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Anyone have original interior pictures?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bp71k5, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. bp71k5

    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I'm planning on restoring the interior of my 71 to factory specs (as much as possible) and was curious to know if anyone had any photos of the interior of the 1st gens? I found a couple in the specifications section, but they aren't that detailed. I think the PO painted the interior instrument panel black and it looks like at least part of it was originally chrome plated.

    I know a guy that does amazing chrome paint and could get it painted to match the factory look pretty easily, but I want to make sure it's right.
     
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    On my 70, the flat part of the inst panel is black. The rounded edge is chrome, and the bezels around each inst are chrome. I think it is LMC that sells new panels.
     
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    You can find original brochures at

    www.slosh.com


    Those are sometimes helpful for small details.... for what it's worth, the gauge bezel was all black, with chrome on the outer perimeter of the bezel, and on the inner surrounds for each gauge window. The reproduction ones you'll find in LMC and other places are decent examples. The Taiwanese repros are just not very well made....
     
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    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks, that helps a lot. I'll see about getting it repainted.
     
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    Kept as close to factory/original as possible during the resto.
    1971 interior shown.

    DCP_2118interior.jpg

    DCP_2120interior.jpg

    DCP_2121interior.jpg
     
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    The weather must of finally broke in Vermont!! The Green One is seeing the lite of day. Ha Ha

    How far did you take that resto. to? Sure looks sweet.
    What's the engine compartment look like? Don't think I ever saw it. Later J.
     
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    Yea, that's pretty nice. That helps even more. Thanks!
     

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