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Old 05-08-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yes, here I go. Towed my K5 home and it's setting in the driveway! I am calling this stage 4 because it goes like this: Stock form when I bought it, then a 4" lift with 35's, then 8" lift with 39.5's, now stage 4! It's going to be a major project, but I can't wait to get ripping! Got a few pic's of the extraction this morning.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

What are the plans for Stage 4?
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Joining in for Stage 4......whatever that is.....
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Dana60 front, 14 bolt rear, 1 ton axles, 40" or so rubber, shackle flip for the rear, crossover/high steer w/hydro, frame off resto, complete bodywork, custom bumpers, winch for front, rollcage, OH man, stage 4 is on! Have a lot mof parts for this stage already here, but still need to buy, buy, buy!
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Watching this
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

nice to see you start workin on it. ill be watching
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:23 PM   #7
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Painted up my new Dana60 front u-bolt top plates this afternoon. They really look nice. Post some pic's asap.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Pic's of the dana60 front top u-bolt plates. Rears are ordered and will be here soon, just need the u-bolts for the 14 bolt rear yet.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #9
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAPICS!!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #10
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Bought these years ago, genuine GM. Also, found these in the glove box this weekend when I broke the K5 out of storage. Rear seat hold down brackets and one front seat bracket. Cleaned them up and painted them. Pic's of my new pitman arm for the high steer. All painted up! Can't believe the price of the outer rocker assemblies, now and then, less then $20 back in the day and these still have GM stickers on them!
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #11
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

If i were you I would post those NOS rockers on ebay and sell them for about 3-400.00 then get some tri-plus ones for around 60-80...
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:35 PM   #12
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Why, cause I'll probably just bash them up anyway! No, these badboy's are going on this K5, didn't save them this long for nothing!
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #13
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Just got word from DIY4X, my shackle flip and shackles have been shipped! Should be here soon, sweet! Can't wait!
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:20 PM   #14
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Cool to see it underway - I know you've done your homework on Stage 4.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #15
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Thank you YJ! I hope so, ready to do it right. Got a pile of parts here ready to go and the pile is getting bigger everyday. I will have a lot of leftover stuff for sale after I swap to the 1 ton axles and will post stuff asap.Thank's again everybody!
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:54 PM   #16
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Glad to see you get going on it!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:31 PM   #17
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Thank's Dusty, I am almost ready to rip and tear this K5 into shape once again!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #18
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Just got word, my rear upper u-bolt plates, and assorted parts have been shipped from DIY4X ! YAAA! Weather permitting, going to try and fire it up this weekend. Fresh battery, some hi-octane fuel, new set of spark plugs, should be a go!
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Sweet - I hope it fires right up for you. Always a blast when parts are on the way. Got to know the office UPS guy real well a few years ago when I was doing lots to the 69 - he was a gearhead so he was always interested in what was coming from Jegs and other places.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:33 PM   #20
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Right on Yukon! My shackle flip kit and 6" cross tied shackles came today. Look real nice, going to clean and paint them asap. I was not sure on the rear shackle size, so I also have a set of 4.5" crosstied shackles coming along with the greasable bolts. That way I will have what I need on hand to set the rear ride height where I want it. Still waiting on my complete rear disc conversion kit for the 14 bolt to arrive. Oh, also got my new Dewalt 4.5" small H.D. angle grinder today, sweet! I will post up some pic's asap.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #21
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Going out right now to clean the shackle flip brackets, and 6" shackles. Prep for paint. Kinda funky looking insignia on the brackets, looks more like 7IY4X, I guess you can't cut out the "D" and make it look right! I will post up pic's later tonight before I spray them.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:21 PM   #22
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Here's some pic's! Next shipment of parts is coming tomorrow, USPS. Rear U-bolt plates, etc. Sweet!
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #23
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

More pic's of the shackle flip kit after it was painted. Change of plans, can't work on the K5 tomorrow, going to Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park in Harrison, MI. Taking my camera and riding along, going to take some pictures! It's their first year anniversary of the park and a friend and I are going and taking a few jeeps along to play with! Better pack a lunch! Pic's to follow.
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Thats a great truck here in tijuana we havr lake qhere you would like to use youer blazer look at the videos at you tube arrancones de lodo en la presa de tijuana
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Nice parts!
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