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Update !!!! How does this sound...!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rocko, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Okay.. I have the opportunity to buy a 1976 Blazer"Trailering Special" as it's badged... with a 1982 front clip on it..
    And under the hood is a 454 !!!!
    It runs.. it's been sitting for a year... Interior is gutted.. but it's there.. He told me $500.00 and it's mine...
    Too good to be true? Sound like I should jump all over this? Is the 454 worth the trouble?
    I'm looking for a daily affirmation here.. [​IMG]..
    Guess I'm just trying to justify buying it... [​IMG]

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by rocko on 07/01/01 04:21 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Just buy it! [​IMG] Whatever you don't use or want you can always part out and make back that money... or if you change yer mind then sell the whole thing and make it back...! Either way you won't be out anything....

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    I'd jump all over it!

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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  4. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    I forgot to mention.. it has 4 inch suspension lift.. and new 35inch Bfg all terrains on 15x10 inch American Racing Outlaw rims...
    I'm going to buy it... [​IMG]
    I just want the rims, tire and engine..
    And it's painted Camo scheme w/ leave print's all over it.
    No major rust.. just needs a good cleaning..
    I was thinking of just making this my full off-road duty truck and converting it over to full convertible..
    I have a lead on a full topper in great shape off a 1974 Blazer..
    Suggestions? Recommendations? how hard would it be to make a full convertible? Since I'll mainly leave it topless all year round..


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  5. jimmyjack

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    ummmmmmmm....... no offense, but what in the HELL are you asking US for ? Buy it and rubour face in the dirt with it! Sounds like a smokin' deal.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"
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  6. BlazerGuy

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Yeah, you can never have too many K5's! [​IMG]

    Murphy's Laws on Life :
    "The longer you wait in line, the greater the liklihood that you are standing in the wrong line." [​IMG]
     
  7. rocko

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Well.. I'm considering selling the 72 I just bought.. and maybe selling my 83...
    A friend of mine has a 89 for sale.. I am going to try and buy off of him..
    So..i'm liquidating to aquire more...
    Stop the madness !!!!!


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  8. chevy4x4

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    I'd buy the 76 fo sure. I think you should get 3/4 ton (if you can't find 1 ton) axles, sell the 35s, keep the 4" lift, and put some 38-40s on...who cares if you have to trim the hell out of it...the 454 has enough power, and it would be an awesome trail only rig.

    <font color=purple>L8R...</font color=purple>

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  9. rocko

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Oh it's definately worth trimming.. The guy I'm (potentially) buying it from.. said it had a 3 inch body lift also which he removed.. and it had 44's..
    12 bolts supporting 44"s? [​IMG]
    Anyways.. i'm pending one deal to complete another.. I hope it all works out.

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  10. surg82k5

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Wow charles what a deal, hey if you are gonna sell the 35's off it i might be interested. Get it and make it your off road vehicle, sounds like a great deal.
    sergio

    Check out my new website. http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I can't believe how lucky you are finding not one but 2 killer deals! The 72 was an awsome deal and now this. Man I wish I had your kind of luck.
    Well I think you will find that the 76 still had rocker boxes like the 73-75. If the floor is sound and the boxes are not rusted off then your set to make it a convertable. It has all the extra bracing already on it.
    In the Glove box should be the build sticker. Pre 81 what the options on the truck were printed and usualy didn't need to figure out the codes. I think the trailering special got either 3.73 or 4.11 gears and I think it got a locker. not sure if it is a Gov or a posi. I have finaly figured out that my 79 has a Posi not a gov. It had the off road package that included a locker. When I opened it it didn't look like a Gov and I recently ran across some information that there were 2 different lockers.
    Killer deal you got there.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  12. thatK30guy

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Buy it and give me the 454!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  13. rocko

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Thanks Grim... I will go work the deal for the full top this week.. And the underside.. show's no sign's of rust.. The rockers, rocker boxes are in good condition.. I checked the truck over for rust top to bottom..
    Full convertible it will go.... and SURG !!!!.. I need to look at your's to see where I need to chop the truck... let me know when you have it back in the Austin area.
    And to all !!!! : I'll gladly keep my eyes open for anybody looking for another truck.. at a good price here.. I just seem to find the deals sometimes.. I've had a good week so far.. the streak continues.


    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by rocko on 06/30/01 04:51 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  14. bigredblazer

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    the engine alone is worth 500 if it runs good. BUY IT !!!!
     
  15. jimmyjack

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    If it has a th350 and 205 I'll give 500 for them and you're covered!!!

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"
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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Damn Roco, I gotta agree with Grim, that sucks, some people have all the luck!! By the way, did you ever look at any of the Military acution yards around there?

    Derf00

    "Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck in a more inaccessible place."
     
  17. rocko

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    Derf00...
    Well.. I looked at a local military base... no one was willing to help me in finding or getting parts there.. they told me .. the Blazer's are being Phased out.. and that they are stripping them down and sending them to Fort Hood to be De-Miiitarized... I asked if someone there could hook me up with some parts.. and everyone was like.. Um.. No.. we don't want to lose our jobs.. so it was a big N0-GO... bastards.. why not give up some parts if your going to have them destroyed.. I'll keep checking though Fred..

    Tomorrow.. I should have the 76 here at the house.. And the motor runs' great.. it had been sitting for a year.. I was with the guy .. we put in a new battery and primed the carb... it fired right up.... Can't wait.. best thing.. it's only two blocks from my house...
    I'll get some pictures of it ... and post them on my site..


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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Well..
    The 76-82 is home..(it's a 76 with a 82 front end on it)
    I bought and brought it home..
    Barely running.. since it sat for a year... actually over a year.
    Carb was blowing gas all over the engine.. so I changed that out.. it's running better.. no more white/black smoke coming out the tailpipes..once i put on another carb.. it all went away.
    Pulled the carpets.. barely any rust anywhere.. Gotta love Texas Trucks....
    The 454 is going to be put to good use as a trail truck only..
    The 35 inch BFG's are in great shape.. brand new.. he put them on a year ago.. on Outlaw 2's 15x10's.. The Bfg's still have the blue coating on the White lettering.
    Now.. I need to get her tuned up.. registered.. insured.. and cleaned up.. and cut the top off.. make it a full convertible.
    I'll have pics posted this week.. I used up a roll... [​IMG].

    <font color=blue> If anyone else is wanting a 74-75 Blazer.. I know where one is sitting .. I'm getting the top off of it. but the guy said he'll let the whole truck go for $500.00( Negotiable.. i'm sure.) . Has 12 bolt's front/rear, Trans, Tcase.. no engine.. has lift.. about 4 inches. and looks to be 33 inch tires..
    Rockers are shot.. Front clip is in good shape.. and rear area needs some work. Anyone interested .. let me know..
    <font color=blue>


    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by rocko on 07/01/01 04:21 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  19. 90K5

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    Uh-oh, 12 bolts front and rear again.............[​IMG]

    90K5

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    Re: How does this sound...!!!

    i gota 74 body id sell ya cheap no top but its in good shape if you really need a top you can have mine

    AJ
    Soon to wheelin spot near you
    Project Harvey[​IMG]
     

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