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blazer or shortbed?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    decided not to trash my 67 gmc. i want to do a mostly trail rig. i have axles,engine tranny,tcase etc. i am not dead set on a blazer or shortbed truck. any pros-cons for years? i will be using a carb so nothing 87 up thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Why using a carb?

    My vote is a shortbed truck. Better wheelbase, and lighter weight.
     
  3. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Do both /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Truck cab on a Blazer /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Thats what I did /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    i have fresh rebuilt 350 with 500 miles, a lunati truck cam,new holley street dominator intake,670 holley truck avenger carb,and built gm hei sitting on the shelf! if a tbi truck was cheap i might think about it but all i need is a frame and body! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I love the full size Blazer, but I'd also like to have a stepside pick up.
     
  6. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    i like both! i guess blazers are easy to find, don't see alot of shortbeds for cheap. whatever it is it's gonna get /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif are there any advantages say for getting a 1973 or 1974 vs say an 1986 as far as body stuff? i know the newer the more complicated the wiring. i have had a few trucks of that era but no blazers. this truck will be an all season one so it has to have a top /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif?? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif?? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    id say shortbed, i love mine
     
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    Do both Blazer frame and pick-up cab and bobbed short bed I have always thought they look cool /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif- /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif= /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    how bout a 1st gen cab on a 2nd gen blazer frame? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do both Blazer frame and pick-up cab and bobbed short bed I have always thought they look cool /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif- /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif= /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Dats what I did /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    that thing so kicks ass! tell me more! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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