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Old 11-12-2018, 04:06 PM   #55
Grizz1963
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

[quote author="@glenanderson" source="/post/2457485/thread" timestamp="1540741183"]Up 35mm and with springs that might actually have some spring in them. Good job. I’m certain you’ll notice a huge difference.

I’d have come up a bit more, personally, but that’s a whole lot better than it was, whilst still leaving me room to knock you down when you sell it to me. ��

I reckon the back could be left as it is now. [/quote]

Correct, and funny, with action, I would be happy visually to go down, so leaving the front end just where it is.

[quote author="@braaap" source="/post/2457488/thread" timestamp="1540742085"]Cutting the springs to a certain legth is one thing, but do you know the spring rates of the new ones or is the thread thickness the same?
If they were made for a lighter car, the car might sit lower after the first miles. Or the springs start settling because of their material.
Only time will tell I think.

Nice job nevertheless.[/quote]

Thank you very much, I am both thankful and pleased for Paul’s help.

Doing it is one thing, doing it all fast, and knowing what you are doing is another, thankfully it was another.


[quote author="@pauly" source="/post/2457500/thread" timestamp="1540744010"]@braaap is quite right. It will settle a bit but probably not that much. All the springs where sacrifices to the Gods of Lows (tm) when I was trying to fine tune the ride height on my 56 PU - the coils are slightly 'lighter' but only time will tell.

In other news Grizz's new toy is a lot better in the flesh than he makes out in his posts. Good job it is not a project as I think this will morph into the new Prozac over the coming months.

Onwards!

P. [/quote]

Thank you Paul, yes the truck is much better than described according to everyone who has seen it.

Guess I just like to manage my own expectations, hence it still making me happy.

And yes, agreed, it will evolve.

I know everything I do to it, will increase its inherent value.


Thanks to your expert guidance I have now just ordered a set of these.






And so ends another good MoJo filled weekend.

Thought I would post up a few useful or interesting links.

THANK YOU TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING THESE RESOURCES.

FRONT END REBUILD TUTORIAL

http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/chas...n/frontend.htm

BLAZER PICTURE THREAD

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=331470

FULL AND COMPLETE 1979 CHEVY LIGHT TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL.

http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/tech...ice_Manual.pdf


Garage cat warning.



Someone asked if the Teardrop Trailer still existed.

Yes it certainly does.



And it seems Dennis has pretty much used up all the wood on his gas station replica build.

Perfect timing for a winter outfit, now the inner walls, insulation and electrics are done.





With winters chill and short days here, it looks like the truck will mainly be getting weekend time now.
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