Red Velvet | 1983 Chevy K5 Blazer

Overview

Purchased Oct 2019
Was in the Netflix series "the sinner" in season one where they wrapped it in a black

Project one: Rear section rust removal. DONE Dec 2019
Tail pan, tail beam, rear floor, support beams and back half body mounts.
All body heavy lifting is being done by Winsor Classic in Roanoke TX.
http://www.windsorclassicsandcollision.com/index.html

Project two: Complete drive-train rebuild. DONE March 2020
Added Truetrac, serviced transfer case, new drive shafts, u-bolts, upper/lower ball joints, sway bar bushings, new brakes/drums/pads/etc, Added manual wheel locking hubs, new leaf springs, new shocks. drive-link, steering shock, and just about everything else in drive train.
Mikes Off Road in fort worth. Been around 30 years and have used them before.
https://www.mikesoffroad.com/

Project three: Mid section rust removal. DONE October 2020.
Dreaded B-pillar, A-Pillar, Seatbelt area, rear kick panel, all floor boards front and back, rocker panels, interior and exterior, support beams and rest of body mounts. Plus new wheel wells installed along with a new trailer hitch.
All body heavy lifting is being done by Winsor Classic in Roanoke TX.
http://www.windsorclassicsandcollision.com/index.html

Project four: New Crate Engine: SBC 350. Getting Estimate

Project five: Rust proof bottom. Getting Estimate

Specs

Year
1983
Make
Chevy
Model
Blazer
Interior
Red. Original. Pretty good.
Factory Options
Elec windows, plush carpets, cruise, clock, ac, auto, no tilt
Engine
Leaky Small Block 305
Transmission
Auto
Suspension
updated
Axles
Truetrac
Paint
Red and White (Removed a Black Wrap that was there when I bought it)

Notes

Was in the Netflix series "the sinner" in season one where they wrapped it in a black. I recently removed the wrap to show it's original red and white color way. That's why you'll see it switch colors during the build pretty quickly. Took about 2 hours to remove the wrap and was surprised to see the paint held up nicely.

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