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Old 06-24-2017, 10:53 AM   #126
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Plan for the undersurface of the pan is to bedline it black together with the inner surface of the fenders.

I'm not sure what gear ratio to go with yet other than it wont be 3.08. Likely 3.73 or something like 3.55. I'm keeping the th350 and expect to use 33" tires.

The th350 and np205 are being rebuilt at the moment.

Allcan zero lift, stock height springs built to ride level with two rear passengers and a spare tire mounted in the correct location.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:24 PM   #127
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Took me a day to reply because my computer shorted out from all the drool. Pure NOS gold. Especially the hub dials. Right in line with what I expected from you on this build. So glad you caught a minute to post some pics. Can't wait for more. Loving it!
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:54 AM   #128
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Yeah, I could hear Iron Canine licking his chops.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:38 PM   #129
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Looking good, Pete. Nice score on the NOS parts.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:46 AM   #130
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Really nice work on this build! It's really coming together. Great job.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:52 AM   #131
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Plan for the undersurface of the pan is to bedline it black together with the inner surface of the fenders.

I'm not sure what gear ratio to go with yet other than it wont be 3.08. Likely 3.73 or something like 3.55. I'm keeping the th350 and expect to use 33" tires.

The th350 and np205 are being rebuilt at the moment.

Allcan zero lift, stock height springs built to ride level with two rear passengers and a spare tire mounted in the correct location.
I can't help but wonder how your Blazer will ride with those springs ? That seems to be a whole lot of leafs for the front. I only have 3 in my front springs. Keep us posted.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #132
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Nice blazer, I was kinda sad to let that one go but I have enough blazers and the one I'm restoring Has been in my family sense it was new. When you get that done if you ever make your way back to Montana you'll have to stop by. I grew up hunting out of that blazer.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:42 PM   #133
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Nice blazer, I was kinda sad to let that one go but I have enough blazers and the one I'm restoring Has been in my family sense it was new. When you get that done if you ever make your way back to Montana you'll have to stop by. I grew up hunting out of that blazer.
Really?! That's great! Absolutely, I miss living in Kalispell and hope to return. Any old pics to share? I spoke with the wife of a former owner in MT but neither she nor her husband were willing to talk about the blazer at all. Scott told me it had spent some time at an airport and passed through four owners between CA, NV, and MT.

What a coincidence. Just this weekend I learned that a board member has an old k10 of mine now in CA by way of Texas.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:44 PM   #134
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I can't help but wonder how your Blazer will ride with those springs ? That seems to be a whole lot of leafs for the front. I only have 3 in my front springs. Keep us posted.
Mine go up to eleven

I'll let you know - hopefully it's a comfy ride.
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Paint! Back to the OEM medium blue with the 521 white accents on the step face and wheel tubs that GM painted on this truck with the matte black on the dash top to match the dash pad. Eric and the guys at Mild to Wild really did a great job on the tub.

InLine tube sent 3/4t rear ebrake cables but the correct cables have arrived so the rear end can be buttoned up shortly and the axles and springs bolted onto the frame.
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Coming along beautifully!
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Amazing work Pete. Coming along rather quickly. Thanks for sharing.
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Top shelf as always. Attention to detail is superb. Well done. Your updates make my day.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:10 PM   #143
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LOL, I have a set of those door braces (door hinges and a latch plate)
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Amazing! Looks great, Pete. Can't wait to see this one finish.. And of course mine, too lol
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Wow - simply wow...
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Looks fantastic Pete!
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Interesting with the white accents. Can't recall ever seeing one like it
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Thanks for the good words! It's a DuPont single stage. Looks really nice in person. The overspray with the white is intentional.
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Certainly most Highlanders do not have these white accents. But there are a few examples and the three with VIN details are all St Louis, non-promo package Highlanders (including mine) - see the last few posts on the plaid k5 thread here for some interior shots (posts 209-220): http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=635033. Since my blue blazer had a rear quarter panel replaced I dismissed the white wheel tubs as an addition - the face of the rear step was also white.

The smoking gun if you will is the pic from an original paint survivor of a jack decal upon the white paint of a rear wheel tub as shown here: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...&postcount=218 since these decals were not reproduced until recently and only available from member IronCanine (big thanks Brad!).
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Looks really great Pete!

And thanks (again) for the great thread......I have referred to it MANY times for my build!

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