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Old 05-17-2016, 11:48 PM   #1
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Project Sloppy Jo.....

Why Sloppy Jo,
Cause it is a hot mess.......

My 72 Blazer has seen better days, but I am going to tear it down, fix all these high speed patches and make it a 4.8/4L60E/NP205......

Lots of sloppy work, hence the name.....

I will do it all myself to include painting.

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:54 PM   #2
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Look,
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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:55 PM   #3
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I'll start cutting it out this week and getting the correct patch panels ordered.....


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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:00 AM   #4
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This shroud has seen better days.......

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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #5
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Re: Project Sloppy Jo.....

Congrats on the new project!

Keep us posted with pictures and progress.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:19 AM   #6
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Good luck on the project ! Just wondering why you'll be using a 4.8 and not a 5.3? I assume you already have a donor truck?
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:09 PM   #7
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Good luck on the project ! Just wondering why you'll be using a 4.8 and not a 5.3? I assume you already have a donor truck?
I don't have the luxury of junk yards that are close to me. I scrub the list for LS package vehicles, looking at cost and efficiency and the 4.8 is a good little engine.

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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #8
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I don't have the luxury of junk yards that are close to me. I scrub the list for LS package vehicles, looking at cost and efficiency and the 4.8 is a good little engine.

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Here's a great read on 4.8 vs 5.3
http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/eng...e-ls-slugfest/
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
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Thanks Tomo,

I have read that article. I am not looking for big HP numbers, just a reliable engine that is efficient. Have you had bad experience with the 4.8?

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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #10
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Thanks Tomo,

I have read that article. I am not looking for big HP numbers, just a reliable engine that is efficient. Have you had bad experience with the 4.8?

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I actually have no experience with the 4.8. I have had 2 silverados with the 5.3 and love the engine. The way I understand the article they are both great and the 4.8 only makes a little less power - sounds like it will work great in your blazer. I am considering an LS swap in my new project and may be more open to the little guy now!
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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I actually have no experience with the 4.8. I have had 2 silverados with the 5.3 and love the engine. The way I understand the article they are both great and the 4.8 only makes a little less power - sounds like it will work great in your blazer. I am considering an LS swap in my new project and may be more open to the little guy now!
Good deal.

I am doing the body work now, will get into the drivetrain soon.

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks......Under the knife
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:57 PM   #12
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I don't have the luxury of junk yards that are close to me. I scrub the list for LS package vehicles, looking at cost and efficiency and the 4.8 is a good little engine.

Thoughts?

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I got lucky on my build and found a complete 03 Sierra with a 5.3 for $500.
The best advice I can give you if you're doing a swap, is buy a complete running vehicle. You'll be shocked at how many small parts you'll need/use off of the donor vehicle. Buying just the engine, trans and computer from a wrecker IMHO is not the way to go.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:57 PM   #13
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Thanks Hemi,

I dont have that luxury here in the Vista. I have to drive all over the place to find what I need. I am looking though....

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I got lucky on my build and found a complete 03 Sierra with a 5.3 for $500.
The best advice I can give you if you're doing a swap, is buy a complete running vehicle. You'll be shocked at how many small parts you'll need/use off of the donor vehicle. Buying just the engine, trans and computer from a wrecker IMHO is not the way to go.
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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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These may qualify for expedient patches of the year. Must have been on one of those flip it fast shows......Sad.....

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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More "how not to repair floors" madness.....Found this on one frame horn.....The other one looks ok so far.....

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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It was a good parts day for SJ, picked up all the transfer parts off a 90 Burb and got a set of near new camaro manifolds with cats.......

Good day indeed.......

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:46 PM   #17
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Hey Smitty,
Nice project. The hulk build in my signature. I am running the 4.8/4L60E with a NP241. since it is in a 4x4 I put a nice little Comp cam in it and changed the valve springs other than that its all stock.

I am on board with your build....
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Im interested in seeing how the 4l60 and 241 go together - from what I have read so far some go together with no adapter and some require an adapter (I believe from a 700r4).
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goes together great!!!
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goes together great!!!
Good to know - what year trans and transfer case do you have?
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motor/trans out of a 2008 truck and np241 transfer case out of a 1991 burb.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:24 PM   #22
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Good parts day for SJ. Picked up a Ram seat for the front and mutt seat for the back, luckily it fits. Picked up some parts of a wrecked 06 4.8, wanted to get the airbox, but it was a victim of the crash .....Oh well, still was a good day.

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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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Got a parts list of what ill need before i junk the donor blazer? hemi43
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70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

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