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Blazer 1988

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazer_Norrbotten, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Blazer_Norrbotten

    Blazer_Norrbotten Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm considering to buy a Blazer 1988 gone 75 000 miles, 350 motor with TH700 (?) gearbox. I'm new to Blazers and to V8's, auto gearboxes and four-wheel-drives, so I'd appreciate some advices what are the things I should look at the car ? Sound of engine / driveline / gearbox ? Owner says it's rost only in one of the hinges ! But still, is there some special place in the car I should check ? It looks pretty stock, with 31" (again, ?) tires. So far I've seen only pics about it, but I'm planning a trip to see the car.

    Best Regards,
    Markus
     
  2. 3rdshiftdesign

    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    Check for rust in the back of the bed/tail pan area, where the front seats bolt up, where the front seat belts mount up and right behind them -- where the floor raises into the bed corners.
     
  3. Blazer_Norrbotten

    Blazer_Norrbotten Newbie

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    Thanks, I'll do that ! Anythning to check around the driveline / gears etc ?
    EDIT: and is there any considerations about using this vehicle in cold environment, we have half the year below 0 celsius and months with temperatures down to -20 - 25 celsius ?
     
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  4. Ronnie4wd

    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I.ll second everything he said about the rust and especially the belt mounts.
    I havent seen one Blazer here in Sweden who is not very rusty in that area.
     
  5. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    the 700 can be expensive to rebuild so make sure it shifts nice. Bring a phillips head screwdriver with you when you look at it if it has carpet then you can easily pull the trim peices to get a good look at the floor
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    No trouble in the cold climate. K5's were sold in Canada and the northern states and both get temps as low as -30 C to -40 C.

    Rene
     

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