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Old 05-04-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
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1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

I have been looking for a 2wd Blazer or Jimmy for quite some time, I finally scored! It was a long drawn out scenario of several conversations, then the owner almost changed his mind about selling, then the deal was back on, they the freight company flaked out, then I found another, then another etc, etc, etc....
Finally she landed, and I couldn't be more pleased! It was originally a 4wd, 2 owner Jimmy, the condition is amazing, we cannot find any surface rust on the frame, all panels look to be original, even has the factory tape over the seam sealer!
Let the fun begin! So far I have new bumpers, Flaming River column, drop spindles, Classic instruments cluster, new trim, the GMC hood emblems, billet tail and side lights, Raceline wheels 20x12 & 20x8.5 ordered, a Slightly" modified 6.0 LS with 4L80E tranny waiting on this Jewel!


















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Old 05-04-2017, 05:04 PM   #2
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I like it. Congratulations. 👍
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #3
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Awesome truck!
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:20 PM   #4
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Very nice find. Congrats
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Very nice ride - congrats!
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:07 PM   #6
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Nice truck! I like the valve covers too!
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:46 AM   #7
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Thanks all,
Not a lot going on with it right now, we are in limbo waiting on the Racelines to arrive and trying to get the Apache buttoned up!
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:13 AM   #8
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good looking K5, congrats!
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:49 AM   #9
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Congrats, looking good!
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:48 PM   #10
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Now that's a nice rig,
How much was those tires and wheels???
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:25 PM   #11
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Nice Jimmy!
What size tire are you using on your 20x12's?
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:04 PM   #12
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Watching this one. Lexanni makes a 335/25/22 that's less than $300 a tire

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Old 08-03-2017, 01:07 PM   #13
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

The wheels are 20x12 & 20x8.5, they finally arrived from Raceline, 15 weeks later! We have mocked up ride height, next step is frame removal! I also decided to run the LSA supercharger on the 6.0, tranny is finished... and here we go again LOL
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:57 PM   #14
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Looks good!

What size tires are on the wheels?
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:58 PM   #15
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What size tires did you go with? Is it gonna be static if bagged? Looks real good

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Oh wow! This is gonna be sweet. Nice work.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:33 PM   #17
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Re: 1971 2wd Great Motor Carriage..... Sprucing up my Jimmy!

Thanks guys!
The rear tires are 315/35/20
It will be a static drop, I love both but I have had some close friends that have had near fatal issues with air ride.
We are going to brace the frame, build a 4 link for the rear, convert the existing tubular control arms to coil over control arms, build the upper frame bracket for coil overs and run the CPP open style upper control arms to clear the coil overs.
Based upon mockup we may need to raise the K-member, I am ordering the wide wheel tubs for the rear and we will have to raise the floor some!
The rear end will be a narrowed 12 bolt, strange axles, ford ends, 3:42 gear. The brakes are on the way, 12" Wilwood front and rear, Trans is ready, its a 4L80E freshly built. We will be running the 6.0 truck engine, LSA supercharger with a ZL1 hat and ported snout to 102 MM with a 102 MM throttle body! This should be fun!!!!!
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