Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Miscellaneous > 1:1 Full Size Vehicles
Loading

Notices

Thread: 1tonblazer

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default 1tonblazer

This is my 1:1 Crawler...

It is a 1987 K5 Blazer, has an '06 Chevy 6.0L/4L80E combo in it, 1 ton axles with 4:88s and ARBs, 4.3:1 Atlas, custom 4linked front end, 40" Trepadors and 42" Swampers, custom cage and doors, lots of rock rash... and lots more... I truly drive this truck daily, though I don't have a commute to work.

I have been wheeling this rig for years and keep seeing guys bringing scale crawlers on the trail and decided to get one... that was 12 rc trucks ago LOL. now I'm as addicted to the scale thing almost as much as the full size thing... I enjoy building and tinkering on them almost more than driving them (rc wise)... Matt
Attached Images
     
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tehachapi,Ca
Posts: 2,334
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Nice! I love seein the full size rigs on the trails. I've own about 4-5 73-87 Chevys myself. Still my fav. truck
boosted4lyf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 829
Default Re: 1tonblazer

^^me too im on my 3rd '83-'87 rig, i love this k5, got pics of the 4-link and engine cage for the coilovers? i would die for a 1-ton 4-linked axle setup lol
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: In my house
Posts: 44
Default Re: 1tonblazer

These are my fav body style trucks also, i am on my 5th myself and this my 2nd 6.2 k5. Is that the softtoppers soft top? I been trying to save up for one of those for mine.
6.2blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 04:09 PM   #5
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,442
Default Re: 1tonblazer

I like your rig. It seems to be well thought out. You have axles that can handle the big tires and provide safe braking for it, the suspension is capable of good articulation, yet it isn't jacked up in the air like a mall crawler. I wish there were more rigs built like this instead of seeing the typical red neck POS trucks that seem to get too much attention.
BigSki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #6
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: central VT
Posts: 2,279
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Awesome truck you've built there.

You did an excellent job modernizing the drive-train and suspension while retaining the truck's original charm and character. Hats off to ya.

Any idea what it weighs?
meatmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 07:39 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Oman from Texas
Posts: 40
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Really nice K5 I've got 2 currently a 74 off road and a 75 frame off resto road queen. I've had a total of 12 in my life time. Nearly all my RC's are K5's. My wife says I have issues...i'm ok with that!
dlgone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Quote:
Originally Posted by meatmonkey View Post
Awesome truck you've built there.

You did an excellent job modernizing the drive-train and suspension while retaining the truck's original charm and character. Hats off to ya.

Any idea what it weighs?

Sorry about the delayed response, it weighs around 6k... it's a heavy Chevy for sure
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

I broke a wheel on my last outing, so replaced them with a set of Raceline Monsters... 17x9.5

Also included pics of my mall crawler version too
Attached Images
   
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #10
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Quote:
Originally Posted by dlgone View Post
Really nice K5 I've got 2 currently a 74 off road and a 75 frame off resto road queen. I've had a total of 12 in my life time. Nearly all my RC's are K5's. My wife says I have issues...i'm ok with that!
I too suffer from the K5 syndrome.... lol I currently own my 87 Crawler and sweet 91 Jimmy but also have 3 other 2 door Tahoes waiting for me to get around to building them.... but I only have 1 K5 rc truck in my fleet of 14...
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 06:54 AM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Carleton
Posts: 34
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Sweet set up!!
Tweeternpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 09:09 AM   #12
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Finally got my rear pinion angle dialed in and installed a set of Radflo Remote Res shocks... actually coilover shocks but we set them up with my current leaf springs... can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here... headed to Moab
Attached Images
  
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 06:28 PM   #13
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Vermont
Posts: 29
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Guessing you're a member over on CK5 to
vtlandcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #14
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tacoma
Posts: 199
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Damn I miss my old K5
SPLATT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 10:11 AM   #15
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Some pics from a winter ride last Nov, and a Little Moab ride in Feb
Attached Images
   
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 10:30 AM   #16
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

This link is a youtube video of me and my K5 several years ago when it was still a pretty lifted truck lol. It had 1tons under it on 35s. Enjoyhttps://youtu.be/zvi9rP_DcKs
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 11:13 PM   #17
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Thought I'd add a few more pics from my annual Thanksgiving Moab trip!
Attached Images
    
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2015, 09:23 PM   #18
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SLC
Posts: 819
Default Re: 1tonblazer

Love it!
WICKEDWOLFRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2019, 04:44 AM   #19
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kamas
Posts: 343
Default Re: 1tonblazer

New pic of the olí beast!
Attached Images
 
1tonblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com