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Old 04-23-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

I Found a Factory 1978 Two-wheel drive blazer, The thing runs, drives and stops. but the Body had too many rust issues. the frame is very clean, with no rust .. kool! . so I removed the body, degreased and power washed the rolling chassis. and found a nice Arizona no rust body. now a little paint on the frame and i will set on the new body. its powered by a 350v8, 350 turbo trans and 308 rear gear.

will keep updating................ dave
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

Cool!
I know your level of detail.
Looking forward to the finished product
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Cool!
I know your level of detail.
Looking forward to the finished product
Thank you sir, I only hope my wallet can hold up !!!
my other project, "1972 c10 shorty" is in mid stream.
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:12 PM   #4
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

UPDATE. chassis cleaned,and painted ..... And body on frame. easy to do with the right equipment...
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:37 PM   #5
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

only thing to make that better is a full convert top conversion with parts from 73-75 .

nice find and save !
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:59 PM   #6
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only thing to make that better is a full convert top conversion with parts from 73-75 .

nice find and save !
after a roll over many years ago, I appreciate a hard top.
thx for the complement. dave
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:26 PM   #7
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

What's the plan for it? Lowered, wheels, etc?
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:36 PM   #8
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What's the plan for it? Lowered, wheels, etc?

not sure.... getting ideas right now. im not into the low look. might go with the stock look.. dave
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:16 PM   #9
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

My son's Henry has that same tan/red color combo!
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:20 PM   #10
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My son's Henry has that same tan/red color combo!
nice color but im thinking Blue / white.
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

ahhhh blue/white . pic i saved of the internet .
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:58 AM   #12
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

THATS AWESOME. This is kinda what in leaning to.....
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:46 PM   #13
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

few more i saved in your color range
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:05 PM   #14
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

yes.... thats the color combo.... thank you !
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:44 PM   #15
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

The frame looks great. Good save. This will be a cool truck.
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:46 PM   #16
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

paint completed and re assembly started.
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paint complete
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paint...
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paint ends
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:02 PM   #21
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and now re assembly
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Looks great, and I love the color
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

I'm thinking blue and white he says and then like 3 days later... Oh yeah, here it is. You have been busy! I'm usually a fan of a darker blue, but that 'ice' blue looks great!
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:13 PM   #24
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Looks great, and I love the color

I Thank you very much....



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I'm thinking blue and white he says and then like 3 days later... Oh yeah, here it is. You have been busy! I'm usually a fan of a darker blue, but that 'ice' blue looks great!
it was about a month but whos counting, thx for your input.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:59 PM   #25
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Re: 1978 2-Wheel drive Blazer Build.

more sheet metal assembled. some interior and trim.
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