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Old 09-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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My '72 Blazer project.

well this is my first build thread. i guess ill just start out from when i bought it. We were looking some vehicles on ebay, then came across this 1972 chevy blazer in Cheyenne, wy. Me and my dad went and picked it up a day before my birthday. what a great birthday present! drove it around for a year or so then we decided to restore it.

So the destruction begins.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

so it was in rougher shape then we thought it was. the floor on the driver side was nearly rusted out, the passenger side wasnt much better. had to replace the doors, both front fenders, and we replaced the whole passenger side using a short bed pickup side from lmc, had to do a little customizing but it works.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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we ended up ditching the 350 that was in it. one of the cylinders was going bad and got horrible mpg. so we ended up going to a junk yard and getting a 5.3 fuel injected engine from a 2001 chevy pickup with 40000 miles if i remember right. sent up the computer to some guy in south dakota and had them make a custom wiring harness and had them do a performance upgrade. had to get rid of the manifolds of the pickup and found a guy in my town doing a 5.3 swap into his older ride and he had the manifolds that were out of a camaro. so we traded now the manifolds fit between the frame. pulled the body off to paint the frame.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

took the body off and had the frame painted.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

we started on the rust spots, then planting season came around for the farm. instead of letting it sit for a couple months, we decided to just take it in to get the rest of the rust spots taken care of. my best friends uncle has a business in central nebraska called Car Doctor in North Platte, great people, great work. while it was there we just had them prime it and block it. heres me coming home with it after it was done.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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heres the pics
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

i decided i wanted a more "custom" look on the inside. ive seen all these guys with the double din stereos in their rides, so i thought i would go down the same path. We cut out the old spot of dash we were taking out, then we bent a piece metal to the shap and got it to the right size and welded it in. reprimed it and sanded it. turned out to look alright.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

we went with the vintage air to make it look clean, and it sure does. i love it. we went down and spent hours at looking at paint samples. we couldn't decide whether to go with the blue on a bud light can or an orange.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

we ended up going with a burnt metallic orange. looks awesome in the light.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

then for the top part we went with a pearl white.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

got different tires and wheels. went with toyo open country m/ts with an 18 inch wheel. looks pretty good to me. added a cold air intake.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:52 PM   #12
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

the front seats came out of an audi. i had the Car Doctor in North platte do my interior as well. Had them make side panels for the back, had a panal made for the tailgate, back seat recovered, my sub box covered to match the seats, custom kick panels made, and the door panels were covered as well.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:07 PM   #13
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

Looks great!
How long did it take? From the date on the pic's >2yrs?
What engine/trans/transfer case combo is that?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #14
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

well thats where i am so far. should be picking up my baby from the muffler shop sometime tomorrow. cant wait. need to do some final adjustments to the 2 amps for my 2 L7 subs (kicker all the way ) and one for my 4 speakers. had to order the back bumper, visors, other little things. hopefully be done in a couple weeks! two years of work put into this thing.. its been a great experience. lots of memories. thanks for looking.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:20 PM   #15
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

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Looks great!
How long did it take? From the date on the pic's >2yrs?
What engine/trans/transfer case combo is that?
i got it july 3 2009. so a little over 2 years. the engine is a chevy fuel injected 5.3L and a 4l60e transmission all from a 2001 chevy pickup. the transer case was out of a 1990 suburban, dont remember what the model was.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:54 AM   #16
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

Great job! It came out really nice.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:26 PM   #17
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Excellent job! Very nice build
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #18
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

Looks great. The color is very close to mine.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #19
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

ive already posted a few updated pictures on different threads but heres some more pics to add to my build thread.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #20
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Re: My '72 Blazer project.

Sweet blazer man!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #21
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how did you get the front seats mounted to the floor?
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #22
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how did you get the front seats mounted to the floor?
custom made them from scratch.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #23
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the brackets i mean.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #24
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Nice Truck
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:48 AM   #25
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WOW, I like your rig.
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