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Old 01-02-2020, 05:55 PM   #1
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Cannibalizer project diary

For the past 14 years I've had a Blazer "The Bucket". I still love it & we have countless hours worth of work in it! There is nothing that can compare to exploring backroads, topless on a beautiful summer day. It performs flawlessly in the mud & has never let me down... So what the hell am I doing?!
Well like most of you reading this, I have a problem I get to thinking about a truck project and next thing I know we're dragging something else home that we really don't need
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:53 PM   #2
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I dont see the Problem .
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:01 PM   #3
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So here's the plan...
This is a '72 C20 truck that has very little rust & a good title, but is pretty much just a hull. But all the drivetrain in the Bucket is in near perfect condition with less than 5k miles on it. Pretty much everything will be transferred over to the truck, making it a K20. There is no way I can afford an already built K20 like I want, so will go this route to build one. I want it to ultimately perform & be dependable and tough like my Blazer, but have the inside super nice & comfy. I have visions of green/white 2 tone paint; the outside nice, but not so nice I'm scared to blast down the gravel roads in it & use as a real 4wd occasionally. It will take a good bit of time in work, but can hopefully do without spending a whole lot of $.

And here we go...
We've tried to take advantage of the vacation time here around Christmas to get a start on it all. First step was to get it cleaned out & see what was needed & missing that I didn't already have on the Blazer. My husband, the FabMaster started fixing a few rust areas that do exist (there is always more than you think, but not near as bad as others I've seen) & patching the cutout doors from previous (and also missing) auxiliary tanks. I got the bed disassembled, so can get a plan for reassembling it.
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'55 Chevy straight axle gasser https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173938
'01 2500 Suburban...party wagon
'06 3500 Duramax ...tow truck
'06 Silverado SS...DD
'07 Classic 1500...DD
Built & sold cause can't keep 'em all:
'69 Pro Street Chevelle http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332541
'86 M1031 CUCV http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=553619
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:19 PM   #4
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That bedside looks nice!!!

Best wishes of getting it done!!!
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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Still working on rust repairs. Outer rockers have been a real PITA to get to fit correctly.
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'55 Chevy straight axle gasser https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173938
'01 2500 Suburban...party wagon
'06 3500 Duramax ...tow truck
'06 Silverado SS...DD
'07 Classic 1500...DD
Built & sold cause can't keep 'em all:
'69 Pro Street Chevelle http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332541
'86 M1031 CUCV http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=553619
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:45 PM   #6
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Much closer on the metal work. Finished new replacement panels in cab corners, parts of inner & both outer rockers, bottom of both doors. It seems like the rain will never stop here; maybe we should be building an ark! But the few sunny days we have taken advantage of with blasting & epoxy primer inner areas of cab & the repaired metal backsides.
Discovered the Black Diamond coal for blasting, instead of the playground sand, and it works so much better - fewer health hazards, less heat/warpage potential to panels & no pre-sifting needed.
(sorry for sideways cab pic; I can't get it to show straight even after rotating)
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'55 Chevy straight axle gasser https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173938
'01 2500 Suburban...party wagon
'06 3500 Duramax ...tow truck
'06 Silverado SS...DD
'07 Classic 1500...DD
Built & sold cause can't keep 'em all:
'69 Pro Street Chevelle http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332541
'86 M1031 CUCV http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=553619
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:45 AM   #7
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Re: Cannibalizer project diary

Hey cool Lady.
Earlier or later everybody met his C20😂👍
Remember well the garage of the Fabmaster

Go Lesli go
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