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Old 08-31-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

My oldest son turns 16 in Nov. We needed a first car for him. We had been driving past this Blazer the last couple years that was parked next to a barn at a farm 20 min from our house.
The PO stated it had a fuel delivery problem and the tank was already partially taken out/apart. I also came with a new fuel pump (more on that later), a new battery and new spark plugs and wires. All of which needed to be installed.

We dragged it home Friday and got to work Sunday.

Here were our discoveries:
Tank is shot...One large hole and a ton of rust.
The rear fuel line is shot.
The rear brake line has a leak in it - Since been replaced
The "New" fuel pump is for a truck not a Blazer.

New fuel delivery parts have been ordered.

The plans will be to get it mechanically sound then make it look cool. Fender flares and new rims and tires and rust/paint repair are a must.

Let the fun (father and son) project begin.

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Old 09-04-2020, 08:30 PM   #2
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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

congrats saving her good luck on your project.
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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

Looks like a good start!
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Old 09-06-2020, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

I always liked the 2 door Blazers/Tahoes. I had a 92, NY rust got the best of it. Put alot of parts in it, sold it, not long later saw it in the junkyard. Now I have 2 4 door versions, one lifted and one soon to be lowered.
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congrats saving her good luck on your project.
Thanks man

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Looks like a good start!
Not too bad

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I always liked the 2 door Blazers/Tahoes. I had a 92, NY rust got the best of it. Put alot of parts in it, sold it, not long later saw it in the junkyard. Now I have 2 4 door versions, one lifted and one soon to be lowered.
I have always liked 2 doors myself. My son really likes it as well.

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Old 09-08-2020, 10:32 AM   #6
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9-8 Update

Well we got it running....It idles rough but we are stoked. I will most likely send out the injectors to be cleaned or buy some new ones. In my experience with EFI, when motors sit for any period of time the injectors usually get gummed up. This can cause a rough idle.

We had to replace the front brake line as it ruptured hitting the brakes getting it off of the ramps. Next we have to bleed/inspect the brakes....Once I get the brakes done, I want my son to drive it around the block.

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Old 10-05-2020, 08:25 AM   #7
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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

We have been chasing brake leaks for what seems like weeks. We replaced the wheel cylinders, most every line that ran along the frame and the front brake calipers and 1 brake hose.

After plugs, wires a cap and rotor and putting the truck in time, it now runs great. I missed out on some late model 18" rims/tires. I will keep looking.

We need to bleed the brakes (again) and we can take it for a drive.

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Old 10-12-2020, 01:08 PM   #8
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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

Well we got the brakes sorted out. They sold us the incorrect brake shoes and it causes issues with the wheel cylinders. We picked up some cheap 18" rims off of a Silverado.

We took the Blazer out for a short drive to get some fresh fuel. My son Cooper got to drive his Blazer for the first time. He likes driving it more than wrenching on it...ha ha

The next fix is to replace the circuit board in the wiper motor. A new one came with the Blazer. The wipers and window washer are currently inoperable.

We will continue to pick away at cosmetic improvements..

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Re: 1994 Chevy Blazer 4 wheel drive - Field find

Congrats on the steps forward. It is always great to have that first drive!
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:35 AM   #10
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Congrats on the steps forward. It is always great to have that first drive!
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Nice save - anymore updates?
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Old 01-18-2021, 02:16 PM   #12
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Nice save - anymore updates?
Thanks....my son has just been driving it. We did recently replace the A/C compressor and the belt tensioner and a new serpentine belt while we here at it. The bearing went out in the A/C compressor and sounded terrible.

For Christmas we got him a new stereo and speakers as the OEM set up only had one functioning speaker. This spring/summer we will tackle some of the body and paint work...

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Body looks straight from the images & has that classic GM fleet white issue....
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:26 AM   #14
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Body looks straight from the images & has that classic GM fleet white issue....
The body is pretty straight. After we fix the rockers we will probably sand it down and shoot it white. That's what interested me driving past it all of those years. The body looked in pretty good shape.

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Good save! Cool truck and lucky son to have it for his first ride.
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Good save! Cool truck and lucky son to have it for his first ride.
Thanks, he's a good kid and gets all A's so he deserves it. He will really appreciate it today as we are getting dumped with snow...

It has surprised me how many none-car friends have raved about this 2 door Blazer. It's not much to look at at this point with the destressed paint and rust.

I bet Chevy would do well re-releasing a 2-door full-size Blazer. I owned (2) ZR2 S-10 Blazers when I was younger and to this day they were 2 of my favorite SUV's I've owned.

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