BK2's 84ish K5 Chevy build ;)
Figured i would post up my K5 blazer build on here. It will be strictly Mud racing machine.
I was in the process of building a K5 i have had for years... And came to the conclusion it was going to need a ton of body work, That i didn't want to get into too, Just yet. I needed something that was going to be half way safe lol..
I had bought a 84 2wd for parts... And ended up selling some parts and the bed/tailgate and bumper.... And then i found a guy wanting a 2wd project... But he wanted a complete running truck. Wanting to trade it for a running 4wd k5 blazer... We struck up a deal, That i would get the truck running and driving and looking decent. And he wouldn't have to mess with the K5 as i was going to be stripping it comepletly down anways.....
So i had to buy a bed and parts to make the truck decent again..lol
Picked up this well beaten 84 K5 blazer, a November 2, In Central Il
We hooked the motor all up, And fired it up. It runs good. But its a stock 350.
You like that? :lol:
Still November 2, lol.....That is where we quit... Sprayed the frame down with mean green and let it sit over night. In the morning we pressure washed it. This is all after we spent like 30 dollars at the dang carwash on the way home lol... It was packed full of mud.
November 11... After we cleaned the frame up some.. Got it back in the tarp shante building/garage.. Noticed the frame was pretty jank...Someone had weldeerated a patch on it.
You wish you had a grinder bench like that, ehh?
Welded in a patch under previous owners patch... Also on the back side.. It was really nasty looking back there... We ground out most of that.
November 17,started to primer the frame and what not.
Nov 22, FINALLY picked up my block from the machine shop. 400 .040 over.. 408ish cube. Hate on that paint!
Frame is painted... Painted with a brush. Wanted it thick, And it turned out amazing.
Nov 28... Got the front shocks mounted in there new position,New motor and tcase mounts on.
208 tcase, Painted hammered black... Makes it go phaster right?
TH350 with the B&M goodies. Painted some kind of blue.. Prolly ford blue ;)..shh... Tcase adapter is Silver and sprinkled fairy dust on it to make it have more HORSEYpower, (HAAAYYY)
December 1, Put that bish in!
12 bolt 8.875 rear end... 3.08 gears...The rear will have a lincoln locker (Thats welded for you noobs ;) )
Front is a 10 8.5 , With a gov lock locker..
Dec 2... I ordered new 4.56 gears for front and rear, and new install kits with crush sleeve eliminators.
I think some of you follow me on Facebook www.facebook.com/newhavenmotorsports ... So have all probably seen this. But figured i'd post this up here... If you stacks of cash and want to donate to a good cause... Well i know a feller..... :creepywink:
Sorry i know its not a ford, buttttttt... IT will be ok, i promise!
Hunter has his chevy build thread, sooo... Yeah. Coming along nicely though. Any special plans for the motor at all?
Nahh, It should be healthy,..Dome pistons,Big solid lift cam,Alum heads,5.7 lenth I beam scat rods(Stock is 5.565),Scat crank,gear timing set,roller rocks,All ARP studs/bolts,Holley 850DP,High rise single plane intake..... It won't be anywhere near stock lol... Only thing stock will be the block, And its bored .040 over, with some mods.
Hoping for around 600hp, but Really going to depend on the heads i get.... I don't have heads yet, and they are pricey, for a good set with some good porting work.
I had a 79 Jimmy for 15 years. I ran out of money in college and sold it to pay for my last semester :(
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