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Old 03-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Project 6 Point Oh

I've decided to start a build thread after working on my 72 K5 Blazer for almost two years. I was just going to get it drivable and not do a restoration, but I couldn't stop myself LOL. Now I'm in the process of a frame off restoration, and dropping in a 6.0 LQ9 and a 4L60. I don't get much time off from work, so the process is slow, but steady. I was a mechanic years ago and worked on tons of these old trucks, but I got out of the business way before LS motors were introduced, so I will be needing advice on that end. I've taken tons of pics along the way and will post a few. Three things I don't do are transmissions, and paint and body work. Everything else I plan on doing myself.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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This is what it looked like when I went to buy it. Sitting outside with no top on, roll bar in backwards, wiring pulled out, no brakes, and barely running.
The truck looked good from a distance, but was really rough up close. The floor was toast but I couldn't tell because of a thick coat of fiberglass covering the damage. The gas door install was horrible and covered up by LOTS of bondo. The patch for the original gas neck hole was a thick layer of bondo too.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #4
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I think the only thing electrical that worked was the ignition switch and an external horn button. lol
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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Got the double wall top back on it and got it home. I don't think the top had been on it in a long time. It had been outside with no top, exposed to the elements for no telling how long.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:13 PM   #6
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:21 PM   #7
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Got the front clip off and the motor and trans out.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:25 PM   #8
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Found a 2003 6.0ltr out of an Escalade with 77K on it.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:31 PM   #9
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I could tell there was going to be issues lol.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #10
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Looks like it used to be white. The SPID was gone, so I wasn't sure.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:58 PM   #13
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The wiring had more butt connectors and electrical tape than I'd seen in a while.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:00 PM   #14
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Looks awesome!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #15
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Vin plate match title? Ill watch
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LS motor mount from Pacific Fabrication, 4L60 to NP205 adapter from Advance adaptors, and a Ididit tilt steering column.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #17
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Yes VIN plate does match.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:16 PM   #18
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Oh boy
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Rusted out inner fender and a bonus quart of oil!
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At least the rocker boxes underneath were good.
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They had brazed a piece of metal behind the original gas neck hole, then filled the rest with bondo!!!
It looked like a hockey puck went in there.
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That's gonna have to be replaced and redone correctly. So far this truck needs everything.
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