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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 73GMC, Nov 22, 2000.

  1. 73GMC

    73GMC Newbie

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    Hello Everyone:

    I've got a K5 Jimmy that my dad bought new in '73. For the last 10 years or so it has rarely been driven and was used only as a "spare vehicle". I am beginning to think about fixing it up and I'm sure I will have several questions in the future, but let me start with a generic one. Where in the heck do you get parts? Two things I will be looking for in particular are a new tailgate and LOTS of weatherstripping. Any ideas?
     
  2. baldbandit

    baldbandit 1/2 ton status

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  3. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    YEAH!!!!ANOTHER ROADSTER!

    Well parts are very available. Mechanicly that is a VERY common truck. I have as yet to not be able to find any mechanical part I need withing 10 miles of my house. Most body parts are available from LMC or J.C Whitney. the only thing you can't get is Doors and front floor. Doors can be made from any doors off 73-91 easily by modifying the upper frame and using the caps off the old doors. The floor is suposidly available from the dealer but expensive!!!!!! I was quoted $450 a side but that did include the belly pans and inner rockers assembled.
    Now have the wallet ready for the weatherstripping. LMC has it but it's not cheap. to replace the upper window seals the 2 seals over the windsheild and the little filler peices is going to be about $400 OUCH. The lower door seals are cheap and any seal from 73-91 will fit...just cut to length. same with the tail gate seal.
    Now one thing I have heard is the hard tops on the 73 and some 74's were weak and prone to cracking. If your goes find a top off a 75. the seams overlap and it was beefed up.
    Welcome aboard.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
    http://grimsk5s.coloradok5.com/
     
  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Welcome to the Machine............

    http://www.lmctruck.com
    http://www.cheyennepickup.com
    http://www.offroaddesign.comhas lots of trick parts to upgrade your rig too

    The first two places have darn near anything and everything.......I am partial to cheyenne just cause I have dealt with them a lot.....did my whole interior (except the Flofits) with their parts. Good luck and enjoy the site......it's addicting........

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
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  6. 73GMC

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    Thanks for the input. It is much appreciated.

    Did any of you hear angels singing and trumpets playing when you found this website?

    73GMC
     

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