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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aburnett, May 12, 2003.

  1. aburnett

    aburnett Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Ive been lurking around here off and on for a few months, and since Ive finally started on the "refit" of my Blazer, I'll probably be pestering you guys on advice and solutions. So at least Ill make an introduction.

    My K-5 was purchased by my dad new back in 1977 for my mom as a daily driver and to take vacations in. To nutshell the rest, mom died in 83,and when I got my licence in '87 I started driving it all the way up to 2000. Ive had several other vehicles along the way but Ive always loved 'ol Yeller (two tone yellow/white) and always kept it for obvious sentimental reasons. Anyway in 2000 I bought my wife a wrangler and took the Blazer to Dad's barn. Since then, Ive finally got a house now with a small 2 car garage. I went up(Im on Birmingham, AL and Dad is in Huntsville) last month to my Dad's and brought back home, where I started on my restoration.

    Ill try to get some pics to you soon, and pic your brains if you dont mind.

    Later
    Anthony Burnett

    1977 K-5 Cheyenne
    yellow/white
    400SB
    NP203
    373, gears
    All stock(for now)
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Welcome to CK5. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    -Brian
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome and good luck /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. jakeslim

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    i think its great that it's been in family since day one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    thats pretty cool man. looks to me like you have a pretty nice ride going so far(well not looks since no pics). Just mean a 400 with 203 and all restore her up she should be a real nice ride again.
     
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    yea its a cool thing when you have a family car like that. we have a 64 chevy impala that my dads grandfather bought new..and my dad was with him when he test drove it! and now my dad still has it..and ill probobly have it ot!
     
  7. aburnett

    aburnett Registered Member

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    Thanks everone!.

    I do have a pic from circa june 78 from some vacation slides.
    http://webpages.charter.net/aburnett3/05.jpg

    Course the rust fairy has way too generous since then, plus the passengerside bed skin needs replacing, but right now , im working on the drivetrain(replacing bad outer bearing and racer).

    After that I'm thinking about either and that MM part time kit with hubs or replacing it with NP205. I found one that a yard can ship me for $400. I know the kit is cheaper, but I just dont want to have to worry about driving 10 miles for every 200 so that the chain can lub the tase. What say you guys?
     
  8. 88jimmyoungowner

    88jimmyoungowner 1/2 ton status

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    welcome to the site. looks like you have a great starting point for a trail truck. the 205 is much stronger than the 203. the rust bug gets all trucks, dont worry.

    also, befoer the mean people get to you, fill out the profile. go to my home and do it. others arent so nice about it.
    welcome once again
     
  9. BRN78BLAZER

    BRN78BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Man, thats nice to see a pic of one from back in in the day when it was nearly new. Looks like a gem in that photo, but I'm sure it will soon once again.

    Welcome aboard, Good luck and Have Fun.
     
  10. amm888

    amm888 1/2 ton status

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    welcome /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    that pic of yours looks like it came right out of an old '77 ad for the blazer - "a family car" /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. Blazn88

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    Welcome to the site /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gifYour story sounds like my best friends. His dad bought a 77 new from the dealer with the 400 and np205 and all the bells and whisles except for power windows and locks. When his dad died a few years ago, his mom gave it to him and we've been building it every since...Hope your project go great and keeps up the memories like it's done for him...... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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