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Old 04-27-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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My 1972 K5 project

I picked this up about a month ago. I haven't done a lot to it as of yet. I started working on cleaning up the body thus far by welding up all of the holes and etc. It has a dent that I need to pull out and then some dings that I will have to work with as well. Here it is the day I got it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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Here is the first day of work my buddy and I did on the passenger side and the the results.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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The following weekend we did the driver side. Here are the pics of the work and results.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:30 PM   #4
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Welcome from S.A. Nice rig. very good starting point. Cant wait to see more progress.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm hoping to get some work done on it in the next couple of weeks. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:05 AM   #6
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Welcome....working on a 71K5 myself right now.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:17 AM   #7
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Nice Blazer!!. What paint are you using??
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:00 AM   #8
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Looks like mine
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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Solid project to start with.

I wish GM would have just used double sided tape to hold the trim on - it could have saved several fenders, doors, and beds...
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #10
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Thanks all for the welcome. It does look really similar to yours Mike.

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Nice Blazer!!. What paint are you using??
Right now it's just a green self etching primer from Checker which actually works for me since I'm doing all of this body work. It makes it a lot easier to fix afterwords. Once I'm all done with the work I want to paint it a metallic/gunmetal grey color, I'm still looking around for the exact color I want. Something similar to this pic I found on cardomain.



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Solid project to start with.

I wish GM would have just used double sided tape to hold the trim on - it could have saved several fenders, doors, and beds...
No kidding. That alone would have cut the welds I had to do in half!
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:46 AM   #11
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Very cool new ride keep up the good work my truck was painted gunmetal grey years ago and the pic you posted is sure makeing me thing that maybe my blazer could be grey..
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:57 PM   #12
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Very cool new ride keep up the good work my truck was painted gunmetal grey years ago and the pic you posted is sure makeing me thing that maybe my blazer could be grey..
Thanks. I felt the same way after I found that. I was torn between a few colors and then I came across that pic and ruled all of them out in favor of the gunmetal gray. I just read your build thread, great rides! I'd love to have that collection of vehicles.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:19 AM   #13
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welcome man amd thats a cool blazer what color are you going to put
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #14
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Thanks.. I'm planning on going with the Velocity Yellow from the late model Corvette's.

Edited color choice - changed my mind
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:18 AM   #15
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So have you changed anything lately?
What happened to the "Take your top off" windshield banner???? lol
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 PM   #16
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Man I wish.. I bought some patch panels for the lower inner door area that I need to weld in. I've been swamped at work and moving on top of it so not much progress as of late. I totally forgot about that banner too LOL! It came with the truck when I bought it. I'm kind of anti-stickers so I pulled them all off after bringing it home. The wife wasn't all that keen on it anyways haha.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:22 AM   #17
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Nothing really noteworthy to show in regards to pictures but I have finally been working on my rig. I ended up with a fuel fire awhile back and found out that there was a leak in the gasket between the carb and the manifold. Fortunately I had an extinguisher not too far away and killed it quick - no damage to the motor. Since then, I have gotten a new carb, new air cleaner, plugs, etc. Installed them all and fired the truck up again last week. We ran a clear fuel filter so I could see the gas quality which came with some more bad news - rusted out gas tank. So I'm about to buy a poly tank and install that and my rig will be back on the road!

The only visual thing I can see that is different from these pic is that I have since put on H2 wheels with 37 inch tires.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #18
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I hate to say it but alot of people don't use the glass fuel filters because they can crack and cause a fire....

I have H2 wheels to put on my truck as well, so post a pic when you get the chance...
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:25 AM   #19
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I hate to say it but alot of people don't use the glass fuel filters because they can crack and cause a fire....

I have H2 wheels to put on my truck as well, so post a pic when you get the chance...
Will do. I have heard about the cracking before actually. I went with it more for temporary purposes so I can get a good look at the gas as it had been sitting for some time. Thanks for the heads up though!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #20
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Here's a couple pictures of my new wheels on it. I'm considering powder coating them down the road at some point but I dig the way they look.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #22
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Hey AZ native here I'm getting out of the military here soon and coming back home. We will have to hit the trails sometime.
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Those H2s look sweet on your K5
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They look good... What size tires and lift?

I still want some Method Racing Double Standard wheels, but that will come later when I have some "extra" cash....
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #25
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Thanks guys. I have a six inch lift and the tires are 37s. I needed new tires with my last set and found a set of five of these on another forum for $300 and couldn't pass it up.
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