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Who is OLDER.....YOU or your K5?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just a thought that occurred to me......who is REALLY collecting these older 1st Gen K5's....?

    Is it actually the older guys, or is there a group of "younger enthusiasts" who have vehicles older than themselves?

    For the record.....I'm 35 and my K5 is 30... I'm not sure if that makes me an "older guy" or one of the "younger ones"!!!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>EDIT: I bet you are all glad that I didn't ask "Who's in better shape?....You or the K5?"!!!! </font color=red>

    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Greg72 on 12/15/01 10:15 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

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    My K5 is almost 32 and I am almost 24. Im one of those younger guys that prefers older metal.
    Jeff

    No officer, I don't remember doing donuts on your lawn
     
  3. mkmiller

    mkmiller 1/2 ton status

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    Mine would be '71 and I'm a '72. I think it's great to see the younger folks interested in these K5's and It's lots of fun to talk to the people who saw these on the showroom floors.
     
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    71RestoRod 1/2 ton status

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    I'm older than my '71 Blazer, but younger than my '49 Willys Wagon (Honest, it's not a J**p). Let's just say I remember the '69s when they were new. That must make me an older enthusiast!
     
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    Im the same vintage as my 72. Ah, a very good year!!
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, I am one of those young guys that loves "old metal". Nothing like an old classic Chevy! I'm obsessed. I don't care what anyones says. At least I have come to terms with it and can admit it.

    I'm 19 years old.... which would make my
    1972 K/5... 30 years old
    1967 Camaro... 35 years old

    Pre- '73 is the way to go! Smog exempt in California!

    [REAL MEN DON"T CARE ABOUT GAS MILEAGE OR RAPID TIRE WEAR!]
    Ryan B.
     
  7. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    Well count me in on the younger half I guess, old rust bucket is 30 and I"m just lagging behind at 24 so.........

    Like em big and topless
    Excuse me...Would you mind removing your import from under my chevy?
     
  8. ECNiz

    ECNiz Registered Member

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    1972 K5 ~ 30 years
    1980 Erik ~ 21 years

    72 K5 383ci 4" lift 35" BFG M/T's pretty orange color
     
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    wrath 1/2 ton status

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    My K5 is '70 and I'm vintage '67..Oh,and btw ..would like to proudly add I have 3 Gens. of K5's now..my '70,my '86 and our newest addition.A '97 2 dr. Tahoe.. Wish they still made 'em Topless tho.

    70K5 350ci.350/205 "PROJECT 40"BOGGERS" It runs and its clean !!
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    ImpalaSS 1/2 ton status

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    the K10.... by a good margain

    68 SWB 4x4 1 of 1,449 made 327, 465 4 speed, rockwell tcase, dana44, 14 FF, <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/68K10>http://communities.msn.com/68K10</a>
     
  11. blazin72

    blazin72 1/2 ton status

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    Well the K5 was put on earth first,
    It came into the world in 72 as a big orange baby boy
    I didnt come until 75, I guess just another young gun.
    Blazin72

    Blazin 72
    1972 K5 350 vortec, 4 inch lift, with nothing else important.
     
  12. Tommy

    Tommy 1/2 ton status

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    Me and my K5 both came about in 70. Like that older stuff myself, got a 69 Z also.

    Drive it Like You Hate It!
     
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    Well, I was born in the summer of '69 and my pride n joy was born in '72, were both first gen's i guess.

    live to wheel, wheel to live--1972 gmc jimmy 8 inch lift, 37" ssr's
     
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    My 72 Beat me by a couple years .. I'm a '74
     
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    same goes for me... my first gen is older... I have a 72 and I was born in 74... But I like my first gen... didn't have much of a taste for the second gen's and love the third gen's but like somebody else said I wish they still made 'em topless...

    72 Chevy Blazer, 327, SM-465, NP 205, 4in lift, 35 in tires
    Was About to put in 400 SBC/ 700-R4
    Now trying to go 454/ 400/ 205 setup
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am 17 years old and my blazer is 30. I am also one of the "younger ones" who like older trucks.

    If you build it, the mud will fly!
    72 K5 blazer with a 427 tall deck and TH350/NP205 and 9"of lift with 40"tires.
     
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    ErikH 1/2 ton status

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    I'm the same age as my '71. Although I noticed it's production date is September, which would make it a few weeks older than me.

    It seems that the young crew (let's say &lt;35) is perhaps smart enough to start a hobby that'll prevent any sort of mid-life crisis.
     
  18. californiak5

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    Well.........I am turning 31 (1971) here real soon and my K5 is turning 32 (1970). So the truck is my elder by 1 year. [​IMG]

    You got to love old Iron.........

    See Ya,
    Keith

    <font color=green>Born to Drive My K5</font color=green>

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  19. frito

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    my k5's a 71 (31 years) and im an 82 (1 day from being 19!) and i have a 62 nova thats almost 40 ... thats over twice as old as me!
     
  20. tmanofcali

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    mark me down for being younger than my blazer.......im a vintage 74 and my blazer is a 72.........why wouldnt someone love the first gens? later......tmanofcali

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