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Old 12-14-2010, 09:22 PM
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Well, I figured it's about time I start a build thread before I do too much and never want to write it all up haha.

As it sits right now:
-GM Brush Guard
-Hella 500 Driving Lights
-15x8 Pro Comp Rock Crawlers
-1.5" T-bar Crank
-3" Rear Shackles
-Sony Xplod HU
-2 10" Pyle Drivers
-Accented Dash
-Under-dash neons

Started out with:
1996 GMC Jimmy SLT


Added a Sony Xplod HU and 2 10" Pyle Driver's with a 500 watt Scosche Amp




Then came the 1.5" T-bar Crank and Shackles (don't really have a good picture)


After that came the ebay CAI with the Sceptre filter


I used some Krylon Fusion paint for plastic for the interior


Later, I cut the downtube on the CAI intake to raise the filter up, painted the tubes with some high heat silver, and added the homemade heat shield.


Then came time for a little bit of rust removal.






Next addition was the Brush guard, a Craigslist gem that I bought brand new for $100.


Next came the Hella's. I mounted them to the brush guard using 1/4"x1 1/2" aluminum stock from Lowe's.




My rust removal attempt ended up failing so I turned to craigslist once again. Found a spare tire rack and Bravada rocker panels for $50 total (if I remember right) Painted the rocker panels and placed them over my existing ones.




Worked on the tire rack this summer. Got it sand blasted, primed, and bed liner'd but ended up throwing it in the attic because I ran out of time to put it on before school started.





And there you have it, the build of my Jimmy in the past two years to date. I plan on continuing the build up process but now I've got to pay for some replacement parts after and accident I got into this past weekend.

Here are some pics of that...



Congratulations!!! If you are reading this then you've successfully made it through my build thus far and I appreciate it, more to come soon!
 

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:03 PM
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I like.. Im lookimg to do the spare tire rack too after my lift..I hope Ill have around march lift, rims, and tires.
 
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:08 PM
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Yeah, I'm hoping to get the tire carrier installed over Christmas break. Keep checking craigslist for the parts you want, I got almost everything on there from craigslist.
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:43 AM
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haha yes craigslist is the best for finding stuff. isn't it a tad cold to be messing with your tire rack? Took me a good 6-7 hours to get mine installed
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:40 AM
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nice looking truck . im hoping i can find a deal on a brush guard......
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Benedict1337 View Post
haha yes craigslist is the best for finding stuff. isn't it a tad cold to be messing with your tire rack? Took me a good 6-7 hours to get mine installed
Nah man, I'll just back in to the garage and fire up the propane heater haha. Oh the joys of being able to use the garage!
 
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Looking sweet. Great looking truck.
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:57 AM
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Thanks! I'm hoping to get all the parts replaced from the accident over Christmas break to keep it looking good haha! Pick-and-pulls, here I come!!!
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:21 PM
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Well, just picked my Jimmy up from the shop, I had to get the freeze plug replaced, AGAIN! Do yourself a favor, if you replace a freeze plug, replace it with an OEM brass/stainless one. The rubber one I used just shrunk in the cold weather and started leaking again. Anyway, the bill came to $130.00, ugh.
 
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by chevytruckdood View Post
nice looking truck . im hoping i can find a deal on a brush guard......

Same here. I see some on craigslist, but they don't specifically say they will fit on a blazer. I guess I need to see what the measurements are and go from there.
 

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