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Old 10-15-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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Project: Sellers Remorse

So about 10 years ago I sold my dream car (truck) my 1972 GMC Jimmy. Fast forward to August and I found another Jimmy. This one is a 1971 and needs everything. Itís has the original 307/350/205 that someone has freshened up, 3.07 gears. Solid windshield frame, cut down rust free bed floor from a squarebody, firewall and frame so Iím going to start building it from the Firewall back.

-New Parts already purchased: full one piece floor pan, body mounts, core support, fender and a rust free original 68 fender

-plans- 1968 Chevrolet Front clip, ORD axle flip, 4Ē lift in the front, Jeep Wrangler JK front and rear seats, custom roll bar, 6.0 LS/NV4500/NP241c, 3.55 gears, Detroit trutrac front and rear. I plan on making this my daily driver.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:37 PM   #2
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Hereís some pics from the beginning rear down
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:56 AM   #3
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can a moderator move this to the projects section please
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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Update
I have removed the engine and transmission/tcase, all the wiring harnesses and basically anything that is unboltable within the cab and engine bay.

after some urging by one of my friends I removed the outer cowl by cutting out the spot welds. Im sure that I have created a ton more work for myself but I will sleep better at night knowing that I treated and repaired any rust under that cowl panel.

the plan from here is to
1. cut the fire wall and A pillar away from the body and have it dipped or blasted. not sure which yet (any advice appreciated)
2. break the frame completely down and wire wheel then coat with Eastwoods Rust Preventative paint then top coat
3. Fix rust on the firewall/A pillar
4. Start building the Blazer from the ground up (i.e. 1 piece cab floor bolt on first, then the step up, then the bed floor, then bed sides and finally the fire wall.)
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
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Re: Project: Sellers Remorse

That is a known area for rust, but what about the w/s pillars, mine are rusty and drop chunks of rust in my lap, some day I'll address those areas, but not today. Yours look pretty solid

good luck with your build, I'll watch
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:13 PM   #6
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The windshield pillars are prob the better parts of my blazer pre-sand blasting, which might tell a different story. the only damage i can see is where the top bolts into he windshield frame.
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