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Old 03-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Hello Everyone on 67-72 chevytrucks
So I was able to get a real 2wd chevy blazer
Its a 1971

So this is my plan. Tear it all down and start fresh.
Meaning remove all the old paint, body seal, Rust etc

And I have no plans at all to modify the body in any way other than remove the quarter panel marker lights. But I could also leave them. not a real big issue for me.
Oh yes I dont like the rain gutters. So I will be removing them.

Sorry for any typos

And Im open to any ideas any of you may have or suggestions. And if you need me to take a picture to help you in any way just ask me. Give me a couple of days.

So I tore it all down to get it ready for sandblasting.
Both driver and passenger side rockers were rusty.

I also noticed the windshield top header bow was rusty...I drilled out the spot welds and opened it up and yes it was pretty rusty inside.

So I sent that to get sand blasted as well

What I plan on doing to it is this
20s up front
22s in the back<----- front and rear can change as far as size. This is one of the many areas I may be asking for input from all of you...I dont want to modify the body at all

I guess I should stop talking and upload photo's
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Congrats on the new blazer! Yes - post up some pictures so we can see what you are working on.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:24 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures..uploading is difficult on my phone...if I did it wrong please let me know the correct way
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:29 PM   #4
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

I am going to put the 67 front clip.but no raking the windshield is What I meant about modifying the body.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:42 PM   #5
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Hey neighbor, if the rain permits a lot of us C/10 Club member's will be in Pleasanton at the end of the month, there will be a few blazers for some ideas and you are more than welcome to join us!
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:57 PM   #6
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Thank You C/10 King
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:03 PM   #7
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So my blazer is almost finished with sandblasting.
Then its off to get the frame powder coated and also the bottom of the blazer shell
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:59 AM   #8
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Hello Everyone. I have a question.
I ordered my IFS for the blazer with air bags for the front
Can I Just order airbags for the rear suspension or
Do I have to order something else with it.

Also I am not sure If its ok to list the brands that Im buying for the blazer...can someone give me the yes its ok or no way
Thanks

Last edited by 2wdChevyblazer; 03-06-2018 at 03:01 AM. Reason: I meant to say stock suspension for the rear
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:50 PM   #9
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Welcome nice project.
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:48 AM   #10
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Thanks. Just waiting for sand blasting to be done so I could powder coat the frame and start puting this blazer back together
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:42 PM   #11
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Re: 1971 2wd Chevy blazer build

Just finished Sand Blasting the Blazer

Now its going to powder coating
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:01 AM   #12
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Who did the sand blasting for you?
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:45 PM   #13
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Hi Crcrft78
Myers sandblasting Oakland ca
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:42 PM   #14
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Ok as most of you have seen, the driver side quarter panel was done poorly..
So I went online an ordered a new one.. 900.00 is a lot of money
I wanted to use that money for something else. A sandwich, cookies and a few more cookies.

But I did start this build thread wrong, at least a little bit
I purchased this blazer on Craigslist last month . I always wanted a blazer since I was
Very young. So I found one years later.. A bit rougher than I wanted but I didnt want or could even afford one already done for me. I had No plans to tear it down like this

but I should have seen that coming...rust here and there just really got to me.
so I made up my mind to remove everthing that I could and work on it when I can and Ask for Help from anyone that could offer it to me when needed.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:52 PM   #15
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So I got my blazer back today from powder coating...
The body went for the ride with the chassis because they were both sand blasted at the same time.rain kept me from getting it sooner.

Also this week My Heidts IFS came in and I sent that to get powder coated...for those of you that dont know it comes non painted raw metal.

As you can see in the pictures its powder coated now

I chose a color pretty close to fire engine red...my camera phone setting was set different so the color looks orange..its red..

And the chassis is grey....it looks really good in person
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:07 PM   #16
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Here are the photos
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:10 PM   #17
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:20 PM   #18
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Cool!

I'm in mountain view! Mine went in to the body shop on Monday. Paint starts in four weeks!
Doing the work in Reno.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:39 AM   #19
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Great post pictures of it..
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:42 AM   #20
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Sure thing. Pics are in this thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=759763
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:30 PM   #21
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I don't know if you've done this kind of work before or not, but it makes me cringe when I see a Blazer tub off the frame without any kind of bracing done to it, especially one with any amount of rust. Being as you have the rocker panels removed too, this thing is probably trying to fold in on its self. Not trying to be a dick, just letting you know. Even a non rusty one will move more than you think. So, before you start welding in panels on this thing, you need to get the header panel welded back in, get it back on the frame and put the top on it to make sure everything is going to line up properly. There would be nothing worse than putting a new bed side and rockers on it only to find out that the top wont fit. Don't rely on just the fact that you make the doors fit, because they can be made to fit even when the top wont. Good luck with the build.
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:01 PM   #22
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At minimum to get everything lined up - replace the body mounts/bolts since the originals are likely shot and install the top to assure you are close to a factory reference point before you start welding in metal. Some people have had to use spreader bars to get the door openings to line up after they dismantle the tub.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:27 PM   #23
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Thank You Ls1nova71 and Iks dcv1 for the heads up..
I did think about putting the top on the blazer before welding in the new quarter panel and also about the body possibly flexing. Other than the windshield bow and rockers this Blazer is Solid

I have 2 tops. One is really nice condition. I have to wait couple more weeks to get the nice one from my other blazer..

Yes I know, Im building 2 blazers at the same time..just doing one post only for this blazer and not the other one....I dont want to come off as a Guy with tons of money, a show off Because I dont have it like that, ..its a long story but my divorce has been very difficult So Im staying busy with work and my Blazers and other projects.. Yes Other projects too.

20 years back I would have been the guy that knows everything.
Now I ask until I get the feedback or help etc that I need.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:30 PM   #24
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Yes I ordered the full body mount bolt kit along with all the sheet metal. and my doors where in good condition...I Just wanted to go in a different direction
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:14 AM   #25
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The project is moving forward,looks good. I am the guy who bought the doors from your Blazer.
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