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Old 06-04-2020, 08:36 PM   #51
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Re: 1969 Blazer - 507 Light Blue

Late to the party...but on board. Fantastic work.

Good for you 1) For saving this truck. I love to see this type of truck get resurrected...they all deserve it. 2) For some outstanding metal work. I don't know what to say, other than I wish this was a TV show....I'd DVR it. Metal work of this caliber is the cornerstone of a real restoration. And 3) For sharing.

I will enjoy this follow. Keep it up!
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:34 PM   #52
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Late to the party...but on board. Fantastic work.

Good for you 1) For saving this truck. I love to see this type of truck get resurrected...they all deserve it. 2) For some outstanding metal work. I don't know what to say, other than I wish this was a TV show....I'd DVR it. Metal work of this caliber is the cornerstone of a real restoration. And 3) For sharing.

I will enjoy this follow. Keep it up!
Thank you. I am down to the high hump transmission tunnel, the center of the dash and the b pillar area as all that is left of the original sheet metal. My goal is to repaint an extra glove box door that I have in the 507 blue, and have the original one that came on the blazer clear coated with the patina still on it. I don't know which one I would end up using, but at least I would always have a reminder of where the project started!
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:45 PM   #53
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Can you share some of the repairs on your top? I have a few spinning nuts as well.
I have a lot of photos to share of the top repair so bare with me. The top I got was supposedly a really clean example of a double wall top, and while I haven't seen any other tops to compare it to, it had a lot of rust issues. On the bright side the top has no sagging in the middle. Here are some rusty areas hidden behind the fiberglass. This is where the bottom of the hatch is and the top hold down bracket that mounts to the end of the bed sides goes.

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Re: 1969 Blazer - 507 Light Blue

As I had mentioned earlier on in the thread, there was some pretty awesome metal work done to the top. Now that the truck wont be worked as hard as its early years, this stuff should hopefully last 100 years without rusting!

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Old 06-05-2020, 05:08 PM   #55
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The thought process behind this modifcation was that even if we repaired the loose nuts, they would eventually sieze up again and break apart the fiberglass. Instead, the area where the top meets the bed rail had a few cuts made out of it so that a metal bar could be inserted with threaded holes where the nuts would have been. This gives it a great deal of extra strength and alleviates one of the bigger probelms with a double wall top.

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Old 06-05-2020, 06:30 PM   #56
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Re: 1969 Blazer - 507 Light Blue

I cant tell with just pictures and comments, but to me it looks like the place you chose to do the work is really getting at it.

You hear story after story of body and paint shop prison. Have you had that at all? If not these guys are awesome. Awesome work and awesome at getting it done!
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