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Old 01-04-2018, 10:17 PM   #251
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I just read every word and looked at every photo in this thread. Wow. Beautiful. You and your dad are truly talented. Great job.
Appreciate the kind words!! I enjoy sharing our builds and I've learned a lot over the years. Hopefully some of this community can save some time and money by our mistakes over the years. Currently I'm putting a new rocker on my Dad's 71 C/10 so I've been a little quiet on the Blazer. However I've got plans to work on a rear lighting control mod so I can see when I'm putting gear in the back and some other upgrades. Stay tuned!
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:12 AM   #252
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Got to see this awesome rig in person. These 2wd K5s are so much fun on the road. The 6 speed auto is like magic sauce. Phillip and his father Paul were killer hosts. They have a drool-worthy collection of toys. And as always, Phillip taught me something new...freakin' door striker bushings!!!


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Old 02-02-2018, 03:06 PM   #253
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This is cool. You didn't get to drive your Blazer over?
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #254
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Such a good time! Really glad you guys popped in for a few. I love sharing knowledge and learning new stuff! I wish I had Buffy's face on video when he closed the doors on the blazer. Hehe Door striker bushings for the win.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:17 PM   #255
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such a great thread. thanks for posting. would love to have a 2wd set up like this..
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:37 AM   #256
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Very cool build. I appreciated watching you work out all the details.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #257
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phillipm, any updates on the upper door seals? Did they make any difference in wind noise?

I just got back into the K5 world with a 55K original mile 1989 Jimmy. Trying to decide whether to take the gamble on new weatherstripping on the cab, or just try the upper auxiliary door seals. It's tight for the most part, and only seems to make "extra" wind noise with a "crosswind".
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:08 PM   #258
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phillipm, any updates on the upper door seals? Did they make any difference in wind noise?

I just got back into the K5 world with a 55K original mile 1989 Jimmy. Trying to decide whether to take the gamble on new weatherstripping on the cab, or just try the upper auxiliary door seals. It's tight for the most part, and only seems to make "extra" wind noise with a "crosswind".
I would say they offered a 10% improvement. This was on top of brand new weather stripping in the entire truck. So if your other pieces are not in good condition I don’t think they’ll help all that much.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #259
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I would say they offered a 10% improvement. This was on top of brand new weather stripping in the entire truck. So if your other pieces are not in good condition I don’t think they’ll help all that much.
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Door seals are great, just seems like a crosswind causes the bulk of the issues.

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:48 AM   #260
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I know I'm slow as I really only get to work about 12 hours a week on the Blazer, but man, installing this trim is taking WAY longer than I expected!!

I also learned that the 2-sided tape that ships with the trim from LMC is absolute junk. Even using adhesion promoter the side pieces were still falling off. I went to Home Depot and grabbed some 3M Extreme Bond tape and so far so good! Worst part is getting the old tape off of the clips on the trim. I've been using a razor blade and adhesive remover to get them off but it's a slow process.

Here is where I'm at after about 5 hours of work so far... I'd say the only thing saving my back is our 4 post lift! Being able to set the truck at a height you can drill and work standing straight up is a life saver!!

How did you know where to but the bottom molding? Do you have the measurements for the location of them?
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:37 PM   #261
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How did you know where to but the bottom molding? Do you have the measurements for the location of them?
I used the hockey stick moulding at the front of the truck to get the distance top to bottom.
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