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Old 10-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #51
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Front seat belts mocked in. Cupholder console, so no floppys. My wife's opinion about the safety of this vehicle was unmoved by this pic.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:55 PM   #52
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The little eyebrow drain on the driver's side drip rail was ground away(along with about an eighth of an inch of the top of the drip in that section) at some point in the past...no doubt when the hideous repair to that seam was previously done. Thanks Dwayne for this section...now we can graft this part of the drip back in.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:10 PM   #53
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Looks perfectly safe to me! Actually for 1970 that was probably considered overkill.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:55 PM   #54
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Looks perfectly safe to me! Actually for 1970 that was probably considered overkill.
Yeah I figure as long as I don't hit someone, no one hits me, and I don't invert it...it's as safe as any other vehicle.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:59 PM   #55
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Started coming apart again. Body scheduled to come off tomorrow and frame work to begin.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:27 PM   #56
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Well...it's official.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:31 PM   #57
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...Always with the surprises!
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:34 PM   #58
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Super Pro install on the hitch...40 man hours budgeted for it's removal.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:36 PM   #59
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More fine frame fixins.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:42 PM   #60
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A lot of effort already expended...who needs a stinking rotisserie?
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Man that's some messed up frame rails, but I would imagine you can fix it. Just gonna take up a bunch of time.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #62
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I love this stuff.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:14 PM   #63
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Man that's some messed up frame rails, but I would imagine you can fix it. Just gonna take up a bunch of time.
Gotta fix it...when we're done, I want something to be left from the original truck. Let's face it, since I'm married to her...she's got a lot of new, the bow tie will be blue, it's got a lot of stuff borrowed from other trucks...gotta have something old.
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Gotta fix it...when we're done, I want something to be left from the original truck. Let's face it, since I'm married to her...she's got a lot of new, the bow tie will be blue, it's got a lot of stuff borrowed from other trucks...gotta have something old.
that's the spirit.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #65
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More teardown, and a fun surprise for a change...an easter egg under the dash pad.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:05 PM   #66
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For those of you hard core aficionados out there, you'll know what this pic means...YES, this is the one of one 1970 Blazer that was the test mule for the prototype 350 that became Chevrolet's workhorse for years 77-79. Though there are no actual period photos, luckily we have a few engineer death bed confessions on a cassette tape on top of the clearly vintage 1970 grease. Russo and Steele have not stopped calling me since the discovery.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:21 PM   #67
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Sometimes the mail is more fun to open than other times.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:25 PM   #68
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Back from the machine shop...and about 5 pounds lighter.
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Nice, it's sad that we get so excited over the mail. But they look so good!
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:28 PM   #70
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Running out of bolts to turn....final clean up and repairs and then off to powder coater tomorrow.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:29 PM   #71
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Good deal!
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:35 AM   #72
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what is your assessment of the reproduction rear panels? Are those the panels Southern Kentucky is offering? $700 each is a handfull.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:53 PM   #73
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what is your assessment of the reproduction rear panels? Are those the panels Southern Kentucky is offering? $700 each is a handfull.
They worked well for us. When we started pulling it apart, it became apparent that we really didn't have a choice. I did get them from South Kentucky Classics...mainly because I needed them when I needed them and they had them in stock and could ship right then. I saw some when they first came out at a swap meet in Moultrie, GA(different vendor). At the time I didn't think I'd ever need them and was on the hunt for OE patch panels. I feel certain the cash price at that swap meet would have been less than $700.

They're not a skin, it's the complete side. It has all the structure and they pre-fit pretty easily. The biggest problem we had with reproduction parts were a lower tailgate scrub (that took a bit to work out, maybe more yet) and mating the bed patch with the front of the rear deck. At the time the Blazer deck wasn't available and the bed patch was narrower at the wheel wells than the original.

...in short, I hate to give any reproduction sheet metal part a glowing endorsement because they can be so variable from case to case. But these worked very well for us...and were ultimately cheaper and less time consuming than extensive grafting.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:40 PM   #74
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thanks for the feedback. i'm gonna need a set as well but was hesitant because they haven't been on the market that long. You're the first that i've seen use them. Your progress is great. definitely subscribed!
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