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Old 03-30-2015, 12:24 PM   #226
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Oh yea, i almost forgot. I got the wheels and tires on. I went in a little bit of a different direction than what i was originally planning. They are Mickey Thompson 17x9 Classic III wheels with 33/12.5r17 Mickey Thompson MTZ tires.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:41 PM   #227
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I like that wheel/tire set up. I ended up doing the same thing. Went with bigger wheels and tried to keep the old school bullet hole wheel theme.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:30 AM   #228
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That is one beautiful truck. Well done on a great build
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:16 AM   #229
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I like that wheel/tire set up. I ended up doing the same thing. Went with bigger wheels and tried to keep the old school bullet hole wheel theme.
Thanks, I just wasn't sure if the late model style rims would have looked good. Good luck on your swap. Unfortunately, without a bunch of custom machining the advanced adapters 4l60e to NP205 kit is about the only way to go.

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That is one beautiful truck. Well done on a great build
Thanks Jim. Glad you are back at it. Take care.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:45 PM   #230
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I will be the guy driving like Grandpa scared i am going to put a scratch in it. LOL
It really looks great.
I'll be sure to keep an eye out for you Grandpa
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM   #231
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Your blazer is turning out great. Hope to see it burning up the streets this summer?

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Old 04-01-2015, 01:56 PM   #232
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Well done. You know I love that color combo.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:48 AM   #233
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Not a whole lot to report. I am pretty much done and just waiting to get my seats and rear panels back from the upholsterer. Here are a few pictures with the bumpers and trim on.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:53 AM   #234
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I did buy a soft top fro MIDUNES on the parts board and installed it last night. Hopefully i will get my seats back and be able to actually drive it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:06 AM   #235
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Set in a milk crate and drive it!!!!! That is awesome! Good work!
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:02 AM   #236
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That looks so good. Great job.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:07 AM   #237
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Set in a milk crate and drive it!!!!! That is awesome! Good work!
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That looks so good. Great job.
Thanks guys! I have been seriously considering buying a couple of those beach chairs that sit real low to the ground (i have already tried a regular lawn chair it it is way too tall) and anchoring them in with a couple of conduit straps and going for a cruise but the weather has not been that great yet. Give me a couple warm sunny days and it is going to happen!
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:30 AM   #238
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Awsome work! I really like the way your engine swap looks stock, like your Jimmy came from the factory with it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:54 PM   #239
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Milk crate works good. Just have to hold on tight with no back on it. Push it all the way back to the rear lifted lip so it doesn't slide.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:25 PM   #240
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Wow nice jimmy its super clean
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:22 AM   #241
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Awsome work! I really like the way your engine swap looks stock, like your Jimmy came from the factory with it.
Thanks, that is a great compliment. The factory look was what i was after.

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Milk crate works good. Just have to hold on tight with no back on it. Push it all the way back to the rear lifted lip so it doesn't slide.
I used a small bucket this weekend for some short rides. I just want to make sure everything is good and so far there have not been any problems.

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Thank you!
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #242
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I have upholstery problems, well upholsterer problems i should say. I fired him last night so now i need to find some one else to finish up my seats.

To make a long story short he has had my seats since early March and always had an excuse on why it was taking so long. He did manage to get me the pieces that i told him were low priority done like the rear panels and they look pretty good. Come to find out he was having trouble with the seat backs since the new foam was a little thicker and he couldn't use the old covers as patterns. He just wasn't skilled enough to do a custom job like this.

Anyways I'm on the hunt for a new upholsterer. Can anyone recommend any body close to me?

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:48 AM   #243
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Appearance Products Inc
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Not super close to you & I've never used them personally but I know a few people who have & they do a real good job & stand behind their work but are expensive. I work right down the road from them & there is always really nice stuff getting work done there.

Or Mark's Upholstering & Auto Trm in Jenison, MI. He has done several project for both me & my dad. He is a smaller 1 man shop but does good work. I already talked to him about doing my Blazer seats & it sounds like about $200 for labor per seat + materials to make & install the covers.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:59 PM   #244
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Auto interiors in Saginaw do very nice work!! Let me know if you want contact info.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #245
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That's tough luck. Here's hoping you get 'em in soon so you can enjoy your summer and all your hard work. The side panels look great though...

...that last pic is what I call a utility bucket.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #246
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They are located in Holland. I was very happy with their work.
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Any luck on the upholstery
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:38 AM   #248
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Thanks guys for the recommendations on upholstery shops. I end up using a shop that was closer to me and could get it done quick. The seats turned out good. They are not perfect but for what i have into the entire interior i could not buy a set of front vinyl bucket covers so i am not complaining.

I have been having a blast driving it around. I have about a 1000 miles on it now and it runs and drives great. I need to get some good pictures of it outside but here are some of the seats.
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Great work, truck turned out amazing, glad you re enjoying it. If you get a chance I would like to see it with the soft top on
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:51 PM   #250
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They look great whole trucks awesome
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