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HotRodPC's 86 Silverado K5 Project

Discussion in '4wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by HotRodPC, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. HotRodPC

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    OK So I lied. After getting under it to get codes off the Trans and Transfer Case, I happen to get a glance up behind the inner fenders. These are rusted on the backside just like the rest of them I've ever seen. Still just not as bad as the rest since they're rusted all the way through to the front side.
     
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    Yep, I'm gonna molest it the way I want it molested. :happy175: 350 with those funky looking rare exhaust manifolds and an 89 700R4 Case with better upgrades and stronger input shaft and pump. But all those brackets, strut rods and support pieces will be going back on it too.
     
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    Yes,yes. That's all well and good but WILL IT BLEND?

     
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    I like the idea! I wouldn’t keep the 305 either. Just good to know it’s not been jacked with too much before you :lol:


    It’s kinda like when a girl is a “virgin” but has given a lot of blow jobs. She’s used and tattered but her main bits are untouched :rofl:
     
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    Getting excited to see this one come together.
     
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    My thoughts exactly !!! I'm gonna pop its cherry but pop it right. Most people who do mods or updates don't do them right. We don't need this, we don't need that. Bullshit, GM wouldn't have put it there if it wasn't necessary or had a purpose.
     
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    Now you can never be on the Supreme Court.
     
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    I think you just said his K5 sucks! :rolleyes:
     
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    I couldn't anyway. I've grabbed a few pussies back in the day. And they liked it and ended up getting the D, but that's besides the point. Pussy grabbers can't be POTUS or be a Supreme Court Judge.
     
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    How are things coming? :popcorn:
     
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    So far I've just gotten out to my dad's place and got a good passenger door with a window in it and got it swapped out to keep the weather out of it. Also picked up one of the 350 engine cores and have it here at the house on the engine stand.
     
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    Sweet! If it was me, I’d keep it stock, ac and all. Put a 350 in, find a matching rim and put some 32” all terrains and call it good.
     
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    I think that's exactly what I'm going to do with this one. That I know of, BF Goodrich is the only one that makes this size, but they make a 33x10.50x15. I prefer narrow tires, but I would like a little taller than OEM which is 31x10.50x15. Less tire on the pavement means better mpg and scoots along a little better too. Going with a 350 and ditching the 86 Original 700r4 for an 89 K case 700r4 core that I have. It'll be a more reliable 700r4 and I'll be adding a couple of tweeks and upgrades to it.
     
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    I’ve always liked the bfg. Had a set on my 06 Silverado and got close to 65k out of them, no joke. Would have gone 70k if I had rotated them a bit more often. Look great and they took me anywhere I NEEDED to go. And I was in the woods every weekend, all winter long, coon hunting. That was the first gen though, not sure how the new gen measure up. But I will try my best to make them the next set of tires on my k10.
     
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    I ran BFG AT's on my 64 GMC too. That truck went alot of places in Azusa Canyon just being a 2x4 and having a Detroit Locker in the Dana 60 rear axle.
    Great Tires. Quiet and Comfy too.
     
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