I'm a recent bowtie convert and am looking at a handfull of Blazers in the area, one of which I'd like to buy. I'm been going through the threads, and I must say you have allot of good info. My basic question is, would I be better off buying a 1st gen or one of the early 2nd gens? I see where the 1st gen is prone to rust, but I would think a 73/74 would have the same problems. I like the 1st gen body style much better, but are there any better components or after market support for the 73/74 style? Thanks for any info.