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Old 08-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #101
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

marking it so i can find it

i like what you're doing here
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:51 PM   #102
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So, it's sure been awhile since I have posted here, with my wife deployed to Afghanistan, the job and the kids have been keeping me full time busy.. But I have been looking for and gathering parts for the project. I am taking pictures this week, but so far I have found the following.
  • Tilt column
  • Tach Dash
  • new tail light sockets and lenses
  • some of the A/C components
  • Aluminum Radiator
and a few assorted goodies.

While looking for these and other parts however, I also found myself yet another project.. Geez, I bet that's never happened to anyone huh...

Guess what it is..

I found myself a shortwide bed in pieces, then I found a 1972 SWB frame and title, and today I found a nice really clean A/C cab.. So it looks like I will stuff all these into the shop along side the Blazer for a future build. now I just need to decide what front end I want. Hmmmm maybe a 68 Anniversay truck to match the Blazer? Well, that's for later. Focus!

The only other progress is that my son found himself a 454 for his Blazer. Great - more work for me! Of course he wants it swapped in right away, but he is going to have to wait too.

For now, I have to finish framing in a new front addition on my house before the weather changes and the wife gets home, so I am on a short hold with the Blazer.. I need to get pictures to document everything, and will post them as I take them. Thanks for hanging in there

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:07 PM   #103
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Wow, nice scores! On the Blazer, I think you should run 67-68 buckets with a 69-72 console. Solves the buddy seat backrest issue.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #104
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Thanks for hanging in there
I'm in it for the long haul, like I said before, this was what I was going to do to my Blazer. I can't wait to see it come together!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:52 PM   #105
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

Frizzle Fry,
Like we talked about last week, I like the bucket console idea. I have the buckets, now I guess its time to search for a console.. among the other 10,000 little bits and pieces..

I am also picking up the SWB frame and cab this Friday, will take pictures for sure..
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #106
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

I love this build! that will truly be a rare truck! I actually acuired a 68 short wide CST (rollover) that was exactly like that truck featured in the article and the photoshop pics. When I purchased it back in 90 or 91 it still had the cab and part of the front clip. I scrapped everything but the frame, bed bottom and driver side bed panel because of the wreck damage. I have plans to use that bed one of these days. Anyway, I love this color scheme! keep it up!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:32 PM   #107
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mcbassin,

Thanks, I am really chomping at the bit to keep things rolling, I have so many little things going on at the moment. I need to make some more room in the shop so I can take he tub back off and finish the fab work..
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #108
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

Picked up the 1972 SWB GMC frame today, and snapped a couple of shots of the cab. Looks like rockers are in order, but the windshield, floors and cab corners are good. Will be hauling it home tomorrow or Sat.




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Old 12-02-2009, 12:59 AM   #109
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

Well I picked up a truck I can drive over the winter, it's a 71 1/2 ton 4x4
small block 350 with a SM465/205. It needs a few things of course, but should get me through.. I already got a stock grille and bumper to replace what's there and bent.





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Old 12-02-2009, 07:26 AM   #110
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

Looks like a good winter driver, nice buy!
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:26 PM   #111
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

Thanks,

Yeah, I think it will work out great. It runs and drives well, just needs the usual rockers, and core support. I hope to have the grille and bumper changed this weekend, and I think that and a good cleaning will do wonders..

Pics when I get that far.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #112
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Yeah, I think it will work out great. It runs and drives well, just needs the usual rockers, and core support. I hope to have the grille and bumper changed this weekend, and I think that and a good cleaning will do wonders..

Pics when I get that far.
That is NICE truck! "winter driver" I can see a 4x4 build thread coming soon.
Stay focused here....blazer.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #113
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I finally found a picture of a restored 50th. This truck belongs to Rick Parsons, and the article is in Truck Builder Magazine http://truckbuildermagazine.com/ME2/...49EDD04DB2C706

Pretty Damn nice ride!

This helps me to visualize mine.. I am going to attempt doing a Photoshop onto a Blazer with the color scheme.




I like that color combo also. Ever since I found a picture of the crew cab with those colors I have liked it.
Do you know where a guy could find more pictures of this truck. The link does not work. Is the magazine no longer published? I wish I could see that issue.
Thanks Matt
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #114
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I like that color combo also. Ever since I found a picture of the crew cab with those colors I have liked it.
Do you know where a guy could find more pictures of this truck. The link does not work. Is the magazine no longer published? I wish I could see that issue.
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Here's a link to Classic Truck mag. feature:http://www.classictrucks.com/feature...c10/index.html
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:22 AM   #115
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Here's one of the CrewCab.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #116
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I made a copy from my issue of the Truck Builder article on Rick Parsons truck, you can download it here in PDF format.

http://www.2heeldrive.com/brochures/...dWhite68_2.pdf
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:52 PM   #117
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Re: Project 50th C5 Blazer

I got a little clean-up done to the new winter driver, I swapped out the grill and took the really bent bumper off and in place put the free slightly bent bumper on.. Still it looks way better to me already. I also noticed while doing an oil change I have the front left axle seal weeping a bit. Guess I had better take care of that right away... Here is a shot of how it looks today.
I did spend a couple of minutes trying to see if there was any shine left to the paint, at least it can look respectable for the winter. Turns out that it comes back pretty easy. If you look on the hood, you can see the spot I cleaned and waxed. Back in the shop it goes to give it the once over.



I also had to remove and re-do the power steering brackets, the PO. had left two bolts out and it was allowing the pump to move around, and the belt was slipping.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:51 AM   #118
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Looks much better already! Great winter driver! I need a 4by...

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:16 AM   #119
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I like your winter ride!
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:55 PM   #121
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hey bro when u installed your front cross member do your remember what pre existent hole lined up?
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:22 PM   #122
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I do, it was the one we painted some silver over.

If you look over these pic, you can see one of the original holes lined up perfect





I believe it was the middle hole of the three on the frame. I can go a take a cloer look if you need me to.

Hope this helps a bit

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #123
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Link seems to be dead, here is another article
http://www.classictrucks.com/feature...c10/index.html
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Any Blazer progress? Looks good so far...
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very little, but I have been collecting parts galore! Other than a few odds and ends, I have what I need to get may act together and make some progress. Hopefully with the big Portland swap meet this weekend, I will find some of the little things. I got delayed again when the new motor in my 78 took a dump, and until I figure that out my shop is overflowing with 2 trucks, 3 Blazers and parts.. which doesn't leave much room for working.
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