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Old 01-08-2019, 10:29 AM
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Hey everyone. New to this forum, I'm hoping to spend many an hour getting to know everyone and learning as much as I can.

I have an 86 K5 Blazer and I plan on doing a Duramax/Allison swap, as well as an interior swap from an early 2000s 2500HD. Going to be a long road, but it's something I've wanted to do as long as I can remember.
I'll be doing 1 tons and lots of other things as well.

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:30 AM
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Sounds like an interesting project. Gonna be a lot of work, though. We do have a Repower/Transplant section for when you want to start your build thread.


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Thanks so much! Yeah I know it's a lot to do, been mentally getting ready for about a decade haha

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:22 PM
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Thanks guys. These are the pics I have as of now. I stripped her down for the most part the a few weekends ago. Going to take the body off soon so I can strengthen the frame and start with engine bay prep.

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:29 PM
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Thanks guys. These are the pics I have as of now. I stripped her down for the most part the a few weekends ago. Going to take the body off soon so I can strengthen the frame and start with engine bay prep.

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Thought about doing a body swap onto the newer frame or is the blazer too short for a RCLB?
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I hadn't thought about swapping the frame to be honest. Was just going to make what I had as bullet proof as I could then build on it.

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I hadn't thought about swapping the frame to be honest. Was just going to make what I had as bullet proof as I could then build on it.

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The reason I bring up swapping the frame is I don't know what you're planning on doing but buying a reg cab long box may be beneficial as you get IFS (unless you're planning on off-roading it), a really beefy rear diff, stronger frame, and then you also don't need to fabricate any mounts for the drivetrain.

I know WCFAB makes a solid axle conversion kit for the duramax trucks as well to use a newer radius arm dana 60.
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The reason I bring up swapping the frame is I don't know what you're planning on doing but buying a reg cab long box may be beneficial as you get IFS (unless you're planning on off-roading it), a really beefy rear diff, stronger frame, and then you also don't need to fabricate any mounts for the drivetrain.



I know WCFAB makes a solid axle conversion kit for the duramax trucks as well to use a newer radius arm dana 60.
Understandable, yes my plan is making it an overlander. So lots of off roading for sure. Mostly anyways. Yeah I'll be buying a donor truck for the rear axle, as well as the drivetrain. I already have my dana 60 purchased and in my garage for it.

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Nice! My dad wants the same thing with his 88burb. Well if you need anything from cali let me know im out there all the time Working out of my dads shop.
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Nice! My dad wants the same thing with his 88burb. Well if you need anything from cali let me know im out there all the time Working out of my dads shop.
Will do brother thanks!

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I'm excited to see how it'll turn out.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:03 AM
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David Kennedy from Diesel Power Mag was doing this years ago and ran into a problem where the engine pan would not clear the front diff. Don't know what he did. Haven't seen him in a while.
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