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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Found a truck set up pretty close to what I'd want if I had the time and the place to build one for my specific needs.

    Transplanted 396 big block - turbo 400 - 205 - 4:11's rolling a set of 285x16's

    A nice side bonus is the long option list.
    Tilt/tach/AC/headliner/cargo light/camper window - Cheyenne package -

    Set up ready to tow with a receiver hitch and brake controller already installed.

    Drove it home towing my 04 Trailblazer I had used to pull the empty trailer to
    Crazy427's place to pick up the 37" SSR's he had for sale.
    Nice to meet ya Joe, thanks.

    So I had not only the trailer in tow but also the added weight of the wheels/tires in the bed.
    Truck didn't seem to care though...

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  2. Greg72

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

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    Kurt, you are a crazy mofo.




    .....but you already knew that.







    Time for a gratuitous burnout pic? ;)
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!SWEET!
    That them thar is a beauty Brother :D :bow:
     
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    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet truck. Great color too!
     
  5. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Beauty truck man!
    Are you independantly wealthy or something? :wink1:
     
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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    It's a beauty, but if you buy anymore you might consider rehab for your 67-72 Chevy habit. :D
     
  7. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :haha: ...don't I wish.

    A couple years ago I decided to bag the whole car payment thing.
    I keep my wife/family in something new but that's only one payment not two.
    In doing so, I get to play with old chevy trucks. :D

    I see it as saving money, if I went out and bought a big block 3/4 ton 4x4 HD in todays market it'd cost me big dollars and depreciate with every mile I put on it, let alone the loss you take the very second you sign the ownership papers. :doah:
     
  8. Greg72

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

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    Yes Kurt is VERY rich!!!!

    When I met him he was wearing a long flowing robe, and a jewel-encrusted crown....also he had one of those tall gold scepters with the magic orb in the top....

    ....when he said the magic incantation, there was a large puff of white smoke....and when the smoke cleared there were a half-dozen bikini models serving us ice cold beer and steaks (and bacon too, BURT!)

    It was great.


    the end.
     
  9. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I'm hoping to get the wifey into the same situation :D

    Its hard for me to see spending $35k for a truck, when it will only be worth 1/2 that in a few years. I'd rather spend $3K and sweat a little bit and have a truck worth $10K.

    Well, thats me..........

    BTW, very nice purchase. The more I look at the 67-72 model trucks, the more crazy I get about them.
     
  10. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Wow! That is one nice truck! :thumb:
    congrats!
     
  11. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ready to Work

    Spent some time getting the truck ready to get back to work come Monday.

    Bug guard is gone
    Tube steps are history also
    Leaking manifold gasket replaced (hate exhaust leaks)
    Tools/boxes loaded

    Still plan on some sort of rack/cover but for now this is it.

    This truck is a perfect canidate for a 700r install. :D
    With the 4:11's and a big block, it pretty much needs it for highway travel.

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  12. Greg72

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

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    Looks a lot better.....I was hoping that bug guard would disappear!

    Any chance of swapping out the large towing mirrors for the smaller rectangular style ones?? I know they're useless, but it would really clean up the look.

    I guess you'd be stuck filling a bunch of holes in the door, though. :p:
     
  13. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Their totally worthless...
    It's a work/towing truck, the mirrors stay. :p:
     
  14. Burt4x4

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    Ya I agree looks even better now :bow:
     
  15. supersize75k5

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    um the key factor I think your forgetting is the cost of a building to keep these beautiful trucks in... lol

    I envy you, although its great to see people keeping trucks in good shape, so in thirty years when someone has a desire for one it will be there :thumb:
     

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