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Old 02-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1 ton s-10 Blazer Project

I saw this thing and fell in love- it needs some work but I think I can get it runnin pretty smooth with a little elbow grease.
My brother and I took a trip to Bellingham and picked up a 1995 chevy blazer with 69,000 miles on the body. the body is pretty much the only thing stock on the entire truck:


superlift eight inch lift
Chevy 350 with edelbrock intake and 4brl carb
turbo 400 transmission
np205
dana 60 front
dana 70 rear
4:10 gears
arb lockers front and rear
38.5 swampers
some gucci high falutin lazer cut offset rims... ill sell these for sure

Ok now heres the bad-
The transmission needs a new torque converter (overheats almost instantly)
drivers door is sagging
back window broken out
its WAY too high- I need to lower it
steering is setup funky, need to set it up better (steers with ease left but difficulty right at a standstill)
steering box bolts are loose
drivelines look a little puny
runs kind of rich- might be because it sat for a year, but I am thinking about putting a tbi onto it
needs some interior work- carpet smells like mildew so ill be tearing it out

Now Im sure this list will have some additions as I go along so its not final.












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I don't even know where to start........................

But thats a CHEVY frame. Not an F350.

And a CHEVY 60

And I see vent lines not ARB hoses, so have you pulled the covers?
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And because I'm bored, the t-case is an np205 and the steering is stock, with a lift block, and when you buy a crossover arm and a 2wd box, you can patch the CHEVY frame which is guaranteed cracked around the box mounting holes.
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I don't even know where to start........................

But thats a CHEVY frame. Not an F350.

And a CHEVY 60

And I see vent lines not ARB hoses, so have you pulled the covers?
dang beat me too it.....dude if your idea of a "little work" is in proportion to your knowledge of what you just bought.....


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Old 02-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ya, you got took. That's a 80's Chevy frame. Your second picture comfirms that. And being a Chevy frame, I doubt the bolts are loose on the steering box, the frame is probably broken I don't see a brace on it.
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For curiousity`sake, what did you pay?
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It didnt cost much- a little work doesnt intimidate me. you can refer to my yota project to see what I consider a little work.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ght=build+evar

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This is only my second project, so I appriciate the info on whats what, I have no experience working with chevy's. The guy I bought it from paid for all the work so it doesnt suprise me he didnt know whats under it. Bottom line I can double my money by parting this thing out, so it was a safe buy- I dont get "taken" too often.
As for the locker question ...theyre arb air lines wrapped in some wiring casing, you know the plastic ribbed shit with a slit down one side? ..... lol I know the difference between an air line and a vent hose


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The frame isnt cracked at all, you can see from the other side there is no cracks what so ever and the bolts are merely finger tight- even if the bolt holes have been widened a bit from the previous owner driving it like this it should be a simple fix by plating it, which is allready my plan....




So let me ask, what makes this frame identifiable as a chevy vs ford frame

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So let me ask, what makes this frame identifiable as a chevy vs ford frame
The fact that it's a chevy frame?

Look, it's a chevy frame, with a chevy front 60, and an unknown 70 rear. With the buyer being wrong about everything else, I would be pulling the covers, and checking everything. The body mounts look questionable, and if a shop actually did the work they should be driven out of business.
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some people amaze me as well: 130,000+ posts and i bet its 90% useless flaming....


So let me ask, what makes this frame identifiable as a chevy vs ford frame
Actually, its 25% chit Chat, 25% Tech, 30%DANs like yourself, and 20% of flaming.

As far as the frame, the body mounts/spring hanger, the stock shackle, and the stock engine crossmembers are dead giveaways.
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It didnt cost much- a little work doesnt intimidate me. you can refer to my yota project to see what I consider a little work.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ght=build+evar

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This is only my second project, so I appriciate the info on whats what, I have no experience working with chevy's. The guy I bought it from paid for all the work so it doesnt suprise me he didnt know whats under it. Bottom line I can double my money by parting this thing out, so it was a safe buy- I dont get "taken" too often.
As for the locker question ...theyre arb air lines wrapped in some wiring casing, you know the plastic ribbed shit with a slit down one side? ..... lol I know the difference between an air line and a vent hose


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The frame isnt cracked at all, you can see from the other side there is no cracks what so ever and the bolts are merely finger tight- even if the bolt holes have been widened a bit from the previous owner driving it like this it should be a simple fix by plating it, which is allready my plan....

So let me ask, what makes this frame identifiable as a chevy vs ford frame
Damn edits........

I have never, ever pulled a chevy apart that was not cracked around the bolt holes. That's why I posted pretty much the same thing a few posts up.
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Actually, its 25% chit Chat, 25% Tech, 30%DANs like yourself, and 20% of flaming.

As far as the frame, the body mounts/spring hanger, the stock shackle, and the stock engine crossmembers are dead giveaways.
Shit, is that what his post originally said?
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Thanks snow, I appriciate it.

Spidr I plan to take a looksey eventually, but I will be working on other things first. so... everything else = the frame and what the front axle came from? I dont really see how it matters, the truck is a damn monster either way. Like I said, it just needs a little elbow grease.

So please keep the useful tips and information coming- I love knowledge, let me know if Im screwing something up (like you guys would pass up the chance) and enjoy the project thread. Ill keep the pics comin.
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*ahem* That and 4x4 Ferd's aren't usually Passenger Drop...

Newbie fits your moniker well.
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heh newbie to the big stuff, but a have a little experience on my yota project.. have a look I posted a link to it. It was a great rig... sad to see it go. (insert taps here)

Kenosha do you have a build thread?

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The front suspension must be crazy stiff if you strapped it to the trailer like that and the straps werent loose when you got home?

You have ALOT of work to do.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks snow, I appriciate it.

Spidr I plan to take a looksey eventually, but I will be working on other things first. so... everything else = the frame and what the front axle came from? I dont really see how it matters, the truck is a damn monster either way. Like I said, it just needs a little elbow grease.

So please keep the useful tips and information coming- I love knowledge, let me know if Im screwing something up (like you guys would pass up the chance) and enjoy the project thread. Ill keep the pics comin.
The frame is from an mid to late 80s K5(if I had to guess a year.)
The front axle is from a Chevy 1ton, it doesn't matter they're all the same
The rear 70 is a 70U(the U is the good part), likely from an early 80s 1 ton ford. Obviously with a disc swap and no e-brake.
Your body mounts need to be redone, the flat bar is scary under the rad support.
The motor is a pre 86 350 with a 87-up serp belt setup on it.
And do I see a rancho shock controller and the edge of and ARB compressor?
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Oh yeah that is a chevy frame and 60, might want to pull the covers for sure. just to see what you have. Spidr knows what he is talk n about.
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Nothing too hateful that I see

Some good parts to start off with, just needs some work.

And yes it's a chevy frame

I'd put 52's up front and 63's out back, or maybe a four link.

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That wiring distribution block screwed to the plastic radiator overflow tank is a neat touch as well.
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You know I thought that's what that was, but was afraid to ask. To add to the "that's a chevy frame list" The brake lines, and the shock mounts.
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Looks like a solid starting point as far as driveline is concerned. You'll be alright as long as you didnt spend over 3k for it, if there's actually arb's in there.

What are your plans with this anyway?
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