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Old 08-12-2017, 09:33 PM   #476
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Re: Attempting my first build 72 K5

Hey Mike -

Don't mean to hijack, but do you have the top bracket in this pic under your steering column? We both have 72 CST Blazers, and I cant find this part at all in the pile o'crap that the PO put in a few boxes from his initial disassembly. Its made me wonder if it was only on trucks pre 72, or trucks with manual transmissions. I say that because I have seen it called a 'pedal stop'.

Appreciate any help you can offer!
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:43 PM   #477
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Hey Mike -

Don't mean to hijack, but do you have the top bracket in this pic under your steering column? We both have 72 CST Blazers, and I cant find this part at all in the pile o'crap that the PO put in a few boxes from his initial disassembly. Its made me wonder if it was only on trucks pre 72, or trucks with manual transmissions. I say that because I have seen it called a 'pedal stop'.

Appreciate any help you can offer!
Yes, all blazers should have them also, I think I should still have a couple.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:04 PM   #478
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Yes, all blazers should have them also, I think I should still have a couple.
Thanks Dwayne!
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Old Today, 01:23 AM   #479
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Re: Attempting my first build 72 K5

I think it's time for a little update. I've basically been a hermit in my garage all summer, but that's because I really want to get this on the road.

I cleaned up my heater and AC evaporator core box. Took it apart, cleaned it and painted it black using SEM Trim Paint. I swear that stuff is the best paint in a rattle can.

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I sent all my AC stuff out to Classic Auto Air in Florida (Compressor, Hoses, POA Valve, Exp Valve, AC Controls) and had them go through a refurbish or replaced with OEM.

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Old Today, 01:31 AM   #480
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Re: Attempting my first build 72 K5

I ended up swapping out carburetors and adding a fuel pressure regulator. I went with this carb because it has the fuel inlets coming out the passenger side and this makes routing the fuel line much easier.

I used Summits SS braided lines and fittings for the plumbing

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I had to redo the routing for electrical to make room for the duct hoses so I took everything out and started from scratch.

Finally figured out how to get the speaker mounted under the dash. Ended up having to drill two holes for the bracket because there wasn't anything for me to mount it to.

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Rear Carpet installed. The Chrome strip in the back was a PITA to get the carpet seated inside of it.

I know the rubber floor mats are upside down but I didn't take another pic when I corrected them.

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The engine bay is just about done. Need to get a battery and run the electric choke wire back to the fuse panel.

I should be firing the motor up by next week if I don't run into any setbacks.
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Grille and bumper mounted. It's starting to look like a truck.
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Old Today, 06:08 AM   #484
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I know the rubber floor mats are upside down but I didn't take another pic when I corrected them.
WOW!

Everything is looking so awesome! Great work!

Where did you get that rear rubber floormat for the bed?

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Old Today, 07:26 AM   #485
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What an update! Fantastic work Mike. Everything looks great. I was especially impressed with the A/C bits. You are so close. Fingers crossed for you that you get to turn her over this week. Can't wait to see her roll out. FINISHING KICK!!!
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Old Today, 07:44 AM   #486
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Nice work!
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Old Today, 08:30 AM   #487
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Re: Attempting my first build 72 K5

Nice work on the AC box! Thanks for the tip on Classic Auto Air. I'll speak w them about refurbishing my compressor and redoing the hoses. Did you get a replacement evaporator and condenser?
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