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84K5 build
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:46:07 PM »
Thought it was about time I started my build thread. To bring you up to speed I started with an 84 blazer I could barely drive a half mile to my house about 4 years ago. I had a 78 K10 that I took my engine and front and rear axle from to replace the factory 305 and 10 bolt axles. Unfortunately I failed to take any pictures during this time which I really regret now. These pics will bring you up to were I am today.

This is the engine I currently have that I built a few years ago and have changed the top enp a few times to get it were it is now. It's a 350 4 bolt .030 over with 202 heads, stainless valves, screw in studs and 550 lift springs. I'm currently running a .497 lift Crane cam that's a little to hot for what I'm doing and just pisses me off. It's topped off with a torquer II intake, 670 truck avenger, mallory ingnition, ceramic coated headers and all the smog and computer stuff removed. Exhaust 2 1/2 into a single 3" with cat and muffler.

 My 7 year old son helping me earlier this year do a lifter and intake swap. Tried putting in Rhoads lifters to tone down the cam but didn't care for the power band change. I'm going to change the cam and lifters next month and just put in a good old offroad RV cam.

This is a couple of pics of the rollcage my friend and I built last November. It's made with 1 3/4 DOM .120 wall for the load bearing tubes and 1 3/4 .120 wall welded seem tubing for the straight pieces to help cut down cost. It was all tig welded.




Here's my tire carrier I just finished building. It has an ATV winch mounted behind the tire to raise and lower the tire, I have a bad back.



I will post up more soon.


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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 05:16:04 AM »
Nice work!! Keep those updates coming
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 06:09:38 AM »
Lookin good brother! :clap:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 08:43:46 AM »
i like the looks of that cage and nice work. 
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 07:42:56 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, I wanted my cage to be a little different than normal. I haven't decided if I'm done with it or not yet and I always think of things to change after it's finish welded. I've been thinking about changing it to a full vert and if I do I'll defenitly be building a new cage.
Here are some pics of the speaker box I built in May. It's made out of mdf, fiberglass and painted with hammered paint. I'm running 300 watts to the 12 and 300 to the 6x9's and it sounds better than I expected for as small as the box is. It's sounds real good driving down the road and all my neighbors know how it sounds too haha.




 Some other pics of the interior. I plan on buying some front seats to match the rear after I get some other major projects done.



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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 08:08:50 PM »
After I get back from vacation in a couple of weeks I'm pulling it into the garage to put a set of 4:88 gears in it and new superior axles in the rear.

I'm currently running a D44 with lockrite and 2170 chrome moly shafts in the front, it also has the flat top knukle so as soon as I get the pieces I can put in cross over steering, I just need to rebuild the 2wd gearbox I have for it. The rear is a 12 bolt with detroit locker, I thought about buying a 14 bolt but the cost of everything wasn't in the buget. I figure I should be ok with the stronger superior axles until I get some other things done and can afford to build a stronger rear axle with another detroit locker.
I just sold one of my guns today so know I have the money to buy the DIY B52 kit and shackle flip kit. I already have a set of springs for the front and a set of 56" springs for the rear. I also plan on getting the rear traction bar from ORD when I do this.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 08:41:46 PM »
now that is a solid to do list right there.  great thread so far man, look forward to following this :thumbsup:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 07:53:21 PM »
Man Eryc's right this does look like a good build up. Any updates on this?
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010, 03:00:22 PM »
Here's an update, I started changing the ring and pinion today on the  rear axle, I hope to have both axles done by the end of the week so I can go try it out.







I was really happy to see how good of shape this ring gear set is, I put it in with the detroit about 6 years ago when this axle was under my old K10. It was the first gear set I had done in about 15 years.


I seen that my 8 year old son had been under the blazer before me. I'm always finding suprises he's left for me. It's great!
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010, 06:47:28 PM »
Good to see you working on it Clint! Guess I need to start mine, huh, lol.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 07:45:08 PM »
what gears are you adding clint?  nice work and its always cool to find a gift your kid has left for you  :goodpost:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 08:13:56 PM »
what gears are you adding clint?  nice work and its always cool to find a gift your kid has left for you  :goodpost:

Putting in 4:88's, been waiting a long time to do this. I will be glad to finally get this done.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2010, 08:19:31 PM »
Good to see you working on it Clint! Guess I need to start mine, huh, lol.

I plan on having my blazer when I go to Phoenix in November so don't take yours apart yet. I was wanting to do some wheeling by the ranch before I go back home.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 09:03:06 PM »
nice work clint.  you got a d60 in the front now or a d44?
if you wheel here in november let me know man, i will be up for a run if i am invited of course lol 
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 08:08:36 AM »
Glad to see you getting your rig bilt up lookin good. Oh and suprises from the kids are awesome!
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2010, 04:54:21 AM »
nice work clint.  you got a d60 in the front now or a d44?
if you wheel here in november let me know man, i will be up for a run if i am invited of course lol

It's a D44 with lock right and after market shafts, 2170 I think. When it get's a little closer and I know for sure that my blazer will be ready I'll post up for a run.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2010, 05:25:27 AM »
 :goodpost: Those little Surprises r cool arent they!!
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 09:07:43 AM »
nice work clint.  you got a d60 in the front now or a d44?
if you wheel here in november let me know man, i will be up for a run if i am invited of course lol

It's a D44 with lock right and after market shafts, 2170 I think. When it get's a little closer and I know for sure that my blazer will be ready I'll post up for a run.
sounds like we have the same axle with exception of your after market shafts and of course the newly installed gears
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 11:05:44 AM »
nice work clint.  you got a d60 in the front now or a d44?
if you wheel here in november let me know man, i will be up for a run if i am invited of course lol

It's a D44 with lock right and after market shafts, 2170 I think. When it get's a little closer and I know for sure that my blazer will be ready I'll post up for a run.
sounds like we have the same axle with exception of your after market shafts and of course the newly installed gears
So you have the same thing only completly different? :taunt:

I think you'e gonna love those 4.88 gears!
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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2010, 11:27:45 AM »
30% of the time it's 90% the same  :beer:   so yes same but different
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 06:12:58 PM »
nice work clint.  you got a d60 in the front now or a d44?
if you wheel here in november let me know man, i will be up for a run if i am invited of course lol

It's a D44 with lock right and after market shafts, 2170 I think. When it get's a little closer and I know for sure that my blazer will be ready I'll post up for a run.
sounds like we have the same axle with exception of your after market shafts and of course the newly installed gears
So you have the same thing only completly different? :taunt:

I think you'e gonna love those 4.88 gears!

I have been dying to get this done all year, can't wait to actually have some power when I step on the go pedal.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2010, 08:49:20 PM »
Here is a progress update. I finished the gear swap in the rear end on saturday and what a difference it has made driving it now. I got started on the front end tonight. I hope to have it done in the next couple of days.


Here is the rear end after the final setup. I think I had this thing in and out about 20 times before I was happy.


Here I'm getting some high quality help from my son. This is what makes it all worth while.








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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2010, 05:59:30 AM »
 :goodpost:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2010, 06:00:00 AM »
Looks like some good help! :clap:
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2010, 06:45:54 AM »
Looks like some good help! :clap:
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