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in your opinion, whats the best year?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BIGDAN112686, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. BIGDAN112686

    BIGDAN112686 1/2 ton status

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    whats your favorite year for the blazer? i personally like the 1975's to the 1978's.
     
  2. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    77 of course.......and i do not own one.......yeah right:)
     
  3. Itali83

    Itali83 1/2 ton status

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    I like 87 becuase to me it's the best year for that front clip. THe 700r4 was beefed up and it was the first year for TBI. I like 87 :-)
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
  4. big d

    big d 1/2 ton status

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    prolly 79', not just cuz i got one either /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif it was gm's biggest year for producing blazers and i think the most numerous on this site. my .02 cents.
     
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    Frankenstien 1/2 ton status

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    I'm partial to 75 not just cuz I got one, full conv. top, body parts o'plently , and last year before cats /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. BIGDAN112686

    BIGDAN112686 1/2 ton status

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    was there a difference in the 78 and 79 other than axle options?
     
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    Kia 1/2 ton status

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    '79 !!! - I like the front grill /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    But I can't find a good one here in the UK /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    I also like the 87. I have a Jimmy and it has tons of options. The parts are pretty easy to come by too.
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    K10/350/TBI/10 Bolt /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    1990 all the way! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Haulgas 1/2 ton status

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    87 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif And yes I own one.
     
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    so between the 78 and 79 its only the axle options and the grill?
     
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    My vote goes to 78'...... But I have an 87 front clip and top so I have the best of both worlds! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    '73: new body style, full convert, smog exempt.
     
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    My favorite: Depends. For a trail rig, I'd go 73, smog exempt, full convertable, won't mind dinging it. For a daily-driver combo, a 91. Fuel-injection, overdrive, nice amenities, and still easily accepts 3/4 or one ton axles if you want.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i love my 89 but if my sub /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif were a 91 it would have a 4L80 (th400 with OD) but i like the grilles on the 73s where the yellow light is not in the grille, it kinda sits there on its own. but i think the 89-91s look the best. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    I AGREE /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif No special reason!!! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
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    77's RULE!!! Last Year with the Big Bed!!!
     
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    I like the '73-'75,because of the full convertible top,and then the '76-'78,because of no smog crap!!I always could swap to a newer front clip and fuel injection,BUT the emissions would always have to stay on the later models!This is an easy one,I could swap all the luxery options unto an early model.But once a truck has cats,air pump,and all the other crap,it all has to stay to be legal.Noe only if GM offered 3/4 or 1 ton K/5's with an BB454 motor!That's what swapping is all about,though!!
     
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    i have to say that 89 gets my vote. It has a good 700r4 in it, the grill rocks, it has tbi and a serpintine belt, it also has a speedo cable that went away from 90 on. and mines paid for /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    1978, of course. i like the 76-80 body style best. it just looks tougher to me. Of course, all K5s are great! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    actually, 1977 was the last year for rigs without cats.

    I would want a 1973. Smog Exempt, anything will work on it up till 1991, big wheel wells, full convertible. add a FI 454 the motor is updated.

    *sigh* at least i have a '77 Federal truck /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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