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Old 10-06-2018, 09:20 PM   #1226
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yep, gonna work on as much as I can now that I have it back home! Start with cleaning it out again and work on the body mounts and some body work.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:10 AM   #1227
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yep, just been washing all my metal replacement panels that have been laying in the the back for too long. Not to rusty, but K5 has been sitting outside for too long. All new metal from Classic Heartbeat. I will not need all of the panels I bought, as I am not putting the stock rocker box parts back in.Stock rocker boxes, end caps, etc, I just wont need them with the rock slider setup we are going with. Not that this K5 is going to do much rock climbing, but this is the way I am going with this area of the resto!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #1228
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

As long as you tie the sliders into the body for rigidity youíll be ok. Even with newer metal In mine it still is hard to open the doors sometimes if Iím not on solid flat ground. The body moves a lot with the hard top Off.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:55 AM   #1229
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Right on Chuli. Plans are to tie it all together with the cage, body, and frame. Should be way better setup than original CHEVY design. Talked to Craig tonight about future plans, sounds good!
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:17 AM   #1230
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Youíll definitely be fine then adding them to the cage and body. Sounds like you have a solid plan.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:17 PM   #1231
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Out of work early again today. Pushed stuff aside just enough to get the K5 inside the pole barn. Had a few snow flurries here today, and just wanted to get it inside.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:28 PM   #1232
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Ok, must have been sitting around too much today. Ordered up a bunch of stuff from Brothers Trucks and LMC. Some replacement clutch parts, rubber seals, etc. So hard to just sit and not wrench on the K5! Next step is to get out to the pole barn and organize all the parts I have got allready.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:58 PM   #1233
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Found this on Motortrend tv today. MotorcityK5.com Looking at buying the liftgate hydraulic strut kit.Kinda pricy at $150.00, but may just go for it anyway. Nice company in my home state, looking to buy some more stuff from them! Any feedback from members here?
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:56 AM   #1234
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Found this on Motortrend tv today. MotorcityK5.com Looking at buying the liftgate hydraulic strut kit.Kinda pricy at $150.00, but may just go for it anyway. Nice company in my home state, looking to buy some more stuff from them! Any feedback from members here?
I was also looking at that kit. Brothers sells it too. It would work way better than the stock slide locks I think. Mine have to be out in perfectvalignment to kick the star gear in place. Iíve thoughtvabout making the change for awhile but I havenít put my top back on in a couple years at this point. But overall looks like a good upgrade if you plan on keeping the top on.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:59 PM   #1235
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Looked at Brothers, could not find the strut kit. Just wanted to compare prices.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #1236
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Looked at Brothers, could not find the strut kit. Just wanted to compare prices.
That’s weird. I got a email from them last month with a how to video on how to install it as well. I’ll have to look and see if I still can find it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:32 PM   #1237
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Found it. It says for suburban but is the same kit for a blazer and jimmy as well. https://www.brotherstrucks.com/67-72...tinfo/SLGK772/
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:25 AM   #1238
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yes, I am still here. It has been a rough trail lately in our life. Dealing with the wifes cancer and daily work stuff. I do have a bunch of stuff to upgrade on the K5 come warmer weather here. Got a 100 amp alternater, fuse setup, and wiring upgrade setup. Also got a Eastwoods fiberglass repair kit to rework the rear hatch, a gallon of Eastwoods gel rust remover-to redo my tailgate that surface rusted again. Oh, and Santa brought me a tailgate rubber protector from LMC.After spring comes here, I will try to get it back out to MAYHEM GARAGE to finish the rock sliders and etc. I am so dedicated to getting this K5 able to be my daily driver again. I just have so many obstacles in my way!!
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:18 AM   #1239
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Well, it has been since January that I have posted here. No real progress to report, with all life's happenings. I did get something done recently. I had bought the two used inner rear fenderwells from Sharpie back in 2010 or so. They were from Wyoming and were undercoated good, and rust free. I had completly cleaned them and sprayed them with self etching primer. One side had 12 holes drilled in it at some time to mount stuff. I felt like I had to get something done, so I took it to work and had one of our pro welders repair it today. Turned out real nice after I ground all the welds down. Need to put some paint on both sides again, and in the end it all will be done with bedliner of some sort. Wow, sorry for the long post, but I need some K5 therapy. Just glad to get back at it after so long! I'll post up some pic's when I get the paint on the fender wells!
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:40 AM   #1240
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Just peck away at it. The little things add up
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:51 AM   #1241
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

I have asked this question before, but really need some help here now. I want to order up the two front seats soon. Has anybody on here used CORBEAU BAJA SS seats in the front of a 1st Gen. k5? I want to mount them to the cage I will have built, and just need some feedback. Not looking for tilting the passenger seat forward or sliders. I was just wondering if this seat will look and fit good mounted to a roll cage. Someone must have used these seats, and sure would like some pic's as to how they look mounted up! Please help me out guy's, so I can get them ordered up!
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:07 PM   #1242
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Well, some therapy today.Got both rear inner fenderwells coated with primer again.I will spray on the top coat tommorrow.Also went through many boxes of parts in the barn to organize the parts.
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