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Old 07-11-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Mostly original 72 Blazer
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Started tear down about 3 years ago. The Blazer was solid and complete,
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:21 AM   #3
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Stripped Everything off the frame. Lots of rivets drilled and punched out. Removed all 4X4 springs, cross members. Sand blasted frame and started reconstruction.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Seconds tick by...or seasons in this case.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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Frame Spec's help to find out how the original was built, a lot of Cleaning and sand blasting and repainting, some things got done more than once.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Not a lot of photo's of pieces going back together, tried to use as many original 2wd truck parts as possible. Couple teaser pic's of the color.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Looks good so far! Are those corvette ram horn manifolds or 4x4 ones?
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #8
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Silver Manifolds in the photo were original 4x4 dump strait down. had to replace with Dorman 45 degree swept back.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:08 PM   #9
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Cleaned undercoating off everything, wheel wells, under hood radiator support and body. Used Mastercoat silver on bare metal and shot U-Pol Raptor bed liner tinted blue over it.
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Top came off after body was bolted back on the frame, removed windshield and painted dash and cowl area.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:24 PM   #11
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Looking good!
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:41 PM   #12
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Some Engine and drive train shots, after getting the whole thing together 327 didn't have good compression. (Bummer ) pulled that out in January and dropped in a crate 350. Drive shaft may have some history to it beefy 45" came from a motorsport engine builder outside Charlotte.
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Parking brake cable was fabbed up out of a piece of frame rail. other bits copied from (Bruce's just a pickup)
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:05 PM   #14
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I have been dreading the painting of the doors it took almost 2 weeks to get them prepped once started. After 2k primer, All pieces were painted bright silver,2 coats then topped with 3 coats of green.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:11 PM   #15
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Some orange peel but over all I am very pleased with the way it came out
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #16
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Looking good! I'm going to follow along.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:30 AM   #17
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After 5 Coats of clear
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:49 AM   #18
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Painted original grille a few years ago, had a few holes and cuts in it. 67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?p=5082961&posted=1#post5082961
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Good looking truck man, I see that you are local. Im down just south of the md/va line in temperanceville va. Hope to see you around.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:43 AM   #20
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Thanks jhama78, slowly getting a few things done, seats in.
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Side Panels made from 3/8 Aztek acrlic
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:26 PM   #22
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Re: Sum Old Parts -72- 2wd conversion

Did using the garage door pully help as a multiplier for your rear brakes? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #23
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No real mechanical advantage over the original hook and eye.
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Wow! Excellent work! Any chance you have the any leftover parts to sell like some of the small stuff on the motor?
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Wow! Excellent work!
X2 very nice work.....
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