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Old 01-31-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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Making Our Old Blazer Shiny Again

We've had this old truck for over 22 years now, we bought it with what little money we had after we got married, plus selling off TG's 74 Dart so we could have something for camping, driving on the beach (we have a family beach house on the north Oregon coast) and a general "family wagon". This was TG's daily driver for about 4 years before it was my daily driver, for the next 6 years, since then it's been our beach/camping rig.

This old truck had not been pampered when we bought it, and although I have done many up grades to it through the years, keeping it well maintained, we used it as it was meant to be used.

Foster Mud Flats



Christmas Tree Cutting



Beach Clean-ups





And during the times as a daily driver she always got us to work on time the following week


Stripping her down before she goes away..................this is her best side as the passenger fender and door was replaced about 10 years ago.



Parts that I've been collecting through the years.



The old dood that I found to do the work, he's good, reasonable, but slooow.




Now we get into the ugly..............I knew it had rust issues, but it was way worst then I thought



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Old 01-31-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:27 AM   #3
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Nice truck. I always loved the full removeable roof Blazers, especially the pre 73s. This should be good.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:21 AM   #4
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Love Blazers from that era. Had a 72 pickup that was my favorite vehicle of all time. Can't wait to see her all pretty.
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:34 AM   #5
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Awesome truck.

Great forum at 67-72 trucks. All chevy guys. Good knowledge and flea market.

Cheers
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:51 AM   #6
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Always had a jones going for those early Blazers.

Looking forward to your progress
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:37 AM   #7
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Cool rig . . . . . . .

Can't wait to see it all shiny . . . . . .
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:25 AM   #8
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www.lmctruck.com is your friend
Thanks, I've bought stuff from there, but I prefer buying local when I can

http://www.dansclassic.com/index.cfm

Dan's Classic Auto Parts is a very cool old school store, I'll try to get some pics of some of the cool old stuff they have in there.


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Awesome truck.

Great forum at 67-72 trucks. All chevy guys. Good knowledge and flea market.

Cheers
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Thanks, I just joined, and getting ready ask some questions


I'll have to disclose that I started this project last summer (did I say it was going slow?), so I'll keep posting pics until I catch up.


New inner and outer rocker panel is on





Window frame getting patched



I always thought there was a thick coat of bondo on the rear quarter panel the way the paint was cracked in one area............turns out it was just a bad spot in the paint.

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Old 02-01-2015, 08:46 PM   #9
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You didn't buy that from a guy named terry by chance did you?
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:10 PM   #10
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Vespafitz just painted his using a paint roller. He wrote an article about it and a google search should turn it up. The photos look pretty nice.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:58 AM   #11
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My son and I did the roller paint job on his VW Baja bug. It turned out nice, but the paint faded really fast. I'd do it again, but would use better paint (we used Rustoleum enamel)

Nice looking rig, can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:32 AM   #12
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Good on ya for keeping the old rig so long and giving her the attention she deserves! My only hope is that it will still be rocking the Hugger Orange when it's done.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:11 PM   #13
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Vespafitz just painted his using a paint roller. He wrote an article about it and a google search should turn it up. The photos look pretty nice.
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My son and I did the roller paint job on his VW Baja bug. It turned out nice, but the paint faded really fast. I'd do it again, but would use better paint (we used Rustoleum enamel)
Nice looking rig, can't wait to see it finished!
Thanks, I've seen OK roller jobs, but I need something that will hold up to the abuse that I will throw at it.

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Good on ya for keeping the old rig so long and giving her the attention she deserves! My only hope is that it will still be rocking the Hugger Orange when it's done.
Thanks, and yes, Hugger Orange it is

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You didn't buy that from a guy named terry by chance did you?
The Sellwood slumlord who drives a Blazer (and about half a dozen other GM vehicles)?...............No, I bought it from Patterson Tires on Foster Rd in 92 (he used to wheel and deal in 67-72 Chevy Trucks).

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Old 02-03-2015, 12:24 AM   #14
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Hey, I know exactly where that is- I'm there every few months. Gonna be doing some night ops in April. I still see Bob Patterson from time to time and go by his old shop every once in awhile.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:40 AM   #15
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Sure is good that you van get new rockers for it.
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