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Old 06-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hello from Houston!

hey everyone.
finally found a good local forum it looks like

i recently picked up a new (to me...) 1990 K5 blazer.
i just put it past 200k miles.

the reason i bought this truck is because i spun a rod bearing in my daily driver. heads/cam 2006 charger R/T. it was running 12.4x @ 114 in the 1/4.
but i have come to the realization that having a toy for a daily driver is not the best idea.

im a newbie with offroad stuff, so ill have lots of stupid questions. but im pretty mechanically inclined (just pulled the engine out of my charger). so ill learn quick

so i picked up this truck (always had a love for K5's) to become my daily so i can play with my toy more.

i have a friend with a jeep, and i plan to do some light offroading. but building this baby into a reliable and comfortable daily will be my first goal.

needs paint, but not too bad.
needs the interior freshened up.

but all the important stuff works for the most part.

the rear 10-bolt is giving me fits and im trying to buy it some time before i source a 14bff (been doing some research! )

the 35's the previous owner put on along with the tall stock gears have eaten it up.

heres the only pic i have... not the best
(my K5, my brothers late model tahoe, and my charger are pictured...)
you can see the shortblock i pulled and the longblock going in


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Old 06-11-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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Hello from Houston!

Welcome to the site. You'll enjoy that K5.
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:11 AM   #4
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Welcome to the site. Now rebuild the short block and swap it into the k5 it will be the best thing you could do for it.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #9
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #10
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Welcome to the board, i may have a 14bff laying around i would be willing to part with,
where abouts in houston are you at?
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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Welcome to the site. Now rebuild the short block and swap it into the k5 it will be the best thing you could do for it.
460hp 5.7L hemi in a Chevy truck... sounds fun (also sounds like heresy! hah)

im actually parting the charger out and going back to stock. the longblock is bone stock and im selling my heads/cam and everything.

probably gonna get into a C5 Z06 after i sell the charger.
it was a fun ride, but trying to make that boat (4200 lb) of a car go fast got expensive quick.

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Welcome to the board, i may have a 14bff laying around i would be willing to part with,
where abouts in houston are you at?
NW side... Spring/Klein area.
is it a 1ton or 3/4 ton? hoping i wont have to relocate the spring perches... but i wouldnt mind doing it. just dont know who id have to take it to to get it done. im gonna have to learn to weld one of these days....
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NW side... Spring/Klein area.
is it a 1ton or 3/4 ton? hoping i wont have to relocate the spring perches... but i wouldnt mind doing it. just dont know who id have to take it to to get it done. im gonna have to learn to weld one of these days....
I belive it came out of a 3/4 ton van i have already torched off the stock spring perches, it has 4.10:1 gears, i also have a dana44 front axle with 8 lug hubs and the flat top knuckles, i also live in Spring, right by the gandermountain on I45,
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I belive it came out of a 3/4 ton van i have already torched off the stock spring perches, it has 4.10:1 gears, i also have a dana44 front axle with 8 lug hubs and the flat top knuckles, i also live in Spring, right by the gandermountain on I45,
4.10's in the d44?
you and i are going to have to do some dealin....
ive plans to goto cross-over steering and that would be perfect.
the stock rag joint is done for.
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yes they are out of the same van (yes 4x4 van) my buddy bought them to do a solid axle swap in his cherokee but had a babby and got sidetracked so i picked them up from him for my ramcharger and am currently having tuning issues, so the axle swap is put on the back burner for now, but if your interested i would be willing to part with them for a fellow wheeler
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