The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board > The 1973 - 1991 Blazers, Jimmys, and Suburbans Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2017, 03:59 PM   #26
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I could use a few more of those pillar pods. My friend made this one for me, he does not want to make more. He said it was a pita. I got to find someone to make these for squarebodies and the 67-72 era trucks as well. I paid quite a bit to have it made.
Attached Images
 
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 04:00 AM   #27
68Timber
I know the pieces fit
 
68Timber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
Posts: 4,921
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Chris Lucas sells those A-pillar pods, review of them HERE.
__________________
John

79 2wd Blazer (Bruiser)
85 M1009 Blazer (Sarge) build
74 Honda Z50 build
68Timber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 02:59 PM   #28
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by 68Timber View Post
Chris Lucas sells those A-pillar pods, review of them HERE.
Wow that is awesome. Those are way cheaper than paying for a one off again. I most likely will order a few. I do have to say that I kinda prefer a whole pillar replacement. You will have to drill holes for the wiring and mounting anyway. I think he has a better angle on his too. Mine are angled up ever so slightly.
Attached Images
  
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 03:15 PM   #29
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I like the longer taper to these pods, but you can see the angle on them.
Attached Images
 
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #30
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

So my most recent dilemma, took the saved up funds for 3.73 gear swap. I have been eating up belts right this truck in addition to super wobbly and noisey belts. Well a month ago I thought the bearing in the A/C compressor was failing but it was a bigger issue. Who would have thought that a harmonic balancer and crankshaft pulley would be so $$$. It took nearly a month to track down and receive.


I nearly pulled the 6.2 out and was considering a 5.3 swap. I have a complete motor, minus harness. It was going to be over $1000,so I opted to fix the diesel once more... I doubt I'll get the same mpg's with the 5.3 gas. I really want to just save up for a 12v swap.
Attached Images
    
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 10:55 PM   #31
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

The more I review this thread the more I realize how much I have done to this thing. It is a labor of love. This thing hauls my family around everywhere.

Joshua Tree So Cal
Hollister hills.
Attached Images
  
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 11:53 PM   #32
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Road trip shots
Mountain Home ID at Idaho tuff truck comp
Winnemuca NV heading to I'D
Attached Images
     
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 12:00 AM   #33
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Today's fun project. Steering column tilt r/r and cruise control switch replacement. What a pita! I am going to reassemble tomorrow. I got the 4 Torx bolts threadlocked and tight.
Attached Images
    
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 09:15 AM   #34
68Timber
I know the pieces fit
 
68Timber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
Posts: 4,921
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Ouch. I get to do that job on my 85 here in a week or two. Is it one of those jobs that fight you or just tedious?
__________________
John

79 2wd Blazer (Bruiser)
85 M1009 Blazer (Sarge) build
74 Honda Z50 build
68Timber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 01:44 PM   #35
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

A bit of both. Releasing the harness enough to pull the components is the biggest part. Once you do one, it will be quicker. The stupid key linkage and high beam for linkage are just a pita too. It is not as tough as it looks. 1\4" drive inverted torx will give you the room to tighten the 4 loose bolts. One could grind down a 3/8" drive one, but I had the smaller drive that fit well in side the cavity next to the shaft. Do not over torque them and add loctite.
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 01:55 AM   #36
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

My bad. Reassembly sucks. The high beam linkage rod to the back of switch sucks to hold together upon reassembly. I might have been cussing for a bit. I got it all back together. What a difference! I have two other columns waiting to fix now. I think I should be able to get them done in a reasonable amount of time.


After cleaning up, I found this.... Looks like I will be in there again soon. Fml. At least it feels tight.
Attached Images
  
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 02:00 AM   #37
68Timber
I know the pieces fit
 
68Timber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
Posts: 4,921
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I don't have tilt but I'm adding intermittent wipers so I get to replace the switch. I'm also replacing the ignition cylinder. I've never been into a column like that so I'm not looking forward to it. Have you considered putting a 6.5 turbo on your truck?
__________________
John

79 2wd Blazer (Bruiser)
85 M1009 Blazer (Sarge) build
74 Honda Z50 build
68Timber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 12:10 PM   #38
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by 68Timber View Post
I don't have tilt but I'm adding intermittent wipers so I get to replace the switch. I'm also replacing the ignition cylinder. I've never been into a column like that so I'm not looking forward to it. Have you considered putting a 6.5 turbo on your truck?
Like just a 6.5 turbo add on? Not really. I like the dependability, I don't want to push the old motor.

As far as a complete swap. I have considered it, but unless I find a whole donor truck for under $500(Cause that is my style), it will most likely stay until it blows. I actually found a free 6.5 truck, but my friend lives in WY. It would cost me over $1000 just in fuel. I want a 12v Conversion.
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 06:48 PM   #39
Front Range
Registered User
 
Front Range's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 250
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Off Topic question. Have you still got the RPO label in the glovebox? I'd like to know what the blue and silver color codes are if you have them.

I have the same blue silver combo 87 V20 but my RPO was missing from the glovebox.
__________________
Folks that throw dirt on you aren't always trying to hurt you, and folks that pull you out of a jam aren't always trying to help you. But the main point is when you're up to your nose in scat, keep your mouth shut.
Front Range is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2017, 01:14 AM   #40
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Front Range View Post
Off Topic question. Have you still got the RPO label in the glovebox? I'd like to know what the blue and silver color codes are if you have them.

I have the same blue silver combo 87 V20 but my RPO was missing from the glovebox.
I will take a peek tomorrow. I am tearing into the ball joints tonight.
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2017, 10:04 PM   #41
Willowrun
Senior Member
 
Willowrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 576
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Nice Suburban and nice to see you sticking with the 6.2 so far. I have a couple of rigs equipped with the 6.2 and although I don't drive them often they make me smile when I do.
I have a few tilts to tighten also....
Willowrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 01:33 PM   #42
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Front Range View Post
Off Topic question. Have you still got the RPO label in the glovebox? I'd like to know what the blue and silver color codes are if you have them.

I have the same blue silver combo 87 V20 but my RPO was missing from the glovebox.
Which one is it?
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #43
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willowrun View Post
Nice Suburban and nice to see you sticking with the 6.2 so far. I have a couple of rigs equipped with the 6.2 and although I don't drive them often they make me smile when I do.
I have a few tilts to tighten also....
I would keep the 6.2 forever if it lasts.

No sure if I will keep it when it goes for real.

Then again, I am too cheap to buy a 12v conversion.
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 12:42 AM   #44
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Front Range View Post
Off Topic question. Have you still got the RPO label in the glovebox? I'd like to know what the blue and silver color codes are if you have them.

I have the same blue silver combo 87 V20 but my RPO was missing from the glovebox.
Sorry, I thought I posted a pic. I am not sure if this helps.
Attached Images
 
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 12:49 AM   #45
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

That is a crap shot. I will try again. I was literally watching paint dry a few moments ago.
I really don't hate doing balljoints. It just seems like every truck or front axle I have bought, has needed them replaced.
Attached Images
  
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 04:32 PM   #46
phillipm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 398
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Great thread. Thanks for keeping it updated.
phillipm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 10:47 PM   #47
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Front Range View Post
Off Topic question. Have you still got the RPO label in the glovebox? I'd like to know what the blue and silver color codes are if you have them.

I have the same blue silver combo 87 V20 but my RPO was missing from the glovebox.
Here is a better pic.


Who can brake this list down for me?
Attached Images
 
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2017, 12:14 AM   #48
Front Range
Registered User
 
Front Range's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 250
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Thank you, much appreciated.
__________________
Folks that throw dirt on you aren't always trying to hurt you, and folks that pull you out of a jam aren't always trying to help you. But the main point is when you're up to your nose in scat, keep your mouth shut.
Front Range is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2017, 06:00 AM   #49
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

So I work the counter at a small mom and pop auto parts store that has been around since the 60's that also has a in house machine shop. So it's nice to be able to press balljoints and turn rotors when I need them. We also have a hot tank, parts washer, and blast cabinet, hydro press, surfacer, head plainer, boring machince, small lathe,and we do in house battery cables, and offer steel, and aluminum welding. It sure simplifies my life sometimes.




I got a chance to reassemble the pass side. I will get to the other side tomorow.
Attached Images
  
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2017, 06:03 AM   #50
Jsfucttruck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aptos
Posts: 299
Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

For some reason I have always felt as if my Burb had a mean rake to it since the 14bff swap, but this pic makes it look pretty level.
Attached Images
 
Jsfucttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com