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Old 02-06-2012, 04:54 AM   #51
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

So I brought home a 2005 LQ9 that has just under 50K miles.... came out of a GMC Denali. I now have a complete drive train in my garage just waiting to be adssembled and installed... D60 front, LQ9, 4L80e, NP205, AAM 14 BFF.....



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Old 02-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #52
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #53
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

This is more for me si I can find it... GM part numbers for the 4L80e install

15809057 Hose - part of the trans cooler lines
15812029 Pipe - trans cooler hard line
15267484 Pipe - trans cooler hard line
15765623 Cover - bellhousing
15013290 Bracket - shifter cable
15832205 Tube - dip stick tube
15183801 Indicator - dip stick : New PN 15791230
15860239 Bracket - heat shield / exhaust hanger passenger side
12621399 flexplate - 4L80e MT1 (GM doesnt include the bolts now)
- Use aftermarket ATP brand Z270 and it comes with bolts
15765623 cover - 4L80e cast aluminum dust cover
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:38 AM   #54
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

My crossover steering kit shipped from NWF today...

I also put in a lowball bid on eBay for an AC Delco fuel pump module and they accepted my offer. It looks like I'll be building a new aluminum tank for the motor swap... GM# 19167467 or FG0340



I need to start selling crap I have so I can but crap I need... lol
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:04 AM   #55
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

So was in Autozone to pick up a heater core for the K5. I brought my new GM fuel pump to find out what compression fittings were avaiable... The counter guy says there is a Dorman repair kit I should look at HERE

Dorman # 800-058:: Its an 18" OE style nylon piece with a GM connector on one side and they include a brass barb for the other... I thought I would use this to connect to a 3/8 hard line... just get my own barbed end to mate to the hard line... The instructions say to put the end in HOT WATER to soften it before attempting to insert the brass end..... It would be on top of the tank and well protected....



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Dorman # 800-058:: 3/8 compression to barb fitting. This should let me attache to the existing hard line....



forgot to mention the connector... Airtex WH3009 4 wires, flat blade, female $12 from AutoZone

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:34 AM   #56
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #57
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Rich, what's the status of the D60 brake upgrade? I haven't seen anything lately? It looks like you are gathering parts for the blazer otherwise. as far as mirrors go, have you tried finding the factory SS mirror brackets for the blazer? IMO, they look the best on these trucks.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #58
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

Well I just got the NWFab parts and I will be continuing the D60 upgrade shortly... I got the welded parts back not too long ago... and ground the spindle for caliper clearance.... I need to finish assembling the oither caliper (pistons and seals) and have the brackets powder coated.... I'm just worried about the sharp edge from the water jet. I want to round the edges of the new brackets first...

I also broke down and got the F@%!) mirrors.. I got one installed.. but I still need to install the driver side.
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Rich what type of Ford mirrors did you put on the Blazer? I'm not sure, but my brother in law might still have the correct SS truck mirrors for a 72 blazer/pickup. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the brake upgrade thread.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 AM   #60
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Rich what type of Ford mirrors did you put on the Blazer? I'm not sure, but my brother in law might still have the correct SS truck mirrors for a 72 blazer/pickup. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the brake upgrade thread.
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I ended up with 1996 F150 mirrors. Passenger side is already on the truck. I think it looks good. I am modernizing pretty much everything except the body. Late model seats, custom console, LQ9/4L80e with console shifter...

I do however want to move the fuel filler lower and behind a door. I need to fill the holes from a pair of Hickey tanks and CB antenna anyway.

I'll update some pics soon....
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:17 AM   #61
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

Here are the pics from the passenger side...



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Old 03-05-2012, 04:22 AM   #62
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Here is the rear axle. Its a 14 BFF from a late model truck with disc brakes. I cut the old perches off. I ground the welds down smooth and test fit my DIY4x perches ... but didit get that pic...



I also cleaned up my custom D60 front caliper brackets. (see my other thread for the details) and test fit my NorthWest Fab crossover cap. It eliminated a 4" block that raised the steering arm. I'll need to run a chase tap through one of the bolt holes as one is slightly cross threaded. I hope I don have to helicoil it....



I also replaced the heater core last week. It was a pinhole leak. I cleaned everything up and used new hose. The interior of the original hose was deteriorating.



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Old 03-16-2012, 02:49 AM   #63
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

Ok...
Found out one of the bolt holes on the DS knuckle was helicoiled already and it needs to be redone.... that sucks.

Got some brackets back from the powder coaters. Satin Black. I'll take some pics tomorrow. It included my custom caliper brackets and I'll try to assemble the brakes and steering this weekend....

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no time this weekend to finish anything, but did put one arm on and threw the bracket on for a quick pic...
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #64
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

Looks like you found a nice rig for restoration. In my humble opinion, I like to see the rally wheels painted the body color, with chrome trim rings...keeping center caps chrome if the top is white. If the vehicle has a black top, I might consider making the center caps black. I think the latter would look great on your color ( is that Ochre? code 151110? ) Blazer or dark olive, or the copper color ( don't know the factory name of the copper color ) with a black soft top and black lower molding and black Chevrolet tailgate molding.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:06 AM   #65
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Re: New to me 1972 K5

So I just bought some Fox 2.0 resivoir shocks from a Pirate4x4 board member.... they should be here by the end of the week....



actual shocks pictured above.... and the FOX picture below....



... and ordered some ORW bushings .... for a little smoother ride

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #66
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Ordered the 4L80e to round NP205 adapter. LINK Here is a pic...





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Old 04-30-2012, 12:48 AM   #67
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Here are the shocks. Earlier today I dropped off some templates to the waterjet guy to cut some front shock towers and lower mounts.... forgot to get pics of the templates but I'll post pics of them when they're done...

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Re: New to me 1972 K5

I havent updated much. I ordered the trans parts, cooler lines and fittings.

I was trying to figure out a York compressor mount for on board air, but I think that will be put on hold till the swap is complete.
I had to put off the front shock mounts till I get the D60 under the front of the truck.

I called a local radiator shop and the quoted me $85 to coat the inside of a steel gas tank. I figured I will just have my frined weld up a new, larger fuel tank that will accept the late model intank pump. I also may change from the OEM style connector to -6AN uniformity, as the rest of the fuel line connections wil be -AN. I found a 3/8" compression to -6AN male fitting.

I will probably also have all the hydroboost fitting changed to -6AN from Sweet Performance. I picked up a reman 2WD steering box from a guy parting out a truck. I hope to have -AN fittings on the seering box as well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #69
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I did buy a bunch of Made in the USA -6AN to 3/8" compression fittings off eBay. They look great. They fit the factory fuel line on the intake manifold, they fit the 3/8" fuel line I picked up from the local parts store AND they fit the factory 4L80e transmission cooler lines....



I also (almost) decided to go with a Vaporworx stanless billet machined fuel pump ring to mount my new OEM pump. If I go stainless I can save the $85 for coating the inside of the tank and the $$ I was going to spend to have the outside covered in Line-X




I also went out in the garage and arranged the drivetrain. The custom 4L80e to NP205 adapter isn't shown and the front D60 is disassembled and will be cleaned....

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built some hood vents.... they'll get some screen underneath and powdercoat before being bolted to the hood...



Also test fit the 2010 Camaro manifold... Camaro on the left, Sierra on the right...

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Re: New to me 1972 K5

Who makes the 4l80e to np205 adapter needed. Thinking os this on a 71 3/4ton.
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Who makes the 4l80e to np205 adapter needed. Thinking os this on a 71 3/4ton.
http://trailtechfab.com/
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Thanks for the link on the 205 adapter Rich, much appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:42 AM   #74
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Not much of an update. Been looking at brake lines from the MC to the Wilwood proportioning valve. Test fit the -6 AN fitting on the Hydroboost and the power steering box. Dropped off some aluminum and AN fittings with a friend to have him make me a custom power steering reservior.

I had the Dana 60 broke down and hot tanked to get the 5 pounds of mud and dirt out of the tubes. New seals and pinion nut on the yoke. I'll throw a coat of paint on it and start assembly.

I plan to upgrade and add another set of seals to keep dirt, water and mud out of the tubes... I can't believe they dont have a seal from the factory...
This is what I found... Seals-It EAS2-05



Silcone the seal in place and fill the center with grease. Keeps water and dirt out of the tube....
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #75
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Finished the hood vents, just need powdercoat....



Drove the truck out to pick up a roof off a truck to try and make a half cab....

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