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Old 12-03-2011, 05:25 AM
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so i traded my 90 passat wagon for a 85 350 swapped blazer the wednesday night/thanksgiving morning.

here's the story.

passat needed work, the work it needed was expensive and i didnt have money to fix it. i also didnt like the 16v, i just dont like them motors. i decided that a 350 blazer would be fun, i have worked with tons of sbc's so its super easy for me to fix em and build em. also a s10 is called a dime piece for a reason, there everywhere, parts are cheap and easy to find....unlike the wagon.

well long story short, i almost didnt trade cause the blazer over heated in the dudes driveway, the fans werent working. he let it cool off and put coolant in it and took me for a ride. didnt over heat and it ran and drove with no problem. i took the trade and i pulled out of his nieghborhood and the alternator died. my buddy brian brough me an alternator from his house (half hour away) and we changed it and drove back.

the blazer does have some issues and has some issues. i plan on sorting it out and fixing it up a bit. my main project this winter though is to start working on my truck.
 
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:30 AM
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ok so here's what i have done so far.

Thursday (thanksgiving):
Changed the Alternator
Fixed the new radio in it that didn't work
I hooked the fans up
Cleaned alot of it up

Friday:
Hoodpins (factory hood pop and latch was all sorts of F*cked up)
Painted the trim peices around the headlight black
Set the timing (distributor was off a couple teeth)
Re routed the plug wires
Re did the throttle cable and spring
Put a air filter on it (didnt have one when i got it)
STICKERS!!!! i love stickers lol i put some i got for free on it

Saturday:
Painted the the leaf springs and rear end black, if you drove behind the blazer, you could see the surface rusted rear end and leaf springs
put a centercounsel in it
new steering wheel i got for free from a 3rd gen maro (factory was to big and the blazer isnt a tilt wheel so i could barely fit)
fixed some non working lights.

Thanksgiving day


headlight trims pieces




 
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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looking sweet dude
you are cruising on this thing
 
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:16 PM
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thanks man, i like getting stuff done.

just found a set of nice headers for $50 from my buddy, trying to get em today to get rid of the old ****ty powerlog style.
 
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Looks good, nice start so far. Definitely seems like you've got a good starting point to have a nice truck. Are you planning on just doing mostly maintenance and driving it, or do you have some other plans?
 
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mostly maintainence and daily it until spring. im going to focus on my 81 truck for winter and try to get most of what i want done to it done.
 
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You sir are a lucky man!!!!! A typhoon and a v8 blazer.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:30 AM
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no the typhoon is my buddys lol. i really wish it was mine though.
 
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Still, Ive always wanted a syclone but they are both sweet.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:00 PM
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you could turbo the v8 and eat the typhoon a new arss lol
 

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