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Poll - Input needed for new project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pugsley, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Well, the Blazer gets a new home Saturday, and I end up with a 95 Jimmy/forums/images/icons/frown.gif - atleast it's not an import, right? Anyhow, I've also got some bucks set aside to purchase a new project truck, and am undecided amongst some of the options. Here's a list of what I've found and been thinking for each.

    69 K10 stepside - Full resto-mod package?
    74 "C5" Blazer - Prerunner - naturally
    76 C10 - See 74 Blazer
    71 K5 - Dunerunner/restomod?
    70 C10 - Vintage Mickey Thompson type prerunner

    I've also found a few dozen other offerings, but these are the ones that stand out in my head - any sound like they have the potential for much coolness?
     
  2. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    The S10's aren't all that bad. Fit some 235/75R15 MT's and they do pretty good for IFS wheeling./forums/images/icons/smile.gif Reliable family transportation that can legitimately go offroad. 4lo with a powerful V6 and rear wheel drive.

    My vote is for the 71 K5./forums/images/icons/cool.gif I missed a chance on a 72 K5 and always cringe when I think of it./forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Only problem with the Jimmy really is that it has the complete goober package (including a luggage rack and fake gold fender trim) - Just a little too "Soccer Mom" for my blood, ya know? Anyhow, keep the input coming!
     
  4. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Hahaha, it isn't the pine green scheme is it? With the weird, busy looking rims? Polished aluminum with these V spokes? Man, those things are all over here (Western Michigan).

    Still, I think the gold trim can be taken off with a heat gun, or am I remembering things. Maybe some GM color matched touch up paint?/forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Only bad things I can think of with the S10's are the front actuators pooping out. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.4x4posi-lok.com>http://www.4x4posi-lok.com</a> makes a mechanical replacement.
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    74 Blazer...too cool!

    My 2 cents!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
  6. Pugsley

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    It's the maroon one with the funky rims - and "Limited" or something like that embroidered in the seats. I told the wife all that it's missing is the "My kid was inmate of the month at....." or whatever else stickers/forums/images/icons/wink.gif......She suddenly misses the yuppie jokes about her Cherokee/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I too have been contemplating building a '73-'75 2wd blazer. Fabtech makes a long travel kit for it and 3'' spindles. They are super easy to update to a '91 front clip, but look even cooler if you run a '98 with fiberglass fenders and hood. Add a sb400 and some 35''-37'' tires and you have one bad ass prerunner. Besides, how many full convertable 2wd's do you see?
     
  8. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    69 K10 stepside - Full resto-mod package?
    74 "C5" Blazer - Prerunner - naturally
    76 C10 - See 74 Blazer

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    '69 Stepside Prerunner gets my vote. Just because I would like to have one myself.
     
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    I'll have to go with ALL OF THEM/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif. In all seriousness, I would choose the 2WD '74. That would be very cool to be able to jump 5-10 feet in the air and not break anything. Somebody on this board has a 73-75 Pre-Runner that looks very sweet. He made his own custom interior out of diamond plate. Very SWEET.

    Evan
     
  10. Pugsley

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    So far the 74 is leading the pack - the 69's been eliminated from the running after seeing the horribly cobbled drivetrain (D44 8 lug front with a 10 bolt rear - Scary, huh?), and the complete mess of a 454 shoved under the hood. The 74 looks all original, it's even got the "old fart performance package", including an ACTUAL OPERATING 8-TRACK PLAYER hanging under the dash to supplement the tunes (or lack thereof) on the AM, saddleblanket seat covers that in no way match the interior, a dash mounted compass the size of a basketball, running boards, and some giant roof mounted jonboat rack looking contraption - also got those ultra-trick perforated aluminum foil looking sunscreen things on the side windows. All for the low price of $1600.
     
  11. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    '71 K/5 made into a sand dune screeamer!
    Thats where it's at dude! First gen blazers!
    Not only will you be spanking everyone up the sand dune hillclimbs... but from stoplight to stoplight too! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I'D VOTE FOR THE 71 K/5. I'M STILL KICKING MYSELF FOR SELLING THE 72 K/5 I HAD WITH THE 454, 4-SPEED, 76 3/4 TON AXLES WITH 4:10 GEARS.
     

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