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69 - 72 Blazer Frame....

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by Greg72, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Greg72

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

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    Sorry for the duplicate entry....I'm having problems with my posts getting "blown away"...!

    I'm looking for some quick help locating a local source (San Jose, CA) for a bare frame for a 1st Gen Blazer.

    I checked the archives and saw that Chaz88K5 and 1HIHUM had them for sale at one point, but they are probably long gone by now....

    Anyone with a "lead" on one. please let me know! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
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  2. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Chaz still might have his.

    Some people shouldnt drive anything bigger than their head.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  3. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    What happended?!?!? Did you bend it?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  4. Greg72

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

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    Dan,

    No nothing like that....I just figured that since I'm building up new axles, and doing a lot of fabrication work suspensionwise, it might be a LOT easier to start with a bare frame and get everything perfect. Then remove the body and lower it onto the completed chassis.....should save "down time" since I can still drive the K5 all summer, and still work on upgrades at my own pace!

    That's the theory anyway.

    Does anyone have a phone number for Chaz or 1HiHum? I PM'ed each of them but this site is SOOOO flaky, I don't think they'll be getting my messages anytime soon....if at all!!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
  5. Triaged

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    and what does the wife think about having a big rusty piece of steel taking up the garage? When you do something you do it right don't you[​IMG]

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  6. Greg72

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

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    Oh, I'm supposed to tell the WIFE???? [​IMG]

    Actually, I have a seperate workshop that's kinda like what I call my "man space"....I can do whatever I want in there. So if I want to put a big rusty frame in the middle of it....I can! [​IMG]

    I found a guy locally who will sell me a '71 frame with F &amp; R springs still attached and all the normal plumbing and wiring still in the framerails....but he wants $500. I'm no expert, but that SEEMS like a high price.....what do you guys think?

    &gt;&gt;"When you do something you do it right don't you..."

    Yep. There are so many changes needed to the frame in my "master plan" that it would be WAY easier to have one that's completely accessible for me to measure from and make modifications to.....plus, my K5 will still be driveable so I can do stuff like BlazerFest and Moab, but still get things going on my project!!!

    Anyway, if anyone knows of a local frame source, please let me know. Or if you have an opinion about that $500 one (should I spend that much?) let me know also!!! [​IMG]




    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
  7. arq

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    you could probably pick up a compete blazer for 500. tell him you'll give hime 50 bucks, tops...

    ARQ.

    offroad baja!!!
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  8. mkmiller

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    $500 sounds a little steep to me(just my opinion), do you think you could get that out of your frame when you swap your body over? might be something to think about. Too bad, there is a fella in Illinois begging someone to make him an offer on one, but I dont think it has a front-end under it. By the way, I like that plan you have! Sounds like the way to do it if the wife doesn't mind.lol

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  9. Greg72

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

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    A bare frame with a single set of wheels in the back......Hmmmmm sounds like the definition of a "trailer" to me!!!! [​IMG]

    Anyone heading out West that feels like towing that thing for me? I've got free BEER!!!!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
  10. R72K5

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    I have a 72 one ive been trying to rid of for too long now, but its in IL and I want 50 for it, has rear axle and springs on it, no front stuff, most has been unbolted off it.

    worth a shot, wil probably be cut up for scrap soon, tired of looking at it.....

    good luck

    run it til it breaks, fix it, and break it again!
     
  11. Greg72

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

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    Well guys.....I was running out of time on the "local" one, so I had to make a decision today:



    I bought it! [​IMG]



    It's more than I thought I'd have to pay (obviously)....but I did get a stock set of front and rear leaf springs, that I'm sure I'll be able to sell later and make some money back. Plus, he gave me the '73+ style engine crossmember which he claims is a better design (stronger for a big block) and give better clearance underneath. I also got the xfer case crossmember which he normally doesn't "give away" with the frame....and a pretty decent front bumper off a '69-70 K5 (no directional holes!).....and a small wiring harness piece that I couldn't find anywhere else. Cash is KING!!! The deal got better and better once I showed up with real money in hand.....

    So, he'll do all the work stripping the truck down and I can pick up the frame (and goodies) this weekend. The more I think about it, the happier I am that I didn't try to find an old "parts truck" and have to do the dismantling myself......it looks like a real hassle!!! [shock]

    Anyway....I'm happy. Already spending my tax return and I haven't even sent in the paperwork yet! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     

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