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1969 k5- work in progress- LOTS OF PICS

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jakeslim, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    Got this here in Nor Cal last July. Some things I've done since:

    New NOS GM bumper in front with a polished up old grill
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    "newer" junkyard engine I pulled at pic n pull for $125....runs excellent

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    FINALLY found a top last month..double wall in super shape(also repainted rims)


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    Still working on interior..pulled old carpet, Por-15'd floors.Seat's are original

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  2. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looks like a good project. Couple questions? 1. What is the switch on the left side of the steering column for? 2. What does NOS stand for I have heard it used before and don't know what it means.

    Yours looks similar to mine when I started.
     
  3. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    NOS is New Old Stock...original GM mfg'd and is no longer MFG'd by GM.

    Not sure which switch your talking about. The one below column is the towing brake actuator(or something like that)
    The switch attached to the signal lever is Cruise control.
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It was the cruise control I was talking about. thanks.
     
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    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Its looking good, the ultimate budget build too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    looks good! 69 grills are nicest looking of the 1st gen imo /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Looking good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I want a 1st Gen someday. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    That is SWEET! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  9. Burt4x4

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    Sweeeet!!
    So do you know if the "8 350" emblem was under the K5/Blazer emblem from the factory? My "8 350"...Oooopppps "8 454" is on the front of my fenders under the side marker light..
    Looking good Bro /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  10. chevy_muscle

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    So do you know if the "8 350" emblem was under the K5/Blazer emblem from the factory?

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    That's where mine is on my '69
     
  11. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sweeeet!!
    So do you know if the "8 350" emblem was under the K5/Blazer emblem from the factory? My "8 350"...Oooopppps "8 454" is on the front of my fenders under the side marker light..
    Looking good Bro /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    Burt,

    I think the answer is NEITHER... look at this 1970 Brochure:

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    The "K5 Blazer" medallion is clearly all by itself, and the one under the front marker light is what looks like the "4 WHEEL DRIVE" emblem that Chevy used. (See the latest LMC Catalog p.45 for an example)

    What's strange is that LMC also shows the "8 350" badge for K5s....only ONE is required for '69-72 Blazers. For that matter, only ONE of the "4 WHEEL DRIVE" badges is required, and ONLY for 1970?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Maybe in 1969 they only had a single "8 350" badge on one fender (with nothing on the opposite fender), then in 1970 they had the "8 350" on one side, and the "4 WHEEL DRIVE" on the other, and then in 1971 & 1972, they went back to the single "8 350" setup again.....???? Hmmmmmm, I thought I understood this but I don't anymore. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  12. 3 on the tree

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    The unchanged 69-70 Blazers I have seen all have a badge under the side marker light. If they had the base engine (250), then a 4wd badge, otherwise is was the engine size. I think GM did this so all the front fenders could have the holes punched in them, rather than some with holes and some not.
     
  13. jakeslim

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    too further confuse, I found this pic of a restored 69. Also, The PO was basically orininal owner(his son) and everything about the blazer that he told me has been true. Let me put it this way, I bought the k5 in a church parking lot where the owner lived onsite. This guy was a great older guy who shared a million stories about his adventures in the truck. I do believe it is in original state of purchase. See pic-

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  14. jakeslim

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    and another 69 -

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    Ok with exception of the "restored" pic i posted(who knows about that one), all the pics I have reflect the following for the 69.
    - If the truck has the rectangular sideview mirrors, it has the engine emblem below the k5. If it has the small round mirrors, it does not have the emblem below the k5.

    Soooo....I believe this was a CST variant versus non CST. Thoughts?
     
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    My 350 emblems were under the marker light.
     
  17. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Jakeslim,

    If that truck were 100% original, the headlight surrounds would be black.

    It's a "nit" to be sure, but I've been spending time looking at the original brochures and see the black surrounds on both the '69 and '70 models.


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    Greg72,
    Yeah, i saw that, that's why i posted my disclaimer above in"Ok with exception of the "restored" pic i posted(who knows about that one)" other post. I repainted mine black. But, the mirror/emblem thing may be the lead, agree? I'll keep looking but pics of "untainted" 69's are difficult to come by. I know mine are original, but to your point, was there a break point in mfg that year that they did different things....? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    interesting and lots more to learn about this first year k5.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Greg72,
    Yeah, i saw that, that's why i posted my disclaimer above in"Ok with exception of the "restored" pic i posted(who knows about that one)" other post. I repainted mine black. But, the mirror/emblem thing may be the lead, agree? I'll keep looking but pics of "untainted" 69's are difficult to come by. I know mine are original, but to your point, was there a break point in mfg that year that they did different things....? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    interesting and lots more to learn about this first year k5.

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    You and me BOTH! Don't forget, I've got a lovely '69 in the garage waiting patiently as I collect all the proper parts to put it back together. So far, I've found the stuff like the filler neck, gas pedal, rearview mirror, and the door trims that were 1969 only...I even have a REAL set of carpet strips that are nearly impossible to find.

    Now if only I could find a set of NOS rear interior panels.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Now if only I could find a set of NOS rear interior panels.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    Yeah, that'll be the day! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

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