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Project WhiteOut 1997 s10 4x4 4 door blazer 4.3

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Default Project WhiteOut 1997 s10 4x4 4 door blazer 4.3

Here it is the project i picked up to be a daily driver mostly for the wife. purchased battery frozen solid, condition unknown.

Hauled home after shoveled foot or 2 of snow off it and winched it up the car trailer.

Took the battery in house to thaw, then put it on the charger. Went out and worked on it in the next few days, oil looked good, tranny fluid is brown looking but doesnt smell burnt. coolant looks terrible.

Installed battery found the no dash light deal, jumped the fuses and it started, put heat in tank along with 5 fresh gallons of fuel, then after a trip to the parts store dumped some chemtool berrymens in it also.

Ordered a ignition switch, thermostat, fuel filter, fuel pump, got new oil filter and oil.

Found it had remote start on it, replaced the batterys in the FOB and it works great! topped off the coolant and ran it up to temp, heater only works on high but blows heat so thats good. placed a order for fuel pump and fuel filter as when i tested the pressure it dropped pretty fast from the pressure when turned off. still not sure if i will install the pump, since it runs good might keep as backup.

pilar ripped apart where catch goes.
 
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:33 PM
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where are you located that the battery froze solid?
 
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:04 PM
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I am parting a 97 just like this one.
Same color too!
If you need anything send me a pm, Al.
 
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:11 PM
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I am located in Anchorage Alaska, and thank you ALanMead i will let you know if i need anything.

does look like i will be ordering or picking up hing pin bushings for the drivers door, i belive the sag caused the ripping on the pillar catch.
 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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got the fuel pump and igniton harness in today. will be holding off on the fuel pump tell it stops running.
 
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Originally Posted by chestypuller View Post
I am located in Anchorage Alaska, and thank you ALanMead i will let you know if i need anything.

does look like i will be ordering or picking up hing pin bushings for the drivers door, i belive the sag caused the ripping on the pillar catch.
No prob. Don't forget the spring compressor before
you do the hinges or you will never get the spring in.
 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:31 PM
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already have the compressor from the last few 90's chevys...
 
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Originally Posted by chestypuller View Post
already have the compressor from the last few 90's chevys...
I hear ya!
Not a bad way to make a few bucks on the side
for weekend beer money too!
 
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:36 PM
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got the new ignition harness in! soldered all the remote start connections and she starts up and dash lights working good!

ordered a kit on amazon for the e4 screw on the ignition switch that works excellent! was cheap too!
 
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM
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fixed heater blower would only go on high found the 2nd terminal in plug underhood burned to a crisp replaced plug and resistor unit all is well now.

was doing donuts, found 4wd notworking, pulled battery tray found actuator seal ripped replaced, 4x4 works great now.

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wouldnt mind getting the door in overhead for remote garage and the drivers and maybe passangers side makeup lighted mirrors if anyone got some cheap that work maybe the sunglass holder door too.
 
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