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Old 12-23-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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This project needs a name

I picked up this 91 Blazer to get me through the Dakota winter, and will be my daily driver for the next few months. Then I need to figure out what to do with her. For now, this little Beast is getting axle seals replaced, brakes worked, steering components replaced and a general clean up.

She was a Wildlife Service rig, so everything (but the trans) is manual; door windows, lock out hubs, door locks, etc. It would have been amazing to find one that was a manual trans, but I'm dealing with the local economy, here. Finding this took months of looking and disappointing test drives!

Anyway, I need a name for this ugly duck. Any ideas?

I'm just starting to read Blazer threads~ I can't wait to see what's been done, out there! This forum has always been a source of inspiration and know-how, through my last build of Miss Olive. I'm looking forward to sharing and learning with the Blazer side of the House!

Out of the starting gate, I'll be searching the forum for:
Front axle seal replacement tips~
Any hidden challenges to rebuilding the brakes~
Driver seat frame repair/upgrade (from leaned back low rider broke to sitting up straight at the adults table)~
Driving tips with this 4wd set up. Is it the same as my 69 CJ5 with manual locking hubs?
Mild tire/wheel/lift upgrade~ how big a tire fits without a lift? Do I have a lift? It sits pretty high, already~

That's it, at this point. I have my homework to do, and will be reaching out to some of you, after reading through these great posts, here on this forum. Can't wait to see where this goes!

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Old 12-25-2017, 06:47 AM   #2
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Re: This project needs a name

how about.... Ginger?
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: This project needs a name

Nice truck! I see AC, she's not too "base". Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:43 AM   #4
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I think you already named it: "ugly duck"
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #5
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I say,

"Mrs. Kravitz"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mdFctlvB3w

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Old 12-26-2017, 12:15 AM   #6
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Those are awesome! Mrs. Kravitz was right on, Rideair! Ginger was pretty good, too... I've got a few red beards around the block that would appreciate that. She is one ugly duck!

Merry Christmas, all!
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:39 PM   #7
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Replaced the front axle seals, and u joints today. The steering rods and shocks should be in tomorrow.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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The manual lock out hub they would have put in when the stock auto locking hubs messed up.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #9
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I think she is a nice ride. Nothing wrong with plain, easy to take care of.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:46 AM   #10
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Hey, Zook! Thanks~ you wouldn't know where I could find a driver seat frame, or entire assembly? This one comes preloaded to "Gangsta ride"... LOL. Not sure if it's a broken seat back rail, or wallered out fold over mechanism. Or maybe just foam wore out. Hard to tell.

Went on the first road trip and the trans goes into nuclear melt down. Recently overhauled and sent back to that shop for warrantee work. Trans was so hot, even after sitting for 30 minutes in -20, still sizzled skin to the touch. No indication of a problem, just smelled funny during a fill up. Looked underneath, trans fluid dripping from everything. Looks like it blew the vent line after overheating. Dang it. 170 miles from home, too...

Had it towed home, I'm a state away at work. They have two weeks to fix it, before I want it back! Wonder if they'll make that. It's a 700r4. Weird.
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