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Most desirable Blazer?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dr1553, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. dr1553

    dr1553 Registered Member

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    Everyone,

    So what is the most wanted blazer? Which one would you pick as a platform to build on if you could pick any.

    Just wonderin,
    David
     
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    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    mine is, and its for sale..............lol

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think any of the full covertable Blazers is prolly the most sought after. First gen or Second gen is personal preference, but the first gens are harder to find. The 73-4-5 Blazers are getting harder and harder to find as well though.

    Mind you if you're building it, any year wil do nicely...the newer ones can easily (sort of...) be converted to full convertable, and they have the benifit of FI.

    Rene

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  4. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    When I was looking (took forever to find one), I was looking for a '72 with a 4-speed. That's what I bought. The Gen1 Blazers are a little lighter than the Gen2, and I like the style a little better.
     
  5. Ressurection

    Ressurection 1/2 ton status

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    Ditto, tRusty. 1st gens have great style (I love mine!) but with the 2nd gen full toppers becoming so scarce(because of severe rust issues) these would be the ones to scramble for, at this point. Anyone know where there's a decent tub? My dad needs one for his '73.

    "High compression engines take longer to start!"<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Ressurection on 09/09/01 11:21 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I wanted a full convertible blazer ('75-earlier), and I also wanted something smog exempt here in California, so I could build a crazy engine and not have to worry about smoging it... (well for now at least). Since smog exempt is pre '73, that further narrowed down my decision.
    I like the first gen bodystyle better, and how you don't see many of them on the road. I also like the '71-'72 grille. Since I didn't want a billet grille I wanted an original grille,
    and I thought '71 the eggcrate grille is black, and '72 more grey (is this right?).
    So I decided on a 1972.
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I know of a 74 tub being sold for $200 or so...its in WA. state. I'll have a better look on saturday when I'm there.

    Rene

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  8. Ressurection

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    Ryan, the diff btwn 71 &amp; 72 re: the grill is this: there is a recess in the perimeter of the grill surround (the anodized aluminum trim that goes around the grill and headlights). On the 71 it's left plain, on the 72 it's painted a flat/matte black. C'es ca! (that's it, in french for tRusty! LOL!)

    "High compression engines take longer to start!"
     
  9. StevenB

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    My personal favorite is the Jimmy. I have a 70 and like the looks of the GMC front end
     
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    Also, late 71 &amp; 72 models came stock with front disk brakes!
    The easiest way to tell a 71 from a 72 is the 71's rearview mirror is mounted to the window frame and the 72 is glued to the window. I am always re-gluing my damn mirror to the window!! At least 4 times a year.....

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  11. JUNKYARDJOHN

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    DEFINATLY THE 71S OR 72S. I HAVE ONE OF EACH, &amp; I LOVE EM BOTH
     
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    How about a 1970 CST with a D60/14B (locked) combo with a total of 6-7" of lift and 38" SX Swampers (cut fenders for clearence). And then add FI 454 or 502 BBC with TH400 (with a 3.0:1 first gear) connected to a NP203/205 Doubler. Cross over Hyd. asist steering and Hydroboost brake system. Full cage with soft top. Custom bumpers w/tire carrier and custom Rock Sliders. Ice cold A/C and a bumpin' stereo system..........

    Hum.................Anything else....?

    Not that this by any means is what I have at this point, but that is my most desirable Blazer. And I hopefully will be there one day. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

    Oh Yea, I would need a dual battery system with a high current Amp. On board air of some sort along with a on board welding system. (And I need to learn to weld [​IMG])

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