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1lows 1984 k10 build

Discussion in '4wd Pick-Ups K10 K1500 V10 V1500' started by 1low4x4, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. 1low4x4

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    Kind of lost interest in the truck for now. Degreased the rear leafs and hangers today and hung them up to dry but that's about all ive done. Need to paint them and the gas tank, the gas tank straps, the driveshaft, and the axle. Then need to totally rebuild the rear axle I got out of dads truck for it. Havent felt like fucking with it. Probably just buy all the parts and when I have them all then knock it out idk
     
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    Have you thought about sending the shock brackets?

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    yeah try and get those out this week.

    Picked up a complete blazer chassis for $300 bucks. Has a 6 inch lift, 3.42 front axle ratio and 4.56 rear with Detroit trutrac. Score! gears and trutrac would've cost me 800 bucks. I have to cut off the perches and weld some new ones on because they welded them on where the pinion is wayyyy up. But looks like now Ill be going with 4.56 in the front.

    Also came with a like new front driveshaft! Things is in great shape. Looks like a rebuild job to me. Saved me 400 bucks!

    So now I got me a spare set of 6 lug wheels and tires to roll shit around on. Also came with rear driveshaft, sway bar, etc. Guy says he has the transfer case for it all I have to do is go pick it up.

    Blazer chassis came complete with the gas tank. Hmm. tank has a dent but the brackets are there.....

    Today I finally worked on it, painted the rear leafs and spring mounts, and set the bed on end, degreased the bottom and started painting it with POR. They sent me chassis black topcoat instead of gloss black so Im using the chassis black on shit you cant see.

    Had to make another photobucket account because the site wont let me upload pics anymore.

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    Hell of a score! Take some pics of how the tank is mounted before you take it out, would be nice to see how the factory put things.
     
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    That's awesome! I'm glad you're making headway!
     
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    Nice parts score!
     
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    Nice find Nick. It's a factory quad shock also. If you want to sell the wheels let me know.
     
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    Make any headway lately?
     
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    Finally got my mojo back. Ready to drive my truck again so I started on it Monday. Monday after work I bolted on the shock towers and front shocks. Also bolted on the rear hangers I had taken off to paint.

    Tuesday I ran a die over the upper shock studs on the rear. They had stripped the threads and instead of fixing them, just drilled holes in the frame and bought shorter shocks. I never realized it unril I pulled the shocks off, but the rear only had like 1" of travel because the shocks were maxed out. No wonder the rear felt like it was welded. Anyway now I have new shocks coming this week for the rear plus the off-road design rear shock braces. Also Tuesday I prepped and painted the rear drums, the leaf spring u bolt flat plates, and the gas tank straps. Also the new leaf spring clamps I bought for the front.

    Today I pulled the donor rear axle out of the blazer frame and pulled the shafts out. I cut off the perches that were welded for a crazy angle and wire wheeled the axle to get it ready for paint.

    By Friday I should receive the new rear shocks and shock braces, new spring perches, rear leaf spring greasable bushings from ORD, new u bolts, new blocks, silver high temp por 15 for the headers and pipes, and new Teflon spring inserts for the back.

    By the end of the weekend I hope to have the axle and leafs back in the truck. Shouldn't be hard to do. Maybe even get he brake lines back in.

    Before I reinstall the headers I need to change the rear main seal. Need new spark plugs, new brake pads for front and back, motor oil. Gear oil, need chrome bolts for the rear axle cover, just a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. I'll post a few pics later tonight
     
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    Good glad to see your back on it.

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    Got the perches welded on the rear axle. Got two coats of Por on it. Got the axle shafts back in with new seals, New bolts for the backing plates to the axle tubes, new brake shoes and hardware kit, new wheel cylinders, chrome bolts for the cover. Its ready to go back in.

    Unfortunately I did not receive anything from ORD on time for the weekend so I couldn't go further. This week I'll get the parts and get the rear all buttoned up.

    Pressed the old bushings out of the shackles, got to order new greasable ones for it. Got them painted. Went to Hardware store and bought a shitload of new grade 8 bolts to put everything back together. shocks, leaf clamps, etc. Filled the front axle up with gear oil and buttoned it up. Got the leaf clamps on the front springs. Bought gear oil for the rear, motor oil and filter for after I do the rear main seal, bought and installed new Delco platinum spark plugs, bought new header and collector gaskets for when I finally get the high temp POR paint in.

    Hopefully this week I can hammer on it after work
     

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    Got the high temp POR 15 paint in and got the headers done.
     

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