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73 or 84

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KENNY, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. KENNY

    KENNY 1/2 ton status

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    i've asked this before so bear with me. i have a 84 k5 305 preety stock. can purchase a 73 with 4" lift new tires body work, shocks etc. question is iknow what i have re; dependable,strong, reliable. don't know how good 73 is not used everyday like mine. after selling my truck can purchase the 73 for $500 additional cash
     
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    A 73 is kind of a classic so I would definitely want one.
    Plus here in California I don't have to smogg them.
    If it's lifted and had some work done to it it's a start, will save you some $$$
    Just my 2 cents
     
  3. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    73 all the way! I have a 74 and I won't get rid of it. There are too many positives, and you can add just about anything you want to it from the newer years AFA creature comforts. Not to mention that the 73 probably has better axles, tranny, and t-case than the 84. IMO the 73 is a better built rig, and goin' topless is a hoot! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    (Homer Simpson voice) MMMMmmmmm '73...

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    737373737373737373737373737373733773...does that answere your question? i would kill for one..getting rarer and rarer all the time..love that full convertable top!! last time i saw one was actually hear in the city! (how wierd is that) and it was lifted had to have like 38's on it..god i remember that...hearing that thing humming down the road..looking out the woindow and seeing that beast..lol..ok im done rambling now lol..
     
  6. imiceman44

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    Just to confirm my opinion.
    I have a 73 to which I did a frame off restoration, and it's sitting in the middle east now, It's where I was at the time. I am thinking I should ship it here even if it's goinf to cost me $3000 to get it here.
    They are rare(73-75) and the 73 is the first year so the rarest.
    Go for it man or I will. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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  7. KENNY

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    man i'm gun ho about it too but there are issues. my 84 is mint interior wise and it has power iverything the 73 does not. another issue is that there is rust on the usual places equivalent to what the 84 has. the 73 doesn't have a rear seat ( i have kids and this will be my daily driver) on the other hand it will cost only 500 usc after i sell mine which is already sold to a friend just as soon as i make up my mind which i'm having a hard time doing.the purchase price is $2000 for the 73 and i'm selling the 84 for 1500. i am stripping down the 84 a little and probably could strip some more if i lower the price a little more. this is a 73 jimmy by the way no difference as far as i can tell except trim. web page
     
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    74, but i am bias. get the 73 man. no smog in most states, and full convert.
    grant
     
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    Buy the 73 AND keep the 84. If you can only have one or the other, go for the 73. I've got a 76 and LOVE not having to deal with a computer controled everything !!!!! Plus I bet the 73 has something with more guts under the hood then a 305 !!!!
     
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    i have had one 75 and one 77 go for the 73, and get some air in your hair!

    Sorry for my bad english
    KRistoffer
     
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    Well, if you are woprried about interior, don't be. You would be suprised how easy it is to fix up the interior. Also, if it's comfort you're worried about, don't be. I have front seats from a '91 Silverado, and the rear seat is from a '87. It is one of the newer flip and fold designs. Shannon (Mudhog) has seen it personaly so he can attest to how it looks and functions. Also, new side panels for the bed are easy as well. All they are is some of that thick cardboard like wood with a thin layer of insulation and fabric over them. You can make your own for less than $50 in materials. I'm telling you, if you pass up the chance to get a decent '73 you'll kick yourself later! Well if you don't, others here might! j/k LOL!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I'd go for the 73. I've had an 84 and a 79. I like the 74 I have now alot more. You don't see near as many of the full convertables as the others.
     
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    I'd go for the 73 - wait a minute, I did I have a 73.
    The 84 might have a better interior since it's 10 years newer....but who cares.
    -- Mike
     
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    73 because it's pimping to be topless
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    going to go for the 73 and try to hold onto the 84. will need help soon on some issues with the 73. thanks again.
     
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    called the owner of the 73 and he said that the only thing he was concerned about was a 4 blade fan on the truck. is this any concern? i don'think so. are the 73 normal with a four blade fan?
     
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    Replace it with a 7 blade, the four blade was for the sixes.
     
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    A stock 7 blade fan is $5 at the junk yard. get a new clutch for it though. they are about $35.
     
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    hmmm, has 350 markings and vin says 8cyl. i wonder what gives with the fan.
     
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    Holy saggy butt Bat Man!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     

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