My 1972 K5 Build thread - 56k = NO

Discussion in 'Older Blazer Models' started by Effeckt, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Effeckt

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    Started to clean up my K5 I picked up earlier this month. Thought I would share the progress with you all since it's going to be taking up my time and money rather than the Tahoe for awhile.

    I haven't done much to it as of yet due to finances but thanks to my buddy having welding skills he and I got to work on the body last Saturday and yesterday. We were able to weld up all of the body holes , fill them, sand them down, and re-primer them.

    I didn't go picture crazy but here is a couple shots of the welds -

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    Did the driver side yesterday. Next up will be to work out the dents but all of the holes are gone. Here are the pics!

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    A few shots of my rig next to my friend's.

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    Pictures arnt working :(
     
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    Boo... was looking to save myself some time. I'll re-host them over here.

    ---------- Post added at 04:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:59 AM ----------

    Should be fixed now. Ignore the sticker on the fender. It was on there when I got it but I haven't felt like removing it as of yet.
     
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    Looks like a great truck to build up.We have a 72 that was my brothers sitting that id love to finish.Already has a lift done but bodys rough now from sitting so long.I had a lifted 77 when i was younger but the older ones look so much better with the top off.Cant wait to follow your build maybe itll give me inspiration .
     
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    Thanks Pat. This is my second 72. I had one before I was married (sold it about 8 years ago) and have wanted another one ever since. I picked this one up about a month ago and am determined to get it into shape as funds will allow it. Since it's in good shape mechanically already, I'm working on the body work and then it will be all about saving for the paint job.
     
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    I hear you about the funds i got way too many projects going on and now my son starts kindergarten in sept. private school,so theres goes any extra funds.So i need to get as much as i can done now,lol.
    I had alot of good times with my brother in the 72 growing up and after he passed away last year i swore id finish his 70 chevelle and the blazer if its the last thing i do.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your brother buddy. I assume the Chevelle was his and the Blazer yours? Either way you guys had some great vehicles. I love the Chevelle's every bit as much as the old K5's. Definitely post pics up here if you start the build. I'd love to check them out.
     
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    That K-5 is awesome, nice truck dude.:waytogo: I always wanted a 60's K-5, 4x4 and a convertible = Win !!
     
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    Thanks man. That's the same reason I've always loved them myself. There's just something about being able to cruise/off-road/etc all while in a full convertible. I was so bummed when I had to sell my last one. I told my wife this one is a lifer and I'll never sell it lol.
     
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    One of my faves!! Always wanted one
     

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