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Old 03-02-2018, 02:41 PM   #326
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Yeah, the whole reason I bought it on ebay is because those pics looked like an almost perfect match to the factory paint. My wife told me that I could paint it to match, but I told her that my old eyes have enough trouble seeing the full-size parts, I'm not even going to try to detail the 1:64 scale stuff.
Haha yep. I bought mine in red because I couldn’t find one blue. Wife said the same thing. But I wouldn’t do it good enough.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:13 PM   #327
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I picked up my freshly narrowed housing today. Check out the welds Darrell laid down!!! He is obviously skilled at what he does, his shop is full of drag cars that he is building the chassis for. I know who is going to build the roll cage for Oscar's truck now!

Anyway, I got it home and took about 1,736 measurements so that I can call Moser tomorrow and get some axles ordered. My buddy Jason wasn't able to get my calipers done, but he should have them for the Crazy Wheels Cruise-In on Saturday.

Next weekend, I will clean up the housing and paint it, then throw in some new wheel bearings and seals and wait till the Brown Santa brings me a box a little over 28.75" long!
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:38 PM   #328
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Nice to have the rear narrowed and ready for the next step! Impressive looking welds!
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:40 AM   #329
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Very nice!
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:25 PM   #330
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I ordered my axles from Moser Monday morning on my way out to TX for the week and the guy told me that they should be delivered next Monday, which upset me because I was going to have to wait another week to get it all together. But.... I just got an email from UPS saying that my "package" from Greg Moser Engineering will be delivered by the end of the day, FRIDAY!!!!

That means, hopefully this weekend, there will be pics of the Blazer, ...on the ground, ...laid out, ...on some 20" Gassers!!! Finally!
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:04 PM   #331
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I ordered my axles from Moser Monday morning on my way out to TX for the week and the guy told me that they should be delivered next Monday, which upset me because I was going to have to wait another week to get it all together. But.... I just got an email from UPS saying that my "package" from Greg Moser Engineering will be delivered by the end of the day, FRIDAY!!!!

That means, hopefully this weekend, there will be pics of the Blazer, ...on the ground, ...laid out, ...on some 20" Gassers!!! Finally!
Hell yeah!!
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Kewl!!
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:19 AM   #333
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Soooo Close! Only a few more things to button up now...
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:35 AM   #334
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I pulled the factory tach cluster out this morning to bring to a buddy, so I decided to mount the new gauges in the bezel just to make sure I didn't lose any screws, etc. I really like these gauges, I can't wait to see them powered up.

We did some serious parts swapping at the Cruise-In, I brought my buddy the factory tach cluster, original control arms, and original gas pedal setup off of the Blazer, as well as some grill filler panels that I had stashed for later. I brought home a new door panel for my Duramax, a 700-R4 for the S-10, paint for the Blazer, and of course my re-powdered calipers. I think the color came out better than the swatches that I had ordered. Again, the pictures don't do the color justice, but if you ask the guys that saw them at the Cruise-In, they look really good.

Tomorrow I plan on getting the rearend cleaned, painted, and installed so that I can finally mount my wheels. Wish me luck. Pics to follow tomorrow, hopefully.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:11 AM   #337
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I got the rearend cleaned up and rattle-canned satin black. It is a pain in the @ss to get a rearend in and lined up by yourself... But it is in, and technically NOT on the ground, but it is resting on the tires. I need to center the rear end with the panhard bar. What upsets me is that the rim is not tucking into the bedside, so I might as well cut it apart and make it lower since I am this far into it, right?
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:12 AM   #338
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

One more pic showing the rim NOT tucking...
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:29 AM   #339
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

First off..Your Blazer Looks Great.
The color looks really Good.
When you can, could you tell me your tire and wheel size
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Thanks!

Front is a 20"x8.5" with 4.5" BS, and a 255-35-20 tire. I used PB 1" narrowed and 1" forward arms to use this backspacing.

Rear is a 20"x10.5" with 3.75" BS, and a 315-35-20 tire. I had to narrow the rearend and cut out between the inner and outer bedwalls to be able to fit this combo.
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