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Old 09-03-2019, 02:08 AM   #601
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

That looks awesome.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:23 AM   #602
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Glad you got it in Steven. She looks good.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:05 AM   #603
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Steven, you just keep making this blazer better. Thanks for sharing your thought process with us. This is most definitely my favorite blazer on the Internet. If you ever make it over to Georgia in it, Id love to film it for a Whats In My Driveway segment.

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Old 09-03-2019, 10:41 AM   #604
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Thanks guys! Robbie, I can see myself making a trip through your area in the future. I'll let you know.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:02 PM   #605
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Blazer is looking good. Are you going to make it to C10's in the Park?
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:36 PM   #606
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

That's the plan! I should be able to wrap up the TKO install this weekend, next week, I'll be out of town for work, so as long as I can get it in for a new exhaust the week of C10's ITP, I should be golden.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:30 PM   #607
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Getting closer! I'm in the process of finalizing my driveline angles. I tried to use the new fancy crossmember for the trans, but the bosses on the tailshaft, which are apparently for a torque arm, hit the square tube on the trans crossmember and was still too high. Oh well, back to the old trusty unknown application crossmember that's been in all of my old trucks. I have some washers in there right now to space the trans up, but I think a 1/2" aluminum plate that I will make up tonight will be just about perfect. Oh yeah, that crossmember bolted into the same holes on the frame that the 700 used AND my driveshaft fits PERFECT once I swapped the yoke that came with the trans!
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Oh, hells yeah
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I can't thank Kevin (65streetcruiser) and my Dad enough for their help this weekend. We got the windshield gasket changed, brake lines changed, pinion shims changed, and all of the other little stuff that we all forget about...

This morning, my neighbors were woken up at 5:15 AM to melody of an uncorked All-American Small-Block Chevy, being rev'd up to get it up on the trailer to go to the exhaust shop. Yeah, I'm their favorite!
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:58 PM   #610
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Exhaust is done, but I left it over there because of the torrential rain, I'll pick it up first thing in the morning. When I say it is tight and he worked for the money he charged, believe me! There is "maybe" 1/8" clearance above and below the mufflers, but it doesn't touch even when aired out.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:03 PM   #611
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Damn that’s lookin good. Great exhaust guy did some magic.
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I got a request... Turn your volume ALL the way up if you want it to sound like real life!

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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

Sounds good Steven!
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