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Old 07-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Project: Bolt one on

Start with a California 70 K5 tub and frame.

add 52" springs in the front and 56" springs in the rear, 6" of total lift.

Add a D60 front, 14B rear, 4.56 gears with Detroit lockers front and rear. High steer, a Black Box by Northwest fab and a NP205 with Furd guts behind a 4L60. 383 Vortec stroker for motivation.

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Old 07-13-2007, 01:53 AM   #2
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Sure, looks like a good candidate.

Is this how it currently sits?
Would need a frame with mounts under it to do it right.

Nice parts list, is the 4L60 built?
What tire size is he going to run?
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Sure, looks like a good candidate.

Is this how it currently sits?
Would need a frame with mounts under it to do it right.

Nice parts list, is the 4L60 built?
What tire size is he going to run?
Looks like it needs floor patches and possibly an outer rocker.

This is how it currently is.

Frame's in my yard, waiting to get sandblasted, hot dipped galvanized and painted.

4L60 is built, Corvette servos and all that crap. Going to run a 39.5" Pitbull Rocker on re-centered H1 rims.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: Project: Bolt one on

Looks like a good recipe!
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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Looks like a good recipe!
Thanks... it's been done before and when tuned works well.

Can you post those pictures back up on my other thread? I'd like to see that C/30 that was converted again. I am working on it, too.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:38 AM   #7
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Can you post those pictures back up on my other thread? I'd like to see that C/30 that was converted again. I am working on it, too.
My site has been down the last couple days and my very nice buddy who hosts it for free is on vacation - should be up in a day or two.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:06 PM   #8
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working on the frame today...

Got a box (108lbs !) of freight coming. Wanted to be ready...

IN order to fit the 52" springs in front, the original (and banged up) spring hangers in front need to come off, as does the body mount.

Gary and I got that done today. We also got the 1 ton frame ready to go and stacked both on top of the beater truck...

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #9
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This is what goes in it's place:


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Old 07-15-2007, 12:08 PM   #10
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Re: Project: Bolt one on

where did you get that front spring hanger from ???? looks like a off road design peice ????
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:14 PM   #11
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where did you get that front spring hanger from ???? looks like a off road design peice ????
http://diy4x.com/suspension.htm

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We've designed a mounting kit for installing 52" springs on your first generation (69-72') fullsize Chevy or GMC. This is a more complete kit than our 2nd generation B52 kit as the modification is more extensive.

The kit includes, the front spring hangers, shackle eye hanger and 6" shackles standard as well as all the hardware required to make the swap, every bolt required is included!. Poly urethanes are included in the frame eye hanger. All you need to add is a pair of 52" springs!

Some modifications required to install this kit include, trimming of the forward cab mount and modifications to the shift linkage on automatic transmission trucks or better yet, cable shift it!
I don't think ORD does one of these.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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I don't think ORD does one of these.
How much was that kit and what is the benefit of it? I assume they are longer length front springs than stock for a better ride?

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Hey Jon,
Was away for a few days, pm returned.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:17 AM   #14
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How much was that kit and what is the benefit of it? I assume they are longer length front springs than stock for a better ride?
Pricing and some information is right on that page you quoted

Yes, a longer spring is a flexier spring. Better ride, better traction. You also get 4" of lift out of stock spring. We're running a 2" Skyjacker for 6" of total lift.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:39 AM   #15
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should be a beast...
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Re: Project: Bolt one on

wish i would have seen that before i got all my stuff for my blazer
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #17
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Frame's in my yard, waiting to get sandblasted, hot dipped galvanized and painted.
It's be alot easier if it were on the frame as a roller with the body mounts installed.
Be better for fit and finish of the panels too.

I'll take Bill the pics, talk it over with him and we'll figure it out.

Nice trailer BTW.
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It's be alot easier if it were on the frame as a roller with the body mounts installed.
Be better for fit and finish of the panels too.

I'll take Bill the pics, talk it over with him and we'll figure it out.

Nice trailer BTW.
We should have the frame(s) back from blast and paint shortly. So mounting it down onto a roller is not impossible. I get the other brackets and stuff I need to mount the suspension on Wednesday, according to the DHL website.

The trailer's a piece of 400.00 crap. It's what I paid for it, but it's good at holding the body tub up.

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Got the brackets in today... DHL really moves fast!

These things are HEAVY:

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:28 AM   #20
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Definitely look heavy duty. How soon until you start getting them installed?
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Definitely look heavy duty. How soon until you start getting them installed?
I should be picking up the frames and axles today from Blast and Paint.

I already have the old mounts off... I also have the springs, I'll need to assemble the axles.

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:49 AM   #22
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Hey DOOOOD! Hope all is well!

So your building two rigs?
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:00 AM   #23
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Hey DOOOOD! Hope all is well!

So your building two rigs?
Heh, more than 2 . Things are awesome. Liking NH as we have family here, missing riding and some of my friends in CA.

  1. Finishing up my Jeep.
  2. Working on a K5.
  3. Working on a K10.
  4. Working on a K30.
  5. Working on a Buggy.


The K10 and Buggy are for other folks... I am doing project management and grunt work on most of it.

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WOW!
Mr. Project you are! hahaha

Well good! Glad to hear the EastCoast is doing you good!
Have Fun and best of luck with your 8million projects hahaaa
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #25
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