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Crew Cab anybody??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by steve_kibbe, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    Ebay find, thought I'd share

    Clicky
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    WOOOAaaa :eek1:
    IFS?
    Looks like old iron combined with new iron.
    Seams that someone went thru alot of custom work! just to turn and sell it??
     
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    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    A boardmember over at the 67-72chevytrucks site, rickspickupparts from Arizona, assisted in the build of that truck. It is beauty for sure.
     
  4. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I saved the pics for my "nice" 67-72 folder :D
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Pretty cool fit & finish but to me it almost looses something in the translation.

    Amazing work reguardless.
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think it's the modern dash that spoils it for me...

    There's something about an old truck that someone has "improved" with the newer interior bits. There is so much cheap plastic on the new dashes....look at the HVAC controls area...it's really quite ugly. The same is true for the gauge cluster.....simple, boring, uninspired. :rolleyes:

    Love it or hate it, a 1st Gen interior has CHARACTER!! Simple gauges, a steel dash, horrible visibility to the gauges, bad ergonomics...there's no simple way to turn on the wipers or headlights without first contorting yourself past the steering wheel!! :D

    And yet, when I'm behind the wheel I can't help but have a big goofy smile on my face..... I just love these old trucks.
     
  7. 70chevybob

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    :bow: Wow, I'm diggin it. That person has way too much money. But at least they decited to work on a 1st gen. I can tell you that I would not like it if is was any other body stile. I'm guessing that ride quality was in mind and that off roading was not in sight or vocabulary. Oah well.
     
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    I'm with greg72. I figure these old trucks were built to be more like a tractor than a car. But by changing all that he's lost something. No telling what I'd do if I had that much money though. Oh, yea, I'd fix the A/C.
     

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