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Old 01-30-2017, 12:04 AM   #1
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72 Blazer 2.0

So my first truck was a 72 Blazer when I was 16 so 34 years later I had urge find another one and restore it. So this is what I have going on.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:14 AM   #2
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Here's about where I'm at now
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:03 AM   #3
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looks awesome. I am at almost the identical stage. What did you use for a tank?
custom bend fuel and brake lines or buy pre bent?
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:52 AM   #4
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:51 AM   #5
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Thats the Blazer I bought in Tennessee on a saturday afternoon. Popped up on clist
And was on 18 mins when i saw it. That was the best K5 body ive ever seen. I sold it to
A buddy in Easley sc and he put it on Ebay.. Glad its getting the restoration
It. deserves. Its actually the twin to mine.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:05 AM   #6
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looks awesome. I am at almost the identical stage. What did you use for a tank?
custom bend fuel and brake lines or buy pre bent?
It the same tank that it came with it I just painted it(I think it a older aftermarket tank). All the lines I brought from Inline tube and they fit perfect.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:10 AM   #7
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Thats the Blazer I bought in Tennessee on a saturday afternoon. Popped up on clist
And was on 18 mins when i saw it. That was the best K5 body ive ever seen. I sold it to
A buddy in Easley sc and he put it on Ebay.. Glad its getting the restoration
It. deserves. Its actually the twin to mine.
That's the one! I saw how clean it was and had to have it. The only real rust I had to fix was the right side rocker ( I can post up some more pictures later)
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:44 AM   #8
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What a great truck. Thank you for posting the restore pictures.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:29 PM   #9
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A little out of order but here is the pictures of the rust repair. Its just amazing how clean this truck's sheet medal is.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:33 PM   #10
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^^^How do I fix these pictures I can't get them to post the right side up
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:39 AM   #11
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^^^How do I fix these pictures I can't get them to post the right side up
If you have paint just open them in paint and use the rotate function. LOL
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #12
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Here I did one for you
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:10 AM   #13
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OMG I'll try it
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:56 PM   #14
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I think I got my posting pictures problem figured out. So lets see if I can throw up some pictures the right way. The first picture of underside is after scraping, wire wheeling and sanding for 3 days then epoxy DP primer and 2 coats of Sem rust and shield with hardner. It came out real nice the pictures doesn't do it any Justice. The next few pictures of the chassis waiting for parts and the last picture is this really cool roll bar that came with a parts truck I picked up.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:23 AM   #15
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Got the backing plates back from the Plater
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Ready to install new body bushings from Wes at Hartbeat and lower the body
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Now its time to put the engine together, its the original 010 block stuffed with stroker crank, roller cam and bunch of other goodies. More on later
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:06 AM   #16
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Looks awesome! I wish I would have thought of plating my backing plates!
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I'm in. Looks great so far. You've motivated me to make a run to the plater and powdercoat shops today.
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Re: 72 Blazer 2.0

That looks like a smitty built roll bar. I like it better than the dealer install one. I wish I could find one not too far from me.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:32 AM   #19
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That looks like a smitty built roll bar. I like it better than the dealer install one. I wish I could find one not too far from me.
Thanks for the info on the roll bar I knew it was old school but didn't knew who made it. I thought it might of been dealer installed but I'm guessing its not now.
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I',ve got a roll bar same deal came in my truck.Dont know if I will put it back in yet.Did you get new clamps with your inline tube in there kit, I'm fixin to order there stuff soon.Nice truck,getten one back together as well.
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I',ve got a roll bar same deal came in my truck.Dont know if I will put it back in yet.Did you get new clamps with your inline tube in there kit, I'm fixin to order there stuff soon.Nice truck,getten one back together as well.
I did order the clamps just in case but they didn't compare to the originals and mine were still in good shape so I glass beaded and painted them the original colors. The different colors on the clamps means how many lines it holds and the size of the lines.
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Saved the ones on this truck as well,most likely will clean up and do the same. Thanks. Paul.
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:50 PM   #24
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So while the truck at the body shop I started putting the engine together, I started with the original block and heads then adding a steel stroker crank, good rods, forged pistons and a comp roller cam.
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