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Old 04-21-2017, 10:53 AM   #501
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

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There was an old 70s era roll bar in the parts Blazer I bought....in the process of modifying it for a better fit.....
need to finish welding it....sandblast..... and go to powder coat.

I bought a nice new set of 3 point retractable seat belts from MCB Matt one of our vendors...
gonna mount the top link to the roll bar......

rear supports were too short to fit on top of the wheel hubs
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added 9" to them
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view from the back..the pic makes it look taller than the windshield....
it's actually shorter
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final fitting before welding the supports in
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Nice work! Roll bar is looking great...big improvement!
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:13 PM   #502
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There was an old 70s era roll bar in the parts Blazer I bought....in the process of modifying it for a better fit.....
need to finish welding it....sandblast..... and go to powder coat.

I bought a nice new set of 3 point retractable seat belts from MCB Matt one of our vendors...
gonna mount the top link to the roll bar......

rear supports were too short to fit on top of the wheel hubs
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added 9" to them
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view from the back..the pic makes it look taller than the windshield....
it's actually shorter
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final fitting before welding the supports in
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I have that same rollbar in my blazer. i planned on attaching a three point belt to the rollbar as well. It makes me feel
Much safer having something over my head when the top is off.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:42 PM   #503
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Shot a coat of raptor liner on the frame. Used two bottles but sprayed it with an hvlp gun instead of the shutz gun. I didn't thin it at all and it sprayed on fine. I like how the texture came out. If you held the gun close it left a smooth surface almost like paint but backing up a few inches gave it a nice even texture. Looks sandpaperish but still feels smooth. Kinda wish I did the underside like that now.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:15 AM   #504
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New crate motor. Just a plain Jane 350. I already miss my stroker...
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:01 AM   #505
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Shot a coat of raptor liner on the frame. Used two bottles but sprayed it with an hvlp gun instead of the shutz gun. I didn't thin it at all and it sprayed on fine. I like how the texture came out. If you held the gun close it left a smooth surface almost like paint but backing up a few inches gave it a nice even texture. Looks sandpaperish but still feels smooth. Kinda wish I did the underside like that now.
Stan, if you were to do a build thread i know i'd take a look at it daily.

i can really appreciate what you're doing
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:36 AM   #506
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Took her for a drive with the pups
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:54 AM   #507
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I got the roll bar placed and all tacked up and ready to finish weld....
my dogs hung out in the back.
Before I could take it back out..I had to take them for a ride...hahaha
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:00 AM   #508
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I have that same rollbar in my blazer. i planned on attaching a three point belt to the rollbar as well. It makes me feel
Much safer having something over my head when the top is off.
me too....I made some brackets and moved the diver seat back about 2 inches to make some more leg room....figured the location for the top seat belt link will be perfect if placed in the short tube that's between the two main tubes....gonna make those today and get them welded in.

Also plan on drilling some small holes to fish a wire up from the bottom to the top of the bar......I want to put in some small LED interior lights that will come on with the courtesy lights under the dash.....
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:36 AM   #509
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Broda, you need to show more pics of this blazer, it's really nice. Did you buy the 67-68 trim from Mar-K? How did you install it? I have it but I'm far from paint so it will be 1 to 13 years before I get it on...
I got mine from Mar-K, it was just perfect. I measured twice or three times and drilled once. Scary but it worked out great. They make such a great product.

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Old 04-23-2017, 11:02 AM   #510
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Broda, you need to show more pics of this blazer, it's really nice. Did you buy the 67-68 trim from Mar-K? How did you install it? I have it but I'm far from paint so it will be 1 to 13 years before I get it on...
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Hi, I bought the truck from HUGGER*(USMC to USN! ) about a year and a half ago. Great guy, unfortunately his health wasn't the greatest so my son and I flew to Phili to purchase the truck. Most of the build is posted on this site too!
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:07 AM   #511
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Nice, I don't know where I'm going to end up remounting mine. Right now, it's in the rear mid section housing stereo equipment (I cut 6.5 JL's in the sides with a remote Pioneer TV unit embedded) and I have brand new black spare console in case I want to switch back.
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:11 AM   #512
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I got mine from Mar-K, it was just perfect. I measured twice or three times and drilled once. Scary but it worked out great. They make such a great product.

Dave
Trim looks great on these blazers. I'll measure 5 times just to be sure! Did you repaint the holes in the area you drilled?
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:14 AM   #513
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Hi, I bought the truck from HUGGER*(USMC to USN! ) about a year and a half ago. Great guy, unfortunately his health wasn't the greatest so my son and I flew to Phili to purchase the truck. Most of the build is posted on this site too!
I'll check the build. I'm an old navy salt myself!

Nice blazer, treat her well, Rg
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:27 AM   #514
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What did you do today?

The OG gas pedal broke a few grocery store trips ago and now I'm just stepping on the "stick." I've got a new Lokar pedal and measuring for fit now. Seems like I'm going to end up mucking with it all the way to the carb.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:53 AM   #515
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A week ago I was in the Blazer on my way home from a car show and smelled coolant.. and noticed the temp. gauge was a little above 200*. It never runs hot. I found the radiator had split a solder seam between the core and the tank on the pass. side. I got the repaired radiator back on Fri. from the shop... $95. Radiator looks nice. I cleaned & painted a little on the rad. support yesterday and set the shroud and radiator back in. Looked at the hoses & decided to replace 'em, - they're 5+ years old. Belts are old too, but look fine. Off to the auto parts store after breakfast with a couple of other old truck geezers I hang around with, both have pretty nice '51 Chevy trucks. I'm the "youngster" at 65.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:00 AM   #516
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Scored some 15x8 slotted mags of good ole Craigslist! 50$ for all 4!!! just a little simple green goes a long way
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:48 AM   #517
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Scored some 15x8 slotted mags of good ole Craigslist! 50$ for all 4!!! just a little simple green goes a long way
I had a set of those wheels on a brand new '72 Cutlass. First time I replaced tires on the car the mounting machine busted about a quarter of the rim off the inside of one of 'em. Still remember the funny noise it made. 'Course the wheels were out of stock, so I rode around on the mismatched spare for about 3 weeks.... Thanks for the memories Lieferson
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'70 Nova 406"sb, 13.5-1, solid roller, Brodix, p.glide/t.brake, back halved, 9" Ford, spool 4.88, cage,ladder bar/coilover, 10.5 tire....... SOLD!!
'67 C10 short/step side mount spare -- shop ornament, needs resto.... SOLD!!
'72 Jimmy 2wd, 350/350, ps, pb, fun driver, lots of bondo & a shiny red paint job..... SOLD!!
'69 Nova 350, 4spd, A/C, ps, p.b, needs resto...SOLD!!
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:09 PM   #518
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Stan, if you were to do a build thread i know i'd take a look at it daily.

i can really appreciate what you're doing
I started a build thread.... Titled Crossbreed. The name comes from it being a combination of Jimmy, blazer and a 67-68 C10. Really it's more Jimmy than anything but the vin and title say blazer so thats what it is.

Also cut the drum brake mounting brackets off my 14 bolt. Going to weld on some brackets to accept the rear discs from the gmt800 trucks.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:19 PM   #519
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Got the frame already for the motor and trans.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:56 PM   #520
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Frame looks good. Almost have mine finished up. Trying to get paint on everything can be a pain, have to go it each spot from 10 different angles. Seems like every time I look at mine I see a crevice somewhere that I didn't get coated.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:03 PM   #521
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A bath, to knock the winter dust off. Leaving shortly to take a herd of 7 yr. Olds to soccer which is the BeSt part of the day.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:52 PM   #522
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My old high school had a car show fund raiser this weekend so I drove down and showed her off.
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My old high school had a car show fund raiser this weekend so I drove down and showed her off.
What size are your wheels and tires?
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:17 PM   #524
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What size are your wheels and tires?
18" wheels, 35" tires & 4" lift.
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Motor is almost already to drop in.
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