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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

Congrats Diane and family!!!






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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 06-22-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Sweet truck.
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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Way to go Diane!! Great Blazer and story.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:29 AM   #4
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Congrats!

You guys get my vote! Thanks for sharing with us all of your progress along the way. Great job.
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:55 AM   #5
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Congrats!!!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!!
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!!!

Thanks alot guys! I thought I would post some before pics, and a few pics of it now.
This is our first restoration. ALOT more work than we thought to start I guess it is always that way. The blazer looked "pretty" rust free to start with, but after we stripped it we had to replace almost everything except the bedsides, hood and bed. We did all the work ourselves except the body work and the paint. I love driving it, but am anxious for my hubby to put in the power brakes...my right thigh is getting buff! Ha Ha We still don't have the hatch on, and the windows in the top, but it makes it nice on the hot days cause you still get a nice breeze in there- believe it or not it was almost 90 degrees a few days ago!
Anyways here are the before pics...
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #7
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Congrats to Diane and family, a well deserved award.!!!

Thats is one sweeeeeeeeeet Blazer
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:05 AM   #8
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Here are some recent pictures. We still need new exhaust, and my husband is going to go if we don't get a 4 barrell carb installed to replace the 2 barrell the P.O had put on it.
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:16 AM   #9
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Here is a pic some of the paperwork (protecto plate)- This guy kept EVERYTHING!!! Pretty cool to have though. We are NEVER selling this blazer- to much heart and sweat went into this one. We tell our 5 year old that this is his we he grows up...and no WAY are we giving it to him the day he turns 16..I was 16 once, but more importantly I have heard stories of my hubby at 16
The kids car seats fit in the back great- and they LOVE the wireless headsets and DVD/flip down 10.5" flat screen that Ken installed in the roll bar.
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:46 PM   #10
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Congrats. Your truck has turned out to be one fine rig. I can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:49 PM   #11
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so what's up for next months truck of the month category?
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:18 PM   #12
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How about old school flat black flat beds? oh yeah, with flames.
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:05 PM   #13
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Congrats Diane and Family!!! You deserve it, you did a GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:47 PM   #14
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Congrats, I Hope Mine Looks That Good When Finished.
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:04 PM   #15
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Absolutley the right choice! Awesome blazer, congrat's!
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:25 AM   #16
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Well deserved congrats for a great job...beautiful Blazer...nice original/unique work. Will you do one for me now?
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:01 PM   #17
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congrats diane
you`ve built one of the nicest blazer out there period..now the hard part of keeping it looking that nice. now drive the tires off that thing.
and keep the progress pics coming!!!
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Old 06-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #18
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Very nice job! one day? I keep telling myself that.
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:11 AM   #19
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Congrats!


It is nice to see a dream come true. Outstanding looking Blazer and Beautiful family to go with it!!! Enjoy that, I can now drive my truck feeling.
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Old 06-26-2004, 02:45 PM   #20
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Diane, congratulations!!! That is by far the nicest Blazer I have seen. Great color choices and top quality craftmanship....
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:12 PM   #21
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