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77 Jimmy
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:10:23 PM »
So I saved $1k  to buy axles for my Buggy build then came across this on Craigslist, and could not pass it up. Runs and drives. No fuel gauge so I can't take it too far. Steering has crazy amount of play. Think the worm gear in the gearbox is bad. Have alot of small odds and ends to take care of but a hell of a deal for a grand. Spent every penny I had saved so repairs have to wait til I get more coin.

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77 GMC Jimmy, modified 350 engine, 4 speed, np205, 4"lift, 33"tires, 8-lug axles, 4.10 gears.















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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 03:27:11 PM »
that's one of them rare ones that drives sideways, nice score!
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 04:22:19 PM »
Lol. Yea I had to load the pics from my phone. :deskbang: :deskbang:
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 05:28:20 PM »
Most everyone on here has ditched the 4wd box in favor for the 2wd box to do cross over steering. Surely someone has one laying around? :anyone:
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 07:35:46 PM »
I have a 4X4 box

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 08:10:16 PM »
Nice  :beer:
93 Blazer, 350 tbi, 4L60E trans, NP241C, rear 14 bolt welded, front Ford D60 spooled

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 11:20:26 PM »
I have a 4X4 box

See I told you... :sunot:
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 11:02:04 AM »
So I decided to spend some Money to get my 14FF swap going. Picked up a Shackle Flip kit from Offroad Design. The 14 Bolt I got came with 56" leaf springs bolted to it, so the flip kit will make things easier to make these springs fit.

I removed the Semi Float, and  installed the full float. its really nice when everything slides into place.




out with the old



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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2015, 04:04:48 PM »
so does that mean you're going to keep this one?   :lee:
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 04:12:19 PM »
so does that mean you're going to keep this one?   :lee:

Yep this is it for me.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 10:11:04 PM »
 :clap: Better hurry FF is only a few weeks away!
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2015, 07:35:25 PM »
2 much to do to make FF. Haven't touched it since monday. Working 12 hour shifts all week.

Still needs steering upgrades, may need gears, some clutch work, emissions, and insurance

I'm hoping for Table mesa.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 12:26:40 AM »
Nice to see the progress....now get and wheel with us already  :beer:
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2015, 09:23:34 AM »
Nice to see the progress....now get and wheel with us already  :beer:

Thats the plan Tony. My Financial situation is improving so things are looking up.

Finally got the 14 bolt in, but of course with one modification theres always another. Brakes wont gravity bleed, and shock housing hits the axle with the stock mounts. So I have to cut those off and weld in some new ones.

Best news for me is I found classic car insurance for $163 a year. So I wont have to go thru emissions :dance:
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2015, 12:20:29 PM »
that's good new ruben, glad things are looking up for you. 
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2015, 10:46:06 PM »
Nice, I want insurance for mine that cheap!
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 09:51:33 AM »
Took the Blazer for a drive after the 14 bolt swap, oh and complete Brake job. Not sure I like the 4 spd. It's mechanical and some work to shift. So im gonna look into a Hydraulic Clutch swap, or may just put in an automatic.

Steering is very sloppy. To the point it's really not safe, so next Mod is Crossover Steering.

Never Ending :)
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2015, 12:39:35 PM »
nice Ruben.  I have an XJ pitman arm you can have that doesn't work for me if you can use it on your 2wd box when you get it
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2015, 03:47:07 PM »
nice Ruben.  I have an XJ pitman arm you can have that doesn't work for me if you can use it on your 2wd box when you get it

Hell yea, that would great. Thanks Eryc. Hold it for me. When I get my Box I'll come get it.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2015, 10:22:54 PM »
No problem I'm track it down tomorrow and set it aside
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2016, 12:00:56 PM »
So some updates include a Solid Industries Diff Cover for the 14Bolt. A little Christmas present from my wife.

Bought a used 2WD Gearbox, Reid pass Side knuckle, and High steer arm with the studs and cone washers I need. Waiting on the new ball joints which should  here Wednesday to start my Crossover steering Conversion. Of course with every mod there are slight issues. The Arm on the Reid Knuckle mounts the Tie rod on top where O.E. mounts them from the bottom up. So a little hiccup, but I'm sure ill figure it out. At least I'm making progress. not sure about making Table Mesa, but I am focused on Florence. That's the one place I have always wanted to wheel and have never been able to make it.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2016, 03:58:03 PM »
that's great to hear Ruben.  Glad you are making some progress. 

you should try to come out to TM even if its without a rig.  be a good weekend
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2016, 05:46:30 PM »
Find a top mount d44 knuckle for the driver side to swap in when you do balljoints.

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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2016, 08:33:51 AM »
Find a top mount d44 knuckle for the driver side to swap in when you do balljoints.

That's exactly where I am at right now. Gonna have to find one. I was also thinking of drilling out the knuckle and using heim joint, but we will see. I'll make that decision when I'm at that point.

Eryc-My Durango isn't fit to drive to TM right now, but I'll try.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2016, 06:43:35 AM »
Looks good so far  :clap:
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