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Purchased 1972 K5 CST

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rudycentral, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. rudycentral

    rudycentral Registered Member

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    I drove to Nebraska to pick up my 'new' '72 Blazer. Turns out it is in pretty good shape. Some rust bubbles in body behind the doors where the top meets the body. Any suggestions on this?
    Some floor panels have been replaced, I still need to rip the carpet out to get a good viewing. There is one hole on the drivers side kick plate where it meets the door frame on the floor.
    Rockers, inside and outside have been replaced. It seems like the rear of the truck is riding on the frame, the body mounts (rubber) look wasted. The mounting brackets look ok, maybe bent some? The rear floor crossmember is sitting on the frame and is rusted some.
    Previous owner stated that it has a 4" lift in back and a 2" in front, looks lie 4" all around to me. Some work was done to it, mostly not too well.
    Engine leaked 1.5qt. of oil on the way between NE and MI. I have a SBC in my garage that has been waiting for a home... Last time it ran was 10 years ago, but it was built for torque, 400 ft. lbs. to be exact.

    Take a look: 1972BlazerCST
     
  2. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    [​IMG] Looks nice.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    certainly does, drool
     
  4. rudycentral

    rudycentral Registered Member

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    Thanks z3pr. I have not really posted before and did not know how to add the direct link. This is my favorite: [​IMG]
     
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    now its time to hack it up and roll it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif JK
    -Chris /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Nice looking truck!!.I had a 71 CST,and a 72 K5 many years ago,had the 72 for eight years,the CST only 3.I really miss them,both had the SM465 4 speed-(I swapped one into the 72,was a TH350)and even with 3.08 gears,that "granny low" would just about lift the front end off the ground,great for crawling.Like a dope I sold them,but they were all patched up and started to rot out again,seems even with good care ten years is the "point of no return" here in new england.I saw a 71 K5 in the want ads for 1500 recently--beginning to wish I sold my 79 C10 with a blown motor and bought that instead!. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    nice looking K/5...gotta love those first gens.
    check out www.67-72chevytrucks.com
    lots of useful info there too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    That is one fine K5!
     
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    Does look nice. Congrats on your purchase. They are very addictive. I currently have a '69 and a '72. I owned another '72 many years back and I wish I never sold it.

    Take the top off and enjoy what's left of the summer!
     
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    Congrats that is nice!!!!!!

    I can't wait in a few years I can begin my search for a 1st gen Blazer to start molesting /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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