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Old 09-20-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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76 Blazer / 77 shortbox build

Hi, this is my 76 blazer project that I bought for $400 bucks. A few pictures have already been floating around here from previous questions that I have had in the past but, I figure its time for a build thread.
Stats: 350, factory 4 speed, trailering Special, Glenwood green with green interior, 85,000 miles, I purchased from the original owner who special ordered it. It is also rough and had not been registered since 85. It also sports a heavy duty suspension, factory locker, factory tach and gauges.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Re: 76 Blazer build

now the good
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: 76 Blazer build

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Old 09-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Re: 76 Blazer build

And now the drivers side
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: 76 Blazer build

More of the drivers side. Also my 68 step that has been waiting for me
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
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Re: 76 Blazer build

This is where we are currently as of 9-25-09
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:34 PM   #7
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Re: 76 Blazer build

Where did you buy the repair panels from? It looks like they fit really well.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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The parts came from a variety of suppliers; the rear skins, pans, rockers, and inner rockers, were lmc, the doors and fenders were from certifit, and the outer wheel house and a part of the inner rockers were from 73-87 chevy trucks. For the most part, everything fit pretty good, but we also spent a lot of time fitting and tweaking. The inner rockers and supports may have taken the most work, mostly because my blazer was so bad.

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Old 09-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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wow you did some work
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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Re: 76 Blazer build

Looks good. You spent alot of time and patience on that blazer. I like it. What are your plans besides the bodywork?
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #11
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Re: 76 Blazer build

The plan is to make a clean, stock appearing blazer except I am removing the emblems and trim. Also, it will get a 4 inch lift and 35's, although I doubt it will see much off road action because of how it is turning out. I am working on a set of 3/4 ton axles right now with 4.10 gears (14 bolt, factory locker, and a gm 10 bolt) to replace the 3.08s that are currently in it. Also the interior is changing to black, but I have to find some high back buckets for it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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Re: 76 Blazer build

Sounds great! I've been wanting to do a blazer for a while now. Maybe after the GMC is done. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:06 PM   #13
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Your GMC hits close to home, my wife and her father restored a 85 Gmc shortbox when she was in high school. She sold it to pay for college and really regrets it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:52 AM   #14
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Re: 76 Blazer build

nice work
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:13 PM   #15
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Here are some pics of things that we had to make.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:15 PM   #16
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A few more
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:00 AM   #17
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Re: 76 Blazer build

Your Blazer looks like it is really progressing well. While you have the quarter cut off, you might want to hit the backside of the inner panels with a rust encapsulator and some paint while you can get to them.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #18
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Yes, we have been using eastwoods rust encapsulator on many parts of the truck. I did get the inner areas on both sides of the truck, it was just after I took the photo. Great tip to point out though.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #19
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Here's a little update on where we are at.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #20
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I had to take a break for deer hunting.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:43 AM   #21
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I am thinking about doing 1 piece windows, any thoughts?

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:57 AM   #22
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hmmmm NICE!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:00 PM   #23
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Nice jod as always!
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Re: 76 Blazer build

nice to see i wont be the only one fixin a northern rot box.... I get the extra task of keepin the door openings square since mine is a full removeable top unit... and your truck is the first ive seen with the pea green interior besides mine...nice!
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Wow, that was a lot of work. Glad to see you chose to save it instead of parting it out. Good job, and keep the updates and pics coming!!
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