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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mtyjojo, Jul 6, 2001.
I'm looking to buy a first generation blazer. What should I look and look out for?
One thing is rust along the floorboards, tub and rocker boxes. Rust does not sleep in these vehicles. Also you'll want to check for cracks in the fiberglass top, especially around the rear window. You want to make sure your steering linkage is tight and also that your bearings are in good shape. No matter what you do, if and when you get a blazer/jimmy you're going to find things you might not of thought of.
No matter, it is still the most fun truck to drive and hopefully you get yourself a sweet one
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69 to mid 71 came with drum brakes up front. So a late 71 & 72 came with disk brakes up front.
They came with both auto and manual trannies.
It really boils down to what you can find and what are you going to use the rig for?
I prefer the 72 but that just may be because that's what I own! hehehe
Good Luck on your search!
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You have to really look at what your willing to do to fix it up and what you plan to do with it. If your looking to restore it. I would look for one with as little rust as possible. If your looking for a toy to play offroad, just make sure the drive train is in good working condition. These Blazers are old so your going to have leaks and repairs. You have to relize this going into it. Or you'll have to shovel out the big bucks for a restored Blazer. One more thing, a lot of first generation Blazers have had the problem of the windshield frame rusting out. Take a close look at that.
Good luck and happy Hunting!
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