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Old 02-02-2017, 07:51 PM   #26
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Re: Lets See Those K/5s

K5's have always been my favorite. I have a few.
'72 and '73
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:53 PM   #27
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Re: Lets See Those K/5s

'75 and '79. My dog in the back of the '79 is named Blazer.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:59 PM   #28
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Re: Lets See Those K/5s

Barely visible in this pic is an '85 CUCV that I bought years ago and haven't touched.
Also have a 2wd Jimmy that is technically a K5 but since this is 4x4 section I'll just show the front of it.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:31 AM   #29
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Re: Lets See Those K/5s

a whole list of sweet blazers!
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:17 PM   #30
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'75 and '79. My dog in the back of the '79 is named Blazer.
I love the 79 the color combo look great, many a yrs ago I owned a 74 and a 72...
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Old 02-05-2017, 07:23 PM   #31
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Thanks guys!
Randy, to be honest, the color combo of the '79 is the only reason I went through the hassle of buying it, getting it here, and fixing it up.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:35 AM   #32
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Re: Lets See Those K/5s

A perfect sampling of the earlier K/5s! You've got variety on different levels. I like them all as they are.
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A perfect sampling of the earlier K/5s! You've got variety on different levels. I like them all as they are.
Thank you! None of them are perfect, and all of them have repairs/upgrades that need to be done.

As seen in the pics, I use them in the dunes several times a year and with that comes wear and tear that needs to be addressed after a couple years of use in the sand. I built the '79 specifically for use at the dunes and I feel like I finally have a good setup for the Gen 2's when it comes to "comfort and performance". I say it that way because a stock Bronco rides like a Cadillac compared to these short, leaf sprung K5's in the dunes.

The '72 and '73 are retired from dune duty for the next several years and the '75 will go under the knife next. It will get the same lift/tire combo as the '79, a family cage I have left over from a different project, all new steering components, the interior will be fixed up/cleaned including sound/heat proofing, and the motor will be resealed and tuned. All of this will be done while trying to keep as much of the originality and character is currently has.
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