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Old 11-03-2019, 04:21 PM   #1
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1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

Yesterday I picked up the blazer that I had posted about before. The weather was perfect and If I didnít grab it now would probably be sitting there until spring. Put a set of ralley wheels on it and probably like those better than the wagon wheels. Cleaned out the interior a bit and ripped off the running boards. Looks much better now. Should make a nice truck. Not quite sure what I will do with it but it was too nice of a truck to leave out for someone to strip parts off of. It is now lubed up and in a building out of the weather.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:25 PM   #2
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As found pic. Also included a pic of another truck at the yard.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:24 PM   #3
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As you can see my tailgate latch is missing. I can see that I can find the bolt on latch but I donít have the core. I have the keys to the ignition and doors but can a core for the latch be located with my key number? On the latches I see on eBay I donít see how they engage the pawl that cranks up the window. Maybe I am missing something.

Any help appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

Blazer looks good. I moved this to the Blazer area so you would have a better chance at getting an answer.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:46 AM   #5
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Re: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

just have to get one rekeyed to your key. lmc has diagrams that might show how it all works.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

Does it run?
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:06 PM   #7
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Does it run?
No. It is not stuck but has been sitting a long time. Poured stuff down engine and will look at again in a couple weeks. A pretty original machine. Still has the factory am radio. Has not been messed with.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

Locdoc might be able to help you with re-keying a new rear window crank.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:36 AM   #9
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Re: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer picked up.

LMC does have a diagram. With the window crank removed from the gate the key tumbler can be removed and re-keyed by your local locksmith. I bought a new tumbler for the crank on my 79 and had this done.

Edit to add, interesting truck - I don't think I've ever seen that color combo before. Congrats on the purchase and I look forward to seeing it running.
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