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Old 02-04-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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72 progress pics

finally going back together
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:50 PM   #4
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:00 PM   #5
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:16 PM   #6
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thanks. I'm just shooting for a real nice driver. digging thru my phone for a spid pic now
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:26 PM   #7
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wish i had torched the home made hitch frame first. can anybody tell me if it was a double wall top by the spid? doesnt have the brackets to mount bedside panels
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:50 AM   #8
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Very nice, I know it takes a lot of work to get to that stage.

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Old 02-05-2017, 01:08 PM   #9
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wish i had torched the home made hitch frame first. can anybody tell me if it was a double wall top by the spid?
Nice progress!

The only clues on the SPID are the build plant and sequence #. To date, only Flint built K5s have been shown to leave GM with 1x wall tops and only those with later sequence #. Based on the available data, your blazer was originally equipped with a 1x wall top.

I'd ask folks with 72 k5s that have original tops to contribute to this thread that tries to nail down when the switch from 2x wall to 1x wall occurred: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=701826
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:41 PM   #10
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I thought 72 blazers had the mirror glued to windshield. Mine is attached to winshield frame.
Wheels will be switched to rallys off my parts truck soon, emblems and trim, replumb vents then install the retro radio. Just in time for topless weather.

My most pressing issue is the atf dipstick tube leaking where it goes in trans pan. Its aftermarket chrome and wont seal. O rings, rtv etc--nothing doing. I always lose atf where i park it. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:39 AM   #11
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I thought 72 blazers had the mirror glued to windshield. Mine is attached to winshield frame.
Wheels will be switched to rallys off my parts truck soon, emblems and trim, replumb vents then install the retro radio. Just in time for topless weather.

My most pressing issue is the atf dipstick tube leaking where it goes in trans pan. Its aftermarket chrome and wont seal. O rings, rtv etc--nothing doing. I always lose atf where i park it. Any suggestions? Thanks
The red looks awesome on your Blazer. Super nice!
I had the same issue on a Chrome ATF tube as well. I pulled it out, and sand blasted the end of the tube that goes into the transmission. After that I painted it and then reinstalled it with some black silicone... I should have got new o-ring gaskets. It worked good for a while, but started to weep after a year or so. It was also my daily driver. I ended up going back to a stock tube, lol. I think there may be a diameter difference with the chrome one being smaller.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #12
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The red looks awesome on your Blazer. Super nice!
I had the same issue on a Chrome ATF tube as well. I pulled it out, and sand blasted the end of the tube that goes into the transmission. After that I painted it and then reinstalled it with some black silicone... I should have got new o-ring gaskets. It worked good for a while, but started to weep after a year or so. It was also my daily driver. I ended up going back to a stock tube, lol. I think there may be a diameter difference with the chrome one being smaller.
Thanks-- so far it seems to be a head turner.
i m going to find a steel tube somewhere
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:24 PM   #13
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Spid decal went well thanks to jeff at out in the shop
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Awesome. Just in time for driving season!
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thats a NICE lookin K5. Can't beat the classic rallye rims either. well done. Cant help but notice the old Full-Size Bronco in the background, looks like a nice little rig as well.
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Oh yeah
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:28 PM   #17
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thats a NICE lookin K5. Can't beat the classic rallye rims either. well done. Cant help but notice the old Full-Size Bronco in the background, looks like a nice little rig as well.
Thanks-- need rally center caps now
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I like my 79 bronco too. If it looked as good as it runs i'd have pics of it on here too
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Looks awesome!! Is the grill shell aftermarket? if it is how did it fit?
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Looks awesome!! Is the grill shell aftermarket? if it is how did it fit?
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Yes, its new aftermarket and i think it fit great
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Nice work - more pics please
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Nice work - more pics please
Nephew helped me put the lid on it so he could take it to the prom.
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