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Old 08-21-2016, 06:42 PM   #51
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Re: Lks Dcvn - 1972 2WD Blazer Build

Can't wait to see it 😉👍
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:26 PM   #52
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Quick update pix...

Loosely installed the ECE LS motor mounts - did not drill the cross member yet as I want to clean it up a bit more still.

Also got the tires (275/60/15) mounted on the 15x8 rally wheels and had some time to install them today. Trim rings and center caps need some minor work prior to final install.

Waiting on drop spindles and then will dig into the front end rebuild and cleaning up the rest of the front suspension.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:12 PM   #53
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I think you've done your good deed for the day! Looking real nice!
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:36 PM   #54
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I like it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #55
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Finally an update 4+ months later.

I spent my limited free time over the past few months removing the rest of the non-metal parts (wiring harnesses, dash cluster, heater components, etc.) to prep the body for a media blast to see what lurks at the bare metal layer before digging into the resurrection.

Yesterday - the 2wd Blazer and several new parts were loaded into a trailer bound for TN. I also picked up another 2wd Blazer chassis to go with the tub sitting in my spare garage bay.

I coordinated to split the rest of the build between two different shops in 2017.

Body and chassis work - (NSane Hot Rods) - I've been working with DeWayne Morgan in TN for a few months and the plan is to take the original tub sitting on the chassis, media blast it and then determine the amount of work ahead to bring it back to solid metal.

I'm already aware of the following areas of concern:
  • new 71/72 front clip (fenders, hood, grill, bumper, etc.)
  • new pair of 72 blazer doors - moving over old OEM door internals
  • One piece front floor replacement
  • Cowl panel rust repair - still deciding on shaving the firewall/cowl trench
  • torsion box replacement
  • outer rocker replacement
  • B-pillar repair on both side - each with their own level of rust/rot
  • Replacement of both rear wheel tubs
  • Repair of rear floor near tailgate area
Chassis will be blown apart, media blasted and then powder coated matte black with all suspension components. Chassis will be given a 2.5/4" drop using ECE components that were shipped down with the truck, new front end suspension rebuild with Moog parts and cross member mods to allow the exhaust to tuck up closer to the body.

Paint will be the original 1972 524 Red-Orange and the bottom of the tub will be Line-X'd to prevent future wear and rusting. Still on the fence about having the inside done with Line-X as well as I'm not sure if I am going to do carpet or not yet. Thoughts from the group on if Line-X'ing the inside of the tub?

DeWayne and crew are going to add brakes and install a American Autowire Update Series 510089 to make sure the wiring is up to snuff.

Top has cracking and the hatch struts need replaced - might go to gas struts here - and once complete - the top will be used sparingly so still not sure if I want to pursue a lot of work on the top yet.

Drivetrain - (Street Machinery) - After the body work, paint and chassis are complete - it will be shipped up to Boris to have the gurus at Street Machinery perform the rest of the items on the blazer including:
  • LS motor install - including all cooling and fuel needs -
  • 4L60e/4L65e/4L80e install - depending on which LS gets installed
  • stand-alone LS harness
As for the extra 2wd blazer chassis/tub - I am going to start another build thread once I get that going...

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:57 PM   #56
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Line-X'ing the inside of the tub is always a cool look without carpet. It's also a Protector against moisture problems when having carpet ...
Unexpected rain / morning dew / spills etc...
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:51 AM   #57
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I had mine Rhino Lined over the weekend.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:52 AM   #58
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One more
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:03 AM   #59
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That looks great Beau2a!!
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:54 AM   #60
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:51 PM   #61
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That looks really good. Are you putting carpet over that Beau2a or leaving it just like that?
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:59 PM   #62
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Hey thanks. I think I will eventually put carpet over it. For now just gonna drive it like this. I'm really happy with how it turned out. It does a nice job cutting down the noise.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:12 PM   #63
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Super cool looking !
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #64
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The blazer made it safely down to TN to start the body work. After removing the orange tub from the body it became apparent that the tub would be a lot of work so the Blue tub was sent down last week to use instead and the spare 1970 2wd chassis was also sold.

The original 2wd chassis has been media blasted and is pending powder coat. The blue tub will be blasted, mated to the frame with Wes's new blazer body mount kit and then body work started with the top in place.

I ordered up some Dead End Garage bolt in exhaust cutouts for the x-member and a red head steering gear box this week. They are on their way to TN as the frame is going to be put together with new MOOG parts by DeWayne as well as the ECE 2.5/4" static drop.
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:25 PM   #65
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DeWayne is digging into the blue tub...found some spots I'm glad were found now so they can be cleaned up and repaired.

Looks like even in Montana - these things rust away from the inside out.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:11 AM   #66
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Frame has been blown apart at NSaneHotRodz to make sure no rust is hiding and being prepped for powdercoat - a few more pix...
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:07 AM   #67
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Re: Lks Dcvn - 1972 2WD Blazer Build

I see some things very similar to mine in these pics !!! Keep er up !!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:31 PM   #68
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Frame is back from powder and assembly has started - hoping for rolling chassis by the end of the week.
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:36 PM   #69
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Nice, makes me question not pulling the tub off the frame...

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Wow, just wow.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:07 AM   #71
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This is the fourth 2wd 70-72 I have owned since I joined the forum. I'm at a spot now where I can build one up and keep one for awhile. This one is getting the full treatment...

I also picked up a 71 4x4 blazer project to tinker with while this one is being built. No pics or build thread for that one yet. It's getting some work done to make it safe/reliable for the summer.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:04 AM   #72
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This is the fourth 2wd 70-72 I have owned since I joined the forum. I'm at a spot now where I can build one up and keep one for awhile. This one is getting the full treatment...

I also picked up a 71 4x4 blazer project to tinker with while this one is being built. No pics or build thread for that one yet. It's getting some work done to make it safe/reliable for the summer.
tell your mechanic to hurry up,lol
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:11 PM   #73
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Talked to my mechanic this morning actually - rotors, calipers and ball joints were replaced today on the project blazer after they dug into the front suspension... I think that's the last of the repairs so after confirming no more leaks from almost every possible spot including the gas tank - I should get the truck back this week (finally)!
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:57 PM   #74
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I was wrong the alternator was the next thing to fail the inspection over the weekend - new alternator pending for the 71 Blazer project...
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:59 PM   #75
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Your project is looking good. Looking forward to seeing the 4wd that you picked up.
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