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69K5 What A X-mas Present

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DJs69K5, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. DJs69K5

    DJs69K5 Registered Member

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    Just bought it and can't wait to tear it apart and see what it's made of. Don't know if I will go costom on the body work or not...but does it really matter if your covered in mud??? Usually work on 67-72 P.U., but thought I would see how it feels to pick my own road. Greg72...Great photo of the First Gen line up!!! Damn wish I was there, just a long ways from Ol Missouri. Looks like fun though. Anyway, Im stuck making a choice on the grill, dont know if I should go back to the original 69 or see what a 67-68 looks like on it, like I said work on these alot just not with 4 wheel drive, so Dad and I have pretty easy access to the parts. What do you guys think???
     
  2. Greg72

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

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    DJ,

    If you decide to go to the 67-68 style grille, I'll be happy to take your current '69 grill off your hands!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Mine looks good from 20 feet away, but I'd like to have a "cherry" one with the "CHEVROLET" script across the middle......and I don't much feel like paying something like $500 for the inner/outer grilles that the restoration places (LMC, Chevy Duty) sell.....

    Are you goin' to Moab in August? We could meet up there.....
     
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    71RestoRod 1/2 ton status

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    Somewhere in my stack of 4X4 mags I've got a pic of a Blazer w/ a 67-68 front clip. I thought it looked really sweet. I'll see if I can't dig it up.
     
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    I saw a Blazer on Autotrader.com with a 68 clip. It looked nice but I like the look of the '69 grill & hood a little better. I don't think you can just change the grill to a 67/68, I think you need to change the whole front clip, including the radiator support.

    Let's see some pics!
     
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    your right on that, but I"m sure he already knows that if he's worked on these trucks a lot. It is easily done but you have to change the whole front clip, Never seen it on a 4x but it looks good on the street
     
  6. DJs69K5

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    Greg72, Dont think that you would want this grill man, believe me...even from 20 feet yours still looks alot better! If I end up making it to Moab Ill be sure to tell you soon, I can sure get you a good looking 69 for cheaper than that...heck Ive got 3 including the K5s now, but just wanted to swap em cause I am going to have to take it all down anyway...but Ill let ya know!
     
  7. DJs69K5

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    Bouncey and Resto, Ya Ive took a couple of 69s out and put in new 67s, thats about all you have to do is the hood and clips. But this is going to be a 70 to 80% restoration so thats not going to be a problem, even thinking about cowling a custom hood for it too...So many plans, So little time. Hell lets just drop a 454 in it too /forums/images/icons/smile.gif J/K bout that...Ill get some pics of it up before and after so you guys can take a look.
     
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    Have you ever seen the '70 yellow low rider PU owned by Travis (<a target="_blank" href=http://www.fonzedesign.com/traviss_chevy.htm>http://www.fonzedesign.com/traviss_chevy.htm</a>)? He took the front of the hood and leaned it back an inch. A lot of work for a subtile change, but an interesting idea.
     
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    Bouncytruck..betcha the guys over on 67-72chevytrucks.com would like them pics.. waste of a nice truck IMO. Course I think everything should be on a 4x frame and 6" lifts should have been Factory..LOL
     

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