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    Wagonmaster's daily-86 S15 Jimmy 2wd




    My daily driver.
    1986 GMC S15 Jimmy, 2wd, 2.8L with a 4 speed manual, and lame Gov-loc rearend. Engine is bone stock with 265,000 miles on it. It drools a little, about a quart between oil changes. Except for the engine, everything has Redline fluids in them.
    Not fast, but it passes emissions and gets 20mpg.

    I need to take some new pictures, these are about four years old.
    Here we go....
    All emblems, chrome trim removed. Mouldings removed (that was a bitch).
    All weather stripping replaced, including door felts and hatch.
    Hatch struts replaced, defroster wired directly to the element instead of thru the struts (that was a dumb move on GM's part)
    Headliner replaced with LMC liner, and the fabric is already seperating after two years. :(
    Inpro Car Wear closeout billet grill that needed some fabricating to mount correctly.
    Hella H4 headlights with LMC headlight wiring harness. :bigthumb:
    New windshield
    LMC OE style sport mirrors are now on the truck, I didn't like the rounded ones in the pictures
    Sir Mike's rollpan, welded in.
    Mazda Miata seats-that took some fabricating to mount into the truck.
    Carbon fiber radio delete plate made from a buddy's old hood.
    No center console

    Brakes are Powerslot rotors with Hawk pads and new brakelines in the front, stock drums in the rear.

    Wheels are 18X8 American Racing IROC replicas with 4.5 BS.
    Tires are 245/45-18 Nexus N3000 and yes they do rub at full lock, but barely. I tried 245/40-18's and they just didn't fill the wheelwell enough.

    Front suspension- 4" drop
    Belltech 2" drop spindles
    Belltech 2" drop springs
    Moog balljoints, tierods, center link, slave arm
    Rebuilt quick ratio steering box
    Energy Suspension black bushings that I should have made greasable (squeeky)
    Bilstein shocks
    Bumpstops are foam ones from a Ford truck, the Belltech ones split.
    I have about an inch and a half of front suspension travel. ;)

    Rear suspension- about a 5.5" drop
    Belltech drop leafs with the bottom belltech leaf removed and the stock overload leaf in it's place, I wanted it a little lower and needed the suspension stiffer.
    Fabtech cast steel 1.5" tapered block, the aluminum ones scare me.
    AIM industries C-notch that I had to cut apart and reweld. The bumpstop tab was at an angle to the axle instead of parallel. The bolt holes for the notch were so close to the frame rail ends that you couldn't put a nut on, so I just welded everything in. AIM's customer service sucks, BTW.
    Bumpstops are again Ford foam ones cut down. The Belltech ones have no give and when the suspension would bottom it hit pretty hard.
    Bilstein shocks
    I have about two inches of suspension travel in the rear.


    Future plans-
    Smoothie front bumper
    Cowl hood
    Needs a radio, badly
    Belltech front and rear sway bars
    Carpet

    Oh yeah, and an LS1 with the 6 speed.
    Guess I'll need a better rearend and driveshaft after that, too. :D

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    clean looking blazer, seems like you have done a lot of work to it.

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    Not bad, I like it alot! The outside looks pretty clean. The Ls1 should be fun once it's in!

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    clean start
    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t114/VortecBlazer/sidredo.jpg
    Tuned by Bland Tuning
    Transmission built by Transbuilderguy on FSC!
    Marine Intake swap by me

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    actually it is a mopar 6 pack scoop off an old dart i have.
    pisses the mopar guys off lol.
    online guide for 642-481 and 642-504 exam and more information about 642-515 and 642-812

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    :confused:
    '88, half bagged, 4.3, auto, 241k, 18" IROCS, blah, blah, blah

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    Ya got me. I don't know where that post came from. DOREEN.

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    truck looks good man

    DOREENS two post are exactly the same.

    '93 bodied Std. Cab....Classick
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    hey where did you get those iroc rims from i been looking all over for them

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    American Racing makes them.
    It's part of their OE Creations line.

    Hopefully in the next few months I can start putting some money time/money into it.

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    I use to run this shit- TUCKINRIMINS10's Avatar
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    Nice man, Has the same paint setup as my 89 did when I bought it.

    lol Crazy..
    Don't Buy anything from uglyjed.. What a -fuckbag- he is.

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    holy shit i havent seen you on in forever^

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    impressive work keep it up
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    Thanks guys.

    Carpet is in....I went with dark grey.
    However, the kit didn't include all the pieces, like the tailgate carpet or the piece that goes on the flap for when the seat folds down. So I'll have to figure something out for that.
    Fixed the turn signal cancel, now that works right.
    Replace the turn signal/cruise control/headlight stalk, so now only occasionally do I get a phantom wipe.

    That's it for now...

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    Nice looking blazer.

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