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Too Nice to Tear Up

12 years trying to daily drive a 1978 K5, while making it a great Moab rig.

Overview

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I bought this 1978 K5 Blazer, in July, 2006, from the wife of the second owner, after he died. I was looking for a Blazer to cut up, and turn into a "rock crawler", so a K5 for $500, seemed like a good start. I went to her house, and out of the garage came a really nice, not rust free, but almost, 93,000 mile Blazer. Cheyenne package, 400sbc, turbo 350, 203, 3.73 gears. The A/C even worked. The Build, is what I've done over the last 12 yrs, trying to keep it nice, while 4 wheeling it as much as possible.

Specs

Year
1978
Make
Chevy
Model
K5 Blazer
Trim Level
Cheyenne
Interior
Red Plaid
Factory Options
Cheyenne, A/C, tilt, High Back Bucket Seats, center console, aluminum interior trim
Engine
'89 TBI 350
Transmission
700R4
Transfer Case
208
Steering
Stock box, Offroad Design box brace, weld on frame plates, large P/S cooler.
Suspension
Stock springs, 1" zero rate blocks on front, front axle moved forwards 1", 2" blocks on rear, 4" lift RS 5000 Rancho shocks, 4" lift brake lines, sway bar removed,
Axles
3.73 Dana 44, with drop in locker, 12 bolt rear, with full Detroit locker, diff cover protector,
Wheels
15 X 10 Chrome Wagon wheels
Tires
33-12.50X15 BFG All Terrain KO2
Paint
Stock
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