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Value of 71 Blazer

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Jul 5, 2001.

    I've got my eye on a 71 Blazer that has a black soft top, double wall hard top, open Knuckle Dana 44 front with disc brakes, unkown gears in both axles, NP205 transfer case, 350/TH350 with 6,000 miles on the rebuilt engine, PS, PB. Rust in front of the rear wheel wells and passenger side rocker. Paint is in nice shape, white, with some surface rust on passenger door. The bottom of the blazer has some rust on each side of the gas tank. On the passenger side of the inside rear wheel well where the tub meets the wheel well there is a fair amount of rust. Tailgate is straight with rust patches on the inside bottom edge. Hatch handle is missing but hardware is useable from the inside to open the hatch. Bucket seats in the front with console. Foam is very worn and the driver's seat is fairly worn and torn. Passenger seat is good. Rear seat is from a different Blazer and in fair shape. Has carpet throughout floor. Inside is pretty rust free except on rear floor near tailgate. The guy will throw in a hanger that he uses to store and lift the hard top. Street tires with about 50-60% tread on nothing rims. Engine looks very leak free and the power steering pump has the usual amount of fluid buildup on the pump. The steering stablilizer and shocks were replaced at some point. No lift (which is probably a good thing). The tranny seemed to shift tight and the engine starts right up. The truck had a 307 but it is now a 350 with a four barrel carb. The odometer says 80,000 unknown actual or not. This guy has owned it for 5 years and is selling cause he has a 2nd baby on the way and needs a mini-van - poor guy. He was asking $3,000 and to my offer of $2,500 he came back at $2,700.

    I need to look again at the Blazer as I have been told to check the windshield frame for rust. If that area is rusty I have been told I should probably pass on this vehicle.

    I think the price of $2,700 is pretty reasonable and I think he would take $2,600 if I offer that. Any thoughts on whether the price is reasonable and whether the rust at the rear wheel well and tub area is a problem to repair in the future.

    Buying this Blazer would mean I stop any upgrades to my 69 Chevy C30 4wd - but I thank having a Blazer and my 69 would be great.


    1969 C20 4x4 with 4" lift
    35x12.50x16 Super Swamper SSR's
     
  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I think that price is fair. Rust is a big pain but it too can be fixed with a little time and money so..... fair price!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  2. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like a reasonable price, but beware "rebuilt" engines... When I bought my Blazer the engine was supposedly a GM crate engine with low miles, but it blew up on me less than a month after I bought the thing.
     
  3. 71RestoRod

    71RestoRod 1/2 ton status

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    Fixing the rust will be lots of time and $$$. From what you are describing, more than what you would spend if you could wait for a clean find. Take your time and look for awhile if you can. The price is good if you want a thrasher... then again, for a little more scratch... check out this buy on Ebay (5K at the time of this post)... You could always sell the wheels to recoup the transport costs!

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  4. Rasberry

    Rasberry 1/2 ton status

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    I payed 3,000 for my blazer when I bought it and it looked like swiss cheese. I replaced the rocker panels, the panels right behind the door, the floor panels and over the rear wheel wells. About 5,000 later and it still need quite a bit of work.
    Check it out on my site.

    Rasberry 71' K/5 Blazer
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