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Old 08-18-2006, 01:26 AM   #31
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think the whole board is waaiting to see this project get finished even if it is with a new owner...but can't wait to see finished project, good luck
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:59 AM   #32
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doesn't anyone sleep around here
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:51 AM   #33
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doesn't anyone sleep around here
Hell no, we can sleep when we die
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:31 AM   #34
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Greg,
Have you done anything with this truck latley?

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Old 09-13-2006, 01:41 PM   #35
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Ok ok ok Ill post some updates... There aren't many updates yet but I do have a few of them. So I'll post em up now.

When I 1st got the truck home it was mid summer here in Texas. Im talking about 100+ degree days. Too hot to wrench. So i started tinkering with the truck here and there.

I sandblasted the headlight buckets and painted them black and installed them.








I decided to stick on a nice white cowl instead of Zach's almost finished smoothed out one.




Then came the addition of factory power mirrors.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:49 PM   #36
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I then took the truck up to my shop where i could work on it as well as my parts truck side-by-side.

When I first brought the Jimmy home from Jeff's place, I was not impressed with the interior. It was an 85 Jimmy tan interior. ACK! He and I both wanted to change out the interior to a better look. So I started there.
I also had a JUG of bolts and hardware that Jeff gave me from Zach. I sorted it all out and was kinda lost. There were ALOT of parts there. Some from the truck, some from ?????? and some that uh... Well... I dont have a clue. Here they are all sorted out.







So I decided that picking up a decent interior parts truck was the way to go. I came across a 1989 S10 Blazer 2dr 2wd that was in need of a new home. Hasnt driven in 5 years and had LOTS of spare parts. I also needed a refresher course on how to install and work on a S10. What better way to do it than with a beater truck!

the truck came with...
- 89 Blazer 2dr body
- 2.8l auto 2wd
- 4 stock steel rally wheels
- 2 stock aluminum web wheels
- 3 chrome steel wheels
- one spare wheel
- trailer hitch
- 95+ roof rack
- 3 front fenders
- 4 front doors
- two rear bumpers
- one 98+ blazer bumper
- abs computer and goodies
- spare S10 rear-end
- and more I cant think of right now







This truck is the donor for all the bolts and hardware for the Jimmy project as well as the interior and other misc goodies. I took ALL the interior bolts out and then some and put each one in a ziplock baggie with the name of where it came from on it. Now I'll know how to put the Jimmy back together!

After spending some time stripping the Blazer... It seems to be a little bare. lol





I posted the blazer leftovers, drivetrain and parts in the classifieds here to give away to someone that needs them in this area. No one stepped forward so i sold the truck and all goodies over the weekend.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:58 PM   #37
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I also picked up an LT1 intake w/ fuel rails and injectors from CragsList for $70. It also came with the Corvette LT1 fuel rail covers! I blasted the intake and sold it on eBay for $125 and kept the corvette motor shrouds as well as the spare injectors and have 1/2 polished the fuel rails for sale on eBay.

The pass side Vette cover fits great, but the driver side needs some Dremmel notching as the braided fuel lines are in the way.

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:02 PM   #38
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Back to the Blazer project.

I gutted the truck of...
- rear seat
- all interior trim panels
- all floor insullation and padding
- front carpet (needs new but for now is better than nothing)
- dash
- cowl
- power doors w/ everything inside, mirrors and glass
- tailgate hardware
- headlights and hardware
etc etc etc



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Old 09-13-2006, 02:18 PM   #39
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Back to the Jimmy.

So I needed to get the interior into the Jimmy... BUT... the tansfercases and such were inside and spilled all over the floor and someone used kitty little to soak it up. So after some good time spent cleaning the cab up it was ready to be beautified.

Jeff does this kitty litter look familiar? lol






I bought a couple cans of the undercoating sound deadener junk and sprayed the whole floor. This made it look nice and new. I took the nasty undercarpet goodies from the Blazer and put them all in the jimmy until i can afford to redo the whole floor in the future.






After that the nasty carpet went in and the seats and trim panels. It looks wonderful to have a dirty, mismatched and incomplete interior!!

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:25 PM   #40
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now you all may be wondering why I barely have any progress on the truck and no real updates. I picked the truck up in mid July. I had decided in June to not renew my shop lease and move everything from my business home to save money and have more time with the kids at home. To do this I have to build a shop in the backyard. ack ack...

This has been my project ever since I bought the Jimmy....

Sorry its a 500k file since its animated... (kinda slow download) I had to save it to my computer to see the pictures change.

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