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Old 09-26-2012, 08:21 PM
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Yes it is a ZR2 suspension in a 4 door. Everyone said it cannot be done. It can be done I have pictures to prove. It is not that difficult if you know how to weld. I bought a complete 2 door zr2 blazer for $750 with a bad motor but a year old transmission. Truck had over 200k and I knew I was cutting it up. I also installed the zr2 front fenders and flares on the truck. Still need to paint 1 to match the truck for now.

Life started as a 2 door Blazer ZR2 and a 4 door blazer. I cut the front frame off and also cut the front off of my 4 door S10 blazer at the factory splice. I also fixed the zr2 common cracked frame before I welded frame back together. I installed all new bushings and ball joints in the front end when it was apart. Also painted frame after cleaning.

I always wanted a ZR2 but it was to small of a truck for me. So I took a 2000 s10 blazer off the frame and started cutting. I also had the 4 door rear spring main leaf re arched to match the zr2 rear springs. I could not use the zr2 main leaf because it hit the frame when the truck was down. Since I have the wider front I also added the zr2 8.5 rear end in the truck. I still need to finish working on the rear flares so they will fit the truck. I also installed a V8 L31 in the truck while it was apart. I am nearing completion. I have not started the truck but should be within the next few weeks. The motor is a 2002 express van 5.7 vortec 4 bolt main that I had rebuilt with a stock LT4 camshaft with 1.5 rockers. I just wanted a little more power not a lot. I am also going to have dual cats and a single 3” rear exhaust with a dynomax Vt muffler. I also added 1” body lift blocks. I did not want 2”.

I am still deciding what color to repaint in the spring. I cannot decide between a nice blue or Bermuda Blue Metallic (blue green) . I will be painting the flares either charcoal grey or black. I also have not decided if I will paint the bumpers truck color or flare color.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:57 PM
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That's dedication!!! Nice looking truck man keep us updated!
Old 09-26-2012, 09:33 PM
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holy crap thats alot of work man i definatly wanna see the build pics more
Old 09-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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Love it. Can't wait to see it all finished
Old 09-26-2012, 10:40 PM
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Damn dude thats gonna be nasty! A 4 door zr2 would have been a bad minisuv mom-mobile!
Old 09-26-2012, 10:42 PM
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Wow, awesome dude!
Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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Wow. I have been wanting to see this done for a LONG time.
Old 09-27-2012, 01:13 AM
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someone else on the forum did this as well, or at least the rear axle, idk why people say it cant be done. all is possible in my book, i will be following this, so far looks great.
Old 09-27-2012, 07:02 AM
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Anythings possible with the want and the means, always good to see when they meet! Lookin good!
Old 09-27-2012, 09:15 AM
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Very nice! That's a lot of work but will pay off in the end!

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