Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
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Re: Thats it! Im getting a new truck...
Well, if it were me in your shoes, I'd stick with your truck because:
A) you already own it,
B) when you are done it would be very trick, and
C) it would be pretty rare too.
Try to find a place in the area that can fabricate that stuff. It seems really technical, but you'd be surprised what ol' Joe the back county welder knows how to do, and can do well. That's what I am going to end up doing, since I just don't get a good vibe off of ORU. I want to put 1ton solid axles on my Blazer, and maybe even drop in a 500 Caddy. Definately be the only one like it.
As for the older Chevies, I love them too, and I hope I can help a little there too. It is completely possible to put 1 ton axles on a 1/2 ton. That being said, you may want to look for a 3/4 or 1 ton truck right from the start. Save you a lot of problems. If you put the lift on your half ton, but had 1 ton axles, it works if you adapt the axles to be like 1/2 ton axles. Where the spring perches, shock mounts, etc are. The lift isn't really made with a specific axle in mind, just the locations of certain parts. So if the 1 ton is modified to match up, it'll go fine. Hope this answers some of your questions.
1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas