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Old December 4th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default K5 Restoration - 13 years in the process

Hey all, new to the site. Here are pics of my 83 K5 Blazer I'm in the process of working on. So far the frame and chassis has totally gone thru and I am currently working on the engine.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Cant wait till I can do the same to my 98
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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That looks really good so far, good job. What kind of engine are you putting in it?
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Old December 5th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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I picked up a slightly used GM Performance 350 HO. It should put out 330Hp. I'm currently going thru it and making sure everything is to spec.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Cant get any cleaner than that!!! looks great
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Old December 5th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments, I wish I would have found this website sooner with it being local and all.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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looks really good
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Old December 5th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #8
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Looks good.. One of my friends is doing a 69' K5 thats the same quality of restoration your doing and pushing 12 or so years and about at the same point as you.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #9
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I run a GMPP 350HO myself. Good running engines. But mine is on the vortec injection. GMPP claims 330, but from what ive been reading they are pushing closer to 370.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #10
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Nice - you could eat off that frame!!
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #11
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If it took 13 yrs to get that far, I am going to go out on a limb here and say.........you may never get to drive this thing!!
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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #12
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Ya, its been 13 years but a I am hoping to have it ready for the woodword cruize in August of next year.
The boidy is already sitting promer and and only needs some minor dent repairs.
I originally bought in Georgia so the body is solid.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #13
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I'm restoring my Blazer to; one rock / tree / sawzall blade at a time!
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Old December 21st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #14
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nice resto project keep up the good work
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:46 AM   #15
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wow that frame looks like it is brand new. great work!
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