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project : BLAZING with rockwells updates
« on: Apr 08, 2007, 12:24:24 AM »
well im going to try and post this whole build up the best i can. Fisrt of all me and my buddy jason are building up a 83 k5 blazer. We started with tonorcal's truck that he had given us to build up, but since im running a chevy motor and tranny/tcase it would be faster for us and we are both just chevy guys, but the next trail truck will be with out a dout a yota. Anyway we bought this blazer stock as the come, so far i have taken off the front clip, extended the frame mounts 10inchs forward to make me have 117'' wheelbase. This is also our first build up so i know that there will be a bunch of screwed up things i know it im just preparing myself for it. We are running full hydro steer. pinion brakes and hopefully 46'' tires,hopefully. The truck is also going to run off of propane its just the tank is just a little to big but i will make it work for now. I think the tank is a 66 gallon tank, the motor is stock, i switched to a 205 auto tcase. I put a detriot locker up front and i will weld the rear. the rear springs are now up front and i wil put 63s in the rear.[img][img]
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2007, 12:59:43 AM »
those old blazers are one of my fav trucks. i cant wait to see this build. take your time and do it right the 1st time. iam in the middle of my 1st real build and i have made a few mistakes but iam still learning. its a good time. those blazers look so good with a doved front end.  :twocents:
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2007, 01:12:57 AM »
ya i hope i can do almost eeryting wright the first time but i know it wont happen, but you dont learn with out making mistakes and once i can figure out how to post a pic i will do it cause i have lots of pics so far.
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2007, 11:07:25 AM »
try this pic
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2007, 11:23:00 AM »
more pics
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2007, 11:26:37 AM »
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2007, 12:49:13 PM »
since the front is already off you have to dove it.
how much lift will this monster have?
are you going to beat the body or are you going to armor it up?
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2007, 02:35:19 PM »
ya im going to dove the front with the xo cage. the rear part of the body im going to cut it alot but make the xo cage follow the cut body line. i dont really care how much body damage this thing gets at all cause im going to have the cage and the rear sheel is coming off along with the doors and rear tail gate.  i want to dove the front and put two kc or hella lights wright in front. just need to get more rollcage tubbing and some sheet metal and i will get it all done and test it in the back yard.
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #8 on: Apr 08, 2007, 08:26:08 PM »
i would keep as much of the origanal body as possible. but thats just because i love the body style. its your truck go nuts :thumbs:
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #9 on: Apr 08, 2007, 08:30:24 PM »
i just tried to use a cheap harbor freight pipe bender and it broke, so scratch that.
im open to ideas on this thing so if anyone has any pointers let me know or cool ideas to do with the xo cage or anything like that let me know
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #10 on: Apr 09, 2007, 01:16:37 PM »
that front drop hanger is crazy...as far as a good tubing bender...jd2 model 3 bender is the way to go...around 350 and then the dies...
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #11 on: Apr 09, 2007, 09:00:05 PM »
do they have a web site for that tube bender or is it just jd2  let me know thanks
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #12 on: Apr 09, 2007, 09:02:01 PM »
http://www.jd2.com/

we have the same one it kicks ass...the dies are expensive but theyre worth every penny
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #13 on: Apr 09, 2007, 09:09:14 PM »
when you buy the $300 dollar one its just the bender, then you have to buy the dies,   but it has the stand with it
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #14 on: Apr 10, 2007, 07:54:54 AM »
m-tech might be cheaper....here's the link
http://mtechsupply.com/view_page.php3?getcategory=Benders&prodid=184
they also have a badass notcher on their site that i'm getting.
http://mtechsupply.com/view_page.php3?getcategory=Tube+Notchers&prodid=250
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #15 on: Apr 10, 2007, 07:56:03 AM »
oops...here's a more user friendly website...it offers a lot...this is for the bender
http://vansantent.com/model_3_bender.htm
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #16 on: Apr 10, 2007, 09:35:44 PM »
cool thanks that helped out alot, thanks again and tomarrow im going to mount the rear springs and possibly take the rear end apart and weld the carrier up and get it almost all mounted just need u bolts for the rear and she will be all mounted up.
 then its the hydro steer, drive lines, pinion brakes, the xo cage, tube dash, hook up the propane and all the other little things that i cant think of wright now
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #17 on: Apr 19, 2007, 08:34:09 PM »
did you get the video off your phone yet?

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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #18 on: Apr 19, 2007, 09:58:40 PM »
no im trying to figure out how to
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Re: 83 rockwelled k5 blazer
« Reply #19 on: Apr 20, 2007, 09:03:27 PM »
here are some more pics of the truck, now all i need is rear u-bolts, get my pinion brakes all set up, build the cage, set the hydro steer up, make drive lines and what ever else
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zaks rockwelled blazer
« Reply #20 on: Apr 21, 2007, 05:31:21 PM »
more pics :driving:
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« Reply #21 on: Apr 21, 2007, 05:43:54 PM »
this is about how far a yamaha rhino will go before its flops over, then its just flops   ssshhhhh!!! dont tell my dad :smack:
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that thing has NO flex
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post up our flop pic/vid's!!

call me i'll come over and we'll figure out how to get them off the phone.
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ya the rhino is not really something i would depend on for flex, the front right tire was completly flexed inward a whole couple of inchs, sitting in that thing on that little incline it was really sturdy until i backed up to the little hump on top of the log then it went over. my buddy josh was driving it in the backyard and went to go turn around in a bumpy area a little to fast and he rolled it on its driver side then it landed on its roof. its a good thing its got a sturdy cage cause it hit the ground very hard. if anyone needs parts off this blazer let me know cause i need someother parts to get this thing going, so we can trade some parts aroung or something :phone:
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i think my celica has more flex than the rhino
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how much for the doors? my buddy's interested
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100bucks for both, they are both electric and the drivers door has a pushed in spot in it but it can be fixed easy
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alright thanks, ill let him know
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