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Old 12-28-2007, 02:09 AM   #201
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Re: Went to a Bigger Blazer

Cut off the door bottoms as well, so with the tube door quick hinges I fabbed earlier, I can still change out the doors.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:20 AM   #202
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Moving on...

How about line locks for the rear axle?
Couldn't find any real info on it, so I went ahead and installed two elec. solenoids on the rear axle, one to each disc to aid in those front digs.

Mounted the momentary contact switches in my center console lid.
Not positive the push button style is the easiest but they definitely hide the best.
Thinking about installing one on/off toggle so I could also use the line-lock set up as a parking brake.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:51 AM   #203
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Nice work! Good clean fabrication, looks like your idea will work out... J.

That diff. cover looks bulletproof
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:54 AM   #204
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That looks bad a$$, did you weld up the door bottoms?
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:15 AM   #205
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That looks bad a$$, did you weld up the door bottoms?
Not yet but that's the intent, have old speaker holes to fill in the doors too.

It worked out so that when I weld a piece of flat stock to the top of the DOM floor support, I can still run a stock door seal.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:01 AM   #206
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nice work VT
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #207
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Hey VT how much would you charge me to make the winch frame you got?
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Dunno, let me ponder it.
I want one too.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:31 AM   #208
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I want one too.
The issue I see with trying to make the winch mount for others is that all these trucks are different in some fashion. (tweaked or whatever)
Then there's the winch variations too.

Would you want it as a 'whole' ready to weld in or in parts/pieces to make up and fit between the frame rails?

How many should be made, what would be the real interest?

Let me know, it's an interesting thought.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:53 PM   #209
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The dash repair got it's turn.

Being an off road ride, I decided function ruled over form as in 'stock'.

The aluminum plate offers a quick/easy/functional repair with room to grow when I have the need to add gauges, switches and such.

Nothing real fancy but it works.
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Nice work! Good clean fabrication, looks like your idea will work out... J.

That diff. cover looks bulletproof
Heh, it really is... one of the other ones made has been shot at

Why not put the check engine light and ALDL port in the aluminum center section?

I HATED that cut job, it was done by the PO for a Sony EQ.

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Old 12-22-2008, 06:37 AM   #211
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Only 6 months since the last post, guess I didn't break anything major this year.

Gotta wheel to break though and that didn't happen much at all this year with fuel prices and all the home renovation's that took place...

Have some winter plans for it though.

Hope to do a rear taper soon, have some swb bedsides and am currently looking into finding another fuel cell.
The custom made one under the frame is coming out due to future plans to lengthen the wheelbase, the new cell will be mounted in the bed.

The cell being pulled has an internal pump which I prefer but for this ride, a frame mounted pump should work fine.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:29 PM   #212
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Ur gonna boat tail it??
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:24 AM   #213
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Ur gonna boat tail it??
Yeah, about a foot on each side.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #214
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Parts are coming in...

Got the new fuel cell today and sent out a M/O for the frame mounted pump.

Both parts are new/used from board members.
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That reminds me, I have a fuel cell up there I could use on the C/K30 project.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:51 PM   #216
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That reminds me, I have a fuel cell up there I could use on the C/K30 project.
lol, you have a lot more than that up here...
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lol, you have a lot more than that up here...
Yes, I know. I am focusing on the C/K project as it's closest to done and sale-able.

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:06 AM   #218
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Decided to bring it inside for some repairs.

Right now it's fix what was busted from the last time out and getting it prepped to do some snow wheelin'.

Need to move the front brake line hard connection, the tire ripped the braded line right off the frame but you'll have that when you stuff a tire into the firewall I guess.

Next time in, it'll be to do the taper.
Cut down the cage, install the fuel cell in the bed & mount the swb bedsides.
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Didn't know you were changing bedsides too. You're a very ambitious young man.
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Decided to bring it inside for some repairs.

Right now it's fix what was busted from the last time out and getting it prepped to do some snow wheelin'.

Need to move the front brake line hard connection, the tire ripped the braded line right off the frame but you'll have that when you stuff a tire into the firewall I guess.
I remember that day, I think it was on your side...nice bedside hangin' on the wall. Like the Champion sign too
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I remember that day, I think it was on your side...nice bedside hangin' on the wall. Like the Champion sign too
Yep, my side.
Tore it off, repaired it once and repeated the exact same performance within about 10 minutes...

In reality, it needs some work done in the front end to cure the 'megga stuff' problem.
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Yep, my side.
Tore it off, repaired it once and repeated the exact same performance within about 10 minutes...

In reality, it needs some work done in the front end to cure the 'megga stuff' problem.
Just saw some cool stop blocks on TV, I think they are filled with fluid to absorb some of the force when you hit the stop
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Didn't know you were changing bedsides too. You're a very ambitious young man.
Yeah, some might call it ambitious, some might call it something else.

I don't want to shorten the frame or move the bumper and with the swb bedsides being longer than a blazer's, I won't have to.

The tailgate, the fuel cell & the flush mount gas door will all be donated to the other blazer once the taper on this one is done.
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Just saw some cool stop blocks on TV, I think they are filled with fluid to absorb some of the force when you hit the stop
...lots of really cool bump stops out there but have you seen the price of em?!

The front axle moves around a lot due to the flexy spring pack, it's great to have flex but in this case it's to much.
Even some sort of track bar to keep the axle in place might be a valid cure.
No sense in installing high zoot bump stops if you can't get the axle to land on them, right?
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...lots of really cool bump stops out there but have you seen the price of em?!

The front axle moves around a lot due to the flexy spring pack, it's great to have flex but in this case it's to much.
Even some sort of track bar to keep the axle in place might be a valid cure.
No sense in installing high zoot bump stops if you can't get the axle to land on them, right?
No, didnt see the price...didnt realize an axle could move in those directions, thought it was strait up and strait down...learn something new everyday, if ya live long enuff
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