderfully. Headed to California next week. Maybe there they won't be liked.
     
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    Hopefully we'll get to do some wheeling while your here
     
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    Did a little scouting in the snow Saturday. Jason has more photos and video on his phone but it will take me a bit to extract them. Here's what's on mine

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    Looks like nice fresh snow! Awesome!!
     
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