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Old 04-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Project Eat Soot

Gents, I frequent this site almost every day and have failed to make my own build thread. I have been working on the Blazer for 2 years and am getting closer to getting it done. I have a ton of pictures, it may just be a picture book. I bought the Blazer for $1500 and drove it home and immediately tore it down. I have alot of blood sweat and tears in this project. Specs are 1972 K5 pretty plain jane model. 91 Cummins non-intercooled may add later, 94 Dodge NV4500hd 5 speed, GM 14bolt rear 4.10, GM Dana 60 front, 4 wheel disc brakes with Hydroboost. Sorry for late build thread. Lots of pics though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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Cross over steering Dana 60, 14Bolt
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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Cummins, 14 bolt
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Bought tires and wheels, fitting Cummins
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Nice! Like the pic's!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #7
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more pics of progress....
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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more misc pics....
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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getting ready for paint..
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #11
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ok....last set....these are current pics, it's at the body shop as we speak.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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these were taken today....I dropped off the cowl hood today and snapped these pics...
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #14
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sorry, for the crappy build thread I should started from the beginning any questions please ask.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #15
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So badass!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #16
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That is so nice.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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Very well done, never thought a diesel would fit in there....looks great
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, The Cummins fits in there like it supposed to be there. Didn't touch the firewall and just added a electric fan because of too tight of a clearance for a mechanical unit....more random pics.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #19
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man i wish some of yall were my neighbors, i would love to see that thing everytime i walk out the front door
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #20
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I stopped by the body shop yesterday to drop off some door hinge pins and bushings....snapped a few progress pics. Excited to get it back soon.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #21
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Great build. Keep posting updates with pics. Details and pics of everything it took to drop the Cummins in would be awesome. I would like to build a 3/4 ton 4wd with one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:40 AM   #22
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I like it, although I find the "Dodge Ram" thing on the crossover manifold a bit bothersome, It would be one thing if it was a Dodge or even a Chrysler made, designed engine but it isn't, it's a Cummins. You should try and find a "Cummins" version of that part. Is there such a thing?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #23
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I like it, although I find the "Dodge Ram" thing on the crossover manifold a bit bothersome, It would be one thing if it was a Dodge or even a Chrysler made, designed engine but it isn't, it's a Cummins. You should try and find a "Cummins" version of that part. Is there such a thing?
I wonder how hard it would be to just machine the "Dodge Ram" off the top of the existing cast iron?

For extra coolness figure out a way to install K/5 Blazer script in it's place.....
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #24
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Yeah guys it does look like garbage. I have most of the parts to change it to an intercooled engine which that cross over will be gone. Or I just might make a new crossover I hear they are pretty restrictive. I'm not 100% sold on the intercooler because I don't believe I need it for a truck not towing and pushing a ton of power.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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It doesn't look like garbage it just doesn't seem to belong. It's actually a pretty cool cast piece. Me? I'd be perfectly OK with just milling off the "Dodge Ram" part and leaving the "Cummins Turbo Diesel" part. I wonder if there is the same part available off of a marine or industrial engine?
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