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Old 09-08-2016, 02:55 PM   #1
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76 2wd K5

My friend Brian picked this up last week and I drove it home for him. We both wanted it, but I'm finishing another project, spending $$$ and not in a buying mood...plus he has storage. It's a '76 2wd K5 with Air. It has plenty of rust, but it's all original rust Despite the rust, the engine hums like a sewing machine and there were zero leaks of any kind. The frame, suspension and drive train are all very clean. Price wasn't like a smoking deal, but how often do you see these and how many hairs are you going to split if you want one? It's just pretty dang cool. Honestly my only question about the truck is why don't the seats match and my conclusion is that somebody probably swapped out the what the nice set of front buckets for the junkers that are in there, because the rear is nice and original to the truck. Other than the cat piss smell, worry about dry-rotting tires and lack of adequate rear-view mirrors (center fell off) the drive home was enjoyable!

He's not on the forum yet, but I've been sending him threads for motivation. He plans to lower it and put some new tires on so it will be cool and safe enough to take the kids to get ice cream. After that who knows...I might buy it and take it over or he might restore it. We'll just have to wait and see!
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #2
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Re: 76 2wd K5

I love all and any 2wd Blazers!
Too bad it's rusty.
Drop it and drive it!
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:23 PM   #3
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Re: 76 2wd K5

Drop it and drive it works so well, doesn't it? Cool that those hubcaps survived with the truck.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:33 PM   #4
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Re: 76 2wd K5

Looks like I'll be taking this one over. Seems like a good candidate for my Son's first truck? He's 12, gives me plenty of time...
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Re: 76 2wd K5

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Old 03-06-2017, 02:40 PM   #6
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Congrats!
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:13 PM   #7
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Re: 76 2wd K5

"Safe enough to take the kids for Ice cream" was my goal when I started on mine. I have that now BUT i still don't have rear seats in the thing so no ice creams have , as yet, been got.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:09 PM   #8
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Re: 76 2wd K5

Alright, alright, alright, time to do something with this thread. I think we struck a deal on this thing back in March but it got back burner-ed. In the meantime the owner Brian found a '63 step side that he's more interested which has been parked at my shop but needs to go to his house where the Blazer is now sitting. The Blazer is classified as a "barn find" because it's been in Brian's donkey barn (yes, that's a real thing) since we picked it up last year. We'll be driving it out of the barn and to my shop in a week or two for inventory.

I'm collecting suspension parts already. All new front end, drop spindles, rear flip kit, shocks, tires and brakes all around, then go from there on the interior and exterior! Planning to keep the hubcaps and thin whites. I also have about 30lbs of R12 burning a hole in my pocket so getting the factory air working will be on the list. Here is some inspiration:
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Re: 76 2wd K5

I was hoping that pic was your new truck^^^
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:35 AM   #10
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I wish. It belongs to a guy I know...not sure if he's on the forum but I'd bet he lurks here. If you see this Mark say hi!
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