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first gen blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gm guy, May 19, 2004.

  1. gm guy

    gm guy 1/2 ton status

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    Why are the first gen blazers so much lighter than the second gen. For some reason the 69 was under 3000 pounds ands the 80's ones are almost 5000 pounds. Any insight, I don't get it?
     
  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Show me a '69 blazer that weighs under 3000 lbs. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
    well, maybe one in the junkyard with no axles and engine.

    First gens weigh 4800ish i think.. at least my '72 weighed around 4800 with 1/2 ton axles.. 1 tons and hard top weighs almost 5300.
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    If you saw stats that low or light it may have been the bare minumum K5. What I mean is when the K5 was born you could buy it with only one seat(driver) no hard top and a 6cylinder engine.????
    I am just guessing???? /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Burt may be right but include maybe a bare bons 2WD Blazer. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    gm guy 1/2 ton status

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    Thats why I'm so confused, maybe there is a mistake in the specifications posted on this site. It says that the 69 4x4 blazer was 2,900 pounds and the 70-72 were 3600 pounds with a V6 and 3800 pounds with a V8. Maybe GM was fibing? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    gm guy 1/2 ton status

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    Your probly right, you would know since you have them! I was just realy stunned to see those #'s. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  7. Greg72

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

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    If you haven't already found this....check out CK5's own "DREMU" brochure site....


    http://brochures.slosh.com/


    There is SO much stuff there, it might blow your mind. Original brochures and rare documents from the factory, etc.


    BTW -> My first Gen weighed in just under 5000 Lbs with 1/2 Ton axles, Hardtop and 1/2 tank of fuel....
     
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    gm guy 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks thats great info! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    and thanks, Greg, for the props! It's a hobby ... I told myself it's cheaper than buying trucks /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    -- A
     

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