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I have about $150 bucks to burn on the '72, whats a good upgrade?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72BlazerTravis, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. 72BlazerTravis

    72BlazerTravis Registered Member

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    I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    Anything around a $100 bucks or so that will make the '72 grateful? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    Hmmm, a dash pad?
    K&N air filter?
    New belts, hoses, spark plugs, etc...
    Optima battery
    Wheel bearings
    Good luck
     
  3. Greg72

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

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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    How about a tank of gas?

    Oh wait you don't live in CA...make that TWO tanks!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    i second the optima battery. its not a noticeable change really, but its worth it

    nathan
     
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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    I had some cash to burn on mine, I went for looks, not performance! I got an engine dress-up kit for mine chrome 14"air filter, valve covers with bolts, timing chain cover, breather, braided hose covers, oil dip-stick. I got all that for under $100. Also, I got an Edelbrock performer intake for $110, but that was factory direct price /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif, you'll probably pay like $140-$150. you could get 3 quarts of paint for about $100, and repaint yer '72. Maybe a (one) new tire... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif WELL, thats what i did!
     
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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    Replace body mounts with Energy Suspension polys? Summit racing is where I bought mine, $75ish. Body lift is also in that price range from them! I got both for $160 I think....

    If you got a welder, buy $100 worth of scrap and fab a buncha stuff like rockrails, etc.

    Sam
     
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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    I put in the bodymounts and the 1" lift from ORD and the difference is unbelievable. Considering the body mounts had never been changed, it was a world of difference. The 1" was just enough not to have a gap also, and the install was fairly easy too. The cost was close to $150 if I recall.
     
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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    bedliner (do it yourself) or eastwood undercoating kit to help control rust.
    -Ernest
     
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    Re: I have about $150 bucks to burn on the \'72, whats a good upgrade?

    or...you could go downtown and pick up a lady of the night, if i were your truck that would make me feel good.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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