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What to look at when buying?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by redefsen, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. redefsen

    redefsen Newbie

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    I am going to start looking for an 80's full size Blazer or Jimmy. What areas should I pay close attention to. I know of the frame by the steering box cracks. Anything else?

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Stay away from rust if you can. Ihave a 84 Jimmy that the whole end where the tailgate is, it rotted out, it rattles like a bastard /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    the metal around body supports, especially up front under the radiator.
     
  4. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    and the front floor pan areas
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    If your area ( fill your profile out ) has emissions , make sure they are on there . A lot of people remove those to clean it up or to free up a couple ponies , they are likely to add up quick if you need to buy emissions stuff .

    Also , like everyone else says look for body rot . It is by far cheaper to buy a clean truck with bad motor , than a good motor with a bad body .

    Lots of people TRY installing stereos , CB's and gauges . Look at the wiring harness . It is much easier to add wheelin' accesories to a harness that won't catch fire or pop fuses /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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