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Old 06-02-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

Found a real factory 2 wheel drive blazer here in town. so I decided to build a Daily Driver. not a Trailer Queen. im old school so I have a stock build in mind. stock height, simple low hp crate engine, over drive automatic, I started by disassembly. down to the frame. blasted the frame and painted it chassis black. it was there I found some rust issues! So knowing what a good body man charges for rust repair I decided to find a donor tub. and while I was at it I decided to go with a 81 up because I like the sloped front end. after finding a 100% arizona rust free tub I did the switch. and this one was loaded with air, power windows/locks/ ect. Well then off to the painter. I decided on factory blue/ white colors. and a blue interior. Heres some pics of the progress.
please keep in mind... "A DRIVER"
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

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Old 06-02-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

Now to install my NOS doors and NOS tailgate I have been saving.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

OOOOOOOOOOH NICE!!!!!!! Great job, clean! I think I need a blazer for my next fixer upper! Mike
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:09 PM   #6
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

Wow, great work!
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

thanx everyone . cant wait for assembly.
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

It's looking great, good color choice!
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:45 PM   #9
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

Looks great, wish I could find a 2WD around here that wasn't either ridiculously priced or complete junk lol
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:21 AM   #10
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Looks great, wish I could find a 2WD around here that wasn't either ridiculously priced or complete junk lol
I think they are getting scarce!
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:42 PM   #11
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

2-weeks later ..... all painted and ready for assembly. YES!
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Re: 1978 - 2wd Blazer restoration "Blue Blaze"

Looks excellent CoyoteDave!!
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:17 PM   #13
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Looks excellent CoyoteDave!!
I thank you.
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Nice!
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:08 PM   #15
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Sharp!!!
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Awesome!
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