1990 K5 Blazer 1 ton Crawler, Lifted Dana 60, 14 bolt, Swamper Iroks

1990 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Blazer 1990

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Luling, Louisiana, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Blazer
Type: SUV
Trim: Silverado
Year: 1990
Mileage: 154,978
VIN: 1GNEV18K5LF118959
Color: Red
Engine size: 5.7
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1990 K5 Blazer "Silverado Package" 350 TBI, auto. 1 ton axle upgrades and many other modifications.

I purchased this truck stock from the previous owner and it had been well maintained. The K5 was my dream 4x4 growing up and it’s been a fun project but the truth I don't have time or room for it. I tinker with it when I have free time but I realize more and more that it’s just going to go to waste in my driveway so I am putting it up for sale.

Truck is in good condition for its age, it’s got the typical small scratches here and there but you'd be hard pressed to find an original one in this good of shape. The paint is typical for a truck of this age. The roof and hood were repainted years ago but the sides of the truck, especially the red portion are faded and showing their age. The truck was intended to be a trail/camping vehicle so I wasn’t concerned about the faded paint. The doors have the typical square body sag but they open and close easily. The body is straight and rust free so it is a good candidate for a fresh paint job if the new owner chooses. This is a southern truck; no salt damage, no frame rot and it has never been in a flood.

Inside the truck is stock down to the AC Delco cassette deck in the dash. The truck is typical for this age. The seats are all in great shape, grey buckets. The dash was covered most of its life with a carpeted dash cover and shows some UV deterioration and cracking. The carpet has some stains and the headliner over the driver/passenger is sagging. The power windows, rear tailgate window, and power locks work. The switches on the driver’s door are worn but still work, the truck will come with new switches from LMC truck. Again, like the exterior, the truck could use some freshening but works fine for a trail/camping rig. If you choose, a new headliner, carpet kit and dash cover from LMC or another company would make this interior look new.

Engine and trans are stock TBI 350 and 700R4 with ~150k miles. They get the job done for what I need. The only “modification” to the engine is a Flowkooler brand high flow water pump I put in to make sure it stayed cool while crawling trails. Other than that, I have not messed with anything other than items for maintenance and repair. (Plugs, wires, alternator, belt, hoses etc.) The engine has good compression, measured 180 psi on all cylinders. After the truck sat for a long time for the axle and suspension swap I pulled the injectors from the TBI and had them professionally cleaned and tested. 700R4 is all original and shifts fine. It has an external cooler behind the grill. It has had regular fluid and filter service.

Vehicle Modifications

I’ve modified the suspension and drivetrain to make the truck ready for rock crawling. It has top of the line parts, mostly from Offroad Design http://offroaddesign.com/ for the suspension, steering, etc. I have over $10K just in parts.

Axles are a Dana 60 and 14 bolt axles with 4.56 gears, rear locker. I pulled the axles from a 1983 SRW 1 ton, both axles were stripped down completely and been gone through with new bearings, brakes, calipers and seals. The front Dana 60 has new King pins and bushing and has “Dana 70” 35 spline outers with WARN 35 spline hubs and Spicer 5-806X solid ujoints. Rear 14 bolt has been converted to disk brakes. I've put $3,000+ in the axle rebuild.

High Angle Driveline custom shafts front and rear. The front shaft is a long travel with the 1410 joint at the axle. It was ordered with a 12" slip. ~3.5" compression, ~8" droop. It has a 1410 u-joint (capable of operating at a higher angle) to make sure that even at full droop it won't bind. The rear is a 1350 CV and 1350 at the axle. I ordered it with enough slip to allow you to move the axle back 1" if you choose to later. The transfer case is the original NP241 with a JB conversion SYE kit, it has been clocked up for better clearance.

The truck sits on approximately 6"-7” of lift, Front consists of BDS springs (very soft) and the rear is a 4" Offroad Design Shackle Flip with 3" blocks. The front axle was moved forward an inch so the suspension can travel more without hitting the firewall. The rear axle spring perches have extra holes to offset it back 1" to extend the wheelbase. Extended steel braided brake lines were also installed.

Steering consists of ORD HD crossover with high steer ($800) and a new 2wd steering box http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Dana60CrossoverAndHighSteer.htm The truck also has an ORD steering box brace on the frame.

The truck sits on 36" x 13.50 Bias Ply Iroks mounted on Procomp 16 x 10” wheels. I have a 36” TSL on a matching Procomp wheel for a spare. These are still like new. 36” tires fit without having to trim the fenders.

The front has a custom front "hybrid" style winch bumper that is Rhino Lined.

The truck will be sold with a transfer case mounted parking brake from High Angle Driveline. This has not been installed and requires the exhaust to be modified. The stock exhaust runs too close to the transfer case so it will need to be piped closer to the frame to make room for the disk.

The “bad”

The truck will not start currently, must be towed or trailered. The truck has been sitting and has either a bad fuel pump or fuel pump relay. When you turn the truck ON you can’t hear the pump humming and the gas gauge pegs to full which is a sign that it is not connected or not getting power.

The rear shocks are not installed. I removed the mounts from the axle in order to weld on new mounts and crossmember to increase travel but have not had time to complete this mod. The truck will come with new mounts for the axle as well as new Procomp ES3000 shocks with ~13” travel. The original mounts on the frame are still in place if the new owner chooses to go back with a stock style shock setup.

The windshield is cracked on the top of the passenger side. It is not in the driver’s line of sight but depending on where you register the vehicle it may not pass inspection.

The body and frame are rust free but the battery tray has the typical rust due to corrosion and the inner fender liner under the battery tray has an area of rust. Both of these items can be easily swapped or wire wheeled and painted.

Full disclosure

I am selling this truck as-is and I have done my best to disclose everything about it condition. This has been a great truck. When I first purchased it, I took it on several long road trips and never had an issue. While doing the suspension and axle swap the truck sat for over a year. Once I completed the work I put a battery in it and it fired up immediately. I then upgrade the shafts and installed the SYE kit and drove the truck around locally to shake out any issues but I have never had a chance to fully test it offroad to its full capabilities. The truck has sat for months at a time due to my work schedule but has always cranked right up and run well. Eventually the battery wouldn’t hold a charge. I got tired of jump starting it and it has been parked in my driveway since last summer, I was hoping to be able to do more modifications (rear shocks and parking brake) over the winter but got side tracked with other projects. I recently decided my work and family schedule will not allow me the time needed to enjoy this vehicle so I decided to sell it, I installed a new battery and found that it will not start (see comments above about fuel pump). I am confident that once this fuel issue is fixed the truck will start right up. Given the truck is not running I have set the price very low. As you can see the parts alone are worth more than the buy it now price. You will find stock K5s priced higher than this. Trucks modified like this one easily sell for $10K+.

I will not arrange shipment, buyer must pick-up truck in Luling, LA which is just outside of New Orleans.

Deposit of US $500.00 within 48 hours of auction close

Immediate deposit is required for Buy It Now

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