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casa grande got bought this time...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by speed_deed, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. speed_deed

    speed_deed 1/2 ton status

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    So a few years back I posted about a GMC casa grande I found, I was gonna get it but I didn't have the cash at the time.

    So today me and my buddies were out shootin' some of our newly acquired toys and my buddy steven told me to turn into this junkyard out here in the sticks so we coukld visit his friend. I get out and there set the casa grande. It was one of those 'It's myne!' moments. The guy had no clue what the hell it was! needless to say I got me a casa grande today.

    It was cool because my ol' man and I were just talkin about it last week.
    I gotta get some pictures up and what not.
     
  2. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    What? Isnt casa grande a city south of phoenix? What are you talking about?
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    GMC Jimmy Casa Grande, the GMC version of the Chevy Blazer Chalet.

    I assume.

    http://www.blazerchalet.com/

    -- A
     
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    I read that post twice... and I still have no ****ing clue wtf is going the hell on...

    ok I guess after Dremu's post it makes a bit more sense... just a little bit.
     
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    Seriously, i'm confused.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    What is so confusing? He bought a GMC Casa Grande which is a pretty rare K5. Basically the GMC version of the Chevy Chalet...

    Rene
     
  7. speed_deed

    speed_deed 1/2 ton status

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    I pretty much meant what I typed, sorry to confuse anyone. Yes its the GMC version of a chalet...


    I'm just stoked I love buyin' more trucks.
     
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    I was typing my response at the same time as everyone else. I don't know what a casa grande is so that's why I was confused.
     
  9. AFUFO

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    Thats awesome!!! congrats!
    pics pics pics pics

    www.imageshack.us !! use the 1st forum preview thumbnail option!

    picccsss please!!
    :bow: :bow:
     
  10. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Blazer Chalet
    The Blazer Chalet mini RV was available in 1976 and 1977. Take a K5 Blazer and attach a pop-top Chinook camper, and you have a Blazer Chalet. The base Chalet option was $895 over the price of the vehicle, with a number of upgrades available for the camper, including a 5000-btu propane heater, foldout upper bunks, and AC/DC power. Chassis options were the same as any Blazer’s. Exact production numbers are uncertain, but the Chevrolet 1976 and 1977 Accumulative Shipments Reports show some 1,555 units. That doesn’t include the GMC Jimmy version called the Casa Grande. Estimates are that some 1,800 of these mini RVs were produced in total. In retrospect, it was a cool idea. Who knows why it didn’t continue.

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    Yep, those! What kinda condition is it in??? Wish they made more =(
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    You need to email me if you want this brochure. <click on metrodps and select send email.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    They'd have probably sold more originally if they would have offered an O.D. option.:D Congrats on your truck. I've got a few parts laying around for the camper if you need anything.

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    I would like to see pics also. And I would love to have a Chalet or Casa Grande.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well my first time seeing one was 1977 it was sitting in the dealers show room and I fell in love with it. I even came close to buying one till I found out it was missing the top (the pop up roof). I think they are still great! The thought of being able to go off road and have your house on your back. A single mans dream :D
     
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    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    Congrats on your very rare find, I hope I will be lucky enough to find one someday.
     
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    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The camper tops on those aren't made to be removed at all are they? I've seen pictures in ads and everything looks pretty permanent...
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I guess that answers that :D
     

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