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Rare blazer?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlazeOfGlory, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. BlazeOfGlory

    BlazeOfGlory Registered Member

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    I have access to a 72 k5 blazer with a big block motor, a 4 speed stick shift, and A/C, that the owner claims is all original. I've never heard of a big block 72 K5. Anyone know if this might be THE truck to own?
     
  2. PhoenixZorn

    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    I thought the Blazer could be had in 5.0, 5.7, 6.2 Diesel, and a few years a 396 or 427, no? In any case, check the glove box sticker to be sure... if the tag isn't there, the guy is lying.
     
  3. BlazeOfGlory

    BlazeOfGlory Registered Member

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    interesting!

    This one has a 427!
     
  4. pauly383

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    The only way is to run all the numbers . More than likely its a swapped in motor .

    I have heard of strange things being done as a C.O.P.O ( central office production order ) for people though , mostly for GM execs .

    It could also be a CE ( service warranty replacement ) coded motor for the wrong application .

    Gut says its a swap :k5: :k5:
     
  5. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Even if its not original and its all in good shape (not all 'rigged and hacked up), I'd still say its THE truck to own :cool1: :saweet:

    First gen with a bigblock/ac/4spd:woot:
     
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    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    Indeed... but still check the glove box if you get a chance.
     
  7. BlazeOfGlory

    BlazeOfGlory Registered Member

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    Glove box #s....

    All of the dash, jams and the rest of the interior have been repainted. Not sure if that sticker would still be there... But I'll look! there asking $5,000. Good deal? VERY straight body. NO rust. All dash components replaced with new (Guages, bezels, dash pad, etc) ready for paint.
     
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    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Run the VIN, I think that would tell you everything wouldnt it?
     
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    Seeing as the standard deck 427 was last produced in 1969 I can safetly say that there is no way it is stock in a 72 truck. Tall deck production ran longer, but these were only used in the bigger medium duty trucks.

    With that out of the way, If you get it for something to enjoy and it was built well, great. It should keep a smile on your face!
     
  10. R72K5

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    there were no BB blazers before the second gens

    spid label in glovebox wil list 6 or sbc engine


    the truck sounds ot have been assembled together and been very disassembled at some point in its past

    check body over real well with fridge magnet for bondo packing

    the guy who owns the rig obviously knows little about the first gens

    i would run away fast unless its for real cheap


    and watch out on the 427 it is probably a truck tall deck pos


    good luck
     
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    Sounds like another "know it all" previous owner that actually knows nothing.
    No 4x4 67-72 trucks had the option of a big block.
    Even in the 2wds, the only bb available in '72 trucks was the 402.
    It came with either a 250, 307, or 350 originally.
    Also if it was all original and rare, why was it painted? too many red flags to list.
     
  12. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    427....in 72'....no such thing...
    Check the numbers...it may be a 402. ;)
     
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    For what its worth, I had a 427 in my 66 Vette. It was the 390 hp, not the 425 hp, and it ran HOT. Had it worked over, changed the radiator (twice) and finally got it to operate regularly without spewing its juice. I think they are a bit tempermental myself. But they are a torque monster. Damn that Vette was fast...the new Z06 is supposed to use the new LS7 motor which is a re-vamped 427. 550hp and 650 ftlb. Holy cow...
     
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    There was never, ever a factory big block Blazer. Not in 1972, not ever.
     
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    Maybe some sort of special order, or dealer deal... But it would have been a 402, or a 454 if it was from the factory... Id' bet big money it's not factory... or Dealer... Sounds like a fine piece of equipment... However, I hope the owner just did'nt know what he was talking about, and not lying about it...
     
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    If he's asking $5000, offer him $3000, and just see what he does :D
    Check the top for cracks, check the doors at the hinges, some ppl cut truck doors and are prone to cracking at the hinge mount area. Post up some pics if you get a chance :D
     

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