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Old 05-26-2018, 09:51 PM   #1
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Zachís 72 blazer build

Picked up this nice and rusty blazer for the start of my build. It has lots of good parts just needs almost every piece of sheetmetal replaced or repaired. My dad and I just finished a Ď69 C20 so I figured this time I would actually document this build.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Welcome
I will follow along with your build.
Any pictures of The 69 C20?
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:23 PM   #3
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Before and almost After. The windows hadnít yet been installed in the doors.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:34 PM   #4
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69 Looks good.
What is your plans for the Blazer?
Will you keep it mostly original or big lift and custom stuff?
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:50 AM   #5
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Looks like it was a well optioned blazer. Nice find, and good luck!

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Old 05-27-2018, 01:08 PM   #6
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Good find. The tow hooks are a big bonus and the single wall top is nice. Any chance to see a photo of the SPID?
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:20 PM   #7
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69 Looks good.
What is your plans for the Blazer?
Will you keep it mostly original or big lift and custom stuff?
Original body and interior with a small lift and updated wheels/ tires and some kind of LS under the hood.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:32 PM   #8
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Drove over 1000 miles round trip this weekend but ended up with another blazer for parts. This one I will be using the body from and swapping some of the parts to from the red one. The floor and windshield are in great condition on this one and thatís why I bought it.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:03 PM   #9
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Cool!!
Now you are off to a good start.
Awesome.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:40 PM   #10
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good find. The tow hooks are a big bonus and the single wall top is nice. Any chance to see a photo of the spid?
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:33 AM   #11
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Thanks for posting the spid. Very nicely equipped. Pete
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:10 PM   #12
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Nice to have a spare tub to work with - congrats on the new project. Keep us posted with pix/progress.

Which color are you going with once you get that far?
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:15 PM   #13
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Iím using the frame, axles, and tub from the orange donor. The axles are 3.73s where as the red one just has 3.08s. It will most likely be painted back orange. The options between the two are actually pretty similar.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:10 PM   #14
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Been awhile since an update. I have since gotten a running driving donor blazer Iím going to swap the orange body on. I got a set of bedsides from GMCpauls and Iíve gotten the old bedsides removed from the orange blazer.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:53 PM   #15
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Great. / That donor looks to have a lot of parts . That will help a lot.
Looks like your well on your way.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:50 PM   #16
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Tuned in.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:43 PM   #17
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Wow - nice work! How was the bedside removal? I will need to do this on one of my blazer projects in the near future. Please keep us posted on how the new ones go on as well.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:25 PM   #18
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Wow - nice work! How was the bedside removal? I will need to do this on one of my blazer projects in the near future. Please keep us posted on how the new ones go on as well.
Removing them was pretty easy, just unbolt everything. Donít forget the spot welds on the lower b pillar though they were the only thing that held me up once it was unbolted.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:06 PM   #19
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It doesn’t look like much but I pressure washed and degreased everything one more time before I start body work and getting ready to put the new bedsides on.
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Looking Good.
I like your progress.
One thing I try to remind myself is/
Do you want it (Right) or do you want it Right Now (at Lesser quality).
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:24 AM   #21
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Spending the weekend stripping undercoating. It comes off pretty well with a little hand held torch and a putty knife.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:37 PM   #22
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All 3 of your bodies look like a better start then what I have...
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:25 PM   #23
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:35 PM   #24
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All 3 of your bodies look like a better start then what I have...
Thanks they each have their pros, I went with the orange one due to the bed floor being perfect with zero rust issues and a perfect windshield frame. It seems like every blazer I look at rusts differently. Surprising enough the completely rusted out red parts blazer had a nice windshield frame and front floor but everything else was bad on it. The fenders and bedsides were literally completely gone when I unbolted the top.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:56 PM   #25
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Spending the weekend stripping undercoating. It comes off pretty well with a little hand held torch and a putty knife.
I will be using this great idea on my drivers side front fender well.
I am in the process of removing the front clip.
I chiseled 3/4 inch of tar off the bolts heads.
It looks like someone drove this truck through a Fresh Highway paving Job.
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