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Old 07-30-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Building a Blazer - vtblazer's Way

Finally time to consolidate some ongoing threads used to reach this build.

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'69 all original Cali tub

Original sheet metal 'cept for the cowl induction hood I'm going to order from Tri-Pro

One ton axles w/4:56 gears and a locker

Worked 700r and a 241 T-case

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Fuel injected with over drive

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Old 07-30-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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As I said somewhere else...sounds perfect!
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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sweet...can't wait to see it
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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Teaser pics...
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Wow! Nice tub! Where did that one come from?
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How does everyone come across these clean rust free tubs? Cant wait to see more!!!!

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:31 AM   #7
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How does everyone come across these clean rust free tubs? Cant wait to see more!!!!
Heh heh, this one came to me...

I got a rep, didn't ya know.
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Heh heh, this one came to me...

I got a rep, didn't ya know.
Boy, some guys have all the luck.

I wish one that nice would show up on my door step.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #9
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Boy, some guys have all the luck.

I wish one that nice would show up on my door step.

You know it could...
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I'm thinking he stole it from Greg

There is only one guy on the east coast that would have a 69 Cali tub
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Dang, that is a clean tub! Can't beat that!
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:08 PM   #12
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I'm thinking he stole it from Greg

There is only one guy on the east coast that would have a 69 Cali tub
yeah Greg...

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Dang, that is a clean tub! Can't beat that!
Thanks, I'll find out what it looks like in person this weekend.

Feel fairly confident with the source.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:35 PM   #13
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You've got a lot of build ups going on. Must be nice.
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You've got a lot of build ups going on. Must be nice.
Only this build, all the other threads where research.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #15
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Nice place to start, looks solid...I'm subscribed
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:43 PM   #16
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Heading to Greg's on Friday to get things rolling. (literally)

Currently the frame is in his basement and the tub is down at his old house on the trailer.
I'm bringing down my one ton axles with me and we're hoping to install some suspension and mount the axles, so it's at least a roller.

No doors, no tail gate and no drive train but it's all good, I have the rest.
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This is gonna be a killer build.......
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Heading to Greg's on Friday to get things rolling. (literally)

Currently the frame is in his basement and the tub is down at his old house on the trailer.
I'm bringing down my one ton axles with me and were hoping to install some suspension and mount the axles, so it's at least a roller.

No doors, no tail gate and no drive train but it's all good, I have the rest.
I think i've asked before but where did you get your one ton's from and how much if you don't mind me asking. Oh and is this truck intended for a rock crawler, I thought you already had one of those.
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I think i've asked before but where did you get your one ton's from and how much if you don't mind me asking. Oh and is this truck intended for a rock crawler, I thought you already had one of those.
My one ton's are from an 86 CUCV truck, I paid $1100.00 for the set.

The focus for this build is to make a driver, meaning a blazer I can drive with comfort and have excellent reliability.
Fun comes into it too with those 4:56 gears, it should accelerate damn good.

It will also have a good cruise RPM's @ 65mph and comfy seats for those road trips and a low/low that comes close to rivalling a doubler set-up with a ratio of 79:1, for the days I choose to do a little wondering in the hills.

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I'll do my best.



My one ton's are from an 86 CUCV truck, I paid $1100.00 for the set.

The focus for this build is to make a driver, meaning a blazer I can drive with comfort and have excellent reliability.
Fun comes into it too with those 4:56 gears, it should accelerate damn good.

It will also have a good cruise RPM's @ 65mph and comfy seats for those road trips and a low/low that comes close to rivalling a double set up with a ratio of 79:1, for the days I choose to do a little wondering in the hills.
Gotcha! What year is this thing going to really be, a 69 tub but what front end and chassis??
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It will also have a good cruise RPM's @ 65mph and comfy seats for those road trips and a low/low that comes close to rivalling a double set up with a ratio of 79:1, for the days I choose to do a little wondering in the hills.
Sounds perfect for a road trip to... say Michigan?
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The focus for this build is to make a driver, meaning a blazer I can drive with comfort and have excellent reliability.
Fun comes into it too with those 4:56 gears, it should accelerate damn good.

It will also have a good cruise RPM's @ 65mph and comfy seats for those road trips and a low/low that comes close to rivalling a double set up with a ratio of 79:1, for the days I choose to do a little wondering in the hills.
Didn't you recently have a very nice green blazer that you could have pretty much done the same thing too? Or do you still have that and want to keep it as a stocker? This will be one heck of a blazer though with those plans.
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The green one sold last year. He's building this one as more of a resto-rod.
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The green one sold last year. He's building this one as more of a resto-rod.
Mmmmm.... Resto-rod.... Nice....
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It's Fri., good luck and take your camera, so we all can see
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