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Passwordistaco
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In December i picked up a 2002 Xtreme blazer for 3,000. 151,000 miles with a 2/3 drop runs excellent but the ride is a bit rough. Its not the nicest but I needed a daily bad so i picked it up. Told the girlfriend i would just slap the Coys on it and be done with it. We all know how that works out :haha:

So now I'm going to rebuild the front suspension and steering, its getting a new drop with coilovers, c5 front brakes, new backing plates for the rearend because they were shot, and probably a few other things. Started the tear down Wednesday night, I sand blasted and cleaned up some stuff yesterday. I gotta work today but tomorrow I'm going to start putting everything back together. I have to have it done by Tuesday to get aligned since its my daily so this will probably move pretty quick.

Heres some pictures and quick history of the blazer.

The day I picked it up.


Swapped coys on and got rid of the tacky headlights etc


Installed HIDS


Finally got it cleaned


Installed my red leather seats I had sitting around


Picked up a front filler plate on the cheap for a factory GM





Then it got hit at work


But still drove it through all the snow we got this winter


Finally the suspension goodness


The teardown


Found some scary stuff, el cheapo blocks with a missing pin


Missing/Broke bolt on the bearing


buh bye suspension


Ill get some more pics tonight and tomorrow when we really get some work done.
 

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Headbanger Boogie
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I knew you were pistachio dude on IG with them seats. lol. I like it man. Gonna be a nice suspension setup in the front. I eventually want to go with the same lower CA and coilovers. Spohn makes a great product. People suck at driving. Seems like everyone got hit this winter.
 

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Passwordistaco
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@ heeter_33 yessir I love some tay swizzle. I had wanted an xtreme blazer ever since I saw trilogy redoing his back in 08 or so.

@Vinnysmini yes it will be notched in the back. Purplepassion lives right down the street from me and were going to do a 6" pipe notch in the back instead of going the suicide doors route. At the moment its only going to be about a 5" drop in the back though since I haven't sprung for the belltech leafs yet. Might put some birthday money towards it this summer.

@Nevurmind Thanks man!

@Fackinsteve Yea I got like 600$ for the wheels, headlights/corners and taillights lol. Sometimes its good to have stuff just laying around. I ordered the same coilovers (500lb economy qa1's) as Tommy so it should sit pretty decent or at least I hope so (crossing fingers).

@Brutalityislaw The seats were a left over from my abandoned body drop project and I know I wasn't going to get what I wanted out of the seats so I just hung on to them. They will look great with the interior once the rest of the interior is dyed and the truck is painted the color I want it.

thanks for all the good words guys, I got a text that my missing bolt showed up from belltech this morning, They overnighted me two extra bearing bolts so I could get this bitch back on the road asap. Omw home now going to spray some a final layer of paint on the sand blasted items and then start re-assembly tomorrow.
 

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Maybe later.
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Are you going to dye the interior red? Awesome.

Also, glad you decided to make a build thread.
 

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Passwordistaco
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@tytotheler I actually have a different idea for the interior :)

Alright updates. For those that dont follow me on instagram

Pictures of the stuff I sandblasted and painted.


Got my new bolts installed that Belltech overnighted to me


Front end is back together, minus the front sway bar and the steering components. Just need to tighten a few things


c5 brakes


In a perfect world I will get everything done thats left tomorrow so tuesday I spend some time cleaning wheels and some stuff and polishing the lips on my wheels.
 

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Instagram is great, but it doesn't give the in order build thread/list like a forum does.

Your truck is awesome btw. I've almost bought a Blazer Xtreme twice since I got rid of my S10 Xtreme.....wow, like 4 years ago.....miss that truck. It was a pile though. haha.
 

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Yea blazers are nice i almost switched to one last year, mostly to get rid of the slow 2.2.
Those parts look freat. Love it when people take the time to be so detailed. Wish I had a big enough garage to tear my truck apart and redo everything.
 

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Passwordistaco
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@tytotheler92 Yea I love xtreme blazers. Im glad I bought this one, but I never should've sold my Xtreme S10. I miss it everyday.

@Nevurmind Ha I wish this was my garage im still using my dads lol

@84blaze Youll love it, I haven't driven on mine yet but man the rotors are huge compared to stock. Plus it looks so nice tucked behind my coys.

@BrutalityisLaw Thanks man! Ive been following yours, that shit looks clean. I wish I had a daily so I could tear into my blazer like your doing your s10. But then id never get married haha



Well guys its Wednesday so I missed my deadline. All that is left is install a new center link (the brand new one I purchased was junk), grease the front end, bleed brakes and fill the rearend with gear oil.

Wouldve been done yesterday but I ran into a problem. When I went to install the rear brakes the caliper bracket was sitting on the rotor. It was fine when the bolts were hand tightened but as soon as I hit it with a wrench the bracket twisted into the rotor. Im thinking that the actual rear bracket (behind the dust shield) is warped because I measured everything and the rear bolt hole was off 1/4". Anyways temporary fix, I machined 1/4" off the caliper bracket to center the bracket between the rotors. Now no brake drag or anything. Ill be installing a new caliper plate once I get one in from the dealer and flip my caliper when I do my notch.

Took some pics but nothing special. Just new Belltech Street Performance shocks, Belltech rear sway, rear brakes etc. Everything should be done early tomorrow before I head to work so Im going to work on polishing/cleaning the lips on my wheels. Friday will be the first day ill be able to drop it off for an alignment.
 

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Passwordistaco
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pfft ill post some tonight when im in the garage. Im so ready to get this thing back on the ground and see how it rides and drives. Aiming for a 5/5 drop until I get my notch in, then hopefully 5/6 or 5/7.
 

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Passwordistaco
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random pictures.

First couple pictures are a little project the girlfriend was working on. She loves to sand blast and paint things and i forgot to do my end links so i passed the job to her.

Before


during


paint


final assembly


rear brakes - already thinking of upgrading to z51's with a c5 caliper in the rear :( this shit never ends


front end from underneath - shitty picture i know. Will be cleaning it up and undercoating it this summer.


Cleaned my interior so its not filthy for the alignment. Id hate for someone to think I dont take care of my shit. Look at my shifter yo, its custom.


Was planning on painting the front sway bar to match the rear but its in such good shape I just cleaned it.


Obligatory comparison pictures





my new jtr blocks and tranny alignment shit


Potato quality picture but the Gf bought me some SS mirrors for Valentines Day so i slapped those bitches on and fixed my broken door panel


And a little side project Im working on. Red dash with pioneer double din, billet steering wheel and billet oh poop handle.









 

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"It was all a Dream"
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random pictures.

First couple pictures are a little project the girlfriend was working on. She loves to sand blast and paint things and i forgot to do my end links so i passed the job to her.

Before


during


paint


final assembly


rear brakes - already thinking of upgrading to z51's with a c5 caliper in the rear :( this shit never ends


front end from underneath - shitty picture i know. Will be cleaning it up and undercoating it this summer.


Cleaned my interior so its not filthy for the alignment. Id hate for someone to think I dont take care of my shit. Look at my shifter yo, its custom.


Was planning on painting the front sway bar to match the rear but its in such good shape I just cleaned it.


Obligatory comparison pictures





my new jtr blocks and tranny alignment shit


Potato quality picture but the Gf bought me some SS mirrors for Valentines Day so i slapped those bitches on and fixed my broken door panel


And a little side project Im working on. Red dash with pioneer double din, billet steering wheel and billet oh poop handle.









Where did you get the oh shit handle I need one and a defrost vent!!!
 
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