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Old 04-24-2018, 09:20 PM   #351
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Warning, non-slip rear end! This thing is sofa king badass
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:24 AM   #352
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

One of the previous owners felt the need to label everything on the dash. I haven't been able to pull them all off since its a part of its character.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:34 PM   #353
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Just realized that I hadn't put any pictures on here for a while.

I've gotten the Captainfab brackets and hydroboost mounted up. The brackets do a good job of hiding the mess on the firewall from old leaking master cylinders. I tried putting a vacuum booster to save myself some time of having to deal with power steering hoses, but was having issues with connecting the brake pedal to the booster, so I switched back to the hydroboost. I have some factory style lines for an 86 3/4 Ton for the hydroboost, but it turns out that they hit the proportioning valve. I ordered some PTFE AN hoses and ends this week and they should be in by Friday when I get home from TX, so HOPEFULLY, I can finally finish the brakes this weekend!

The other 2 pics are of my surprise visitor that was on the handle of the flaring tool that I grabbed before I noticed him! This was not long after I had a Brown Recluse crawl in between my legs, and after I tested the surface tension of the skin on my finger with a hacksaw blade... Hopefully, I'll get it together AND still be alive by the time HRPT gets here!
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:23 AM   #354
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Holy snakes Batman! What kind is that? Had one in my shop a couple years ago acting if he owned the place. A bit startling.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:05 AM   #355
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No clue, I wasn't able to find anything quite like it on the internet. Probably a little rat snake of some kind. I do know that I didn't like him and he didn't like me!
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:16 PM   #356
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Last weekend, my buddy Chris came over to help me make some pretty brake lines to drop down to the frame rail from the prop valve. I'd say we nailed what I was looking to do.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:21 PM   #357
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Last night and this morning, I started the tedious task of cutting down my wheel studs and assembling the billet hubs from Kore3. Spindles have been cut down, smoothed out and painted, so now I just need to pack the bearings and install them and I can finally finish mounting up the front brakes. Now that I'm done with lunch, I'll head back out there and get that done.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:08 PM   #358
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So you think it will be done, so you can get a good night sleep before you have to head out for PowerTour?
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:19 PM   #359
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Hopefully I'll get it done in time to leave for HRPT on June 7th. If I can make it to the starting line in Bowling Green, I will acquire a passenger/driver and sleep then...
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:16 PM   #360
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Ran into an issue last night with the pad abutment bracket contacting the rotor. Fortunately, I know some awesome guys, so I had some spacers machined to fix the problem!

I have washers stacked holding that black pad abutment bracket in the correct position, but here's a pic of the spacers that Chris made for me that I am about to go pick up. These freakin' rotors are huge!

I couldn't figure out why my panhard bar adjustment changed after I put in the pinion shims to raise the pinion 3 degrees, until today. After moving the axle back and adding the pinion shims, my diff cover actually hit the panhard bar and tweaked it a bit. So I ripped it out and stole the No Limit panhard bar off of my other truck. I've got it most of the way in and it looks like it is going to work, and as an added benefit, the bar is much more level at ride height. I'll get some pics of it later.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:56 AM   #361
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That’s a little more than the shim mine required. Glad you got it sorted. Is that the 13.4 or 14” rotor?
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:57 AM   #362
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That picture makes the spacers look bigger than they are, they are only 3/16" thick. Those are the 14" Z06 rotors. It's Kore3's "Hybrid" setup. It uses a different bracket to move the 2 piston calipers out to fit on the 14" rotor.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:38 PM   #363
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Very nice. I’ve contemplated moving up to the 14” z06 front/13” z51 rear when its time for rotors.

Done yet?
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Fronts are all put together for the last time... at least. I finished up what I had left to do on the No Limit panhard bar, which included a lot of cutting, re-drilling, and re painting. Apparently the back of a 2wd Blazer frame is not exactly like a SWB truck. I've bent up 2 sets of brake lines for the rear axle and I'm still not happy with them. That might have to end up on the re-do list for this winter.

I have to leave for TX in the morning and won't be back until Friday night. I'm hoping to get a lot of sleep while I'm stuck in TX, because I won't have time for sleep next weekend.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:18 PM   #365
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Function over form! Any projects you can take with and pre-assemble in the hotel room? I once painted a console on a hotel room balcony. Bet the over-spray is still there
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I do still need to repaint the console!
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I feel like I am going backwards...
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Now what?
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Oh, just the fact that I'm running out of time and it seems like I am taking more stuff apart than what is going back together.
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I see brakes front and rear. Just needs to go, steer, and stop. All else are luxuries
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I'll remind you that you said that when we are sweating our butts off!
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I'll remind you that you said that when we are sweating our butts off!
I could stand to sweat off some of this waistline
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You and me both, brother.
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