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Old 04-21-2016, 11:26 PM
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This is a few years in the making and I've got a lot of nothing to show off, until now! The Blazer belonged to my late grandfather, I inherited it in stock condition with 130k on it.

I'm waiting for a few pictures to upload, so I'll leave you with a teaser for my next project

 
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:22 AM
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I'm in for this one! Let me know if you have any questions I'll do my best to answer them.
 
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:49 PM
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rear storage, full album can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/W9N1L





 
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:10 PM
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This was more of a proof of concept, I'm going to revisit this project in the future.

What's this box of goodies?




Bluetooth OBDII scanner




A $30 raspberry pi computer, a camera module, and 23" monitor




and we have lane tracking!



 
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:49 AM
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Put some bigger shackles on and gave the t-bar a crank for a quick 1"

Size comparison:






Before/after:



 
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:56 AM
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and I scored this off craigslist the past week, another piece to the puzzle!

 
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I can only work in 15 minute increments, and my bank account can't keep up with the spending for the swap at this rate. My plan is to get the swap done this mid to late summer though.


I'll do a writeup if anyone is reading/interested.

onto a few pictures (full album is here) Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet


after a few 15 minute spurts with the grinder:




opened the diff housing on the 44, 3:31 gearing from what I found online. I'll regear down the road.



steering knuckle



vacuum coming off the axle housing

 
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I was on Craigslist, events transpired and.. well..

i picked up a set of 36x12.5x16.5 super swampers with ~half tread and 6x5.5 rims for $400







 
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Things are coming along nicely! I really like that back shelf you made!!
 
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:18 AM
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Copied your design rex, thanks for that!


Now that I got axles and tires I can start taking measurements to get an idea of where I'll mount a front hanger and shackle mounts. But I'm looking for input, ideas, gotchas, tell me I screwed up, etc in the mean time

I want to run shackle relocation mounts in the rears, something ~8" long with 6 or 7 holes every inch. That way I can play with spring length and not do any welding in the future.

I really haven't done too much measuring yet because of lack of yet to be known parts. I've heard waggy springs work well with the center pin being 2" forward, will that help tuck 36s? I'm trying to avoid my 36" tires in the firewall basically. I'm thinking of going SOA front/rear. But this will also be a get to work and home dd.. think it will be a bit high?

Brakes... I was planning on just doing everything stock and see how it handles then upgrade to bigger brakes and mc if necessary. Thoughts?

I haven't even started to think about steering, but it needs to be solid since it will see the occasional highway. Astro box? Hi-steer? Cross-over? Both? Keep the hydro?
 

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