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Old 03-02-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

This is the day that it was delivered.



Had some fun driving it for a few years while we were building my son's 86 K-5


His is very close to finished, so I figured it was time to start my build.

My plans are:
Frame off resto
Rust repair
Powdercoat frame, axles etc.
Install a 6.0l/4l80E from a 2004 chevy 2500 donor
Rebuild transfer case
Rebuild diffs
Recover and install seats from 2004 truck
Bodywork and repaint with a fresh coat of OCHRE
Vintage or similar A/C system
Dakota Gauges

I've been checking this site out and there is an incredible amount of info and parts resources. My son and I had a lot of fun on his build and I'm really looking forward to getting mine going.
Hopefully I can fund it.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Love the "Colonel Mustard". Funny, that is what my kids called mine !!
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:49 AM   #3
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Welcome from another member of the Ochre Jimmy Club. Those are some bo-dacious tires that thing is sitting on.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Looks like a good start. I have the same drive train in my K5.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:10 AM   #5
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Thanks for the welcome. There are some incredible builds on here. I have been trying to read up on as many as I can, picking and choosing things that I would like to add to my build. I'm hoping that mistakes I made and lessons learned from my sons build along with build threads here, I can make mine go a lot smoother.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:58 AM   #6
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

A few parts starting to trickle in.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:03 AM   #7
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

What's in the last picture?
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:17 AM   #8
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What's in the last picture?
Gas pedal adapter bracket for the LS swap
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Which part number of Bilsteins are you using?
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:54 PM   #10
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which part number of bilsteins are you using?
33-185606 & 33-185569
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:52 PM   #11
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Here's an update:
* Mounted onto dolly

** Squared up

** Taking to have rust repair started

** Mounted to rotisserie

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** Of course, more rust than I thought
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Old 03-12-2016, 02:35 PM   #12
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I've been working on getting the mechanical stuff taken care of.

Stripped down the NP205 for powdercoating and a rebuild
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Old 03-12-2016, 02:41 PM   #13
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Stripped down the 14 bolt FF & Dana 44 for rebuild & powder coating
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:04 PM   #14
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Update:
Pulled the 6.0L4L80E from the donor 04 C2500
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Along with the kit from Advance Adapters to mate the NP205 to the 4L80E
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:11 PM   #15
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Also ordered from Dirty Dingo: Engine bracket kit, beefed up Sanden A/C compressor, adjustable motor mount kit and crossmember kit.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

I ordered my sheet metal from Wes @ Classic Heartbeat. He was extremely knowledgeable on everything K-5 and great to deal with. He got me set up with fenders, doors, rockers, rocker boxes, bedsides, end caps, A & B pillar bottoms, rear wheel wells and a few other things.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:16 PM   #17
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Here is the starting point. Jim @ Vintage Metalworks is going to put it all together.
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Somehow I missed this thread ,do you work for that shop ? I pass through there quite often .
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:54 PM   #19
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Somehow I missed this thread ,do you work for that shop ? I pass through there quite often .
Me and another guy own it. Do you have the silver gen 1?
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:00 PM   #20
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

The silver one is owned by a local to you school teacher/tutorer .I have a Medium Red short fleet truck among others but would love to own a Blazer . Ya'll are doing things right there as you always seem to have plenty of work. I need to stop by sometime to meet you guys if thats OK .
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The silver one is owned by a local to you school teacher/tutorer .I have a Medium Red short fleet truck among others but would love to own a Blazer . Ya'll are doing things right there as you always seem to have plenty of work. I need to stop by sometime to meet you guys if thats OK .
I met the guy with the great silver one when we were doing my son's
86 k5. Please stop by anytime. I'm there Monday through Saturday. Bring your tools
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:24 AM   #22
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Looks good !! Keep us posted. Nice to have such a large area to work in. What's your time frame for getting it done?
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:47 PM   #23
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Re: 72 Jimmy "Colonel Mustard"

Wow that is some major metal work, starting with a firewall.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:58 PM   #24
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Looks good !! Keep us posted. Nice to have such a large area to work in. What's your time frame for getting it done?
The guy doing the sheet metal work is in an old Chevy dealership built in the 1940's. It has a lot of room and he has it set up well.
If things went well I would like to have it ready for paint by the end of the summer. But they never go as planned.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:03 PM   #25
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Wow that is some major metal work, starting with a firewall.
I could never tackle something like that, but that's the type of work he specializes in. Retired aerospace engineer and loves old cars.
I let myself get too attached & one thing leads to another & you have a firewall, hood & core support.
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