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    Senior member Heinzk5's Avatar
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    I’ll nominate iggy


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    I Yam what I Yam Senior member Crusty Old Shellback's Avatar
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    I'll second Iggy.
    Let's get it on.
    A hearst dosen't come with a luggage rack!

    "Desert racing is the fiercest and most exciting competitive sport no one gives a shit about; we as a nation are too busy obsessing over spandex-clad guys chasing balls across manicured lawns to follow anything this extreme. Teams working together against time, nature and each other in conditions you won’t believe exist on a planet that supports life." A.P. Collins

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    Resident Beach Bum Senior member EXJAY's Avatar
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    So..who wants my vote?????
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    slow start......

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    Resident Beach Bum Senior member EXJAY's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sardo Numspa View Post
    slow start......
    Yep.. understatement of the year

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    '88 K5 w/ 4" Rancho lift (springs/blocks) RS5000s, & 33x12.50 BFG A/Ts
    '15 Silverado Crew Cab
    '74 VW Superbeetle


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    Tom Senior member Iggy's Avatar
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    Every project has to start with a good strong base - in this case a frame. Above are photos of the one I picked up a few years back, it finished it's life as a low mileage K5 Blazer not far from where it started back in 1987 - I found it near Flint. It was a low mileage truck that the good body was taken off of and grafted to a 1969 pickup frame. What was left was a rust free 1987 K5 frame with axles and cracked 305 TBI engine (cylinders were full of antifreeze). I brought my $300 score home on a trailer, the frame has been cleaned and coated in "Chassis Saver Satin Black". I still have a couple of things to do to the frame before I am ready to drop the body on it, but that will have to wait until the snow melts so I can get at the frame.
    1981 Chevy K5 Blazer (Before there was a pretend Blazer) with 454 TBI - TH400 - NP241C

    If you were a Supertramp, wouldn't you give more than a little bit?

    When I die, I want to go out like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming my head of like the passengers in his car!

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    Tom Senior member Iggy's Avatar
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    Once you have a good strong base (clean frame) one needs a good rust free body to attached to it. Since I am from Michigan that is not an easy feat! I had heard through a third party many years ago that someone was parting out a show truck. I figured it was just a nice looking K5, but what I found was a real trailer queen - as in the only time it was driven was on to and off of the trailer. When I fist saw the truck, it had dual chrome Holley's sticking through the hood on top of a chrome 6-71 blower, that was attached to a chrome 454 (yes I am talking a chromed Mark IV 454)! The 12" lift springs were chromed as was the rear 14-bolt and front 10-bolt (you do not need a Dana 60 to get on and off a trailer). This was an honest to goodness SHOW TRUCK - the kind with the felt ropes keeping the people back so they do not touch it. Since I am lousy at body work, I struck up a deal for the body - they left it on the cut up frame but I had to source some junk axles and springs so I could roll it around.
    1981 Chevy K5 Blazer (Before there was a pretend Blazer) with 454 TBI - TH400 - NP241C

    If you were a Supertramp, wouldn't you give more than a little bit?

    When I die, I want to go out like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming my head of like the passengers in his car!

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    I Yam what I Yam Senior member Crusty Old Shellback's Avatar
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    Wait, I thought you said this was a show truck. How come there are drip dirt spots on the bottom of the body?

    That's one hell of a grand score.
    A hearst dosen't come with a luggage rack!

    "Desert racing is the fiercest and most exciting competitive sport no one gives a shit about; we as a nation are too busy obsessing over spandex-clad guys chasing balls across manicured lawns to follow anything this extreme. Teams working together against time, nature and each other in conditions you won’t believe exist on a planet that supports life." A.P. Collins

    '87 K5. SOLD.
    '73 pre runner Built 350 w/ Sniper EFI/SM465/205/D44/12bolt/3.73 gears, Spartan locker/auburn posi. 35" tires on 5" deaver spring lift. 12/18" travel F/R Crossover steering.



    January 2018 TOTM

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    Tom Senior member Iggy's Avatar
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    Just a jigsaw puzzle I need to put back together!
    1981 Chevy K5 Blazer (Before there was a pretend Blazer) with 454 TBI - TH400 - NP241C

    If you were a Supertramp, wouldn't you give more than a little bit?

    When I die, I want to go out like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming my head of like the passengers in his car!

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    Tom Senior member Iggy's Avatar
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    What truck would be complete without a nice interior. No need to go custom here, the ORIGINAL dash and door panels almost look new and could be mistaken for aftermarket - except they fit! Guess I do not need to source those on the open market!
    1981 Chevy K5 Blazer (Before there was a pretend Blazer) with 454 TBI - TH400 - NP241C

    If you were a Supertramp, wouldn't you give more than a little bit?

    When I die, I want to go out like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming my head of like the passengers in his car!

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