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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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1985 S10 Blazer. Putting a D30HP and D35 Wrangler Axles under it. Running 33" TSL Supper Swamper. Drive train will be Chevy 350, 700r4. Started this project Sunday March 2. Will try to get some pics soon.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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looking forward to seein this happen ... who knows might make a road trip to check it out
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Mocked up the axles today. Just waiting for shackle hangers to get here and the axles should be in and done!!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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I like the parts list except the rear axle. Why would you swap from anything to a D35? Especially with TSLs and a V8. Do yourself a favor now and get an 8.8 out of an explorer.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #5
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it was cheap and only temp. until I go back to work and get some money. Ill just have to keep my foot out of the skinny pedal, but thanks for the advice.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #6
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this thread is useless with out pics!!!!!
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Old March 6th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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a drummed 8.8 would be super cheap when you can find one.

what springs are you using?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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this thread is useless with out pics!!!!!
Hawkscj5 why don't you come up here and take some pics for me!! Just waiting for them to get emailed to me.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #9
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a drummed 8.8 would be super cheap when you can find one.

what springs are you using?
I was trying to run wrangler springs in the front and the stock blazer ones in the rear. Got the front mounts tacked on today and I don't think the wranglers are going to cut it. Either need lift springs or something more stiff.
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I have to agree on the D35 idea, I am willing to bet you could sell that thing off and spend some time at the local wrecker and convince them to give you a good deal on one. I wheeled my XJ for years and beat the Crap out of it while doing it, but never on anything bigger than 32's. I replaced my share of parts. By comparison, I run a Samurai with Toyota axles (still Stock Birfs) on 38's and have not had an issue. I abuse this thing like I would never have done to the XJ.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #11
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Found the drive line and kit to put the motor in today. Chevy 350, Built 700r4, stock 231 t-case, and doors so i can make rock crawling doors. I guess the only thing else I need is an 8.8 with 4.10's. (The Cheaper the better)
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my buddy just picked up an 8.8 with a lsd and 3.73's for $150 at a local yard. He figured for that price he can buy the gears to go back to 4.10
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I was trying to run wrangler springs in the front and the stock blazer ones in the rear. Got the front mounts tacked on today and I don't think the wranglers are going to cut it. Either need lift springs or something more stiff.
Call Diversified Creations (in Brighton) and have them get you some BDS 004200 springs. Its under $200 for them and bushings and they are guaranteed forever. They are 2" lift YJ springs, double wrapped on both ends. They will work great for you. Tons of people use them. They flex great and ride great too.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #14
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Thanks for the spring info. Downloaded pics onto photo bucket. http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/h...9/SAS%20BUILD/
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this thing is gonna be a blast!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #16
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Got the 2.8 and trans pulled yesterday. Got the 350 set in and mostly hooked up. Still have to run fuel and hook up all the electrical. Took the trans in Sunday and should be done by Sat. MORE PICS
http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/h...S%20BUILD/
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I know its moved under its own power because its not in my barn anymore! Lets see an update!
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Old May 26th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #18
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Well took it up to Silver Lake for Memorial Day and found out there is alot more work to be done. There is a Video and a couple pics just click on the link. http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/h...er%20lake/
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cool!
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looks good i had a 1987 s10 blazer and i wanted 2 do this 2 but thats long gone
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