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Old 02-19-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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Making a Blazer cab/dash

If you took a C-10 cab from a 69-72, could you cut off the extras, add a Blazer upper windshield repair set and end up with a usable cab/dash. Iíve looked at the Classic Heartbeat pics for their upper bow repair parts and itís hard to tell if thatís the whole upper section or just repair patches. Looking at this because Iíd like an AC cab with no hidden rust goobers.

There are a lot of cabs out there.

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Old 02-19-2019, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: Making a Blazer cab/dash

It’s been done with 76 up blazers, seems like it would work. I’ve owned both and they look pretty much the same other than the header.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:53 PM   #3
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:08 AM   #4
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Re: Making a Blazer cab/dash

There is a difference between a pickup windshield frame and a Blazer/Jimmy windshield frame. There is an internal reinforcing brace at the bottom of the Blazer windshield pillar starting from about a third of the way up the pillar and extending down into the area where the top door hinge is bolted on. A regular pickup frame doesn't have this brace. I am building a Blazer and the windshield frame was rotten, so I did what you're thinking of. I had a parts pickup I pulled the pillars from and modified the top of the pillars to match the Blazer's (which I had cut apart). I drilled out all the spot welds on both sets, so I could blast the pickup pillars and discovered this internal brace. They weren't in bad shape, so I just cleaned them up and welded them into the pickup pillars. I am in the process of replacing the header with the kit you mentioned and yes, it is the complete upper bow. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:19 PM   #5
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Good info. Thanks
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:45 PM   #6
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Re: Making a Blazer cab/dash

I have taken a 72 c10 cab that was all rusted out in the floor and made it for a 72 blazer Its not that hard to do. Took the roof off and the floor on c10 and also added a AC dash to boot. welded in the top windshield frame. Seems that the only thing on the blazer that the aftermarket has not reproduced yet.....both front and cargo floors are now available, stepdown plate, rear bedsides, wheel houses, doors, even the tow hooks ....all available.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:16 PM   #7
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Re: Making a Blazer cab/dash

Yes it is possible. That’s what I did to make mine. I’m not sure I understand what sure Heydanl is referring to about extra bracing, I’ve never seen that on any of the blazer windshield frames I’ve taken apart.

A word of caution on the repro upper inner ws piece, do not rely on the visor mount or any of the weatherstripping mounts or visor hook holes. They were significantly off on the one I got, the visor would have been hanging sideways had I used the holes it came with and the visors didn’t even reach the hook mounts.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:47 PM   #8
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Re: Making a Blazer cab/dash

Yes it is possible. That’s what I did to make mine. I’m not sure I understand what sure Heydanl is referring to about extra bracing, I’ve never seen that on any of the blazer windshield frames I’ve taken apart.


I'm screwing this up, the above text was supposed to be in a quote box. Anyway, this is the brace I was referring to. It actually incorporates one of the bolting points for the front fender. Mine is a 72, if you've never seen it before, maybe it's a factory upgrade for the last year? I know it was factory, it had the typical spot weld dimples on the pillar exterior, but you've got to really look to see them.
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