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Happens Every Year

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It's time to put the blazer into storage again... :frown1:
    Anybody else that puts their rides away for winter get the same melancholy feeling? :crazy:

    Not even going to put the top back on this time, just the cover.

    Still need to wash/vacuum/clean it, waiting for the weather to break.
    Currently had a total of 8" of snow over the last few days. :eek1:

    Getting it all cleaned up before storage makes it all that much sweeter come spring, it's like unveiling a brandy new truck when the cover comes off. :p:
     
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    Which one are you putting up?

    Thats one good thing about South Carolina, NO SALT :D
     
  3. Roz

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    huh? now is the time i can actually go out and play. over the next 4 months its gonna be a blast :D
     
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    We West coasters are not subject to the same weather issues you have in the East. Well Unless you live in the higher elevations but places like the central valley rain & colder days are really the only weather we have to deal with....
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    This one...
    This one has zero rust and I am doing my best to keep it that way. :D

    DCP_2940greentopoff.jpg
     
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    Can't blame you, that K5 is so sweet :bow:
     
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    dammit man! everytime i see that blazer it makes me want to get another one just to build it as a cherry driver (no tree tagging & rock smashing).

    About the only thing i'm sad about is that i retired my k5 from daily driver duties a little over a month ago.
    Picked up a '72 datsun 1600 pickup for $700 that gets 2 or 3 times the gas mileage. The little POS paid for itself the very next day when i scored a HP D60.
    I'm gonna miss that k5 hard top leaking on me while i drive to school and work. Get to work and it looks like i pissed myself.
    "no its just my truck that leaks."
    My bank account is happier though.
    Winter= blazer buildup & mudding season.
     
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    Thats what I thought :D

    I don't blame you at all. At least you do have another one to scoot around in :bow:
     
  9. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got my driver, I was drooling watching the vids Greg has of you in Cali having a blast on the trails with your K5! :bow:
     
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    My 72 C20 is put away for the winter, Washed and Mothballed to the tilt.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well it's done... :( Put away for another year.

    Washed it, vacuumed it out and pulled on the cover.
    Gas stabilizer in a full tank, battery is disconnected and dryer sheets laid all around the floor.

    It feels like I'm sending it into exile or some thing... :dunno:
     
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    dryer sheets on the floor? wuz that for? :crazy:
     
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    Keeps those nasty mice out.
     
  14. Roz

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    really? thats cool, didnt know that
     

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