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4x4 Power Magazine - Anyone know a source for back issues?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Greg72

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

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    It seems like everytime I post a question of a really "propeller-head technical" nature, someone references 4x4 Power magazine for an article that was written there.....two recent examples were the NP205 Articles, and "4x4 BluePrinting"...all about the K5!!!

    I know that the magazine is now defunct, but is there a way to still buy back issues, or am I going to have to buy issues "here-and-there" on e-Bay???

    Any ideas? I'd like some high-quality scans of the tech articles, but a lot of what I've found is pretty fuzzy. I can read it, but it would be nice to have an original to work from.....



    -Greg72

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  2. UseYourBlinker

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    Look's like your have to go on eBay for them... I have about 8 or 9 of them. Good question though. I would also like to know!



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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You are in luck... I have every issue of the 4x4 Power! I know there aren't very many, but I got every one of them. I will sell them all to you for $200. [​IMG]



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  4. Greg72

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

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    OK Wes......so how much is that $$$ per issue? You wouldn't be lookin' to cheat me now wouldya?? [​IMG]



    -Greg72

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  5. Brian 89KBlazer

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    WES!! You wouldn't sell you 4x4 Power mags would you?? [​IMG] LOL!! J/K

    Greg, I have most all of them too &amp; IMHO, it was the single best 4x4 mag ever published! I found them so good that I even used to read the tech articles on Fords &amp; Jeeps; just cause they were so well done! LOL
    March 2000 (if I remember correctly) is the gold issue though [​IMG]. That was the one that had the full spread on Blazer blueprinting &amp; Chevy parts availability/swapability.

    Great mag, too bad they killed it! [​IMG]

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  6. K5Jimmy

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    I have all the 4X4 Power mags also.....$200 is cheep....great mag.....too bad they cancelled it......

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
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    Greg, for the two issues you are requesting... $200. [​IMG] [​IMG]



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  8. BigTex

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    Yeah, they also had that '75 Project Blazer on there that they swapped the 383 in and the last issue I believe had the 700r tranny swap. Those guys loved Blazers. I still remember that night that I found out the issue I just bought would be the last one.

    4X4 Power was the "Car Craft" of offroad mags!!!!!!!

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  9. Greg72

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

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    Sorry Wes,

    I'd rather buy 8 memberships to CK5!!!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

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    thats funny!
    I was just diggin through those.
    have the how to rebuild a 205 july 97 here on the desk


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  11. Burt4x4

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    Greg I probly gotum too and you can have whatever you want! I also started getting them from the begining to the end so I'm sure I have what you need. Did you ever get issue date to make it easyier to find in my pile? I also have 4Wheel&amp; Off-Road sence ohhh late 93 so thats what 9yrs worth, you can have thoes too!!!

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  12. Greg72

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

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    Burt,

    COOOOOOOL! I don't really have a "specific" article I'm looking for. It's just that the article scans I've seen from that magazine all seem to be really "MEATY" and I started wondering how many more topics were covered like that....

    If you'd be willing to let me borrow them for a while I could spend some time figuring out what's there and then spend an evening over at Kinko's photocopying everything good from them!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

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  13. thatK30guy

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    Burt, I'm looking for either the '92 or '93 January issue of the 4WOR. My dog ate the magazine and its the only one missing out of my collection way back to May of '85. I need to check which year is missing, but I believe its the '93 issue.



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  14. CaptCrunch

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    Maybe someone with issue could gain access to a scanner and scan some good articles. I would like to check some out as I never was into trucks back then.

    -Mikey
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