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11-03-2005, 08:11 PM
Ok, here's my first post with this new member name. Lost password / changed e-mail to old member name so had to start over again. Bye.

11-03-2005, 08:14 PM
Just trying to open a few attachments of stuff for sale, seems to be a problem...

11-03-2005, 08:16 PM
Stupid website. Can't even open up simple attachments.

11-03-2005, 09:32 PM
hey im alex and i have an 86 k5 blazer (witch i am selling, email me at for more info)..

gots 33 inch tires with a 4inch lift

40 series exhuast system flowmaster. with magnaflow cat. (just passed smog!!)

so hi everyone!!

11-03-2005, 10:27 PM
Hi all! I'm glad to find a web site that has nothing but Blazer lovers on it. I'm tired of chatting with Jeep freaks. I hope that since I'm rather new to the sport that someone might be able to help me with my alignment problem. I have a 1988 K5 Blazer with 12" lift and 44" Ground Hogs. I was wondering what you would recommend my amount of toe in be and if possible the castor angle as well. Currently I'm all over the road.

11-04-2005, 02:21 AM
hi all,

i am marcel from the netherlands (europe) and at age 36 still with a lot lot of young blood.
i own a chevrolet blazer full cabrio from '75 and i am verry happy with it.
we have done a lot of work to get like it now is butt stiil there is enough work to be done to get it like i want it to be.
the blazer is black with flame's on the hood en side panels, it's stand on acoa's with 33x12.5x15 inch rubber general grabber at2.
interieur is sky brown and is complete standard i like it like this only the carpet is to be replaced for black instead of brown.
i tinted the windows black the complete the outsite of the car.
in januari the standard 350v8 make's place for a 396 bigblock. ( ( (

11-04-2005, 05:15 AM
Looking good

11-04-2005, 10:29 AM
Hello to all,
Just wanted to take a minute and invite all to the
Average Joe 4X4 Challenge & Expo
It's a great new event set for Jan. 6-7-8th 2006 in Mesa, AZ
For more info on the event please check out
Thanks for your time

11-04-2005, 11:48 AM
Welcome , when ya get here just take the Chevy/Jeep and go wheeling :D

thanks, I will be back out the 7th monday, stay till the 11th and then fly to vegas for a couple days.

11-04-2005, 02:44 PM
Fellow K5 owner just sending a hello and glad to be a part in an awesome
club. Looking forward to getting to know a few new friends and ideas for
my rig.

11-04-2005, 03:08 PM
Hello one and all. My problem is with a 1980 Camaro RS. It has been stored near the river for 8 years ,and every thing on the bottom got rusted bad. I have put on all new brake and gas lines, new rotors, calipers, master cylinder, propotiong valve, rear wheel cylinders and I cant get any brakes on the rear. I am 84 years old and started working in my fathers garage in 1936, so I have bled brakes many, many times but I never ran into any thing like this and I need to know how to bleed the proportiong valve. The place where I bought it said I didnt bleed it right but they didnt send me any instructions, so maybe some one here can wise me up. I would be beholding to you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot.

11-04-2005, 03:57 PM
Hi my name is Rick and I came here to expand my knowledge of GM trucks.

Look forward to talking with all of you.

84 GMC 2500 4x4
400 ci, SM465 208 case
91 Suburban front clip
Flatbed with tools and recovery gear

Soon to be wy version of the "ultimate tow rig"

Future Cummins swap planned.

Milehi Explorer
11-04-2005, 05:31 PM
Just wanted to check in and say hello.......

11-04-2005, 08:48 PM
Just thought i'd say hey and that this looks like an awesome place to pick up on some knowledge for four wheelen!


11-05-2005, 07:51 AM
hi, im bob, i four wheel in newjersey, i own a 1972 jimmy with four inch lift and 36 inch tsl swampers, it has a four speed manual tranny, the rears are out of a 1972 suburban 3/4 ton eight lugger, it has 4.11 gears , its basically built to romp, o yeah, it only has a 305 motor but with the four speed and the 4.11s it has plenty of balls for off roading, heres a pic of me offroading,

11-05-2005, 11:14 AM
livi in san diego.28yrs old. 3yr build so far rust free colorado plow truck extremely straight frame and body! double shell top,fact tach,new glass, all the seals, 6in lift,mastercraft,tuffy,dual flowmasters W hpipe, pro comp tires,lts,shocks,10k in parts from chevyduty and classic indrustries(classic got alot of ****ty quality stuff, watch out ) herculiner lined,body mounts(2yr old 350$ rubber ones already falling apart...classic industries crap) nice red paint,new brakes,hd rad,dual batt,94amp alt,new wire,harnesses fresh 406(87oct,9:1,400+hp/450+ftlbs)465, orig axles 373, 44/12blt 20 **** case getting fullcage need 205+ rear hatch parts+more $$!!!

11-05-2005, 04:13 PM
Hello fellow K5 enthusiast,

Iíve owned my 71 K5/Blazer for about 26 years now, and never plan on giving it up. As a matter of fact before I got married I made it clear that sheíd go before the truck ever would ;-) Itís a pretty stock daily driver as Iíve never gotten a chance to make it a project truck between school, other hobbies, career and becoming a dad, but now that my sons getting older Iím starting to make plans to start rebuilding this next year.

Anyway itís great to finally find a group of people that likely have the same passion for these trucks as I do, itís also been extremely helpful lately as this last year brought me trouble with both axles and some of the links and resources I found here helped tremendously.

Looking forward to hanging out here on a more regular basis,


11-05-2005, 04:21 PM
hey i just joined ck5 , my names jason ,im 17 years old living in newfoundland canada i enjoy wheeling on my atv while trying to save up for a 1980 k5 blazer i almost had one the summer but it was beyond my expercine to work on so im still looking for one. i look forward to using ck5

Tominator II
11-05-2005, 09:52 PM
Hey out there. Just signing up officially. I have 2 77 Jimmys, One built for wheeling:350 4bolt,rv cam,465,205,Eaton 12" det locker 4.56 r,D60 tracloc f, 36" tsl 10 plys, Ramsey winch,etc.Other one has a pop-up camper,a few mods. Also have 81 k20 Suburban, 73 K30 I built from K10 w 454,465 w large input shaft, pilot bearing,13 inch clutch,205 transfer, 17000lb rated Eaton 12" w Det locker 4.10 rear axle,D44front 4.09, Snowplow and wrecker set up w 3 Batteries and winch in the bed.also have 93 K3500 Crewcab wTBI 454, Whipple Supercharger, 4l80e trans for a tow rig. I guess it's obvious what I like. I do all my own wrenching and fabricating. I am going to try and go to Blazer Bash in Moab 06. Greetings to all of you. TN

george b
11-05-2005, 10:39 PM
I own a k5 aswell. A 1978 to be exact :confused: 350 edlebrock,hooker.
flowmaster.465.205.410,44,12bolt and 35s for now ,38s coming soon. The k5
is haft truggy with a exo/flat fender. It has a custom pental up front and a
custom receiver out back.

11-06-2005, 01:56 AM
hello i am mark from holland i drive a gmc jimmy 1977 35 mudterein 4 inch lift chevy 350

11-06-2005, 10:06 AM
Hi I'm from Sacramento California. I have a 74 K5 Blazer that I'm trying to find weatherstripping and parts for. Seems there's not much out there. Can anyone Help. I replace the original motor with a Chevy Vortech Motor. Gutted the interior. Built a custom dash, rear bumper, and still have a long way to go. But for right know, I need the weatherstripping.. Anyone have any ideas where to go for that?


11-06-2005, 11:06 AM
p.s. the also have a free catalog

11-06-2005, 11:49 AM
Just wanted to stop in say hello and get that first post taken care of.

11-06-2005, 01:33 PM
Hi, my name is Steve. I'm currently restoring a 1984 K-5 Blazer that i bought new as my first truck. I'm having a lot of difficulty in getting guidance (exploded views/instructions) for installing weatherstripping. Are there any resources available to show how some of these shell and tailgate pieces should be installed? Please help. Pictures would be great.

11-06-2005, 04:34 PM
Have had a logon for years and never posted since forum update. Here I am again...

11-06-2005, 04:43 PM
Hi all, my name is bill im from swansea wales UK i find your tips really good, Im just starting airbrushing so im a complete NOVICE

11-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Well, I've been a member since 2002 but, the way I read it you have to post to get into certain parts of the website now so here ya go. I have a 2000 Chevy C2500 with a vortec 454 and a 1974 Chevy Blazer with several mods including a built-up 400ci four-bolt.

11-06-2005, 09:38 PM
first post :D

11-07-2005, 04:02 AM
hello, 1993 suburban 1500 4x4
I'm in Delaware.

11-07-2005, 08:07 AM
Hello, 1998 S10 Blazer 4X4. :D

My name is Jerry and I have a 98 S10 Blazer (sounds like an addiction meeting :o )

We, (wife and I) bought it new and now have 70K on it with very few problems.

I do all my own mechanical work. Sort of a hobby for me.

11-07-2005, 09:05 AM
Hey Bud,
I'm from down south in Tehachapi.(near Bakersfield)
The company I have great results with is called "gm classic truck parts. Try this site.
They hale from Sacramento.

11-07-2005, 02:26 PM
Hello Everyone,
I'm new to this forum and hope you can help. I just purchased a 1998 Chev Blazer to flat tow behind my rv. It has auto transmission, and I see buttons for 4Hi, 4Lo and 2Hi. I called a chevy dealer and was told it was possible, all I had to do was put the transmission in park, 4x4 in neutral and steering wheel unlocked. Anyone know anything about it?

11-07-2005, 04:54 PM
hello everyone. i am new here. i am just trying to get some info on a truck my neighbor has. and get some trouble shooting assistance from you guys. thanks and i am sure most people can help.

11-07-2005, 06:28 PM
I Have A 88 K5 Blazer, Just Repaced The 4x4 Hubs, Pads, Rotors, Calipers, Drums , Shoes, Ball Joints. Now I Need To Weld The "dog Leg" Before The Back Door Falls Off, I Just Broke My Rear Glass (the Inner Parts Rusted Out And Broke Off). And When I Start The Truck The Backup Lights Come On, I Hope They Go Off Once I Start Driving. Well, Ineddless To Say I Love The Truck And I Love The 350 That Powers It. I'm Looking For Suggestions On Getting A Little More Power From My New Expert Friends. Headers? Exhaust? Give Me Some Suggestions So I Can Get Started On My "makeover", Thanks, Mack

locked up
11-07-2005, 06:44 PM
Hey folks. I'm an old lurker looking to start making posts. I'm currently working on the frame of an 85 Ford Bronco II with a HPD60 and 14bt FF. I'm looking at getting a sb400 and 700r4 to go along so I'll probably be asking a ton of tech questions in the near future.

Is there a secret to getting a signature to work or an I missing something?

11-07-2005, 09:38 PM
Just putting in a site newbie hello to all....

`85 K5 Blazer - Silverado package
305 sbc (not for long!)
4 inch lift
33" tires
4.10 gearing w/locker rear
other misc. lil mods...

Just picked it up and going to be giving it a makeover.

11-08-2005, 12:31 PM
Im new to the chevy world. My dad always lived by them, but I always loved the dodge now that Ive been married almost two years we got a 2004 dodge and It was mine for a while and now she wants it which isnt bad. Cause i got to get any trail sometimes road rig its great and I got a 1986 chevy k10 with 36/14.50/15 and a 6-8 inch lift kit by sauper lift its got a 5 month old 4 bolt main engine from summit racing and it moves along pretty good. This is the best place for all my questions thanks. Ryan

Mat Boardway
11-08-2005, 01:56 PM
Just came across this site couple days ago. Own a K20 that was a daily driver that is not getting transformed to weekend/ street 4x4 pulling truck. I'm also into vintage 2 stroke road bikes.

1982 Chevy K20 Long box
89-91 Blazier front clip
4" tuff country supension with 3" body lift
Dana 44 front with 14FF with 4.88
SM 465 w/ 205 Will be swapping for a turbo and 205.
383 Stroker Motor 475-500hp
Big solid Roller cam with Dart Pro 1 230 heads.


11-08-2005, 01:57 PM
I live in Loveland Colorado and drive an 86 Blazer with a 6.2 liter diesel and a Banks Sidewinder turbo. I used to drive an 88 Suburban with the same setup, love those diesels. At any rate I am looking for a good diesel mechanic in northern Colorado, any suggestions? Glad to be here.

11-08-2005, 03:37 PM
Hi my name is Jarrod I an 17 years old and live in Lafayette, IN. I love to work on trucks and motorcycles. I just bought a 1987 blazer 4WD automatic for 1800 with 150k miles on it (5.7L) 350. I currently have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 2WD and a 1995 ford escort GT and a 1998 yamaha FZR 600 street bike and well now the blazer. I really dont have that many questions about the blazer but will probly have some come to mind. Well that is my story.

11-08-2005, 08:38 PM
I go by Blackfoot and I'm from Gilbert, Arizona. I have a 1975 Blazer that is pretty much stock except for wheels and tires and some minor engine work.
Of course nearly evething has been rebuilt or re-upolstered at some time. Just this week end I noticed that it has a small hair line crack on the bottom of the frame by the steering box. Not sure if I need to be concerned about this. I'd welcome any comments or advice.

11-08-2005, 08:41 PM
hey guy's Im enjoying seeing all the pictures and some cool info on some of the rides I live in oklahoma and drive a 1990 GMC suburban 4x4 one owner motor and trans has 330000miles on the vehicle time to make some changes running good it needs a lift every thing is still stock.

11-08-2005, 10:33 PM
I go by Blackfoot and I'm from Gilbert, Arizona. I have a 1975 Blazer that is pretty much stock except for wheels and tires and some minor engine work.
Of course nearly evething has been rebuilt or re-upolstered at some time. Just this week end I noticed that it has a small hair line crack on the bottom of the frame by the steering box. Not sure if I need to be concerned about this. I'd welcome any comments or advice.

A little more about your truck , I wonder if we've driven by each other . I am in Waaaaay east Mesa , but get around often .

As for the crack , weld it up and install a ORD ( brace .

I did mine with the brace before I ever went larger tires . Later I found a small crack when I finally got around to working on my leaks ( have new ones now LOL ) , but the crack had to have been there before . So my friend Allan welded it up for me .

6 months after welding , it looks fine :D

11-09-2005, 03:32 AM
hello guys im jen 22, hope to see more picture of bigfoot trucks and contribute some articles aswell. more power..! :bow:

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11-09-2005, 10:14 AM
I feel your pain. My 2nd 700r4 has left my 84 K5 sitting most of the summer. :mad: :mad: :mad: I don't think they would even make a good boat anchor. I would love to put in a 4 speed, but the price was right on a TH400. Got to go with what the checkbook says. Best of luck to ya.

11-09-2005, 11:02 AM
Looks like I found the place for Early Chevy????
I have 2 1970 Trucks, both 4X4 Longbeds (One for Sale) and I am looking for some tech info to help the project along.

11-09-2005, 01:32 PM
Looks like I found the place for Early Chevy????
I have 2 1970 Trucks, both 4X4 Longbeds (One for Sale) and I am looking for some tech info to help the project along.

where are you in socal?

11-09-2005, 01:34 PM
I'm in Irvine (Orange County) Daytime, Chino Hills (near Pomona) at night

email is

11-09-2005, 02:05 PM
Right smack-dab in the middle of nowhere....I mean, Nebraska :(

11-09-2005, 04:42 PM
Jeff here from Austin Tx. Just got a 4x4 90 suburban. Here for info and suggestions! :D

11-09-2005, 04:51 PM
hows it hangin, my names tom, and i got the best of both worlds, i got an 86 toyota pickup, with a 3inch lift, 33inch mud brutes, 411 gears , and a killer paint job. oh ya baby its snow camo!!!, its fun, but its no full size, thats for sure. i just obtained a very healthy 76 k5 jimmy!, it has a 6 inch lift 33's a very strong 350, with a mild cam, and a 4 speed stick!!, thats right it was converted, and they did a ptretty good job on it too. im in the process of making it big enough for a set of, 38x14.5lt15 pitbull rockers. its a work in prgress 4 sure. the diff's are so dinky? what can i do?? o ya the trucks gotta a pretty nasty gear in it right now!!, any ways look forward to hearing from u chevy guys and, this site rocks!!!

11-09-2005, 06:27 PM
My name is Jerry I live in Yucaipa California (southern) at the foot of Mt. San Gorgonio. I,ve been into off roading since my teens but I havent done any for a while until recently. My daughter is old enough now so I can take her with. I have a 1970 Blazer with dana 44 axles, slightly built 350 currently running 33's. It is a project truck. It was basically stripped when I bought it. It runs great though. I picked up a Warn 8274 winch for it so now I'm in the design stage of building a new front bumber for it. This is my first computer (got it August 2005) so please bear with me. I am looking forward to exchanging info & ideas with other enthusiests. I also own a 1972 3 door suburban 2wd but that is my work vehicle. No plans on changing that anytime soon. Thanks for the great web site.

11-09-2005, 06:58 PM
Are you planning on lifting it? If so, I had an idea for a front bumper. I'll see if I can explain what I had in mind, in words. If you have any height on your vehicle at all, regardless if you wheel or not, it's a pain to do any work in the engine compartment. I thought about making a bumper that has a platform to stand on, approximately 12". In order to get to the platform, have the grille guard flip down, providing a step. After the work is done, rotate the "step" back up and secure with cotter pins and clevis pins. The possibilities are endless, and sometimes, there aren't any step stools out in the mud. Just an idea. Please let me know what you think.

11-10-2005, 05:28 AM
thats not a bad idea, im 6'3 and i have a hard time getting under the hood to work, it would be cool to see a drawing or something.

11-10-2005, 05:47 AM
Hello my name is Hugh, live in Chicago. I own a '86 Suburban, so... get ready for a ton questions. I'm glad that I surfed upon this website. :D THE_WB

11-10-2005, 07:19 AM
Hi, my name is Joel from Conroe, Texas. I still have my high school truck, 1969 Chevy C10 shortbox fleetsie, turqoise, owned it for almost 20 years. It has been featured in Truckin and Custom Classic Trucks magazine. I'm currently building a 1972 Chevy Blazer 2wd, making a rodster out of it. I have recently bought a 1968 for my son who's turning 11, I got my truck at 13 so I figure it's time to get him involved in old trucks and keep him out of trouble, like I did. I spent a lot of time in the garage, kept me off the streets. With all these projects, I hope you guys can help me in collecting parts. Right now I am looking for a good factory tailgate for my Blazer, I bought an after market one and it does not fit right. Thanks guys.

11-10-2005, 07:28 AM
My Boss is from Elm Creek, west of Kearney.

11-10-2005, 07:29 AM
Right smack-dab in the middle of nowhere....I mean, Nebraska :(

See Above...Nebraska Geography.

Goooooooo Biiigggg Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddddddddd

11-10-2005, 08:23 AM
Hello, I`m a owner of a Chevrolet K5 Blazer with Diesel engine (6.3).

My vehicle won`t move, and I hope someone could help me with a little plan for screwing down the automatic transmission (TH700) and converter. I have found someone who will fix it, but I need to get it down myself. I`m pretty green on this level. Please help me.




11-10-2005, 10:15 AM
Hello, my names Luke, from Maine. I've got a 72 K5, 3" lift, 33's, and a 6 point cage, 44k miles.

don't have pics yet...

this site is great! :D

11-10-2005, 10:43 AM
To start My name is Randy Knutson, I am from Pewaukee, Wisconsin. I own a 1979 Chevy Blazer and love it, but i am looking for a more fuel efficient vehicle right now. I am currently trying to get rid of my '79 Blazer K5. There have been some bites but not many. I have modified it quite a bit with a new edelbrock carburator and a high performance exhaust by Flowmaster. If there is anyone out there interested let me know. Thank you

11-10-2005, 10:44 AM
:bow: Hello all, just found this site today, got my blazer I have always wanted (89')the other day....I am going to be putting a lotta friggin' work into it, but I dont mind...anyone that wants to throw advise my way, please do I welcome any. :ears:

11-10-2005, 12:31 PM
Hello, I just became a member of CK5 although I donít own one. My interestsí lie in the slightly more vintage burbs from the sixties, can I still belong to the sub culture? I live in Great Falls, MT and found out about CK5 through a friend who is a member. I have a 1965 GMC suburban, which was originally a 2WD. I put the body on a 1976 truck chassis and swapped in a 500 ci Cadillac motor with a 700R4 and 241 t/c. I have collected parts for crossover steering and a doubler setup but have yet to get to those. I still need to make some headers and finish installing the brake lines before I can drive it. I have found a lot of good info in your site and Iím sure it will be of great help in the future, thanks.

11-10-2005, 12:31 PM
That sounds like a good idea. I have a design drawn up, & have the steel(Freebie. My pop's knows some cool people) I already planned on it having a work platform, but I didn't think about a step. By the way I do plan on lifting it. Probably 4 inches maybe 6. I havent decided which route I'm going to take on that yet. The terrain is pretty diverse around here which is cool but it makes it harder to decide how I want to set up the truck. I'm not concerned with high speed driving, & most places I go don't have a lot of standing water, but I do have a tent trailer I wouldn't mind taking on short trips. Any long haul camping trips wil be done in the suburban, it's set up for Hauling extra weight already. So the trailer doesnt have to pull like a dream, It might not even be a factor I don't know. Anybody with a non stock suspension on their Blazer come on by I'll let you know if you should try hauling a tent trailer with it or not.Ha ha. That project will be on the shelf for a while anyways. It does pretty well as it is. I have a lot of (more) little things to clean up on it. Lines, wiring, etc. thanks for the idea I think I might Incorperate it in my plan. I usually do a moc up out of wood to get an idea of how it's going to look , fit, & its weak spots. Wood is cheaper than steel easier to fabricate & easyer to take apart. It seems I always end up changing something after I actually put it together. This way I only have to build the actual project once.

11-10-2005, 01:32 PM
how do i post pictures

11-10-2005, 01:41 PM
hi im ryan this is my 79 gmc i love this truck but would like to sell it ill be sad but need to get something for the family like a buggy or somethin any offers give me a call it has everything in a truck you want.

11-10-2005, 01:48 PM
I'll see what I can do. I don't know much about computers, but maybe there is some way I can illustrate what I had in mind that doesn't require an MA or BA in computer knowlege.

11-10-2005, 03:21 PM
Cool thanks. Same here as far as computers go. Luckily my ex is a wiz at them. She doesn't do any guessing she just fixes it.

Loose Nut
11-10-2005, 04:26 PM
noob checking in from maryland. About to get a k5 so for now im just lurkin :D

11-10-2005, 06:43 PM
Just bought a 1986 GMC Jimmy and I will look here for tips and parts!

11-10-2005, 07:50 PM
Hi! My name is Jason Cooper and I live in Eastern North Carolina. I have a 1987 K5 Blazer with the following modifications: Soft top, no doors, on board air, 12,000lb. Milemarker winch, Rhino lined interior, no sway bar, 4 inch lift, ammo can toolboxes, Locked up(EZ locker front/Detroit locker rear). The motor, transmission and transfer case are stock(350TBI/700R4/NP208) for the time being. My buddies and I like to wheel in the Uwharrie and Telico ORV areas. Just bought a Duramax and an 18ft. trailer to pull my toy and make sure I get home.

11-11-2005, 06:07 AM

adauto soares de souza jr
11-11-2005, 06:34 AM
:bow: :thinking: :whistle: :deal: :screwy: :1zhelp: :usaflag: dear rightfull worshipfull hon MASTER JOHN FORBES NASH JUNIOR AND CK5.. is with great hardships that we are looking searching needing support in finding a law company firm that would or will be so kind in helping us with::
ref: 17/18 may (acre..akko..akka) assasinated della volep hotel sao paulo..his molar tooth been taken off in the hit..edmundo pinto pds..
ref: alexandre paes santos(meeting with president r.g mugabe)..osvaldo simoes(family member nelson piquet f-1 driver)..
ps..lost my dearest friend fabio R O C H A de jesus while with the simoes..
ref: 04 oct 1992..all el crash over was full of father is a chemist..did board a flight in (sal)salvador..bahia..brazil..please where was i ?(hanover)..where was i going ?..
ps..senna died 01 may was great having senna and xuxa as neighbours..
* me..sid and kevin(ex-hms galahad..falklands) been having full sundays inside the drum of a yellow pre-mix truck with the word aces on the doors..painted on the drum there are 4 aces + a big one of hearts..kevin had his lung collapsed with ribs by a skip..he is spiting ears almost too..please why are we been sacrificed when we are needed must ?..*
~~ dear r. w. hon MASTER JOHN FORBES NASH JUNIOR AND CK5..please what a british embassador for brazil would be doing inside alexandre paes santos office at the time of 20:00/21:00 ?..never seem a man transpirate so much..he was ducking all over the place..he did look me down..he liked me not..~~
## dr peter collecott cmg british embassador for brazil at the moment may not be what he seems to be..##
myself..i stand very fearfull for my life..
***** please brazil needs the basic security system now !!!! *****
^^ soares junior 02.02.1967
my brother 25.12.1969 ^
the croppy acre..waltham
looking forward hearing from you soon..i remain sincerely thanks..
464x443quad.. sterl.. + 1x464tril.. sterl.. for the time being..
we support the moviment at camp david usa * please bring the troops out of iraque..*
we support the viaox/merck compensations..
please..check message boards.. :doah:

11-11-2005, 10:03 AM
Hey, I'm Scott, I'm from Indiana and I just bought (about weeks ago) a 1986 K5. I don't have any pics to post yet, but it's in pretty good shape. I'm in the middle of replacing the bed floor right now, just rusted out around the tailgate mount and body mount points. Anyway, love the site...thanks for having me.

11-11-2005, 04:51 PM
You have NO idea how glad I am to be on this site! I'm actually working on buying a K5 and should have the deal complete by next week!!!!

Someone asked me, why don't you get a jeep? No, I don't understand the Jeep thing, I don't like to be trendy. But I do understand the K5 thing, pleanty of space in the back seat for the ladies ;) . I'm not a gear head by any means so I look forward to getting help making my soon to be truck ready for some ALONE time with nature next summer.

11-11-2005, 10:59 PM
My 72 Jimmy was my first car. It's been parked for about 3 years, now and I want to make it a trail rig. I dont have alot of money though so it could take a while before it looks as sweet as alot of your's.

11-12-2005, 07:41 AM
New here got a 6.2 diesel non turbo. Found a 1988 truck with 50,000 original miles I'm sure I'll need some help on it before long. Had a 1ton 6.2 in 93-94. It held up pretty good. Thought I'd give this truck a shot.
Later Keith Culleoka Tennessee

11-12-2005, 11:53 AM
i just wanted to look at the pictures

11-12-2005, 04:36 PM
Hi my name is Scott I'm in the process of building a 94 yukon not all the mods are finished yet, I'm working on setting up the front suspension, I have all the parts no time to install them. I purchased North west fab works Dual t-case adapter it rocks the design is clockable. any feed back on selectable front locker for d60r. enough about that love the web site especially tech articles,
looking foward for more.

11-13-2005, 08:36 AM
Hi, my name is Shawn and our family lives in Redding, CA. Two sons, both teenagers and truck lovers. I bought this truck for my son a year ago, it ran strong and hard. One morning he started it and it sounded like a chain saw under the hood. An investigation discovered two bent spark plugs. Still runs but not drivable. From reading on this site, I know there's some pretty savvy mechanics out there. My guess is it threw the timing chain or at least skipped a link or two. Is it just the chain or do I need a valve job too?

best Regards, shawn :doah:

11-13-2005, 09:22 AM
hey everyone. this is my first post, i hope i dont sound like a retard but here name is mikkie (pronounced mickey) jordan. i live in copperas cove tx (about an hour or two from austin). i am a 19 year old firefighter for killeen texas. i have a 1986 chevy 3/4 ton pickp w/ some minor mods. i have owned the truck since i was 16 when i bought it stock. i blew the motor and my mom sold it for 400 buck. i bought it back and it sat in front of the house for a year and a half while i rode my bike to work so i could save money to build it. i started by lifting the rear w/ 4 in reverse shackles from ord and 4 in. lift springs from bds. in the front i have extended shackes from hill offroad and 6 in springs from bds and zero rates from ord. i rebuild the th400 and np208 while i was building my 383 stroker. motor is all roller w/ vortec heads, afterburner headers, x-pipe and flowmasters, k&n and full msd including pro billet dist. blaster 2 6al and ignition timng control from inside my cab and a 32 gal fuel cell. after that i ditched the 14sf and corp. 10b for a d60 and 14ff from a cucv w/ 4.56 gears and a detroit locker. also added ord crossover steering kit and changed the angle on my rear shocks. and moved the front axle forward w/ the zero rate. my driveshaft was then too short so i welded me together a "long travel" driveshaft made out of square tubing. i now have a milemarker winch from a military hmmwv (from my last job as a hmmwv mechanic ;) ) sitting in the garage along w/ my np203 (waiting on a 205 for my doubler :D ). well wat a mouthfull, eh? i just want yall to know that i love this site and i will be asking a lot of questions. please try not to get too annoyed. thanks

Blue Blazer
11-13-2005, 02:12 PM
I live in New Albany, MS and I own a 94 Blazer that is completly stock. I have big plans for it in the future. I work at Master-Built here in town so I don't have too much time to tinker with my truck. I will be posting pics of it later.

11-13-2005, 02:33 PM
Hello all... I am from Houston, Tx and now I am in the Army stationed at Ft. Polk, La. I have an 87' Chevy SWB pickup. That I have tinkered with for about a year know. I have learned how to fixs things when they break on the trail. Yea some say thats the hard way. But as we say here "We can't do nothin easy." So I have had a good time learning. This is a pretty expensive hobby I have discovered. But boys and there toys. Well I know there is much knowledge that I can gain from this website so I thank you in advance for any and all help I can get on this site.

Blue Blazer
11-13-2005, 02:40 PM
I own a 94 Blazer that is completly stock. I got it stuck a few weeks ago trying to help a friend un stick his ford. I gave her hell trying to get her out. Later that night I noticed that the four wheel driver indicator light failed to come on when engaged. I replaced the bulb and recieved the same results. Any info on what could be wrong would be greatly appreciated.

Blue Blazer

11-13-2005, 03:21 PM

just bought a jeep with some k5 running gear...



11-13-2005, 05:39 PM
he all just wanted to say hey and thank u all for posting all of this info its been a real help

11-13-2005, 05:55 PM
hey my name is seth i live in gainesville ga and i am still in high school but i recently bought a 1988 K5 Blazer. it is stock except for the flowmasters 50 series on it and a K&N airfilter and a JVC CD player and a set of 33's, they were all on it when i bought it. i am going to add a lift and bigger tires in the future.

11-13-2005, 07:36 PM
Hello fellow ck5 members. I want to thank all of you for having this forum and hope to learn as well as help teach as much as possible about our rigs. I have an 84 K10 Chevy suburban. I am currently putting a new 4 bolt main under the hood. From there I plan to do all kinds of modifications, that is where all of you will become worth your weight in gold. My knowledge in making these mods are best described as novice, but with all of your expertice backing me up I should be up to speed in no time. Thank you for time and experience.

11-13-2005, 07:44 PM
Hi Paul,
my Blazer is blue and whte - looks like the brochure from 1975:
Or like your friends 74 except blue - I checked out your pictures.
yeah, I'll have to get someone to weld the crack, it's not too bad.
Did you use th weld on or the bolt on ORD brace??

11-13-2005, 11:16 PM
Hello guys. I Live in N. Phoenix and have owned Chevys 4x4s in the past. My current rig does have a stroker Blown 490 BBC with a manual 4l80 and doubler t-case setup. GM at heart. Nothing better than a Chevy engine.
Anyways I wheel a built Scout II, actually a SSII Scout. My Son a nd Built it years ago and rebuilt it again after years of abuse. Like allot of you here, we perform ALL of the work ourselves. Built, not BOUGHT.
You may have seen it in Peterson's 4 wheel and Offroad. It is this November's calender rig in their 2005 calender. It was a editor's top 10 pick of 2005 also.
It is NOT a Mall cruiser, but right now it would pass for one as I did get tired of the years of body damage and decide to rebuild the rig. So it is shiny and new; for a short while at least. ;)

If any of you AZ guys get a run going, feel free to get ahold of me and I will wheel with you. No puss trails, but no trails like the Matrix either. :D

11-14-2005, 04:21 AM
Hey Guys and Gals... Randy from Coatesvilla PA. I got a 72 and a 69 Blazer.

11-14-2005, 05:16 AM
Whats up folks... 86 Suburban here... Looking for some Mods and things here.. Seems like a sweet site thus far so I thought I would say hello :crazy:

11-14-2005, 06:52 AM
Do I need to post here first?

11-14-2005, 10:31 AM
new to the forum thought id say hello.

looks like an awesome site!

- B

11-14-2005, 01:50 PM
Been surfing a while and finally came across this site, wow great info.
Possibly looking at buying a basket 76 K5. I have a nice 85C20, that I was going to morf into 4wd from a 78 K20, but sold the K20. So if the 76 deal goes through, I'll be bit again.

11-14-2005, 02:43 PM
Hey everyone. Don't have a K5 yet but thats why im hear. I recently crashed a Chevy Tahoe and its probably gonna get totalled so if anyone can help me find a K5 near or in Georgia that would be great.

11-14-2005, 05:27 PM
Hello, I have been a registered user for some time now. I have a 76 K10 and have used this site to gain so much knowledge and info, this site is awsome!! Finally paid the full member price and will be well worth it! :D
Thanks for all the help!

11-14-2005, 06:15 PM
I wondered if the full member price was worth paying, most other sites charge nothing, but are sponsored instead. Off road .com for instance. If I get this 76 I'm looking at Maybe I'll join too.

11-14-2005, 09:55 PM
My name is frank and iam a junky. I have had 7or8 K5s and i woudn't have it any other way. :hack:

11-14-2005, 10:29 PM
Hello my name is Brandon 32 i live in Phoenix AZ... native.... I love AZ
I own a 87 K5 silverado ....stock 350 tbi 700r4 np208 373's locker rear
6" Skyjacker softride lift Procomp shocks 35x12.5x15 BFG Muders on 15x10
alcoa's Wen i was groing up i remember 4x4ing with my dad and lots of trips
camping in his 72 musterd yellow K5 no ac no carpet and the steering weel
shook at 65 going up north on I17 we had that Blazer for years.then he bought a 77 k5 1000 $ rebuilt the motor he drove the SH%T out of it
Then it was mine rust and all the burnt oil it would drip.. My dad bought
verry well built 77 k5 gm goodrench 350 turn key lockers F/R 3.73 33x10.50x15 AT shift kit NO RUST it ran great! But the color was a creamy
yellow ..YUCK!! I had other 4x4's 92 4runner have you seen the commercial
with the anchor behind the car dragging "yup" thats my 4runner well thats
was my motivation for my build on the my 87 k5...great truck...I will have this one for a long time I can see it out my window right now ..don't fit in garage... I LOVE THAT BLAZER .........tear...tear...well SEE YA ALL LATER.

11-15-2005, 11:04 AM

I just joined the site and I recently picked up this 1989 K5 Silverado. Love it so far and looking to add a 4" lift and maybe some other things. :) I hail from Vancouver Washington.


Current Modifications:
33" BFG All Terrains
15x10" Chrome Mods

11-15-2005, 02:07 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Casey and I live in Tennessee. I currently don't have a Chevy truck, but I am looking for an 85/86 K5 Blazer. If anyone knows of one in the SE TN area please let me know.

11-15-2005, 02:58 PM
Hello guys. I Live in N. Phoenix and have owned Chevys 4x4s in the past. My current rig does have a stroker Blown 490 BBC with a manual 4l80 and doubler t-case setup. GM at heart. Nothing better than a Chevy engine.
Anyways I wheel a built Scout II, actually a SSII Scout. My Son a nd Built it years ago and rebuilt it again after years of abuse. Like allot of you here, we perform ALL of the work ourselves. Built, not BOUGHT.
You may have seen it in Peterson's 4 wheel and Offroad. It is this November's calender rig in their 2005 calender. It was a editor's top 10 pick of 2005 also.
It is NOT a Mall cruiser, but right now it would pass for one as I did get tired of the years of body damage and decide to rebuild the rig. So it is shiny and new; for a short while at least. ;)

If any of you AZ guys get a run going, feel free to get ahold of me and I will wheel with you. No puss trails, but no trails like the Matrix either. :D

Since I can't PM ya , at least turn on email so I can email ya :doah:

A membership costs only 25 bux , and since your rigs built , you'll fit right in if ya know how to wheel that Cornbinder :D

11-15-2005, 07:29 PM
My name is kevin,I have a 90K5.It is slightly modified with 4.56 gears and a rear locker,softtop,4 inch lift and 35" bfg a/t's.My dad bought it new in july 1990,it is a silverado,black paint and charcoal interior.just turned 200k miles.I had the tranny rebuilt at 175k,flowmaster 3" exhuast,k and n filter.highliner headliner.when my camara gets repaired i will post some pictures.I still love my truck and would like to get a rollcage-any suggestions?I have 3 boys and im a little uneasy with them riding in the backseat with a softtop.thanks

11-15-2005, 08:51 PM
Hey all! I had some posts on the OLD boards from about 20 years ago but have none here.. I bought my high dollar membership a few minutes ago and bought my first K5 a couple months ago for $100.. a 75 I think.. no title or keys and supposedly runs... bought my Second K5 10 days ago.. a 72 with a fresh total rebuild on the 350... Its not as plush as my 98 C1500... I'll have to do some research on restomodding my 72 :D

11-16-2005, 11:18 AM
Well, my name is Jeremy, im in Michigan, and i typically wasnt into trucks. I was and still am into sports cars, particularly compacts, usually the "enemy" of big trucks. Due to the recent snow i began driving one of my familys "beaters" which happens to be an 85 k5 with a 6.2 diesel. Its beat up, its rugged, but it has low miles and runs good, and i love it. It wasnt until driving around in this beast that i started to develop a love for turck. SO naturally, the first day i drove it, i went and got stuck, and had to get pulled out. It was fun, and i now, it seems, will have 2 expensive automotive hobbies:) I hope to learn alot, as I have with the whole sport compact scene.

sargent c
11-16-2005, 06:39 PM
dude, Ive been in Az since 86. Done a few nice trails, but need someone else
with a full size for some perspective around here.

Get back with me, maybe we'll go out to the rolls or something.

Jon S
11-16-2005, 08:12 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Jon, I've been into four wheeling for 4 years and recently purchased a 1986 C10 rolling on 33's. After some searching I found this to be the best place for information about these trucks on the net! :bow:

Thanks, I hope to be here alot more often-

11-16-2005, 08:21 PM
Hey there
Just got myself a 89 K5 for a tow vehicle. This is my first 4x4. Just finished a fresh short block for it which I hope to replace this weekend. Following the heart transplant, floorpans. Looks like a great site here. I'm up in Ontario, Canada.

82 Blazer
11-17-2005, 04:09 AM
Good to be a part of a site dedicated to the K5. From everything I've seen here it's a great place to be. My old girl is an 82 K5, 6" Superlift, 35's, and she's one of the best friends I've had. Soon as I can figure out how to post some pics I will. The restoration is ongoing on her, but I do what I can when I get time at the shop. I own a custom paint shop in Spring Texas called Slightly Altered Concepts, we do alot of crazy things with the airbrush. But I'm looking forward to being a part of this community. Thanks everyone.

11-17-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi, I'm new here - I own a 1996 4-door full sized Chevy Blazer. I have had intermitent problems throughout the life of this vehicle. The most recent at 55,000 plus miles the transmission went out and had to be re-built and now the heater core and other associated things had to be replaced and the system was flushed. I have recently spent $5000.00 on this vehicle for the above issues. I guess I will be keeping this one until it completely falls apart. It is paid off, so the repair is still cheaper than buying a new one. As these things fall apart, I am being told that this kind of repair is notorious for the make and model. I think before I buy another car I will definately try to research what the common issues are for the car. The problem is many problems in NEW cars are yet to be revealed because they are so new. Of course as soon as the warrantee wore out the problems began wouldn't ya know - I think it is a conspiracy. My blazer has low milage, now 57,000 and I know that things will break down in a car just due to the amount of years and not just the milage. Well now that I've vented my problems - maybe others have already had these problms as well. Anyway I look forward to learning more things about my car and other models as well. I am not so sure I will buy another Chevy product though.

11-17-2005, 03:47 PM
dude, Ive been in Az since 86. Done a few nice trails, but need someone else
with a full size for some perspective around here.

Get back with me, maybe we'll go out to the rolls or something.

Mike sold his truck :eek1:

11-17-2005, 05:04 PM
hi, im jake, and i like Blazers. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

11-17-2005, 07:24 PM
hello first time, been restoring a 71 blazer for a few months now. having fun, trying to figure it out. Got it with the inside gutted.The only haunting question i have is with the sunvisor. in the corner of the windshield there seems to be a rounded off plastic cap. If anyone can help with a picture of what one looks like that would rest my mind. Thanks, John.

aussie blaser
11-18-2005, 03:23 AM
Hello from n/east victoria australia,My name is glenn,Ihave just purchased a 1976 blazer as a daily driver,Ialso own a 1978 blazer (parts vehicle),A1961 chev apache,& a1962 chevy impala,Family owned cars/trucks range from 1925 thru to about 78 including - 25,42,46,48,,52,59,62,67&70camaro,78 vette-so as you see i grew up with GM flowing in my veins .I am a mechanic by trade & help run a small family buissnes,Iam married to my lovely wife"sarah" &we have 2 beautiful girls 2&6.
Future repairs/mods will be much easier with the help &tips from your great site &members, looking forward to it. By for now aussie bla_zer!!! oops forgot to check the spelling-----again

11-18-2005, 03:11 PM
hey yall i'm ian, upstate ny. i like hockey, singing in the shower, puppies, ad candlelight dinners... lol

what's up guys?
i'll post up some pics of my 70 chevy so you can :bow:


11-18-2005, 06:01 PM
I'm new to the forum.. I am looking for a Dana 60 chevy front. If anyone has one shoot me a message...

Cash waiting!


11-18-2005, 06:30 PM
This is my first post, I,m currently building a 87 blazer for a friend of mine. I already installed a 350 (bored and stroked) Dana 60 rear with detroit locker, Dana 60 front, cross over steering, 12" suspension, 3" body and 46" Baja Claws, while I'm waiting for the driveshafts to be made I wanted to mount the front shocks. Is there anywhere that I can get multiple shock mounts for the front, or am I going to have to fabricate something? I looked around and so far cannot find anything. Any help would be appreciated since I am new to the Blazer world, I have built many Toyotas, F250's, and Jeeps, but this is my first Blazer.


11-18-2005, 07:26 PM
A little about me...former GM line tech of 7years turned LEO or a glorified toll booth operator. I am the proud owner of a 72 GMC 3/4ton with a 98 vortec 350 w/a holley 650, a T350 that leaks like a big dog. DANA 44/60posi do i see a 4sp conversion in the future?? :rolleyes: Anyways this place rules! And I glad to be a part of it.

11-19-2005, 04:06 AM
whats up just registered probably be on alot

11-19-2005, 05:49 AM
Hello all from South Carolina. My name is Eric, I was a member here a long time ago it seems. I used to own a 78 K5, and just recently bought a 91 K5. I enjoyed the information this site had to offer before, and look forward to getting to work on my "new" K5.

11-19-2005, 01:26 PM
Hello Im in washington state and have a 76 K5 with some minor mods....

11-19-2005, 01:33 PM
I guess I'd better follow suit. My name's Mike, I live in Michigan, and I drive a '78 K-20. 355 w/ roller valvetrain and Comp cam's extreme 4x4 cam, forged pistons, rods, and crank and an MSD 6 Off-road; th400 with redline frictions, steels, a B&M shift kit, and a B&M light truck mega shifter; rebuilt 208 t-case(cause it's quiet and shift on the fly); rebuilt 14FF and 44HD with 4.10's; 35x14.5R16.5 TSL Interco Thornbirds w/ chrome mod's; dual electric fans from an '01 Pontiac Bonneville; on board air; buckets from a '81 Burb; Grant Mahoghany(?) Steering wheel; Kenwood Excelon CD player w/ 400 watt amp; Cobra 148F GTL modded w/ boot and 102" SS whip; 12" drop bumper; and the nastiest paint job ever. Wanna see?

Near future mods include: Steering box brace install, front winch bumper with Harbor Freight 12,000lb winch, hi-amp alternator, dual battery setup, and re-installing my dual tanks; because a single 16 gallon tank doesn't last very long.

11-19-2005, 06:36 PM
names clint have a 87 chevy im buidlin up` workin on one ton axle conversions but its also my daily driver :doah: u-joint went on the freeway the othe day and tore my t-case a new one now looking for a replacement
but awesoem site alot of good info for a young kid trying to get into the sport

11-19-2005, 06:50 PM
i'm bill from peoria, il. i've had a "89" jimmy for about a year and a half.
she's got a 178,870 mi. on the odo.and on her second set of valve seals.(i changed them myself)for power there's a 350 tbi., 700r4,np241,and 2.73 gears (thats right 2.73)everything was stock when i bought it.cept the 31 inch kelly suv tires

i've changed to a flowmaster with kitty delete and duels out the back,a more modern 4 spoke steering wheel from a 90 burb. power seats out of a buick regal with camo seat covers, woodgrain dash panel out of the same burb. yakima rack sys. on the roof, cd/fm in the dash with a amp and speakers, cb, k&n air and oil filters

now for the really good stuff. 4 inch lift,35/12.50/15 bfg ta ko's, 4.56 gears and those old time 15 x 10 turbin wheels

today i installed all new ball joints, tie rod's and ends from the pitarm to the steering arm

o she is a slx, white with a git-r- done, pow/mia, iaff local 50, and harley-davidson stickers on the back window

iam also 50 years old and my dailey driver while im working on the jimmy is my 02, f-350 powerstroke,cc lb 4x4 lariet,also with some cool mods

later bill

11-19-2005, 07:55 PM
Hey guys. I'm a newbie and just wanted to say hello. Don't have a K5 yet but christmas is on its way and I ahve gotten a couple of hints from my uncle as to what my present will be! :D right now I have an '88 s10 blazer with a 3" body lift and 32" Pro Comp Muds. I need to move up to a full size!

11-20-2005, 04:39 PM
Hello all, im from Chile South America , and i have a garage , we dedicate to modify 4wd and others cars and trucks , sorry but my englih is no good.


11-20-2005, 05:22 PM
how hard is diesel fuel to get down there?

11-20-2005, 05:58 PM
In central Nebraska, diesel is anywhere from .50 to .70 higher than gasoline. Being "farm" country, it is very easy to come by. (as long as it's green and not red)

11-20-2005, 06:10 PM
hi everybody im new around here, i would to say hi to you all. well im 20 years old, i live here in oregon and i currently own a 1974 chevrolet k20 truck. the motor is just a 350 with performer manifold, jet carb, roller rockers, headers to dual 40 series flowmaster exhaust dumped over the rearend. i have a mildly built th350 with a cooler,and a 205 behind it. a 14 bolt in the rear with a mini spool, disc brakes and 4.56 gears and a big tube dana 44 in front open with 4.56's. i have ford front shock towers in front and in the rear i have a A-mount shock setup. in the front there is 4" springs with ORD heavy duty shackles and 4" blocks in the rear with a 3" body lift. also i have a 1/4 thick custom front bumper that is a air tank with a mile marker 12000 pound winch mounted to it. front and rear pro comp braided brake lines. i run a hydroboost braking system with a power steering cooler and a wildwood proportioning valve for the rear disc brake conversion. and a line lock for the front brakes. an ORD steering box brace kit. i run dual yellow top optima batteries with a selector switch. currently i run 36x13.5 super swamper iroks and a set of 38.5x11 super swamper boggers.Browns Camp 2005_04_22 001.jpg Browns Camp 2005_05_1 018.jpg

11-20-2005, 06:12 PM
I'm 38, and live in West Linn, Oregon. I bought my first 4WD truck, a 1983 K5 a couple of years ago. So far I've just been prepping it for basic offroading, rebuilt the 350 with a better cam, intake, etc., 6" rancho lift, etc. Still have to buy tires, probably go for 35" and plan on better axles soon! I want something I can use at the sand dunes and a little bit of rock crawling and snow. See ya out on the trails!


11-20-2005, 06:18 PM
Welcome. Sounds like you have quite an off road worthy rig. If you have any questions about ANYTHING off road, these guys can help. :bow:

11-20-2005, 07:40 PM
Hello, new member here and fairly new to offroad 4 wheelin. I'am not really computer savy yet and type really slow. But any way I have a 1970 Chev 4x4 that I'am building and having fun with it , despite the wife. It was a lwb and I had the frame shorten by Charlies Drop Shop here in Portland. Ore. I then found a guy that shortens the bed floor. I guess I really wanted a swb. So far I had the frame powder coated, d60, 14blt, 410 gears, detroit locker in rear, turbo 400, GM ht 383 crate motor, 205 t case, twin stick, weld 16x8 rims, BF mudders. Now all I need to do is put it all back together, but like I said I,am having fun with it. I love the 67 to 72 trucks. Any way I live in Beaverton, Oregon and look forward to learning and getting help with my project. Thanks, Jayoshow

11-21-2005, 05:42 AM
I've been lurking on this site for some time and am impressed with what you guys come up with. I don't have a Chevy, I have a Ford Whatsit, but a lot of the tech crosses over and that's why I'm here. If it helps, I do have a 1981 Z28, and it's not stock.

11-21-2005, 10:52 AM
Fords are o.k. I've always been a chevy person. Got 4 of them now. But I got a old 1982 f-150 6cyl 4x4 had it for 10 years still going stong. body is shot we just use it in the woods, I guess I'll keep it around.

XT Utah
11-21-2005, 07:11 PM
Hi all,

I'm John from Utah. I have an 87 blazer that I picked up for $600 a few months ago.

It's stock: 350 TBI, 14 bolt posi rear, Dana 44 front, a transmission that won't go into 3rd gear, spray painted black and (my favorite mod) -- an ARB sticker on the front fender :laugh:

It also has 39.5 Superswampers on beadlocks.

I hope to put in a full roll cage, dual transfer case and maybe a front locker :D .

Anyone here from Utah?

log crawler
11-22-2005, 12:13 AM
im new. my username is log crawler. i live in grand forks north dakota, im originaly from federal hieghts colorado. in earstern nd theres no buttes like western nd just flat swampy areas. ive always been just a chevy pickup man until i broke down and got a blazer for the awesome wheelbase. fortunitly i hooked up with some guys on the other side of the river in mn recently with private trails in the hilly wooded terrain along the river banks. these guys got really flexy rigs that crawl to the top of our 30 degree rti ramp. most of the rigs i wheel with are jeeps but im sold on blazers now, i love staying full size yet having a good wheelbase. the trails are really technical and i refuse to get a jeep like everyone else. i want to keep up with these guys. i got a 80' k5 with crossover steering,454,turbo 350,np205,dodge dana 60,corperate 14 bolt,42"tsl,5.13s,shackle flip in rear,lowered hangers up front. in front and rear i just took random leaf springs and tried to put together the softest packs i could. i cant wait to start geting helpful info from other people who run blazers.

11-22-2005, 07:58 AM
just want to say "hey" to all the 4wheelers out there this is my first post and hope to add more later

11-22-2005, 12:39 PM
Hello from b-more Md, moving to Phoenix soon, (not soon enough though). Anyone around this area that needs help or would like to give help feel free to pm me, or email echos

11-22-2005, 05:37 PM
Just popped in to say Hi.

11-22-2005, 05:38 PM
Hello there fellow Chevy owners. I go by Bigtread and I live in Virginia Beach (gotta travel to wheel anything fun) I've been checking this site out for awhile and I like it, lots of good info. :waytogo:
I own an 86 K30 that gets used quite alot and it shows, the hood is the only thing kinda straight. Goes everywhere my little jeep buddies go!
Working on suspension mods front and rear along with tube doors which I intend to make and run as long as they don't look like ass, we will see.
Anyway good to meet everyone. :D

11-22-2005, 07:10 PM
I`m new to this have 3 blazers but just gave up the 84 down to 2 a 87 and a 90 left my kid have the 87 and now he took a hit in front corner driver side was totaled bought it back have salvage rights so now were going the route of rebuilding gotta have frame straightened damage to the horn also have to put whole front clip really sick about it.

11-23-2005, 12:25 AM
Hi all,

Just joined...have been interested in the 1st-gen K5s forever, but I might have looking for the right one for some time. I wanted to get further info and join the community. I live in Colorado and am sorta new to the area still. Thanks for letting me drop by.


11-23-2005, 12:28 PM
Hey everyone. Just sayin hi to the board!

11-23-2005, 12:29 PM
Welcome All! Enjoy and hope your wallet is fat :D

11-23-2005, 12:30 PM
Interesting name. Have you read the 'taser' post in the lounge. :eek1:

Welcome aboard. :D

11-23-2005, 03:43 PM
Hello everyone
My name is Braden Mare and im on the crew for the only race Monster Truck in B.C. Canada. I have a 32 chevy coupe mud racer of my own and on my first event ever i won first place. I live in Princeton but the truck is in Okanagan Falls. The driver and owner is Ron Tasker of Ok Falls. Hes an old mud racer. He first built a datson 280z with 44 inch monster mudders. Then for fun he built and raced a 68 vw bettle with 40 inch monster mudders. Then he got into the big boys with a full blown 32 chevy coupe mud racer. It had a 468 blown alcohol big block chevy with 1200 horses. Then he got into the even bigger boys. The monster trucks. He built the truck with help from some friends in his small machine shop runnin' wild machining. The truck is a 1966 chevy panel fibre glass body, 66 inch goodyear terra tires, 468 blown big block, cutom chain transfer case, leaf sping suspension, and 10 ton rockwell differentials.
If you are interested we have a website feel free to give us your comments and thoughts.

11-23-2005, 03:58 PM
My name is Kyle.I live in western Nebraska.I'm a rancher and I pickup parts on the side. I drive an 01' Chevy 2500hd,ex-cab,4x4,Duramax,6spd,VA Smartbox 200+hp,SBC/SMF and dual disc clutch {on order},33" BFG M/T's,and a

67' K10 4x4,6" lift,D60/Detroit'd Eaton,350/nv4500/twin stick np205 {on order},and soon to have 35"s.

My brother has a 67' K20 4x4 10" lift,looking for a D60/Detroit'd Eaton,we are in the process of a CTD/nv4500/np205 swap,and will have 38"s soon.

11-23-2005, 09:37 PM
Hello everybody. From California and i need help. Own an 82 K5 Blazer with broken front lug studs and I'm not sure how these come off. Help!

11-23-2005, 10:34 PM
Hey all, I own an '83 CJ7 but it is getting to be mostly Chevy parts. :wink1:
Lots of great content here on your site!

11-23-2005, 10:51 PM
hey guys. im a new to this site. i live in northern KY. im 18 years old and in my first semester of tech school for diesel technology. i joined this site because i was told that it would be of great help with my project. i am in the process of building a 72 3/4 4x4 chevy truck with the plans of it being powered by a 5.9L 12v Cummins diesel. if any of you have any suggestions for me, please let me know. it will be greatly appreciated!!! thanks!!!

11-24-2005, 08:28 AM
just wanted to say high. long time reader first time poster :D

11-24-2005, 09:21 AM
south jersey member
the sub was bought in 88 andwas the family car before the huge suv craze currently getting its 185k overhaul by me and my father used as a winter warrior trying to stop the rust so we can get to the fun stuff lift wheels etc

thanks for all the help

11-24-2005, 05:23 PM
I'm new to posting, but have been checking out the site for a while. I've had three 1st gen blazers and I'm building the 3rd one right now. I'm trying to find a company that builds heavy duty hard core diesel crate motors to replace the 396 that currently resides between the fenderwells of my baby. Any help would be great. cant figure out how to post pictures but you can check it out

11-24-2005, 09:14 PM
HI all! Just purchased a 72 jimmy... very cosmetically challenged but she runs great and I am ready for the challenge. First order of business is the top... badly in need of restore or replaced... Anyone know where I can find one? Cant wait to get her back to snuff. Would appreciate any resources and help you guys could give. Eric

11-25-2005, 10:14 AM
new memeber, just sayin hey

11-25-2005, 12:42 PM
Have screwy dash guages.Gas guage gave up the ghost sometime back, giving me message that I was Low on Fuel. Temp guage redlined out giving me Check coolant temperature as message. not hot. actual measured coolant at 140 degrees. Now gas guage works part time. Any suggestions?

will hays
11-25-2005, 05:28 PM
Hello from West Texas

I am original owner of 1989 Chevy K Blazer. Is Black, only 10,000 original mi.
CAn not drive as I have MS. Are there many with that low mi?

Good day


11-25-2005, 05:34 PM
Hey Bryan and Will here
we are looking for some guys to go out on the trail with we live in Boone NC let us know

sargent c
11-25-2005, 09:06 PM
Would Love To Get Out That Way Someday Man, But Since My Uav Will Only Do About 67 Mph, It Might Atke Me Awhile.
Keep The Shiney Side Up Brutha.

11-26-2005, 11:45 AM
My name is Nick. I am a Sgt. in the Marine Corps. I purchased my 86 K-5 about a year ago. I have done a little to it. However, due to deployments, I have not had the time to put too much work into it. I bought a 4" suspension lift for it. I will be putting it on soon. I need to order some more parts so that I can knock out some other things on it. I need to get rid of some rusty parts so that the cancer does not spread. Currently, I live in North Carolina.2005_0820truck00001

11-26-2005, 04:27 PM
Hi everyone!

11-26-2005, 05:00 PM
hi, my name is pat, and im just getting started on a 79 k5 that i picked up for 50bucks. minus the drive train, and front clip. going to be a family rig for hunting and camping. it will end up with a 4" lift, 35" tires, choped fenders, and a new interior. my wife is just so happy about it all. but what a way to get a 4 year old interested in trucks.

11-26-2005, 07:53 PM
Hi, my name is Dan and I own a 80 K5. Running a Dana 44/ Chevy 14 bolt with disc brakes, stock gears 3.73's, yuck, but help on the road. Stock 350 rebuild a few months before I bought the truck, but I added a new cam, intake, and headers that flow to 40 series then dump mid truck. I have a 4" lift with 36" tires, trimed. In the process now of doing body prep for paint and building a doubler with my Dad.

11-26-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi from Arizona. Lookin forward to learnin some stuff. Got a 89 K5. I am the second owner, so its mostly original. Got a few nick Knacks on it. Fixin to do a few more. I use to have a 86 K5 that I used for rockcrawling, so I know a decent amount of stuff. Had to retire it after the frame gave up the ghost. (and I got married) Just gettin back into things.
Thinking of becoming a supporting member. Then I will be able to have a signature? right? Anyway, hello and thanks for the great site.

OH and BTW, The reason for taking so long to post after I joined last year, is thats about the time I retired(got married). But I'm back to stay!

11-26-2005, 09:09 PM
Hello fellow wheelers. Learning lots of new things , great sight.

11-26-2005, 10:18 PM
Howdy all. Got a good deal on a 91 K2500 which is now my daily driver, and most importantly, tow rig. :D Here it is next to my trail rig. Future plans are regear to 4.10, 33s, and a few bolt ons for more power. :wink1: I've already found a lot of great info on this board!

11-26-2005, 10:19 PM
This is my third Blazer, I had a 1980 sportin 33's and a '75 with 35's. I just bought my buddies truck and am fired up to start working it over. Great site!

11-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Hey, I have 1970 chev half ton that I,m going to replace the 350 turbo with a 400. My question is with the 400 being longer length will the 205 t case shift lever hit the seat? Do I need to move engine, tranny, t case forward ? Thanks

11-27-2005, 12:25 AM
name paul have 2 blazers one stock other toy 6 in lift 35 bf muds 6.2 diesel i get 24 mpg duel 3 in exhast NO CA SMOG REG. so then i got that going for me yea.. other k5 4x4 gets 15 mpg 31.50 tires.its a 350 tbi. and 89 burb 4x4 3/4 33 in tires gets 12 mpg so the 24 is really nice and i have 35's so im happy think about going to the banks turbo for the 35 hp and 117 lbs trouge . but its 2,k so tax returns will have to help out that up grade.. other things im looking on doing is snokel and i have to exstend all breather tubes form axe and difs to under hood and up out of posabile water areas while fording rivers. and have a nive bumper for truck with wich mount but no winch as of yet.

i do have ? about 6.2 as far as other power upgrades and mods but and anything i can do to it to so called bullet proof it long life ect... 125,000 miles current runs great max speed is i think about 65 or 70 mph and thats fine by me. humm what eles shocks any recomedations ???? :D

11-27-2005, 05:20 PM
My name is Joel and I live in east Tennessee. I have 1970 K5 that was once a government vehicle, hence the name 70GIK5. It has a 350 SB, SM465, and the original Dana 20 transfer case. My other vehicles are a 72 Checy C10, an 84 Jeep CJ7, and a 95v Tahoe. Yes, I have too much crap in my garage.

88-3/4t-bad boy
11-27-2005, 09:32 PM
Hi my names Brandon and I am a Chevy Freak!!!!!!!! anyways i live in a small town in Texas called yokum... It's boring but I have land and 2 nice little (cough) 1988 suburbans. one i am restoring and the other i drive to and from school in. I need a suspension lift for my 3/4 ton suburban that is strong and inexpensive. Coming to my first question. which lift do y'all recommend. a 6" Rough country lift with rear springs or a 6" tuff country lift with rear springs???????? I am new at the whole truck thing so i decided that you guys could help me out.... and girls :). ok... akward. I'm new... anyways i recently worked on body repair and small time engine repair for porche racecars and old mercedes.... mercedes are slow and boring.. especially old ones. Yeah im done. CHEVY'S RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-27-2005, 10:47 PM
from what ive seen and have been in retail alot till a few years ago the lifts your looking at are most likly made by the same place with diffrent names on them. and guss what there all steel to a degree. if it has a Nike swosh then its 100 more , i would go with the rear springs for sure but the brand i would go with the not cheapest but least exspenice kit, do they both come with same mods bushings steering arms , ect shocks no shock what brand shocks theres one for you shock brands do count models and makes. inports form chinna no stick with shoft firm or adj pick one then find one thats made by a comperitor thats less costly to you.. yea im done . o yea let me know what tire size you go to and what mpg you get i have a 89 3/4 burb with 33 no lift i get 12 mpg

11-28-2005, 12:44 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself for know. I live in Eagle River, AK about 20 miles north of Anchorage and I'm the proud owner of an '86 GMC K3500 3+3. I got her with about 125K on the odometer and she's got about 160K now. Still on the original motor and running good but puffs a little smoke at start up. She's stock with a 350, TH400, NP205, Dana 60, and corp 10.5" except for the wheels and tires, 285/75R16 on 8" white spokes. I don't really have any questions or other comments at the moment but would like to say, this is the first and only internet group I've joined. Seems like a good bunch of people and a great subject.

Roll on,

11-28-2005, 02:26 PM
With 160,000 miles on it probably ready for valve cover gaskets. If you do decide to change them, check oil return holes. I've seen them stop up and it will hold oil on top of heads, which will let oil drain around older valve seats.Its cheap enough to do. 20 to 25 dollars for gaskets and a little time. If they aren't stopped up you got new gaskets and are out a little time. BUT If it quits smoking after it starts and runs I wouldn't get to worried about it.

11-28-2005, 05:54 PM
Yea, I'll check that out. I've been meaning to replace them anyway as they leak a bit but I suspect she's just an old motor and probably needs some work on the valve guides. Like you say though, it quits once she's running so I'm not really worried about it now. Actually I'm kinda looking forward to wearing it out. I'd like to slip in a 400 small block with vortec heads, that outta be kick in the pants. And, there's plenty of other things to do in the mean time. I'm thinking about mounting a York compressor for onboard air next summer. I can't really do it in the winter since I'm driveing it every day but starting to collect parts.


11-28-2005, 06:33 PM
Well lets see... Hi everyone. I am from South Carolina. I currently am struggling through life at Clemson University in the Mechanical Engineering program. I have been wheeling for about 6 years now in Toyotas. Recently I bought a 97 Tahoe to double as a DD and Tow Rig for the Yota. The more I think about it the more I want to SAS the Tahoe.... but that will have to wait til I graduate I guess. Hopefully I can lurk around here and start my pipe dream of a SAS Tahoe on 40's.

11-29-2005, 12:54 PM
My name is Adam and I am from Syracuse NY. I just picked up a 1990 K5 Blazer from a buddy of mine for $600. I always planned on buying one down the road after my other car was paid off but i just couldn't pass up the offer. I plan on restoring it over the next couple of years after I drive it this winter. I look forward to learning a little about this truck.

11-29-2005, 09:04 PM
whats up my name is eric and i have a 78 k5 blazer 4in lift 35s want to go all out with 12in and 42s maybe 44s i came to this site to learn more about blazers abd what all i could do to mine. I like to drink beer.

11-30-2005, 02:59 AM
What's up gentlemen. The name is jeff. Big fan of CK5 and Bowties. I wandered in here 1 day while researching purchasing a K5 off craigslistdotcom. Still love the K5s but i will end up with a Diesel 4X4 Suburban.


11-30-2005, 05:48 PM
whats up just bought a 89 blazer put 4 in lift 35 boggers now its ready for the trail

11-30-2005, 05:49 PM
Hi Everyone. I'm just a chick that loves older full size Blazers. My current ride is an '83. I joined to be able to check out everyone's rides.

will hays
11-30-2005, 05:53 PM
have a 89 blazer, blk, 10k mi, loaded, am uinable to drive

burban J
11-30-2005, 07:17 PM
hey, jay new to k5, in fact i just found out about this site last weekend. 28 years old and have owned 5 burbans and still have bodydropped, one 4x4, and one old school original.i'll send pictures as soon as i figure out how to use this computer. :hack:

11-30-2005, 10:03 PM
Hello all,
I've been an enthusiast for a while, and have finally got myself a full size 89 blazer. I look forward to learning how to get the best out of it and see some of the backwoods of Michigan.

liquid amber
12-01-2005, 01:02 AM
I have some super basic questions regarding a 1992 Jimmy that i'm thinking about buying. i'm interested in using biodiesel as a additional fuel source. I have a reliable local source for recycled oil biodiesel.
Looking for feed back of experiences and knowledge on the caustic properties of biodiesel on the rubber hoses and seals of this truck. I've read a few online sources that say that the auto industry shifted to synthetic rubber (less resistant to corrosion) in either 92 or 94. What year was it and how much of a differance is it going to make?
Also the truck is in need of a new fuel injector pump. The previous owner used bd but i'm not sure how much, could the bd also be a contributing factor to this repair?
I would probably use a mix of petrodiesel and biodiesel, but curious what my options are. thanks,
liquid amber

12-01-2005, 02:19 AM
owned my first Blazer back in 96 it was a 84 had it 9yrs gave to my kid and picked up a 87 k5 loved it she was black and red.then this past Feb the 84 died frame rotted she had gone through 3 floods never once quit haulin **** out. so anyway picked up a 90 fullsize blazer and gave the 87 to my son and **** just three weeks ago he was at stop sign got hit was totaled. were rippin front end off have a body man looking at it she bent the frame a hellin` were gonna go ahead and have it pulled and see just how far out it is have a whole new front clip already we got our work cut out but we wanna bring her back to life got to much invested to let her go. hey people keep on blazin`! Later Wolfie :haha:

12-01-2005, 07:21 AM
Hey guys. Have been busy since I got on here to do much. Mid west is were I am from Minnesota land of lakes and snow. 74 Chev and 86 CJ7 have the best of both worlds. Later.

12-01-2005, 11:29 AM
I have a M1009 with a 6in lift and 35in MTR's all rebuilt etc.
I live in Spring, Texas

12-01-2005, 11:37 AM
I'm trying to find a company that builds heavy duty hard core diesel crate motors to replace the 396 that currently resides between the fenderwells of my baby. Any help would be great.

Love the first gen!

Let us know what you find please. I decided not to pursue this after I looked at the weight differences but I would be coming from SBC, not BBC. What is the intended use of the k5?

12-01-2005, 05:36 PM
im joel i got a gmc sierra 1/2 converted to 3/4 ton light duty its got a d44 a 12 bolt rear 4inch superlift hooker true duel exhaust swapped the interior out of my old k5 into it got 700r4 and np208 i got an sm465 and 205 i got to put in eventually wanna but a big block into it eventually

12-02-2005, 07:13 AM
Hey my name is Tommy and am from dallas, tx. new to the 4x4 world but have done some restores on old muscle cars. i have a 67 lemans with a stroke bbc 496, 72 camaro with a 383 and now a 72 blazer with a 350. the blazer has recieved a comp xe 4x4 cam, headers, intake, carb. still a dog but hey its a 6k lb truck. mods to date are the above engine work. 4" tuff country lift, patching holes in the floor and this weekend rocker replacements. grrrrrrrrr. dash work is in the process and the list goes on. my favorite site is but since i just joined here who knows. there are a lot of knowlegdable guys there as i am sure there are here. vehicles less the blazer can be seen here. i will post blazer pics soon. tommy

12-02-2005, 11:05 AM
My name is Chuck, I live in San Diego and currently own an '86 Toyota FJ60... So what am I doing here?? I am considering swapping in a 6.2L banks Turbo or a 6.5L TD. My reasons for doing this are more power, better mpg.

I am here to learn everything I can about these motors before I make the jump.

rust bucket
12-02-2005, 12:12 PM
Hey everybody. Tracy here from Myrtle Beach. I have an old 72 blazer that is pretty much rust now, but recently having thoughts about resurrecting it for off road use only. Have a bunch of questions and this looks like just the place for answers!


12-02-2005, 03:25 PM
:D Hey all about 3 months ago I got my first Blazer.(Had a 74 Chevy C10 before) It's a 1980, I got it from a guy who had done a few mods to it. Including a rollcage over the back half. He Threw in a softtop when i bought it, so what the hell. As is right now its sittin on a 6-inch lift with 35-in Pro Comp Muds. stock 350 with K&N air filter open face.Also has fully reclinable seats from an Acura/Honda/toyota or some small import style car. These are sitting on a custom steel tubed set up tyed in at the firewall and in the back just below the stock bench seat. Damna re they comfy! I'm Currently in northern california(East Bay) But am moving to Washington State(puget sound area) in the late spring. As of right now I have the following ideas in place to start getting this blazer the way i want it. new front springs, New tailgate ( does not have one now) High power Lights, a roof rack, New shocks, re-do the steering box( its still fine now) many power plant upgrades, including headers, intake, exhaust sytem to include, dual 2 chamber flowmasters. MSD ignition etc. I could go on and on.....Glad to be apart of this community. :D

12-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Well From hilo hawaii have a military blazer 6.2 diesel. Just lost my front snap ring for my locking hubs any suggestions dealer wants $11 per ring geez

Stephen Lee
12-02-2005, 10:01 PM
this site is full of info! in the middle of a project right now and you all have helped alot already. Heres what Ive got...

88 jimmy 350, 700r4, 203, 44hd, 14ff, 4.10, 6" suspension lift, 35" tslsx

78 blazer 454, 465, 205, 10 bolt, 12 bolt, 3.08, 4" suspension lift, 2" body lift, 35" bfgmt

took thur. & fri. of from work to work
want to swap axles and lift. its now friday night. front axles are swapped(having driveshaft length issues - have 3, 2 too long, 1 too short - and need degree shims) rear axle came out of 78 easy, but 88 rear was a "B"!
tomorrow installing rears... cross your fingers
when Im done =

88 jimmy 350, 700r4, 203, 10 bolt, 12 bolt, 3.08, 4" suspension lift, 35" bfgmt

78 blazer 454, 465, 205, 44hd, 14ff, 4.10, 6" suspension lift, 2" body lift, 35" tslsx

any suggestions :confused:

12-02-2005, 10:07 PM
I have a 468 in front of a 700r4 and 208 t-case. I have not been able to drive my 84 :k5: for about 3 months now. The 700r4's just can't handle that much motor, unless you sink major $$$ into it.... :angry1:

Not trying to tell you what to do, by any means, just wanted to let you know what happened to me.

Welcome to the coolest site on the web, and good luck. :waytogo:

12-02-2005, 10:16 PM
I had a front drive shaft length issue on my pick up. I ended up putting 1 inch block between the t-case cross member (top) and the frame (bottom). I had a 4" suspension lift and a 3" body lift. It eased the drive shaft angle, and didn't have to cut or lengthen my drive shaft.

Stephen Lee
12-02-2005, 10:17 PM
read it again

i would never put my bb on the 700 :doah:

12-02-2005, 10:18 PM
sorry, misread

Stephen Lee
12-02-2005, 10:25 PM
cant wait to feel the difference w 4.10s on the 78 ... bb,low gears, stick shift 35-15.5-15 swampers :haha:

12-03-2005, 05:05 AM
Don't screw with the driveshafts. Take them to a professional. You'll have all sorts of grief if you don't. Take them to Weller in G.R. with a measurement from center of u-joint on diff yoke to center of u-joint on t-case yoke. They'll take care of getting your slip yokes in the right length. You could use Valley truck or the other shop that I can't remember the name of right now, but I've only used Weller so far, and they've treated me right.

12-03-2005, 06:51 AM
hi, i'm new to this site. i'm from nova scotia canada. bought my first rig a year ago dec. it's a 1968 chev k20. been mostly tearing it apart the last year but someday i'll have a truck that i can drive instead of a rusty lawn ornament.

12-03-2005, 08:37 AM
Well, it's time to say Hello I suppose.

I've been lurking around this forum for quite some time. I found it while looking for a Suburban forum, (which there does not seem to exist!!) but have a weakness for these trucks in general.

basically I've always been a "Fordguy" (eek!!) but ingeneral just plain have gasoline in my viens! HAHA.

I don't currently have a truck at all but it's looking more and more like a Suburban is in the future. (Father of THREE girls, ALL under 5 so in car seats/boosters!) and I need a REAL truck!

I almost bought a 78 Suburban, (350/4spd) about 10 years ago but unfortunately the outer front body mounts were rotted out.

One day....

Though it seems around here (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) it's hard to find anything older than say early 90's!

Maybe I should check our lotto tickets. LOL. (Uh huh-buy a Suburban, move to North Bay!! WOOHOO!! -About 5 hpours north of here and one day we intend to move there-they have REAL winter!! Toronto has NONE!)

Anyways. I do love the forum as I've seen so far. Looks like a fairly close knit place. I don't post because I have nothing relevant to add. But I do like exploring the site and hopefully will have time to do so.

Den. :D

Bowtie Don
12-03-2005, 08:44 AM
:o Hello everybody! After several years of learning to navigate my computer and the internet I have finally joined a forum. I suppose I could join several of them since my automotive interests vary tremendously, but alas they ALL fall under ONE specific manufacturerer...GM. I switched from (bad word coming) Ford to Chevrolet in the summer of 1980 (July 4th to be exact) and purchased a '69 SS Camaro for $1100.00 and haven't looked back since. Summer of '97 I purchase my first GMC Jimmy, a '79 and last year I purchased another one. Oh, not to mention a '78 Corvette. So though my automotive interests vary the excitement of off-roading provides a sense of freedom unlike any other form of motorsport. So THAT is why I have chosen to join your forum and hope I am accepted. Bowtie Don

12-03-2005, 10:59 AM
I from Monterrey, Mexico and her is my K5, check this post--->

email: (

12-03-2005, 01:38 PM
whassup everybody.ijust got a 1984 chevy sub and i'mreally looking forward to doing some serious modifiing to it.just to name a few things that i'm considering; dually fenders conversion/molded on ABS or fiberglass running boards/front fender flares/moon visor/front end update kit/cowl induction hood/shadow wiper cowl/custom phantom billet grille/bumper cover and air dam/suspension drop[4-8 in. if that's even possible to do on a 4x4 1984 burban!!!]/3sunroofs/rear roof wing or spoiler/2-4in.roof chop/ragtop[either full ragtop or starting behind driver and front pass.doors all the way to the rear/custom paint /larger wheels ect... ihave quite afew other ideas for the rear of the truck and the interior andthe eng.,tranny,and the rear end but i'll post them another time. for now i'd like to know anyone outthere has any ideas on how i can accomplish these things or does anyone know where ican find photos and/ or info trucks that already have some of these things done on them? any help would be very welcome. thanks.

12-03-2005, 03:08 PM
Nice to be a part of the Forum. I have two vehicles. A 95 Chevrolet Silverado and a 90 GMC Jimmy. I couldn't get the image function to work so I will have to put up pics later.

12-03-2005, 07:22 PM
new to the board not new to chevies. looking for a project chevy to put a pair of d70's under. had a 1988 s10 blazer i put on a shortened frame and added a 454 panther marine engine to along with ford 205 and th350 14bolt hpd44. always looking to learn new stuff. :D

12-03-2005, 10:13 PM
friends call me big jay.NEW YORK CITY proud owner,91' chevy 350,headers,dual flow,rancho shocks& stabilyzer,4"block add leaf rear,borgeson shaft,35x12.5,16....
think your trucks are tuff,try doing 70mph down the cross bronx xprsway.

12-04-2005, 02:59 AM
Hello every one, I live in Florida and love to get out in the woods I have a 1985 3/4 ton chevy which I am looking to fix up.

12-04-2005, 11:50 AM
hello,i have a 91 blazer and the other half says do something with it so i'm here for ideas

12-04-2005, 12:03 PM
Dear board members,

I am a new Chevrolet truck owner living in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

I recently bought a 76 Chevy K 20 millitary truck with a auto transmission.

Its a truck with the usual rust on the fenders and cabin floor.

Technicaly i have a few things to repair/adjust

The shifter on the steering colum needs adjusting/repair

When moving from park to drive the indicator is not standing in the drive position but between drive and 1 the same thing in the reverse position
I noticed also that it is not locked

This is vary anoying if you have to shift from drive to reverse and back,especially in the evening sins my dashboard lights are not working at the moment ( i need help on that also )

As i have my own technical workshop , i can do most thing myself.

I did not have the time to buy a technical/owner manual yet, not knowing witch is best for me,becouse its a millitary model.

I know that the shifting linking is adjustable,but i want the shifter to be locked in the drive/reverse/position as well !!!

please help !!!

Thanks Anthony

12-04-2005, 01:36 PM
hello everyone i am cj41foley and just wanted to say hey to yall ands check out a couple of things I have a 1990 jimmy with a 10" suspension and 3" body lift with 38.5" boggers stock axles and a built 327 700r4 combo. I have some plans to change a few things on the rig but i just bought it like it is.

12-04-2005, 03:12 PM
Anybody know a good mudhole? :D I got a 79 blazer,sm465,np205,38.5 bogger's.

12-04-2005, 04:32 PM
I got myself an '85 k10 that has a 500+ci caddy engine and beat on it regularly during the spring/summer/fall months around central mass and southern NH. :D

12-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Hello there nfg reporting in. I recently switched from a 92 f150

to an 89 K5 Blazer (350/700R4/NP231), ive been enjoying it.

Mods so far are:

1. Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake
2. K&N Intake
3. Autoguage Tach
4. New Dist cap, rotor, plugs, and wires
5. Quad heat light kit from Painless

On order with summit atm is MSD 6A box, should be here wensday. Headers will be here next.

When summer rolls around I plan to redo the suspension with a 14bFF D44 up front 6" lift with 35's and 4.11's or 4.56.

Sugestions are welcome as I am new to chevy and I don't know all the ins and outs :D

12-04-2005, 08:37 PM
Hi everyone my name is Jason, I live in Tucson, AZ. Ive kinda got a K5...98 2dr tahoe, but I have had an 89 K5 and an 81 silverado.

12-05-2005, 09:03 AM
Hello guys my name is Mike and I don't actually have a K5 but a 1978 full size truck. But as you guys know there arn't very many full size sites. This one however looks like alot of fun.

12-05-2005, 11:15 AM
Hey all - been lurking for a while after following a cummins repower link from the TDR. I do have to say that I enjoy reading CK5, but have yet to post anything.. ..until now..

For now, our garage overfloweth with a 2002 Z71 Tahoe, a 1989 Silverado 3500 2wd CC (my repower experiment), a 1998.5 Dodge 3500 4x4 24v CTD, a 1931 Ford 5 window coupe (powered by a 336 Chevy), and a 1987 Buick Grand National. I got the bills to prove it!!!! :D

12-05-2005, 04:37 PM
New to the group. Have been an owner of several K5 blazers. 1969, 1972,1976, 1986, two 1989's. I have custom built all these trucks. My speciality has been 80 cj's that I have built. I switch to the blazers because they are heavy enough to pull my boats with out pulling the rig down the boat ramps. Seems to be a great site, and I have learn several things already.

12-05-2005, 06:13 PM
i'm from a small town called Vidor,tx. i drive an 84' chevrolet shortbed with 12' suspension and 38's, i wheel in an 84' K5 blazer with 38's and a "slightly upgraded" 454

12-05-2005, 06:28 PM
i'm from a small town called Vidor,tx. i drive an 84' chevrolet shortbed with 12' suspension and 38's, i wheel in an 84' K5 blazer with 38's and a "slightly upgraded" 454

That's cool! My 84 has an "upgraded" 454. The rest is stock junk. 700, 208, 10 bolts, 33's

Welcome. There is a wealth on knowledge here. (not from me, the rest of the K5 gurus) :bow:

12-05-2005, 08:46 PM
well we just got the front end off the 87k5 blazer frame its a mess in front end waitin on the salvage certifacate so we can get insurance check then our first step is getting it to a frame shop one step at a time engine still runs some minor damage there gotta get apower steering pump steering box and the column. later everybody Keep on Blazin!!!!! : :haha:

12-05-2005, 11:46 PM
hello everyone I'm Shane from Evergreen Colorado. Firefighter/EMT , Part time bartender and I have a small 4X4/krawler shop in Evergreen (that has turned into a welding shop once the word that I weld got out). I do it all from basic lifts to turn key buggy's. My toys are a 1950 willys truck that sits on a 79 K5 frame. Pro built 350 they told me it was good for 450hp. 350 tranny and 205 t-case. 14bolt rear 44 front. 8in skyjacker, 38tsl's. 3 years to build.
Next up 87yj this is my crawler 350chevy/350tranny both out of a 81 tow truck AA adapter to 231t-case with terra low kit, Englewood drive shafts, 44's F/R, front SOA w/4in procomp springs.Rear 4link w/ peterbuilt semi airbags, procomp X terrain mounted reverse. this is a fun rig except, when I bought the Jeep it was dark purple and the wife said "I like the color :doah: ..." so now I can't paint it so I just try to scrape the paint off on the rocks. Last but not least is my Sunday driver its a 65 cj5 that is cherry, 57chevy 283V8 sm465 dana300t-case 30 front/44 rear 33 10.50 bfg's. this jeep is straight off the show room floor. 4 years to build.
My DD is a 2000 ZR2 32 11.50 15 bfg mt's BDS lift some engine mods and a $50 topper off of a toyota.
I am looking foward for the chats with new folks

12-05-2005, 11:58 PM
hello, my name is ......., and Im a blazerholic. I live in alberta canada, I absolutely love these trucks and I'm happy to have found a forum that deals more specifically to my habit....doh! :o I mean "disease", yeah disease thats what it is. Ive always had a soft spot for the fullsize blazer/jimmy trucks my first one was an 81 2wd, which I bought from a dealer in town where i live. I have aquired a few more of these trucks since that first one, 4 or 5 mabey and a few suburbans, but who's counting? (my wife)! She loves them too, I hope! ;)

12-06-2005, 06:34 AM
Hello, my name is Ross from New Mexico. I've got a 77 K-5 with a rebuilt 350, 350 trans, 203 w/ part time kit. Also 4" TC front springs and ORD shackle flip and 1" zeros in the back, and 35" BFG AT's, rancho shocks. I have had 3 other Blazers over the years, another 77 and two 74's. Future plans include tube bumpers and a winch, rock sliders, I also have a locker for the rear that I need to install. I have a spare engine and wanted to build up a 383 for it too.

12-06-2005, 09:31 AM
Here is a thought take it to the woods

12-06-2005, 09:33 AM
Yea I got a pretty good mud hole. Called UPS they don't ship mudholes sorry

12-06-2005, 09:41 AM
new member reporting in. Hailing from grand rapids MI.

back in the market for a big truck and always dug the K5. Don't own one yet. Just joined to research and discuss.

I've currently got my eye on an '86 with a newer style front clip. Clean truck but not sure if I want the motor problems that need sorted out as i'm in the midst of two other car projects already. time is limited. we'll see where it goes.

12-06-2005, 11:12 AM
I just bought a '79 GMC Jimmy, it's stock, never wrecked, it has a 350 on it,
and the transmision it's manual 3 gears only, I'll post pics of it as soon as I have it, it needs a little bit of TLC.
I do not know from where to start rebuilding it, any suggestion will be appreciated.
I lived in Cd. Juarez,Chih, just a cross the boarder of El Paso Tx.

Have a good one

12-06-2005, 11:12 AM
Browse the site quite a bit and goign to post for once. Have a 1991 3/4 ton Suburban 4x4, not sure what I am going to do with it yet... Also have my Jeep that runs mostly chevy drivetrain, SBC, TH350, NP203, D300 doubler, D60 front, 14 bolt rear, spooled with 5.13's, 38's and hummer beadlocks.

12-06-2005, 12:09 PM
My name is Matt and I am a mislpaced Coloradan here in Kansas. I recently bought a 1990 Blazer after driving my Jeep Cherokee for 10 years. I plan on using this vehicle for fishing and camping in the Rockies. I hope there is enough room on the trail to Grizzly Lake by Buena Vista for the Blazer. I really need some info on the side slider and rear vent windows. Sealing trim and replacements. Any thoughts?


12-06-2005, 04:57 PM
My name is Dennis I live in Weston, MA. I just bought a 1991 K5 from the original owner it has high mileage but was well taken care of. It was garaged it's whole life and is in immaculate condition. (i will post pics as soon as i take some). I haven't even had it a week and i'm already looking at lift kits and new tires. This site is great and has a ton of info, i plan on becoming a member it looks well worth it and have read only good things. Nice to meet everyone. - Dennis

12-07-2005, 05:42 AM
My name is Dustin. Currently, I have a 90 C1500, but I need (want) 4wd bad, so I'm looking into getting either a 72-85 k5 or same vintage pickup. Thanks for all the help!

12-08-2005, 02:59 PM
Hey everyone,
James from Ft. Bragg. I am currently in Iraq. Will be back very soon. I will finally be doing the cancer treatment for my 1987 K5. It dosen't really have any mods right now but moneyu is comming soon with taxes. Right now she has a beefed up TH 700r4, 31 MT's, a soft top, and some tinted windows. There are a couple other things but nothing really. I am about to attempt the cargo floor replacement in this website. The truck is totally gutted right now but can still be driven when needed. I have the stock gears in it and am considering putting the ARB Airlockers in the front and rear as it will still be my 14 mile a day driver.I'm not going into detail about the future plans right now as they change about as much as my underwear. HA She will be a beast someday with really big tires and a drivetrain with the Empire State Building in the headlights at some point should about sum it up. HA I'm always open to ideas on where to start. I was thinking the driveline and gears should be my startuing point after the rust issue. I guess that's all for now. Keep on wheelin.


12-09-2005, 04:01 PM
Welcome to CK5, stop in and say hello, this is a great place to make your first post and tell us a little about yourself/truck. :D
I am new to this site and have some auto tranny questions. I have a 1978 blazer and need a th350 a came across one but the output shaft is longer than the original. Do I need another tranny or is there a adapter or an easy fix to the problem?

12-10-2005, 07:38 PM
:confused: Hello Blazer owners I am a new Blazer owner just bought my first 4 months ago. Got a 2000 Chevy Blazer ( my dream vehicle).I have always wanted one. Well I am having troubles and no one seems to know what could be causing it. I have no heat. and with living in PA with temps lately in the 20's everyday it gets pretty chilly without a heater. It is odd had heat till Thanksgiving day, went out and started the truck and just didn't seem to warm up. I thought might be due to that it was only 11 degrees out, the next week had heat back but it was warmer too.
Now this past week i barely have any you can feel it there, but just no where near as warm as should be or was. Now I have had talked to about 10 different mechanics including my dad who has worked on Chevy's for 40 yrs. They all seem to be lost. Seems to be blowing both cold and luke warm air. We have changed the thermostat. The fluids are full the radiator is full. The hises that go into the heater core are warm to touch, but i was told you should not be able to sit there and hold them and you can.
Please Help!!! :confused:

12-10-2005, 07:46 PM
Hi thanks,
I am a chevy blazer owner have been for only 4 months.
Always wanted one was finally able to get one. I am having serious issues though needing help. I consider them serious since it is no heat and it has been in the 20's here.

12-10-2005, 09:55 PM
hi everyone my name is rich (aka.)mtstomper im from havre montana have a stock 72k5 just put on a 6'' lift and 33x14.5 for starters no pics yet
not sure how to post them yet anyway. i just found this site still trying to find my way around it not to comput lit.

12-27-2005, 07:16 PM
:crazy: Hi thanks,
I am a chevy blazer owner have been for only 4 months.
Always wanted one was finally able to get one. I am having serious issues though needing help. I consider them serious since it is no heat and it has been in the 20's here.

12-29-2005, 08:38 AM
Hi guys. My name is Dave and I just bought a 88 3/4ton Suburban. It has 350, 700r4 ( I believe), 208. It also haas a 4" lift on it ( I have no clue to what make) I bought it for $500 brought it home and threw my 35x15.50 Super Swamper SXs on it. Living in South Jersey I really don't need a bunch of articulation , so the 4" is fine for now. Now when I bought the truck there was a few obvious problems with it. The first one I noticed was a noise that almost sounded like a lower end knock but it didn't go along with the engine RPMs, plus it would go away when you put it into any gear, and would also go away once the truck warmed up. So I decided to believe that it is probably the Torque coverter and have yet to mess with it. It also would get a loud bang from the back rear when going around bends or hitting unlevel asphault. I thought it was the rear on its way out but was hoping that maybe it was a locker of some sort. Thought A was the correst one, the spiders welded them selves to the crosspins and wallowed out the wholes they rest in and eventually onne shot through the diff cover. This problem is almost fixed. And the other ones I got are small and easy such as fuel gauge being pegged, both upper ball joints, and tune up. All in all though I thought it was a good deal for a truck with a solid body already lifted and a 350 in it with 60lbs of oil pressure cold and 40 when hot. well anyways I'll try to get some picks up soon for you all to see the conversionvan roof that was put on it.

01-08-2006, 01:35 PM
My name is Scott. I am from southwest Louisiana. I have a 90 k5. Is is a 6.2 with 700r4. Front has 6 inch rancho springs with blocks in rear. It has 35's on it. The rest is factory. So far the injector pump has been rebuilt and so has the transmission. Once I get some other items fixed up, I will start trying to do some other upgrades. I am looking forward to using the knowledge on this site to get my Blazer fixed up like I want it to be.

01-09-2006, 02:55 PM
Hey all, my names Erik and i live in Northern Virginia. Sadley not a blazer owner yet, but im currently testing the water and seeing about getting one. Im a chevy tech, have 1 and a half camaros lol and know my way around cars just fine, but trucks are a bit new to me. Two things came together to get me interested in a K5, my brother bought a 1973 Bronco, and im going to be transferring to Virginia Tech in blacksburg in the mountains, and the camaro just aint gonna cut it. but im used to having T-tops, and both my siblings have convertable trucks (my sis has a 88 4 runner) so the 69-75 blazer seemed a natural choice. so im here lookin for technical advice, and to bounce around some ideas with the guys who know what their doing.

01-10-2006, 06:40 AM
Well you've come to the right place for the info you need. Welcome

01-11-2006, 11:02 PM
New Member from San Diego Checking in.

I am planning on getting an early to mid 80's Diesel Blazer or Jimmy and am quite Happy i found this place to do some research.

Perhaps I will pay to be a member someday... :eek1:

Growing up my dad owned two different Jimmy's, here is a picture of one:

01-12-2006, 04:56 AM
Hi there I'm Richard and I'm new here I live on the Shetland Islands in the very north of Scotland (UK) and I have a K5 Blazer

My Blazer is a K5 1983 it is suposed to have a 4.3 straight 6 but that went bang on me so here is the new spec

350 Ci V8 with racing cams and carb from a racing Camaro about 350-400 bhp
Hooker headers and custom side pipes
3" or 6" lift (not sure done before I got it and there are no other K5's on the island to compare to)

The sound is just awe inspiring


01-12-2006, 04:40 PM
Welcome Richard,
You'll have to post some images of your favorite "muddin hole". I'm anxious to see how the Scots play.