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Old 01-02-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

Just wondering how rare 2WD blazers are in other parts of the country?? Here in the north east, I can only rember seeing a few when they were fairly new. I haven't seen one in years here, and the 4WD ones are getting scarce due to rust. I loved my old 86 4x4 ( condemed due to rust ) and was thinking a lowered 2WD would be cool. I would probably have to have one shipped from the south.

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Old 01-02-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I know of 3 2wd Blazers in Knoxville, TN.. If you go to a big show in the south you would see maybe 1 or 2 if you are lucky.


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Just wondering how rare 2WD blazers are in other parts of the country?? Here in the north east, I can only rember seeing a few when they were fairly new. I haven't seen one in years here, and the 4WD ones are getting scarce due to rust. I loved my old 86 4x4 ( condemed due to rust ) and was thinking a lowered 2WD would be cool. I would probably have to have one shipped from the south.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

Since I picked mine up, I have seen two others, around Southeast Texas area. One complete custom and one in need of some TLC.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

Including mine, I have seen two others on Craigslist here in the Washington/Oregon area within the last 3 months. None in the past two years before that.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

There are 2 running around up here in the summer time only
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I owned one back in the early 90s and it is still running around. You see couple cruising around Az from time to time.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:23 PM   #7
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

They are a little more plentiful than the '70-'72 models. But production stopped in '82. I would love to have a '73-'75 2wd model with the full removeable top. Check with "bagged74". He has a sweet '90 model (on a 2wd frame) in the '73-'87 trucks for sale section. EDIT: I went there to find a link,... and I don't see it now. Maybe it's sold.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:03 PM   #8
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I couldn't agree with you more, since they are so hard to get around here, once I found both a 77 2wd and a 75 4x4 I grabbed onto them. I am going to swap tubs on them and have some fun. Once I get started (in late Jan), I will create a build thread to monitor progress.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:19 AM   #9
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I've seen maybe 5 come up for sale in the last year between Dallas and Oklahoma City (craigslist and auto trader only)
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:53 AM   #10
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

could you convert one to 2WD by swaping in a crossmember from a 2WD pickup , or the frames different??
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

We have about 5 that run around the town and I have seen several more in the surrounding area from time to time. I still have phone numbers floating around of some for sale....I think there are currently 2 or 3 on seattle/portland craigslist combined.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:51 PM   #12
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I've seen probably a handful in the Vegas valley.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:12 PM   #13
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Fairly common in the South. Here's a nice one I found on Craigslist-Link

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Old 01-04-2008, 03:27 AM   #14
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

cartman the frames are almost the same. you have to drill holes for the front crossmember mounting. see http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=168231 from sixty8c10
he did a full 4wheel to 2wheel swap
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 PM   #15
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cartman the frames are almost the same. you have to drill holes for the front crossmember mounting. see http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=168231 from sixty8c10
he did a full 4wheel to 2wheel swap
...and vice-versa too if I remember right? Doing one would be a lot of work (almost too much?) but to do two at the same time is beyond me!
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:06 AM   #16
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

This thread is kinda old but, I have always wondered the same. I live in a town of like 23,000 or more and I know of three over here. Central valley, cali.
Seen a few for sale around bay area.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:28 PM   #17
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

In wisconsin, I have maybe only seen 1 or 2 in my life. 4x4s are everywhere, but most are rusty, lifted, have a plow, or are mud trucks.
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

I've seen one in the 13 years I've lived here.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #19
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I have seen a couple since I sold mine several years ago.Well, three actually, two have been fairly recent and were lowered customs.
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Seen a few in the summer here, mostly at car shows.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:54 PM   #21
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

so can we safely say there just arent that many? i stole mine(not literally,but close) i paid $450 for mine.had a guy ask me if it was for sale the other day.had to say no without even seeing what he wanted to pay for it.even though it needs a ton of work,that i really dont no how to do,i still love it.my wife almost killed me when i told her about the guy that wanted to buy it.she hates it.i will post a pic of it
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:58 PM   #22
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:19 AM   #23
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Looks good.. What do you need to do to it? I know back window and lower the back, but it looks good..
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Re: How rare are 2WD blazers where you are??

in my country you can find some blazers, but, they are from 74-83...
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Not very common here in the Chicagoland area.I've seen one in person that I remember and every once in awhile one shows up on craigslist
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