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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2007, 07:16:56 AM »

So are you gonna use the stock pulleys?
For now. I'm just getting it cranked and driveable then i'm going to find some chrome pulleys or just get new stock ones to replace the old dirty ones.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2007, 01:28:12 AM »

Still no luck. My engine is being a bitch so i'm bringing in help. A guy i met from the s10 forum i'm a member of who lives near me and works here in Mobile is coming over to help me with getting it cranked. Best part of it all,he works at the ford dealership and owns a second generation s10 with a 350 swap so he has a lot more knowledge of engines than i do :P I'll update if it runs tommorow.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2007, 03:43:43 PM »

...Nothing new since last time. Motor is still being aggrivating. I've got plans for it soon but nothing right now. Right now i'm saving the rest of the money for another vehicle. I should be getting it around december sometime and it's another first gen s10 except this time it's a pickup not a blazer (I wanted a pickup before)

I personally haven't seen it but people i know have told me specs on it. It's a first gen body style extended cab s10 pickup. Underhood-wise it's a 4.3 with a manual transmission. Body is in good shape and the interior is clean. It's stock too and has power windows :thumbsup:

My plan is to buy it and drive it daily but also fix it up. It'll be used for towing my blazer to the engine shop but this truck will also be getting worked on while my blazer is being repaired. I'll probably have another thread for the pickup in a month or so. For now i'm planning to find a friend with some welding tools to help me fix the body on my blazer. I've got to cut out the damaged sections on the body and weld in new metal then grind down the welds and apply body filler,sand,and prime. After that it'll look pretty damn good because i can finally finish priming the whole entire blazer and get ready for the new grill.

I'll post updates when i work on it again but it probably won't be anytime soon.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007, 05:06:51 PM »

I had an s-10 just like that...you'll love it.  If I lived closer I would love to help out with the body work.  I've been welding for about 20 years, and have all the equiptment to do it.  Keep us posted!
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2007, 02:11:08 AM »

That sucks. It would be awesome to have someone with that much experience help with welding. Personally i don't even know how to turn one on as i've never used or even touched a welder :lol:
Can you rent welders from somewhere? I know you can rent tractors and stuff but i never heard of a place for welding stuff. Also,what kind of metal do you recommend using? Any specific kind?

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2007, 09:27:31 AM »

Well I wouldn't suggest trying to learn welding on body panels.  Thin metal is a pain to weld without warping it.  My advice, pradtice as much as you can, and see if anyone you know can help you out.  As far as renting, yes you can rent welders, but your going to want to use a mig to get the job done.  Hope this helps.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2007, 02:28:30 AM »

Somewhat. It helped me to realize i'm not about to try and weld :roll:
I think i'll get someone who actually knows what they're doing to weld the panels and i'll stick to the cutting. I would pay a shop but ti's way too expensive to have a shop weld. It'll be like $80 just to get a filler piece welded in where my radio antenna went...

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 12:48:08 PM »

Change of plans. The blazer is getting a 350 motor swap along with a 5 speed manual transmission swap. Here is how it sits right now. It's ready for the cab to come off but i need 4 jackstands first.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008, 05:53:21 AM »

*Yawn* The cab is off the frame now and i'm waiting to sell the motor and transmission that way i can sand and re-paint the frame. It's going to be a lot of work but it'll be worth it once it's done.


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