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Old 07-25-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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project draggin K5 revisited

i figured i would go thru and get all the pics up since the last thread lost most of them, i will do my best to keep them in order. i started by going to colorado and picking up a 78 4x4 blazer fully loaded, bonanza package and all. well lets get started.

static dropped and about to get a 3.5 Z.




got the Z done and getting the suspension back together



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited



the a/c has to go, im going with classic auto air.



test fit to see how much of the floor needs to be cut.

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

gotta love the classic 70's orange, im having trouble finding this color, i would like to keep the interior as original as possible.



and final fit





i ended up changing to vortec heads and using headers for a jeep 350 swap.




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Old 07-25-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

got it back together before it got cold here in tx



and put it in the back yard so the city will leave me alone for the time being.



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

once it warmed up i got started on the rear.



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:21 PM   #7
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

got the notches in





notched the 2x5 1/4 wall tube to fit around the tub

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:26 PM   #8
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

fit the tub from the Z all the way to where the frame goes up and over the axle. and boxed the frame the rest of the way.






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Old 07-25-2008, 11:29 PM   #9
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mounted the upper bars to the rear end




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Old 07-25-2008, 11:32 PM   #10
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built the bridge



and bag mounts



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:34 PM   #11
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited



close up of the modified tranny crossmember



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:36 PM   #12
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

layin hard on the bumper



up



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:38 PM   #13
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

just barely sitting on the tire



added some 1/2 plate for dragging



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:41 PM   #14
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #15
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

its first time out



flaming river helped out with the steering



all back together again





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Old 07-25-2008, 11:48 PM   #16
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

tucking 22x9.5 wheels 305/40/22 tires, i have smaller tires for the front so the hood doesnt push up off the hinges





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Old 07-25-2008, 11:51 PM   #17
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:54 PM   #18
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out for a cruise ridin low





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Old 07-25-2008, 11:55 PM   #19
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and the end result DRAG!!!!!!!

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:29 AM   #20
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

Man!! you have a lot of work in that thing.. Thanks for posting this again...
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #21
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

very very cool, whats next? thanks for all of the pictures
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:46 PM   #22
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very nice work.. great looking ride. What fuel tank are you running?
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:54 PM   #23
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Re: project draggin K5 revisited

Looks real good laid out. Keith did a good job on the rear floor. I need to take my c10 to him to get z'ed asap.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:58 AM   #24
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Man!! you have a lot of work in that thing.. Thanks for posting this again...
no problem, n2trux asked me to relist all the pics on the last thread. i figured this would be easier.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #25
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very very cool, whats next? thanks for all of the pictures
up next, im pulling the motor again smoothing the fire wall and completely different drive train is going in, i was thinking gen lll swap.
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