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Over 60 Degrees in Michigan..... Picture Time!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigBen, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. BigBen

    BigBen 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    OK,

    I couldn't resist!

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    It was a beautiful day to drive around with the top down!

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  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Wow Ben, very nice....
     
  3. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ben that Blazer is very impressive. I see no rust. Shouldn't take much to get that thing into show shape from what I can see. Do you plan to keep the cove moldings? I love the way our Blazers look with them.

    So what do you plan to do to it in the restoration process?

    ...oh wait, I just read your signature :D
     
  4. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    That looks like an old California plate on the front.........
     
  5. Russell

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    Now its gonna rain, guarunteed :D
     
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    and quicker than he can get enough friends to help throw the top back on..
     
  7. BigBen

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    Good Eye on the plate. It's originally a California Blazer. I bought it down in Wilmington when I lived out in California. It came home to Michigan with me when I moved back. I can tell you that these are definitely rare back here in Michigan.

    Craig,

    I'm still trying to decide what my rough plan is. I already tore the whole thing down and redid it mechanically. It was all original when I bought it and it had about 127,000 miles on it. It leaked oil like a grounded tanker and puffed smoke like an old hippie.

    I swapped out the dying auto tranny for an SM465 with a 205 behind it. I started to rebuild the engine... but it ended up changing into a 383 :)

    As far as the body, it's not quite as clean as it looks in the pictures. Don't get me wrong, there is NO rust under it and only a little surface rust up top in a couple places. I'm hoping to get the body cleaned up and painted in the next year or so. Most the trim will likely stay. I LOVE the look of these trucks and I want to preserve that wherever possible.

    I'll keep you posted as I move forward. It is an amazingly slow process!
     
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    some 33x14.50 boggers on 16s would be great with hacked fenders...


    LOL
     
  9. BigBen

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    Rain, what rain.... oh chit!

    Luckily, she has a soft top and vinyl floors for a reason. Plus, it lives in my garage!! (The hard top is 75 miles away) Yes, this truck is pampered, and it will stay that way while I own it :)


    (I'm glad to see a few of us here on the board that will preserve some virgin sheetmetal)
     
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    craigs got competiotion for the cleanest k5...whatch out!!!
     
  11. BigBen

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    Thanks Zimm.

    I swear, most of the people I see around here don't even know what it is... they just looked shocked that I *CUT* the top off my *bronco*....

    I just smile and drive on.

    Oh well.
     
  12. Craig Artzner

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    Yeah sometimes it's easier just to let them believe it :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  13. BigBen

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    You're right.
    It is easier than having to stop and explain.

    Plus, I just like to remember that they are just happy they saw a cool truck.

    :)

    I was shocked when this girl (probably 20) working at Applebees came out with our curbside order. As she turned to leave she said "Nice Blazer" and walked inside. I was shocked!
     
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    it is sweet bro. only take it out in the summer monthes. you know the salty roads will turn it into junk in one season.:D :D
     
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    ABSOLUTELY. This one will stay garage kept and out of the snow/salt!
     
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    PS> For those not in Michigan. It was above 60 here on Tuesday. This morning started at 25 and we have light snow predicted for tomorrow!

    (Looks like true convertible weather is still a few weeks away)
     
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    HiJack On*

    Here are some dash cluster pictures Ben. Is this what you were looking for? Let know if it isn't and I'll get some better angles...

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    *Hijack Off
     
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    an AM radio CRAIG??does it work??i mean pic up a station still?WOW!!! very clean.
     
  19. Craig Artzner

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    Nah it doesn't work. It's still hooked up and lights up when the lights are on. I just like the way it looks so I left it there.
     
  20. Confedneck79K30

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    that is one sessy truck, and the gauge cluster is supersessy!! do you have a radio under the seat or something so you at least have some tunes?
     

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