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Old 08-11-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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here's what i have been up to

i started 4wd to 2wd swap and vice versa
day 1 disassembly



day 2 was spent pulling the front axles out of both trucks and cleaning the frame rails
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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day 3 finished cleaning the frame rails and made templates for them

used the template to mark holes then test fit

test fit is perfect all measurements are within 1/32 of an inch. tomorrow i will raise the frame back up and drill the holes clean the crossmember and bolt it in (before anybody asks about the milk crates they are only there to prevent the crossmember from rolling over they are not supporting any weight)
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looks good, hope to see the rest of the swap as you get through it
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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thats my plan
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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day 4: i did not get a whole lot done today (had to work late). by the time i got home i only had about an hour of daylight left so i drilled a few holes and test fit a few of the brackets. hopefully i won't have to work so late this weekend.
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:11 AM   #6
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Ok maybe you posted this and I missed it, but what are you going to end up with? Is the truck going to be 4wd and the Blazer a 2wd? Is there a reason for all this work? I know there must be a method to your madness so bring us up to date on what your doing....
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:46 AM   #7
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yes, the truck will be 4wd and the blazer a 2wd, the truck is pretty rough and will make a nice toy....the blazer is pretty decent and will make a nice daily driver. i really wanted a 2wd blazer and i could not find one this nice for the price (i got both of these trucks for less than half of what the blazer booked out at). the blazer will soon take over daily driver duty so i can finally get my 68' to the body shop. and the truck, i have already someone interested in taking it off my hands when i get it rolling.

did i leave anything out.
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:50 AM   #8
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yes, the truck will be 4wd and the blazer a 2wd.....
did i leave anything out.
Nope, I think that covers it. I assumed it was something like that but I wasn't sure. Keep the progress reports and pics coming....
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are you going to swap the rear spring hangers on both trucks? if im not mistaken, they are different between 2wd and 4wd.
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Old 08-13-2005, 03:56 PM   #10
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yes, but i want to complete the front ends first
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:57 AM   #11
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why swap hangars? why not just swap rearends? and leave leafs intact? im assuming you are swapping to get like bolt patterns all the way around?
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:17 PM   #12
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the 4wd rear hangers are longer than the 2wd
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day 5: did not touch the trucks....had to help a buddy move
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day 6: got home from work about 4:30 today got changed went out,took some measurements drilled a few more holes, test fit the 4wd eng mount brackets in the pick-up, then the sky opened up and it started pouring. needless to say i didn't get to much further along today
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:44 AM   #15
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day 7: is it ever going to stop raining...it started raining about 30min after i got home from work....so i got nothing done once again
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:40 PM   #16
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day 8: @#$%^& rain

day 9: got called into work and was stuck there all night
day 10: made some big progress today......finished drilling most of the holes in the pick-up's frame.......mounted everthing except the 4wd front x-member....gotta little tweaking to do to get the axle in there....will get fresh pics in the morning...worked on it til dark
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:22 PM   #17
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Lightened them up a bit, if you dont mind.
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Lightened them up a bit, if you dont mind.
I editededededed your edit....
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thanks for brightening up those pics
heres the pics for day 10 i waited til this morning to take them


as you can see i still got to mount shocks, steering box, brake lines, and swap out front crossmembers so i can mount the sway bar.
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day 11: finally got the front end mounted in the blazer

i still gotta do the shocks, steering, brake lines, swap the front crossmember so the 4wd can have its sway bar, and mount the 2wd sway bar.
but they both look alot different
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wait for it to cool off a bit then i will get back to work.
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:40 AM   #22
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Lots of work... I admire your spunk!!
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:31 PM   #23
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sorry about not having a report in awhile. been working alot. anyway got a couple of days off this week maybe i can get something done. today - i got everything mounted on the blazer except for the brake lines. try to get pics tomorrow. tomorrow i plan to get the front end complete on the pick-up. then its on to the rear swap.
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here yesterdays progress, with todays completeing the brake lines on the blazer

and i got the front end completed on the pickup as well, i still gotta secure the tank vent line.
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sat morning when i get off work it will be time to start to the rear end swap
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