My jimmy

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cadden, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Cadden

    Cadden Registered Member Premium Member

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    Here it is. I went premium. Hope it's worth it! Lol

    1970 gmc jimmy
    6 inch lift
    35" goodyear MTR's
     
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    Well, there’s a lot to be had if you stick around
    Including a couple of Epic first gen blazer/jimmy builds

    looks pretty sharp
     
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    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    What are you going to do to it? It looks clean in those pictures, are you doing a rebuild of the engine?
     
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    I am in the process of reassembling.

    It was running/driving before the previous owner pulled everything. Engine is perfectly fine. A healthy 350. The guy I got it from pulled everything to drop a 454 bored to a 468 and basically said he was done and didnt want to do it anymore. So I jumped on the opportunity to obtain everything
    I helped him install the 6 inch lift (brand new)
    It came with brand new hard line brake lines, as well as brake hoses (with the lift kit)
    Brand new gas tank
    Brand new brakes already installed (minus the lines)
    Brand new body mounts which I'm in the process of installing now since every is pulled and out of the way
    The tires have MAYBE 50 miles on them
     
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    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I don't know if you are aware already, but a big block won't clear the firewall with the engine in the factory location. I had an HEI distributor in it with no problem, but the left head wouldn't clear nor did the right valve cover. I did some sheetmetal work on the firewall in my '70 K10 rather than moving the engine forward or using a body lift. Mine only has a 4" lift but the front driveshaft needs more work to be happy with the travel that the ORD springs have, and that's with a 700R4 which is longer than a TH350 or SM465. Moving the engine forward would have aggravated this a little more.
    A big block is definitely fun, but it requires some work to get it in these trucks. Some trucks have more room than others apparently, but both mine and a friend's trucks needed work. The '73 and up trucks had enough room, and some people have thought that these do too. I suggest test fitting with patience.
     
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    Time to peel the onion.... take that thing apart and this will be a nice beginning to a ten year build! :D










    Just kidding.... slap that shit together and drive the hell out of it! :saweet:


    Welcome aboard! :pimp:
     
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    I'm thinking that's one reason he decided he didnt want anything to do with it anymore.
    I'm just putting the 350 back in it.
     
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    Thanks!
    Definitly putting back together. Not doing anything crazy.
     
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    Welcome, and it looks great!
     
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    Also, it's been worth it for me, great group here.
     
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    A Corvette BBC RH valve cover may help the RH side clear the firewall,the left side head "should" clear the firewall,but with very close clearance...since the 2wd 70-72 trucks came factory with 396/402 BBC engines they should fit in a 4x4 ,but it may require using the clam shell brackets off a 2wd or car instead of the 1" taller ones GM used on the 4x'4's..

    I know of two GM pickups friends had they put 454's in ranging from '67-72 vintage and they didn't have to relocate the mounts and put the engine forward more,but maybe K5's have a different clearance issue ?.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get a rear hatch? I've been trying to search the forums but keep getting a network error
     
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    This was on ebay a while back but I cant seem to find it again said they had 5

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    The search features are down temporarily. The site admin is aware of the problem and is working on it.

    I've seen a few of them available on fb groups recently. I would check there.
     
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    On a side note, i got the ugly van seats out of it

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    Oh I forgot to mention it came with a 350 (was running fine before he pulled it) and a np205 transfer case and 4 speed sm465 transmission (2 actually) so I'll have a spare transmission once I decide which one of the 2 I'm installing in it

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    And I'll have a spare front driveline I may sell as well but I'm debating on holding onto the extra driveline

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