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1978 IFS Blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Jimmyish, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. 78Jimmyish

    78Jimmyish 1/2 ton status

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    Every day for the last month now on my way to and from work I've seen this Blazer parked on the side of the road for sale. It's advertised as a 1978 Blazer. Now I've never stopped and looked at it, but from driving by, I can see it's IFS. Is there any such thing as a 1978 Blazer that came stock with IFS, or was this something that was done afterwards? I was going to stop by and check it out as a project rig, but I don't know about an IFS one.
     
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    is this possibly 2wd??? I'm not sure what years they made these???

    actually if I could find an in-expensive conversion I'd convert Jedi Mind Trick to IFS... [​IMG] I know many of you are 'hearing the pain'... LOL

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    Not sure. I've never stopped by and checked it out up close, may very well be 2wd for all I know.
     
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    If it's not 2wd, it's custom. Some years ago, there was actually a kit on the market to convert a GM D44 to a Ford type split D44 - could it be one of them?

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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    Were some of the 2wd trucks IFS from the factory?
     
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    All 2WD GM's were and are IFS. They use A-arms and coils.

    Rene

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    All of the 2wd were IFS from 60 up, except for HD one tons.

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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    All of the 2wd were IFS from 60 up, except for HD one tons.

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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    I think it was the trucks heavier than 1 ton, that were not IFS. Like the Kodiak and the Top Kick trucks.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    That explains it. Well, I'm glad I never bothered to stop then.
     
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    They've had a 3500HD since the early 90's atleast - mostly government bought them, and they are tanks to drive. Big nasty springs and a I-beam axle - with a big funky valance between the grille and bumper - here's a pic of one pugsley.alloffroad.com
     
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    Around here, I see a lot of those 2wd 3500HD's as tow trucks (flat and end-lift) and work-body trucks.

    September 11, 2001--"A date which will live in infamy"
     
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    I assumed they were IFS front because of how low they sit. OOPS! I have only seen a few but never paid them any attention.

    As a side note if I ever build another p/u truck, I want to find a cab from a HD truck ( 2-5 ton ) That way the title will be for a heavy rig, and therefore get around lift laws. HEHE!

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    But then you may end up paying more for registration and insurance, and you might even have to pay road-use taxes...

    September 11, 2001--"A date which will live in infamy"
     
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    I planned on the reg. increase, I didnt think about the road use issue tho. It would be a LOOONG time if I were ever to do it. I have a thing for the Blazers (and the F/S Cherokee) So realisticly I would prob never do it but it has crossed my mind. When I get a p/u it will most likely be a 2wd 3/4 ton so I dont get nuts and lift it also. I just know me and if it has a front end and a Tcase I will lift it. [​IMG] That would kinda defeat the purpose of getting a truck to USE.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    why don't you guys just move to Wyoming, and then you don't have to worry about lift laws... LOL [​IMG]

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    LOVE TO! Just cant get the wife to agree to move too far north. Well I dont want to be too far myself, I like SOME snow, but not a bunch. I love the winters in Fla, the summers bite it tho! And yes Ill say it, its not the heat, its the humidity. I can take it being 98 deg. Its the 98% humidity that makes it miserable! We will get out of Fla eventually, but we will prob go to N.Carolina or Tenn.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    Why not move to AZ? No lift laws, and no humidity[​IMG]!!

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    2wd blazers will have the 5 on 5 lug pattern.


    Still Poundin' "pavment" after 275 Posts!!!
     
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    I've never seen a 2wd Blazer. But I've seen a 2wd S10 blazer, and drove a 2wd Tahoe (cop packege). That Tahoe hauled butt, that thing was fast!

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