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Old 08-01-2019, 09:55 AM   #876
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Can I get info on this. Pretty cool

Post 98 of my build has more details.

Short story is that it's a damper from a 2014-19 truck mounted inside the tailgate.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:34 AM   #877
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Post 98 of my build has more details.

Short story is that it's a damper from a 2014-19 truck mounted inside the tailgate.
Good idea...thanks
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:35 PM   #878
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

Swapped one Grant GT wheel out for another...been waiting to install the walnut one for awhile now.

I also fixed the turn signal cam while I was in there that has been broken since I bought the truck.

Slowly working on the interior as I get time and parts. I already picked up a set of parchment buckets that will be replacing the seats that are in this rig now.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:20 AM   #879
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

Took the K5 5 to Menard's Chevy Show Denver
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:30 PM   #880
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Took the K5 5 to Menard's Chevy Show Denver
Looks like one clean k5
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:02 PM   #881
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Looked very nice. Looked like a nice show.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:38 PM   #882
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Cleaned out all the mouse turds.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:49 AM   #883
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Installed my newly purchased 15x8 rims and tires!
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:51 AM   #884
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I started replacing the corroded brake lines with copper alloy lines but run into areas I couldn't reach. So I ended paying the local repair shop to finish the job. Cost me $225.00 labor.
I have a question: I went to a reputable shop for the line replacements and they told me they are not licensed to work on vehicles 1972 and older ! I never heard of such a thing. Anyone hear anything like that. This is in Michigan.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:42 PM   #885
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Cut some patch panels on the doors.... fought with some frozen u bolts prepping for the new front axle this coming weekend while simultaneously using mass amounts of profanity. After a couple beers decided they will get the good old fire wrench
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:11 AM   #886
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

Sometimes the fire wrench is the only way. Especially on trucks that are almost 50 years old now.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:15 PM   #887
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(Actually a couple days ago..) Installed new seats, so my kids have shoulder belts. These are from a 2010 Escalade.

I did the mounting a little different than others. I don't care about the removable rails for the rears, so I removed all of the brackets, which leaves you with seats with nice flat bottoms and flat metal tabs to mount to. I welded a simple metal frame, which reused the legs off the original seats (bolts into the stock mounts in the floor). I have amplifiers under the seat that I wanted clearance for. The Drivers side also only used the seat, stripped of all the factory frame, and then mounted pretty easily to my pre-existing sliders. The passenger seat kept the flip/fold base from the Cadillac, it's nice and flips up like it was meant for the Jimmy.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:49 PM   #888
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(Actually a couple days ago..) Installed new seats, so my kids have shoulder belts. These are from a 2010 Escalade.

I did the mounting a little different than others. I don't care about the removable rails for the rears, so I removed all of the brackets, which leaves you with seats with nice flat bottoms and flat metal tabs to mount to. I welded a simple metal frame, which reused the legs off the original seats (bolts into the stock mounts in the floor). I have amplifiers under the seat that I wanted clearance for. The Drivers side also only used the seat, stripped of all the factory frame, and then mounted pretty easily to my pre-existing sliders. The passenger seat kept the flip/fold base from the Cadillac, it's nice and flips up like it was meant for the Jimmy.
Looks real nice. I want to do the same at some point.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:42 AM   #889
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

I installed some American Billet tail light bezels. If you're not using factory trim, these are awesome...

https://allamericanbilletstore.com/1...-btl-6772-c10/

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Old 08-26-2019, 06:03 PM   #890
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(Actually a couple days ago..) Installed new seats, so my kids have shoulder belts. These are from a 2010 Escalade.

I did the mounting a little different than others. I don't care about the removable rails for the rears, so I removed all of the brackets, which leaves you with seats with nice flat bottoms and flat metal tabs to mount to. I welded a simple metal frame, which reused the legs off the original seats (bolts into the stock mounts in the floor). I have amplifiers under the seat that I wanted clearance for. The Drivers side also only used the seat, stripped of all the factory frame, and then mounted pretty easily to my pre-existing sliders. The passenger seat kept the flip/fold base from the Cadillac, it's nice and flips up like it was meant for the Jimmy.
Great looking truck.. Small world. I saw it in the Kroger parking lot in Lake Orion on Saturday and admired the seats!
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:13 PM   #891
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Installing an American Autowire builder harness... I decided to install some flange mount Deutsche connectors on the firewall for the front and rear light harness ...
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:35 PM   #892
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Hooked the sending unit up and seen my gas gauge works. Kind of want to go get some gas just to watch the needle go up.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:09 PM   #893
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Made progress on my floor removal and rebuild project
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:49 PM   #894
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Washed and waxed for fall!
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:23 PM   #895
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Installed double wall top for the winter.
Not sure if others have done this, but it's usually an all day job getting bolt holes to line up and to get everything to thread properly.
This year I cut down some bolts and essentially pre-installed studs into the top. Dropped the top and everything was lined up in one shot.
Major time saver. And I didn't have to worry near as much about cross-threading a bolt into an ancient captured nut.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #896
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This year I cut down some bolts and essentially pre-installed studs into the top. Dropped the top and everything was lined up in one shot.
Major time saver. And I didn't have to worry near as much about cross-threading a bolt into an ancient captured nut.
I thought about doing that but was thinking it would be just as hard to line up and drop at the same time without scratching the paint on the bed pretty badly. Plus I already have like four or five bolts broken off inside the top that I canít get out already. So I only have to line up four bolts per side right now. But my top is on for winter as well.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:47 PM   #897
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Top partially on for the winter
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Old Yesterday, 03:03 PM   #898
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

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Installed double wall top for the winter.
Not sure if others have done this, but it's usually an all day job getting bolt holes to line up and to get everything to thread properly.
This year I cut down some bolts and essentially pre-installed studs into the top. Dropped the top and everything was lined up in one shot.
Major time saver. And I didn't have to worry near as much about cross-threading a bolt into an ancient captured nut.
Can you elaborate on how your system of cutting down bolts and pre-installing studs into the top works? I agree that trying line up the bolts with the capture nut without cross threading is challenging.

Is there is a more efficient way to reinstall the tops on these Blazers/Jimmies?

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