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Old 12-06-2016, 11:48 AM   #126
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Has anybody else experienced a clunk at the driver's feet that they figured out. Again, I can't find any suspension contact or such. Seems to show up with any flex (turn, bump, etc). The driveshaft isn't it. It's not a little clunk. It's solid.
1974 K10 does it any time I experience flex or hit a bump.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:11 PM   #127
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1974 K10 does it any time I experience flex or hit a bump.
Figured it out. It's in the actual leaf pack. There's some shifting. Had somebody pull it apart, lube the leaf friction inserts, clamped down the leaf clamps a little tighter. Clunk gone.
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:56 PM   #128
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Figured it out. It's in the actual leaf pack. There's some shifting. Had somebody pull it apart, lube the leaf friction inserts, clamped down the leaf clamps a little tighter. Clunk gone.
Thank you. I've been trying to solve it for awhile. Also, did it feel like your floor flexed when it was happening as well?
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:04 PM   #129
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Thank you. I've been trying to solve it for awhile. Also, did it feel like your floor flexed when it was happening as well?
Yep. Right under my feet.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:04 PM   #130
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Yep. Right under my feet.
So the new set of leafs I have coming will solve the issue then?
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:40 PM   #131
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Depends. Mine were brand new. It's the nature of lead springs that they may need some adjustment.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:17 AM   #132
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Depends. Mine were brand new. It's the nature of lead springs that they may need some adjustment.
Alright, awesome. Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:09 AM   #133
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Bout as nice as it gets man! What a gorgeous Blazer.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:21 AM   #134
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Bout as nice as it gets man! What a gorgeous Blazer.
Thanks brother. Happy New Year
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:17 PM   #135
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I can't begin to describe how much I like this K5

I have always LOVED the plaid interiors. It's very refreshing to see people taking the time to revive them (or accurately recreate them as you did) rather than pitching the seats and installing basic LMC-type covers or going with another type altogether.

I don't think SMC used to have the fabric in stock. Maybe they did and I just didn't ask the right questions. Oh well, making a thousand mile drive to get plaid seats in my trusty old Burb is a trip that will always be remembered.

I'm curious about the dash pad and door panels that you had refreshed. Does it look original around the screw holes in the door panels and does the dash pad have the correct looking center speaker opening?
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:03 AM   #136
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I'm sure they still have some. Grab the fabric numbers off the picture from the first page of the thread and give them that info. They gave me the picture. Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:01 PM   #137
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I can't begin to describe how much I like this K5.
I'm curious about the dash pad and door panels that you had refreshed. Does it look original around the screw holes in the door panels and does the dash pad have the correct looking center speaker opening?
The recover of vinyl looks great. The speaker holes are there like it's supposed to be.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:31 PM   #138
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This is indeed a rad blazer. Good work on keeping it alive. My '77 has the mandarin orange interior also. Dig it.
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:20 PM   #139
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This is indeed a rad blazer. Good work on keeping it alive. My '77 has the mandarin orange interior also. Dig it.
Thanks brother. Still refining. I'm having a rear air deflector installed now. Then adding a CV driveshaft. Then a computer tune for the ramjet 350.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #140
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Any shots of the Ram-Jet? I've had 2 of those engines and they are fantastic. They really don't get the credit they deserve in my opinion.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:20 PM   #141
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Any shots of the Ram-Jet? I've had 2 of those engines and they are fantastic. They really don't get the credit they deserve in my opinion.
Phillip: Not much to see. The aluminum intake has surface corrosion. I'm gonna send the computer out to get a better flash soon. Your truck is looking fantastic.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:24 PM   #142
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I used to use Arizona Speed and Marine years ago to do the MEFI 3 and 4 ecms. Who's doing it now??
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:24 PM   #143
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Also, if you have one that starts running rich at idle replace your O2 sensor. Ask me how I know!! Hahaha
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #144
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These are the guys I'm gonna try out: http://www.mefiburn.com/ramjettuning.asp

O2 sensors are great unless they're giving you hell. Could be cheaper too.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:24 PM   #145
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Added NOS Rear Air Deflector:
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:45 PM   #146
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For the look or does it have an affect on something?
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For the look or does it have an affect on something?
Knocks the dust off the back glass. Old glass was replaced because it was scratched to hell. The dust will just accumulate on the rubber and tear things up.

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Old 02-27-2017, 06:51 PM   #148
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We are making plans to road trip out to a one day show called C10's in the Park in September. We hope to have 5 or 6 from Longview headed out and picking up a few others along the way.

You should bring the Blazer out and join us!

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September 16th in Waxahachie, TX
C10 Club Texas will host a Meet in Getzendaner Memorial Park. The event will start at 8am.

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Old 03-03-2017, 12:07 PM   #149
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We are making plans to road trip out to a one day show called C10's in the Park in September. We hope to have 5 or 6 from Longview headed out and picking up a few others along the way. You should bring the Blazer out and join us!
http://www.c10sinthepark.com/
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That's a long shot for me brother. Just too hard for me to break off when I have three kids at the house. Who knows, maybe I can make an adventure out of it.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:10 PM   #150
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I found a good product for the rear aluminum panel on the Blazer. Mine had the normal chalky oxidation that looks dull and crappy.

I used this:


And now it looks like this:


Also, got this Tom Wood's CV Driveshaft with Shims in the other day. Need time to install:

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