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Old 01-26-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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1975 Chevy K5 Blazer

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Original 350 bored .030 over (355 ci)
Flat top pistons
Melling high volume oil pump
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Edelbrock performer intake
Edelbrock performer 650 carb (#1405)
Edelbrock spring loaded needle & seat (#1465)
Edelbrock Valve Covers

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TH350 transmission
NP205 transfer case
J.B.Custom Fab. twin shifter
Automatic shifter on floor
Custom fabricated T-case brace (made from a '78 bronco brace)
Dana 44 front diff.4.56 R&P (Yukon thick)
Yukon full spool
Front Diff relocated 1.5" forward
Warn Premium locking hubs
14 bolt full-floater rear diff 4.56 R&P
Lincoln locked "orb of traction"
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Rough country 4" lift
Off Road Design rear shackle flip
Zero rate 1" Add A Leaf in front
36" TSL Super Swamper tires

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Custom front & rear bumpers
Custom metal grill

Other Notables:
Factory roll bar
'91 front clip from a Suburban
'89 front fenders from a Silverado
Full top cut into Fiberglass Bikini Top
Truck tailgate installed
2 TSC toolboxes for gear
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How's the weather up there, still cold as s***? I was up there for a couple weeks after that big ice storm hit. I was glad to get back to texas where it was a warm 34*. lol
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Hey Jimbo, cant wait to see some pics.
BTW did you ever finish the top??
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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pretty much just cut the top and called it good enough. i still need to work the 2 wires, but havent. it bolts by the first bolt towards the front end on the bed. works real well, and the roll bar makes for easy tarping (to keep cab dry).

today capitalj and i built my grill, installed the tcase brace, i solo'd a few small jobs while cap was welding. i got the wipers to finally work, although they work very slowly, got my heater blower to blow and my shifter linkage fixed so i could use first and second.

if my luck holds out the mechanic will fix my carb and she will be ready for this weekend. i am completely jazzed.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:06 AM   #6
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:42 AM   #7
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:22 PM   #9
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i am picking up a NP205 this weekend, and today got off earlier so went and found a truck tailgate and the hardware. it doesnt allign yet.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:16 AM   #10
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i leave the planet regularly, but i still come home when theres significant reason. my truck is so close to being capible of wheeling, its not funny. some time in the near future i will be a driver and not so much a photographer
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:13 PM   #12
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spent some time sunday to align my new tailgate. now it works like its new.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:00 PM   #13
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spent some time sunday to align my new tailgate. now it works like its new.
Man it looks cold there
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heres some more cold weather pics. yeah it was cold, thats why i was taking pics of the rig instead of building houses.
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Damn.... and I thought this was bad...

Partly Cloudy

Feels Like:
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Barometer:
30.01 in and falling
Humidity:
51%
Visibility:
10 mi
Dewpoint:
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Wind:
SSE 17 mph
Sunrise:
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It's about 80 here right now, too bad it's going to be in the low 30s tomorrow.
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i bought a mini spool for the rear end. should be here in around a week or so.
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thanks dude, it looked too mad max(ish) without the grill. the big open was pretty ugly.
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i got the zero-rate installed. moved my front axel forward 1.5". we are goin to snowball right now to check the low range of the new tcase, and need to see what the front tires are gonna rub now that they are forward. the truck looks a bit strange with the wheels that way, but not overly noticably. havent had time to install the mini spool yet, hopefully this week, if it doesnt rain. ill post pics tonight.

i couldnt get the drag link from the controll arm tuned in, so turning left is a three pointer, ill fix it later, i need to go check my junk before it gets dark or rains.
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the first thing i noticed as i drove to my buddies house was the increased vibration on the front end. the drivers tire seemed to bounce more. im thinking its from a combination of the sway bar removal, and the front axle being moved forward. when i quits raining im gonna check all the spring bolts to make sure they are tight.
as far as the wheeling, the truck did better than it ever has before. we went on one trail called The Spider Trail, which is a trail that a back hoe made. its basically a bunch of pit like holes, one after another that weave in and out of trees. they really test the flex of your rig. the truck did great. its was awesome not having to floor the gas to go up inclines. i deliberately tried to use as little gas as i could to go up stuff and had almost no problems. while going up a differant trail i lost my front end. this trail was a little used trail. back in the day we used it coming into the area, and we always went down it. its steep, has a tendency to make you lean to one side, and is rock and chat (chat=gravelly by-product of lead mining. we've got a ton of chat here). i got about 3/4 of the way up it when my front end quit turning. i backed down and tried 4 hi, but got only rear end. we had the hubs ingaged, and turned the d-shaft, and the drivers side was turning freely. ive got brand new warn premiums, so i didnt thinkl they would break that easy. since i didnt hear a grenade, i didnt think it was an axle shaft. we bailed and went back to capitalj's shop where we took the allen bolts out of the hub and found out that the spring had moved off center and wasnt letting the hub work. i bent the tab that holds the spring and threaded it back in and installed it. now it works. only thing im out is the loss of wheeling time. weve got a break in the rain right now so ive got to get ready and go back out, i need to climb that hill.
the twin stick shifters work great, its really wild being able to have front wheel drive only. i fullly recommend getting them. also the np205 seems to be everything i needed. more reports later.
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heres a pic of my truck with the front axle moved forward 1.5"
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