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Old 06-25-2018, 09:53 PM   #351
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Thanks again for all the good words guys. Brad I think I'll follow in your foot steps on another build: father daughter tractor restoration I may be picking your brain on this once we are settled.

I'll shoot some more photos in the next coming weeks. Would be great to make it to WI in time to join a 4th of July parade.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:59 PM   #352
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Pete - Looks fantastic!! Back a few pages ago you showed the repaint of the top. Do you have any information you can share on how you achieved that texture? Looks really good! Thanks in advance!
Absolutely! I was hoping someone would ask. Brad and Eric did a great job with Gravitex and that's what I was pushing for. My Eric has experience with this product and wanted to give it a go. The trials looked amazingly close. We went with it and honestly it looks OEM. The top looks amazing in person.

Rattle can - took eight cans - after seal and primer. Then painted GM 521 white.

Robert who sprayed the top used the same nozzle for all cans. There was a subtle difference in texture with the second can so he used that from the first can for all.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:31 PM   #353
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Thats what I uses to blend my top when I patched the hard top when I yanked the original owners sunroof (who puts in a sunroof anyways??) I was surprised at how well the texture matches
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:13 AM   #354
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I have a friend that just restored a blazer a couple years back for his in-laws and that is what he used . I didn't get to see it finished.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:53 AM   #355
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

WOW!!! Pete, this is an amazing build. Another one knocked out of the park! I remember when I first discovered this site and going through your K20 build and how much that one inspired me. Congrats!
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:06 PM   #356
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Here's an after photo of the B pillar that looked so awful on arrival. Barry did a great job refitting the quarter panel at the pillar.

I really like the work you did on the pillar. How did you do the label? Any chance I could see a close up of that label? It looks excellent!
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #357
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Looks amazing Pete! I hope I get to check out your trucks in person sometime. It seems as though you will be closer than ever, just a couple hours or less away
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:11 PM   #358
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Arrived in WI without major issue and settling in. Very happy to be here - lots of surrounding agriculture and beautiful barns. Very enjoyable roads to drive.

Thanks again for the good words. I've not put too many miles on the Blazer yet but the ride is less stiff than my K20 to answer Hemi's earlier question. In fact, I plan to order Alcan springs for my K20 to be installed next spring. Also, the quick ratio in the steer box rebuilt by Red Head hasn't seemed squirrelly at speeds up to 65 mph and is less responsive than that in my 4Runner fwiw.

Bugs so far: speedo works but not clocking miles so have another to swap in from Tom (tbone64); radiator fluid weeps out the vent hose more than expected but temp gauge reads wnl so need to located my infared thermometer and measure fluid temp heading into the radiator; the original carb rebuilt by Sean Murphy Induction wouldn't smoothly idle so that at a local shop now, Bigs Performance Products, to be re-jetted and have the metering valve and accelerator pump gone through; need to get correct reduction gear for 3.73 gears so the speedo is accurate. Also wrinkled the SPID Chipflyer made
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I really like the work you did on the pillar. How did you do the label? Any chance I could see a close up of that label? It looks excellent!
Blue LH door label? Member Chipflyer makes these and does a great job. Here is a link to his website: http://outintheshop.com

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Looks amazing Pete! I hope I get to check out your trucks in person sometime. It seems as though you will be closer than ever, just a couple hours or less away
Jud thanks - you bet! Would love to visit before the snow sets in. We will likely pop over to MSP often.
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