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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, 04:06 PM   #7
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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   #8
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So badass!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #9
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That is so nice.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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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   #11
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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   #12
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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   #13
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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   #14
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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   #15
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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   #16
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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   #17
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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   #18
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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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Old 04-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #19
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BADASS!!!

Did you do anything to the front end for the added weight?

Thats a low hp/tq cummins, but how much will the stock frame hold without twisting?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #20
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Very sweet ride! perfect lift, wheel and tire combo.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #21
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Thanks guys. For the extra weight up front I had Alcan build me the 6" lift springs for front. I also boxed the front frame from the firewall forward.

The suspension and tires consists of:
6" Alcan front springs
4" ORD rear springs
ORD shackle flip
ORD 1" zero rate for the rear to move axle back to center wheel well

37" 12.50 BFG KM2 Tires
Weld Cheyenne 8 17x10 Wheels
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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Small update: I stopped by body shop today and grabbed some progress pics. He is hoping to have the body painted this week. Everything else is done I hope to get it back end of next week.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #23
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:17 AM   #24
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Wow!!!! is all i can say, great job. What a transformation.

Few questions for you.

Where did you get the engine crossmember from and the mounting brackets for your hydroboost?

Keep the pics coming and post some vid when all done. I want to see it in action.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #25
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Looks great, love the engine!

Cant wait to see the finished color. Thats the same color mine is and have debated on changing it.
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