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Old 06-27-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Picked this up one week ago. Not sure what to name her yet. I'm very happy about the purchase. Its pretty darn complete. The only thing its missing is factory A/C but I can live with it the way it is. Very little rust, single wall top, a good running 350 from an 86 corvette...Oh, and everything is covered in sweet marine vinyl from the early 90s.

Not exactly sure what the plans are for it yet, but for now just clean it up and cruise it.









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Old 06-27-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Looks good...a name will come. Mine always seem to just pop in my head.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Highlander. Nice buy.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:07 AM   #4
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Very Nice!
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:56 AM   #5
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Highlander and 001 Special Paint RPO....nice find.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:56 PM   #6
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

How are you guys able to deduce that it is a Highlander? Or is that just a joke about my super-cool 90s marine upholstery??
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

That is a very nice K5! Is the full wheel covers the indicator in the spid that it is a highlander?
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:48 PM   #8
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Not the wheelcovers...mine all had that on the spid (none were highlanders) and my current Jimmy also had full wheel covers. Some spids actually say highlander on them but Ive read on the forum that there are 3 levels of highlander. Im sure Pete will chime in here and he will tell us.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:53 PM   #9
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Maybe its the 167110 Custom Trim Combination? I don't really care too much, but I'm just curious now.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:02 PM   #10
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

I found one similar picture on the interweb. Similar color truck and upholstery if I read the spid correctly.

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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

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How are you guys able to deduce that it is a Highlander? Or is that just a joke about my super-cool 90s marine upholstery??
Yep, the 671 rpo custom trim combo denotes Gray plaid highlander trim - cool beans. I don't know how to decode the rpo for the paint color though. Suffice to say it's a nearly unique blazer that I'd love to have
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:58 PM   #12
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Parchment interiors with a black dash pad and/or a black non tilt steering column should arouse suspicion for a highlander - k5s with camper mirrors and parchment interior should as well for a promo package highlander.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:12 PM   #13
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

My understanding is that RPO 001 denotes a custom order paint color--basically anything other than the standard 15 colors offered in 1972.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:20 AM   #14
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Love me a highlander, mine truck is dark blue with 671 grey plaid
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:13 PM   #15
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

Very nice, looks like a solid piece. Big Congrats!!!!
What are your plans?
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:24 PM   #16
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

The current plan is just to clean it up and drive it. And hopefully pull the top off soon!

On my short list are:
It needs the power steering gearbox rebuilt because it leaks like it is its job.
Contemplating hydroboost brakes. But this will put me on the path to depart from keeping this truck relatively stock...which could spiral out of control!
I need to fix some gauges or associated issues: the speedometer reads 20% too low, the tachometer reads to high and the fuel gauge doesn't work at all.
I can't lock the rear hatch so I need to figure out how to remove the handle and see if I can get it re-keyed.
I have collected an Edelbrock 4bbl intake and an Edelbrock quarajet carburetor that I need to swap onto it and then tune it.
I need to give the paint a good polish to cut the 20 years of oxidation buildup.
I would like to find some 15x8 wheels for it that fit a stock dog dish hub cap (good luck!)
Replace all the rubbers on the single wall top.

I am debating whether or not to swap 3/4-ton or 1-ton axles under it, or keep it 1/2 ton. My other two 4x4 trucks are both 3/4 and 1-ton...
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:38 PM   #17
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Re: 72 Turquoise 4wd CST Blazer

she's a beauty!!!
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