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Old 03-17-2019, 11:14 PM   #176
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Re: The "In over my head" build thread

3/17/19: Almost Home

Another semi update

Alright so got the Blazer painted last Spring but the body shop I have it at also outsources some mechanical work. So i ask if they could help with some things liiiike:

-Custom Trans cooler lines for my 700r4 swap
-Cut down and reflare my stainless rear diff brake hardline to accept the disc hoses
-Set rear diff pinion angle and weld on the spring perches for my 14 bolt swap
-Start my engine (my buddy Mike had trouble with his West Coast Engines 350 and since i got my 383 from the same place I just wanted the shop to start it) up and ensure it at least would run
-Reinstall my NP205 i pulled to fix a leak, I bought a tcase ebrake so he needed to machine it down .25" to fit under the floor pan, and then measure for driveshafts
-Change my front axle gear ratio to 4.56 to match the rear
-theres probably more but this is the big stuff

At the same time the body shop freshened up my top and hatch, welded up a hickey roll bar kit i bought on ebay a while back, replaced my windshield...

Anyways. I told them i want it back mid April. and they're making it happen. Top got mounted. They're going to drill holes for the mirrors and install the strikers and do final panel adjustments.

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Also does anyone know why my pics post sideways?
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:33 AM   #177
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Re: The "In over my head" build thread

Beautiful!
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:26 AM   #178
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Looking great!
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:10 PM   #179
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Re: The "In over my head" build thread

8/13/19: Are we there yet?

Well April came and went but the plan is to have her come home Saturday and I can begin final assembly!

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Also I was going through some old hardware in bags and came up with these gems. 10 years ago my (then 17 year old) brother helped me disassemble the K5 and this are what he wrote on some of the bags

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:33 PM   #180
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Also about 11-12 years ago I owned my first K5 and I took this dumb hi-beam "foot"swtich off it before selling it. It's been sitting in a bag for at least a decade waiting for this moment:

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