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1970blazin 2 3.13%
YukonJack 5 7.81%
gmcjunkie 4 6.25%
greens69 26 40.63%
Pont 13 20.31%
kxmotox247 14 21.88%
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Old 06-22-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Congrats 1970blazin June 04 Truck of the Month Winner

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General
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Year:1970
How long have you owned this truck?:Since March 2003
History behind the truck:Bought from the original owners son in Beaverton Oregon. The son told me that the Dad had ordered it new from the factory in 1969, but the factory went on strike, so his order didn't make it in until 1970. I have all the paperwork- handwritten of everything he EVER did to the truck including changing the headlight bulbs! Also have the Protecto- plate. The Orig. owner's son has kept in touch via email and we have sent him progress pics as we have done the restoration of the blazer. He came all the way from Hawaii to give us the original paperwork a few mounths after we bought the blazer and took pictures of all the work we had done.


Chassis
Suspension type:stock 4WD
Front Brakes:drum
Modificationsriginally a 307, but orig. owner had a GM crate 350 put in. Only 500 miles on that engine when we got it.
Rear Brakes:drum
Steeringower
Front and rear tire/wheel type:Eagle alloy 15x10 w/ 31" TOYO AT tires
Front differential type / Gearsana 44 - 373
Rear differential type / Gearsana 60 - 373


Body
Color Scheme: Orig Dark Blue Poly
Bodyman
Modifications:fixed dent in rear drivers taillight area- repro. fenders (inner and outer) used doors, new GM grill (inner and outer), new repro smooth tailgate.
Paint Type:Base coat/Clear coat
Painter:Shawn's Custom Auto



Interior

Color: Black/Blue
Material:Black vinyl and Blue/Black Houndstooth
Upholsterer:A-1 Upholstery
Wiring:Second fuse panel for power windows and stereo equipment.
Modifications:Custom aluminum roll bar, 4 shoulder belts, Custom door panels and cargo panels (not done yet), Herculined entire floor and bed under carpet w/ sound deadner. A-1 electric power windows installed.
Steering wheel/Column:woodgrain non-tilt
Stereo/Speakers/Amps:Kenwood CD/MP3 player in glove box w/ (4) 6x9's,(2 in door and 2 in cargo panels) DVD player and tilt down 10.5" flat screen installed in the roll bar.
Air Conditioning:No
Instrument Gauges:Original gauges w/ original tach kit installed


Engine

Cubic Inch:350
Manufacturer: GM
Camshaft:stock
Cylinder heads:stock
Valve Covers:stock
Intake Manifold:stock
Ignition Systemoints/coil
Exhaust type:dual


Transmission

Automatic / Standard:Automatic turbo 350 rebuilt 500 miles ago
Torque Converter:stock
Modifications: stock
Shifter type:stock
Drive Shaft:stock
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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July 04 Truck of The Month Winner

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I bought my truck in about July of 1999 after drooling over a buddy's 1970 1 ton that he converted to four wheel drive. My truck appears to be have spent it's life on a farm doing farm tasks. My first modification was adding a 4" lift and larger tires. It seems that each year I have focused on a different project. My second year was rather minor, just added power steering and got some other maintenance issues addressed.

My next project was getting a flatbed built. I was going to do the install but in the end it was just alot more convenient to let the flatbed company do the install. Soon after doing the flatbed I added some leaves to the rear spring pack and made some changes to approximately 6" of lift.

In July of 2002 I received a call from another board member that he had located a wrecked 1989 1 ton truck with a good 454. I purchased it and had a fun time getting it brought home. I spent evenings getting the engine pulled and then the cleaning and prep began. I got rid of the TBI and went with a Stage II Jet 850 cfm carb, a Weiand Action Plus manifold, a Crane Cams cam, gear drive, new aluminum water pump, oil pump, fuel pump and some good looking valve covers.

When it was time to prepare for the transplant I had blazer boy and Barn9 come over to pull the old engine. We got it pulled easy enough but saw some rust issues that would be easy to take care of while the truck had the front clip removed. Barn9 and blazer boy told me now was a good time to paint the truck to which I just laughed and told them NO WAY!

Well, what do you know, before long I found myself thinking of doing just that. I started sanding the cab and before long I had the cab completely stripped and committed to painting it myself. Doing 1 1/2 to 2 hours of work every few evenings makes a project go slow and I soon decided that body work and paint was above my level so I selected a body shop to take over.

Today the truck is very close to coming home from the body shop. I am so eager to get it home and fire up the 454. I've never owned a big block and as this is replacing a tired 307, I hope to be very impressed.

My family and coworkers think I'm obsessed, and they might be right. All I know is I get huge amounts of satisfaction working on my truck and am so glad to have this board to help me along with my project. I've gained alot from the board and hopefully given back too.

Here are some pics of my trucks progression.

Mark Scott aka Yukon Jack

Truck when I bought it


Initial 4" lift


Flatbed Installed


454 with all its goodies


Prepping for body work and paint


As she sits now with about 11" of lift
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Old 09-02-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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Congrats Junkie

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Manufacturer:GMC
Year:1971
How long have you owned this truck?:4 years
History behind the truck:As far as I know my Burb was "born and raised" in Calif. The guy I bought her from owned her for about 13 years. I know she was "used and abused". The PO owns a paint and body shop, so when I purchased her, she had a fairly new paint job, but the metal wasnt treated properly in places, so rust control is an ongoing problem. My Burb has recently gotten a new SB 350 with a HPCam, I had changed to headders, but soon got tired of them heating my starters and blocking my plugs, went back to rams horns manifolds. She has 2 ch. Flowmasters, with 3 in. tips that end just before the rear axle. Bout 2 years ago, she got a new T350 tranny with a shift kit installed. Shes had all new brakes, and the front end all rebuilt. Shes borderline stock. She was "Born" with over head A/C, but I removed that and had after market AMA under dash A/C installed. My Burb is my daily driver. Shes taken me Coast to Coast 2 times, only problem was a broken fan belt. The paint job thats on my truck was there when I bought her, its a Pearl white with a lavender over spray. The graphics were the POs too. I plan on having a "frame on" resto done in the comming years, she will be a simple Pearl white, the strips will be removed and her body will be smooth. She has the "Clam shell" type rear doors now, and Im working on a set of Barn style doors to replace them


Chassis
Suspension type:stock 1/2 ton, leaf springs/shocks
Front Brakes:disc
Rear Brakes:drum
Steering:605 pwr. steering w/ steering dampner on tie rod.
Front and rear tire/wheel type:Rims 15 in, Inkys ? (PO) Tires BF Goodrich A/T 32.11.50
Front differential type / Gears:Stock
Rear differential type / Gears:Stock


Body
Color Scheme:Pearl white with a lavender "overspray" Graphics were PO idea.
Bodyman:George Judd, Escalon Body and Frame,California
Modifications:After market 42 gal. fuel tank, other wise stock.




Interior

Color:Gray
Material:Tweed
Wiring:Stock
Modifications:Aftermarket under dash A/C.
Steering wheel/Column:Stock
Stereo/Speakers/Amps:Kenwood AM FM Cassette (yes cassette ) 4 6X9 speakers in rear, have 2 more 6X9s and 2 5in goin in eventually.
Air Conditioning:After market "Arizona Mobile Air" under dash
Instrument Gauges:Stock


Engine

Cubic Inch:350 Small Block
Manufacturer:GM
Camshaft:Forged Steel
Cylinder heads:Stock
Valve Covers:Edelbrock Elites
Intake Manifold:Edelbrock
Ignition System:HEI
Exhaust type:Stock Ramhorn Manifolds, 2 ch Flowmasters w/ 3 in tips ending just before rear axle.


Transmission

Automatic / Standard:T350 auto
Torque Converter:Stock
Shifter type:Stock
Drive Shaft:Stock






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Old 09-12-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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67-72 ToTM September 04 Winner

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Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Year:1969
How long have you owned this truck?:6yrs
History behind the truck:


Chassis
Suspension type:lowered 4 & 6
Front Brakesisc
Modifications:
Rear Brakesrum
Steering:stock power
Front and rear tire/wheel type:20: B. Coddington Stingrays
Front differential type / Gears:
Rear differential type / Gears:


Body
Color Scheme:PPG copperhead/ white,
Bodyman
Modifications:shaved tailgate handle
Paint Type:PPG/HOK
Painter:Maxwell Designs/Pat Maxwell



Interior

Color:Black/White
Material:Houndstooth
Upholsterer:Myself
Wiring:Stock
Modifications:
Steering wheel/Column:Billet Specialties/Stock
Stereo/Speakers/Amps:Alpine/Rockford Fosgate
Air Conditioning:Stock
Instrument Gauges:Autometer


Engine

Cubic Inch:350
Manufacturer:GM
Camshaft:stk
Cylinder heads:stk
Valve Covers:stk
Intake Manifold:1990 fuel injection
Ignition System:HEI
Exhaust type:stock


Transmission

Automatic / Standard:AUTO
Torque Converter:stk
Modifications:none
Shifter type:stock
Drive Shaft: one piece
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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congrats Pont

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Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Year: 1967
How long have you owned this truck?: 4 yrs, 2 mo
History behind the truck: The truck was manufactured in the Fresno, CA plant. It's home was in Stockton, CA until 1980 when the previous owner brought it here to Southern Oregon. I bought it from the previous owner in August of 2000.


Chassis
Suspension type: Skyjacker SoftRide Suspension
Front Brakes: Disc
Modifications: None
Rear Brakes: Drum
Steering: Crossover Steering / Power Steering
Front and rear tire/wheel type: 35x14.5x15 Super Swamper SSR Radials / 15x14 Weld Typhoons
Front differential type / Gears: Dana 44 / 4.10 gears
Rear differential type / Gears: GM 12 Bolt / 4.10 gears


Body
Color Scheme:Two-Tone Metalic Blue & Silver
Bodyman
Modifications: Stock
Paint Type: Unknown
Painter: Unknown



Interior

Color: Blue, Black & Grey
Material:Cloth Seat Cover / Vinyl Door Panels
Upholsterer: None
Wiring: Stock
Modifications: One Piece Power Windows
Steering wheel/Column: Grant Aluminum / Stock Column
Stereo/Speakers/Amps: Sony CD / Infinity Kappa / None
Air Conditioning: No A/C
Instrument Gauges: Stock


Engine

Cubic Inch: 396
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Camshaft: Stock
Cylinder heads: Stock
Valve Covers: Chrome Edelbrock
Intake Manifold: Holley Aluminum
Ignition System: Mallory Unilite
Exhaust type: Hooker Comp Headers, 2 1/2" pipes, Flowmaster Delta 50 Series


Transmission

Automatic / Standard: 4spd SM465 / NP205
Torque Converter: N/A
Modifications: None
Shifter type: Stock
Drive Shaft: Stock
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Old 11-16-2004, 04:43 AM   #6
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Talking Winner 67-72 ToTM Nov 04

Congrats kxmotox247

Here’s the scoop on this truck:

I first saw this truck in person at the Good Guys Indianapolis car show back in 2003. At that time, the truck had just been put on the road.
The truck was originally a Tennessee truck and is very solid. It’s hard to believe but this truck only has 52,XXX miles on the odometer. The title said actual mileage and judging by the wear on some of the components, I believe it.
I know a lot of you have photos of this truck saved. It has a killer stance which is what attracted me to the truck in the first place. There’s something about big Torque-Thrust wheels that make every vehicle look good. I’m going to list some of the specs on this truck but feel free to ask me anything about it.
1967 Short Bed Fleetside – Small back window
Baby Blue in color…just a little lighter than the factory blue
Factory Air truck
350/350 swapped in at 40,000 miles
Flowmaster Mufflers
Air ride suspension
Dropped Spindles
Power disc brakes
“C” Notched Rear
Camaro Rear End
Power Steering
18” x 8” Front
20” x 10” Rear
Tilt Column
Tach
“Highlander” Seat (Come on...it gives this truck some serious character!!!)

Future plans for this truck:
As we all know, these projects never end. When I bought this truck, the interior was filthy. My girlfriend and I pulled the entire interior out and completely covered the floor and behind the gas tank in dyna-mat insulation. In some places we even doubled up. We steam cleaned the seat and scrubbed the vinyl for no less than 4 hours to get it clean. I installed the factory tach (Thanks GMC Paul!) and was able to get all of the gages working. I bought the steering wheel to match the rims. The only thing left to do on the interior is piece the rest of the A/C system together (missing the hoses, diverter, s-duct).
The engine compartment has a major overhaul planned. I’m not going to share the details yet…you’ll just have to watch the board for the before and after pictures!
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:19 AM   #7
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67-72 Truck of The Year voting

As another year comes towards a close, it is time to vote for Truck of The Year. There are so many sweet trucks that have been nominated along with the winners each month. I want to thank all of you who have participated in ToTM this year. It has been a great way to get to know many of you and your vehicles. I hope the holiday season treats you all well.
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:23 PM   #8
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All I see is red X's for August??
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:23 PM   #9
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It should be fixed now sorry..
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Old 11-27-2004, 12:18 PM   #10
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Still not there Liz. Tough choice - all nice trucks, but I love the paint on greens69.
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:23 PM   #11
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It may be stored in my cache Liz but I can see the pics now...
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Old 11-29-2004, 01:39 PM   #12
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saved and attached here , img tagged up there .. if you cant see em now i have nfc
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