My 1970 K5

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  1. 70-K5

    70-K5 TYF Newbie

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    I love my Gen 1 Blazer.

    4" Rancho lift
    35x12.5 BFG's on Alcoa forged 15x10's
    Original interior except for kenwood deck and Grant steering wheel
    Period Con-ferr roll bar "show-bar"...
    Dana44 front with disc brakes (drums only were available in 1970)
    GM 12 bolt rear, 3.73 gears
    Built sbc 350, TH350, NP 205
    Softopper.com soft top.
    Little things here and there

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    Iit was the getaway vehicle for my wedding in 2011, part of the family now!

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    :drool: nice!!!! I love old iron :)
     
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    That is really nice. Excellent work.
     
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    Love it. How big of a cleaner you got on it? 4in? My hoe only has 3 because when i got it i was scared it wouldnt fit but now with the lift i moight get a 5in
     
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    Thanks! There's also a 2" spacer under the carb, had to buy an offset lower plate to move the air cleaner forward 4" to clear the firewall, plenty of room for the hood though!
     
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    Do you have a "before" pic of it to see where it started before its redo? :)
     
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    I bought it with the paint, seats and lift done.
    It was originally from Georgia where a Baptist Minister did some of the work. He sold it on e-bay clearly stating that it had just received a "frame off restoration". Guy I bought it from was so pissed when it was delivered out here to Oregon that he never registered it, just let it sit in his industrial shop for a year and a half. I think he was trying to get his money back because while it is in great condition, it was not a "frame off"...

    When I picked it up the engine was fouling the plugs bad after a few hundred miles, transmission and transmission were leaking pretty good and it had some old 33's and a Bestop soft top.

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    I took it home and polished it up. The shop was for an industrial crane service, there was a lot of junk on the paint that some clay bar and polishing wax took care of.

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    Paint really shined.

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    Motor that was originally installed was ok, had some issues, so it went to the corner of the garage while I built a new one.

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    New engine has a little more bling, while still being tasteful.

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    In Oregon we have a swap meet at the PIR race track and Expo center every year, it's said to be the biggest West of the rockies, its big, that's for sure. I walked the whole damn show looking at every table for a set of 15x10's with 6 on 5.5" pattern and a 4.5" backspacing. Went through Expo center then walked the 2.1 mile track in reverse and found these Alcoa's on the back stretch on my way out the door. Can't beat american made forged aluminum!

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    I found a period correct Con-ferr roll bar down in Eugene, had it sprayed with Line-X and installed it with the Alcoa's and everything was coming together.

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    It didn't come with a hard top so I found one off Craigslist and it is still at the Father-in-laws shop waiting to get fixed up.

    I sold the Besttop and decided to go totally topless, I have a garage so it would only go out in the sunshine unless I finished the hard top. Then I found a killer deal on a Gen1 softtopper.com top. Drove two and a half hours to get it, and a few weeks later pulled it into the garage for the new axle.

    drum brakes are scary, especially with an engine that doesn't produce a lot of vacuum because of the cam. Couple that with living on the top of a pretty decent hill and i decided it was time to upgrade the braking system.

    There should be a master cylinder under the tree which is the last piece to the puzzle.
     
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    Love it, makes me want one.
     
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    Me too. One of those is real HIGH on my wish list!
     
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    Simply beautiful.

    I love it.

    Reminds me of HS when I would have killed to have one.
     

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