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My '75 Chevy Blazer Build Thread...yes I know this is the Lounge...but...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Craig Artzner, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So I've finally received my new project in the mail today...a '75 Chevy Blazer plastic AMT model. I debated which forum would be a suitable place for this thread and I settled on the Lounge because I figured it would be the most fun :D

    Here are all of the parts I have to work with. I would have liked to have received this model sooner (so I could have worked on it in the dead of winter) but it was on backorder and I just got it today. I plan to build it as close in appearance to my actual Blazer as possible.

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    There you have it. Just like other build threads, this may take awhile. I don't want to hear crap about how long it's taking me to put it together :D:haha:or why I'm not building it a certain way, etc. etc. I may not always have funds to keep this project going so bear with me :rotfl: . Modeling glue and paint prices are way up right now. That is all. For now.
     
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    Stock is so boring.. Truggy it!! :D
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    You must be rich to be able to afford the real one and plastic one:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Chop the top off!!!!! :D 4spd, or slushbox? DD or offroad? I might have some axels or a big block laying around.:haha:
     
  5. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I must say, this is the first '75 Blazer I've seen where actually chopping the top off is necessary to make it a convertible :dunno: . The plastic body is just one solid piece. But this Blazer WILL be a convertible when I'm done.

    Trevor I may need to confer with you when the time comes. I'll be sharpening my X-Acto knife in the meantime :haha:

    But right now I have some tires to paint...
     
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    I say just photoshop it. you could be done already.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Oh for crying out loud, swap a D60 and 14FF under it. Slap some 38's on it, too, along with a BBC.
     
  8. 76zimmer

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    Good you gotta chop it, that sunroof has to go.

    And I expect pictures too.:bow:
     
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    and you could get a 1 ton truck model and swap the axles in, and add another t-case
     
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    yep, definatly needs more cowbell
     
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    Dude ! that blazer needs a camo paint job :laugh: and some hacked sheet metal aaa er PLASTIC .
     
  12. CDA 455

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    Cool, fellow modeler!

    I bought two 1st Gen models from AMT when they were released last year.

    Pretty awesome.

    One is going to be a factory stock finish and the other one will be like my real one.

    Let me know if you need any plastic-modeling tips, etc.
     
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    5.13s, detroits, 1 tons. that is all.

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    How much lift will it need for 35's?
     
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    BLING BLING BEAOTCH !!!!!!!



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    hey craig,
    a dremel works good for cutting the plastic, if you dont care about how the stuff your cutting off turns out

    heres my 84 chevy pickup/ daily driver
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    and my 84 pickup, with a narrowed front and rear and the doors taken off. it has hummer h1 wheels and 10 bolts:haha:

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    Hey, that's a pretty good mock up of a narrowing job :waytogo: !!
     
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    thanks

    i cut the bed with the dremel and then got the soddering gun out and melted it back together

    tom ford
     
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    I'm quite sure Superlift makes a kit for the AMT's only 6" though, it should fit 35's...:rolleyes:
     
  20. Craig Artzner

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    Since it's a 1:25 scale model, I wouldn't want 1-ton axles, I would want 80lb axles. Sweet. :haha:
     

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