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YBNORML 10-10-2010 08:52 PM

72, 2wd blazer
 
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hey guys, this is my 72 factory 2wd blazer. As far as I can tell it has had one re-paint (exterior only) I believe that it has about 71,000 original miles. I cannot confirm this, but the interior is stock/original and the undercarriage is just way too clean to be a 170,000 mile truck.

A good friend of mine brought the truck out of North Dakota in 2002. He installed 2-1/2 drop spindles in the front and 4" drop coils in the rear with rally wheels (yuck on the rallies). in Five years he put less than 4000 miles on her.

I bought her in the summer of 07. the first thing I did was ditch the rallies and added some 20/22's. Then I installed a cpp bolt-in notch with 6" springs/2" blocks. Up front I added 3' drop coils (with one loop cut off) I love the way it rides. Doesn't bottom out at all. And I drive the wheels off her. I also yanked the 307 in favor of a mildly built 350. Toying with the idea dropping in a bigblock though.

Here are some pic's. As purchased, before drop, and current.

tubbedII 10-10-2010 09:26 PM

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Great looking ride!!!

lolife99 10-10-2010 09:58 PM

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Very nice blazer.
Keep us posted on your progress.

greens69 10-10-2010 10:14 PM

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Nice looking Blazer!!

VA72C10 10-10-2010 10:18 PM

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very nice!!!

72BlckButy 10-10-2010 10:41 PM

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What a great looking Blazer, congrats on the purchase!

One of my favorite colors. :)

So what's next?

YBNORML 10-10-2010 10:44 PM

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Thanks guys. This truck is my cruiser. Once my shortbox is on the road, this one is next for some major work.
68 clip, and probably a pb stage 2 kit. I don't wanna cut the floor.
Up here these are pretty hard to find, at least in good shape.
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red71cheyenne 10-10-2010 10:59 PM

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Very sharp 2 wheeler! Love that copper color.

bouncytruck 10-10-2010 11:19 PM

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Great looking truck. I like the color and the mods you've made to it.

72BlckButy 10-10-2010 11:21 PM

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Wanna sell it? :lol:

It's a great looking Blazer, and with so many changing the front clip I would find it difficult to do. To each their own and either way it will remain a true 2wd.

Any interior/motor shots?

YBNORML 10-10-2010 11:26 PM

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I will look tomorrow for some more pics.
I've thought long and hard on the clip change.
I'm just a much bigger fan of the 67/68. I do plan on storing the original clip, just in case I wanna return it to original. However, I will never change the color.
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Mr Pops 10-10-2010 11:42 PM

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I used to work with the guy that you bought it off of, I've seen it up close and I love it! Love seein' it cruisin around Edmonton too!

YBNORML 10-10-2010 11:49 PM

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Rory is an awesome guy. I drove it more last season than he did in six years. I enjoy giving him the gears about it. I also bought his 98 Chev.
I've seen yours around town as well, very nice truck.
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Mr Pops 10-10-2010 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by YBNORML (Post 4234543)
Rory is an awesome guy. I drove it more last season than he did in six years. I enjoy giving him the gears about it. I also bought his 98 Chev.
I've seen yours around town as well, very nice truck.
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Thanks for the compliment.. the rust is starting to creep up on me:dohh:
For the 98, are you talking about his reg cab shortbox? (In front of the garage in the first pic?)

YBNORML 10-11-2010 12:32 AM

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Nah, he gave up on that truck and cleaned up a 98 extended cab shortbox with only 130,000 clicks on it. Then found out it wasn't able to tow his newer bigger trailer. Oh well his loss, my gain:)
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Mr Pops 10-11-2010 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by YBNORML (Post 4234616)
Nah, he gave up on that truck and cleaned up a 98 extended cab shortbox with only 130,000 clicks on it. Then found out it wasn't able to tow his newer bigger trailer. Oh well his loss, my gain:)
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Cool. I peeked in your profile page, can't wait to see that 68 out on the road..

vtblazer 10-11-2010 10:14 AM

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Sweet ride, welcome to the board.

YBNORML 10-11-2010 12:53 PM

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Thanks for all positive comments.
Pops: I'm hoping for next summer on the 68, I posted an intro Thread over on the 67-72 page yesterday. Lots more pics.
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chevy truck crazy 10-11-2010 05:35 PM

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sick blaze :metal: always good to see another factory 2wd out there did you notch the rear or anything cause im thinking of running with the same setup as you but with 22s I know they dont hit on the rear with a 6 drop but its right on the rubber bump stops. Again nice ride thanks for the post.:gmc2:

YBNORML 10-11-2010 05:41 PM

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With 6" coils and 2" blocks and a cpp bolt in notch I have not had any issues withe the suspension bottoming out. I am also running a cpp adjustable panhard bar.
I have not yet installed the shock relocators but I am told they are worth it.
The wheels are 22" with 265/35 series

Big Block 10-11-2010 05:51 PM

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Sweet looking Blazer. I like the factory color. I hate to see you change the clip. It all in the eye of the holder. Hold'er tight! Looks like a keeper.

YBNORML 10-11-2010 05:59 PM

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Thanks, I was expecting alot thoughts on the clip change. But since I have no intention of ever selling, I can always change it back.
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YBNORML 10-12-2010 01:05 PM

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Here is a few interior/under hood pics. They are a couple years old. Interior is the same, engine compartment is cleaned up but not painted. I'll get some more as soon as I can.

BigCountryx 01-04-2012 09:23 PM

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So you're running about a 7/8 drop with a bolt in notch and no issues bottoming out??? Wow, looks like I've got a game plan lol. The truck looks great. Could you pull a measurement from the center of the wheel to the fender lip for my reference? I'm trying to figure out what drop my blazer has so that I can figure out what I want to do to tweak the suspension.
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YBNORML 01-05-2012 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BigCountryx (Post 5102254)
So you're running about a 7/8 drop with a bolt in notch and no issues bottoming out??? Wow, looks like I've got a game plan lol. The truck looks great. Could you pull a measurement from the center of the wheel to the fender lip for my reference? I'm trying to figure out what drop my blazer has so that I can figure out what I want to do to tweak the suspension.
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I can do that. However, the truck is in storage but I can go there tomorrow and measure.


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