Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Jishory, Mar 19, 2011.
I just did a cummins swap too...
09 2500 quad cab long bed 6spd auto with 19k on the odometer. :-D
22.5's DOOOO EEEET!
OK, I can do without the spiked plastic lug-nut caps but come on....
Very nice Justin, can you do the particulate filter delete there?
Just about finished the blazer tonight, pulled a long ass day, have been working on it since about 8 this morning and just finished. Pulled off the radiator and all of the lights and finished welding everything, painted the tubing, installed everything back again and wired up everything. Still need to hook the air compressor back up, put the winch back on and do a little more zip tying. I set up the hoops for some new shocks, when I get around to it I'm going to order some FOA 2.5 reservoir shocks.
The goal is to get back to one project at a time.
As far as the crew cab goes, I changed just about every gasket on the engine besides the head gaskets and its ready for paint, but I cant find beige engine enamel anywhere in town so may have to order it. Engine mounts are in the mail finally from Tennessee diesel conversions, valair hydraulic clutch system on the way and a duramax intercooler is on the way also. The duramax intercooler should be a little challenge to fit inside the radiator, its just wide enough to fit between my headlights and is just as tall ad my radiator support, its going to give my plasma cutter a workout.
Nice work on the Blazer but you're NOT done yet...
Seriously, you gonna drive it there or trailer it?
im not a big fan of exocages... its tied into my interior cage.
Its gonna be towed by the crew cab! I dont like driving the blazer more then 10 miles each way via asphalt.
I love thos kragen HIDs. I wish they would go back on sale though.
There is no inspection here in florida, but I have 60-80k left on the warranty. I'm going to put 10-20k on it before I do any mods. I'm going to do a EGR delete, 5" turbo back, leveling kit, and some clean looking 20s and 34-ish inch tires.
Engine is in.
Trying to get a engine cross member fabricated this weekend. I felt like shit today so didn't accomplish much besides getting the engine in and starting the cross member. Also have a valair hydraulic clutch setup sitting in the box intended for a dodge truck with a NV5600 I need to mount the master cylinder, dodges used some weird twist in and lock setup so i have to get tricky with it...
The engine is purdy.
Made a sweet bolt in engine crossmember today, need to lift the front suspension a little and drop the bump stops for some room for the front axle and crossmember to not contact.
Probably going to order the tuff country 2" HD springs, I love my tuff country leafs I have on the blazer so why mess with a good thing.
Do I see hydro-assist going in?
Nope. This truck will be kept as low as possible. Even though I'd love to run some 37' hummer tires they are too big. I want to keep the 33' mall terrains on. This truck will be used for making runs to lowes, towing and driving to work in the snow.
Gotta love barely rusted cali cars, a crew cab like that around here would be rusted in half
I have been working on getting that engine to work in that truck basically. Mounted up a Valair master cylinder for a NV5600 so I'm committed to getting a NV5600 now, having a hard time finding one for a reasonable price but I still have plenty of work to do. Welded a bolt into the clutch pedal, was a PITA finding the right spot where it would have the right amount of travel. Ended up having to mount the master cylinder right where the speedometer cable runs through so I need to poke a hole for that.
Butchered my frame so the a/c compressor would fit. Added some 5/16 plate on the outside to help strengthen the area where I cut. I'm figuring it should be OK.
Ran fuel lines, need one more line coming in the mail to get the hydroboost and steering hooked up. Still need to adapt the throttle, ran out of welding wire today, and my gas is just about empty anyways so I'll take care of that this week and get back to it next weekend.
Ummm yeah, everybody find me a NV5600.
Too tired to fix the pictures.... screw it.
Also, hydroboost plumbing is done... got an alternator, need to get a fan pulley bracket to get the serpentine accessories done.
How thick is that fish plate you welded to the frame? Looks like the K5 is coming along as well.
looks like youre bracing for hydraulics.
There still may be a weak spot from lateral twist even with 5/16 plate. But you're not using the rig for rock climbing and shit so it should be adequately braced. What do you think Lurker?
I would turn that section into an I, google in "Moment of Inertia". that will strengthen it for the normal load of weight on the wheels, but if you take a hit from the side it would easily bend the frame now.
An "I"... I was thinking of cutting some angle to fit in there and beef it up some and make it boxed, what do you mean by an I exactly?
I'm by no means a fab guy. Jishory has more experience in this department than I do... just look at his crawler.
Looks good to me though.