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Offline hada76

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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2011, 01:49:48 PM »
i have an '83 and love it...sadly its off road only use now. FUN
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »
Yall got some nice K5'S and Trucks, thought I would share my two wheel drive 85 GMC with you, it was my dads truck.



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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 03:50:46 PM »
Man, blazer looks tough.  I've always somthing like that, ah some day, LOL.
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 09:57:28 PM »
the real old ones were the best, the whole roof came off...4 WD convertable...great for off road wheelin
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 10:03:36 PM »
I know it's been a while since my last post of this K5 build....but I've finally got it back to a Daily Driver/go where ever I want to go Rig.







I'll work on the gauges and dash later on this winter.  For now, I need to start on the Y88 project.

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Sweet Blazer!!!!!!!!

Umm--- you said Y88.
Do you have a thread of the Y88 or pictures of it on this site?
I'm a big fan of the Y88's.




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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 07:38:27 PM »
Nice lookin truck! I'm diggin rainman's old truck too. I'm more of a Jeep guy only cause I'm biased by my dad having made his living working for Jeep at the Willy's plant here in Toledo before it closed but I love any straight axle american 4x4 like the K5's, bronco's and such. 4x4's are how it got into cars to begin with and my 77 TA is actually the first 'car' I've ever had.

Great rig man! Keep us posted on the progress and throw up some videos if you ever go wheelin'.
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 08:53:38 PM »
Awesome man, love k5's. I was going to buy one last winter then i came across this and couldnt pass it up.
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 09:02:22 PM »
Awesome man, love k5's. I was going to buy one last winter then i came across this and couldnt pass it up.


Nice! I miss my 2nd gen Ram. Bought a 2006 to replace it. What motor, 360 or 318?
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2011, 11:48:55 PM »
360, i had a 94 last year with the 318. Both about the same on gas, this has a cold air intake though
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2012, 10:10:29 PM »
It's been a few since last update, but I've got all the body armor on with the exception of skid plates underneath.

Front and rear bumpers were done at RLC Welding by a guy named James.

A warn VR12000 winch sits in front and a full size spare (37" KM2) is mounted on the swing out arm in back.

Rock sliders on the side provide a step and protect the sides from boulder damage.

















It has a total of 7" lift.  6" suspension and 1" body.  The door handle is 60" from the ground which means I'll need a step ladder in the future.
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2012, 12:17:36 AM »
Looks awesome dude. Now for wheelin' vids :)
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »
Lookin good.  Have fun with her/
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »
I'm loving the K5s!!!.  Here is a picture of my old 79.  I loved this truck and owned her from 1990-2006.  I just did not have the adequate space to work on her and restore her again.  She always sat outside.  That is why I had decided to work on muscle cars instead.  They fit into normal sized garages lol.  the 2nd picture was taken right before I decided to sell her.   I have a lot of good memories in that truck.  Did a couple of parades with her too. 


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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2012, 05:35:39 PM »
Wow, looking great! Very tastefully done.
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Re: 87 K5 Blazer build
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012, 01:27:57 AM »
nice tire upgrade, what are the tire/wheel specs?
'76 T/A 455 4sp   sold
'78 T/A Y88 auto  sold
'79 T/A WS6 4sp
'70 Z/28 4sp

jeff