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Old 01-15-2012, 01:36 AM   #76
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Re: New member from the Black Hills

And a few more. Got the front axle in and mostly assembled. I need to paint the rest of my front end and steering parts next.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #77
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And the last few. I just got done welding up my drag link, and tie rod. They will need paint next.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #78
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Time for a few update pics. I had to ream out my pitman arm to fit the large tie rod end taper. Getting front end parts ready to paint.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #79
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More parts in the paint stage.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #80
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I'm doing POR on all my chassis parts, and then topcoating that. The satin black is some urethane that once cured, is very durable. It is unfazed by brake fluid, so I figured it should hold up well in the rain,snow, and street thawing chemicals that get used here locally. Because believe it or not, I'm gonna drive the the wheels off this thing when it's done! I did the hubs and rotors in "cast blast" and the dust cover with a stainless paint, both with flat clear on top. I'm not trying so much for correctness, I just like the detail of some different color, instead of all black.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #81
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Going back together. I probably should have cut off the old tie rod arms from the knuckles. I may not be able to live with them sticking out there, doing nothing. The front end is back on wheels, and sitting on the ground. What a feeling of progress!
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #82
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I bought a th400 and matching 205. I'm going to rob the 205 to 400 input shaft, and adapter, and put it in my original 350 205. The donor case has been rebuilt before, but I found traces of having sat with some water in it, and some iffy looking things once I opened it up. My original was very nice inside, so I decided to use it, with an input shaft swap.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #83
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All tore apart, cleaned and blasted for paint.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #84
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Painted, assembled, and installed. Next step is to build a rear end.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #85
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Looking good!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #86
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I've been falling behind on my blazer thread. Since my build got started on the 4th of July, I figure I should post a few pics today.
I scrounged a different rear end from my spare pile. The original had a bent spring mount, and one tube was broke loose from the center. It is a late 70's rear, so I had to remove all of the brackets and mounts.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #87
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I borrowed a truing bar from a buddy, so I could straighten the housing after welding on the new perches and brackets. As you can see, they are far from straight, as they come from the factory. I welded on new spring perches, shock mounts, a traction bar bracket, and welded the tubes to the center section.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #88
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I had to make a cross member for the front end of the traction bar. Also decided to add a balance tube to my exhaust.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #89
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I haven't decided 100% on my tailpipes yet. I,m leaning towards angling them to the outer corner of the body and bumper end area.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #90
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I had a twin stick set up in my other blazer. I really liked it, so I decided I needed one again. I decided to use two factory sticks, for a somewhat stock look. I used some rod ends from Speedway Motors.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:46 PM   #91
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A load of parts ready for some satin black.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #92
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Misc. black stuff.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #93
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Couple more satin black pics. Rear end is back under the chassis. A shot of the new gears.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:14 PM   #94
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I added a fancy cover to hopefully add a little strength. I plan to beat on the big block for all it's worth! And a few pics of everything bolted up.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #95
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It feels really good to see it setting back on 4 wheels again! Now I plan to get back to the body while I'm waiting for funds to build up for the engine rebuild.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #96
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It looks great! Keep up with the great pics and commentary.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #97
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Looking good Turp!
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I just came across this; better get on board!! LOL.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:36 AM   #99
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I didn't know you had your own build thread going. Looking good. I was really surprised you could fit the newer blazer tank in behind the axle. I used the same tank on my C-10, but that is a longbed and clearance was tight for that because of the track bar. Did you use the 73 style crossmember for the front of the tank? And is the skid plate an OEM piece? And now I think I need to find another t-case shifter so I can twin stick mine like that.
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hgs...for the gas tank, I used the 73 up front crossmember, and I moved my original rear one, back as far as it would go. And yes, the skid plate is a factory piece.
I finally made some decent progress over the last several months. Here are some more pics. I went to mount the body to the rotisserie, and discovered that I had a rusty rear body mount thingy.
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