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'70 Chevy Blazer...........

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TP from Central PA

02-09-2003 16:59:36

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I am looking at buying one but know little about them. Those old Blazers were very rare around here so any help or things to look for would be appreciated.......I have older Chevy and GMC pickups so do the same basic things to look for on them apply to Blazers also......It is a '70 with a 350 coupled to a 4 speed, 4x4.......

Thanks for the help

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02-12-2003 21:51:58

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 Re: '70 Chevy Blazer........... in reply to TP from Central PA, 02-09-2003 16:59:36  
Pretty good old trucks. I've had 2 '72 blazers in the past. The fiberglass rear glass frame is bad about cracking. Check the top for cracking also. Check the area where the steering box bolts to the frame for cracking around the bolt holes.

Both mine were CST models. Had the chrome gear levers and A/C.

Should be a cast iron transfer case with gears. make sure it shifts ok. Check the lockout front hubs to make sure they are free.

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John Ne.

02-10-2003 11:06:12

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 Re: '70 Chevy Blazer........... in reply to TP from Central PA, 02-09-2003 16:59:36  
the 73 and earlier Blazers used a box/double floor pan in the front floor area, to stiffen the body when the top was removed, they were prone to filling up with dirt and rusting. In 74 they put a permanent roof over the front seat to eliminate this problem. Its an area I would look over real close, also for rust anywhere in the rocker panels or lower front door hinge area. John in Ne.

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Andy in Ohio

02-09-2003 20:30:03

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 Re: '70 Chevy Blazer........... in reply to TP from Central PA, 02-09-2003 16:59:36  
While I never messed with them...I always hear something about the 'rocker box' or something like that. I know it is a structural piece and if it is bad, it basicly needs a new tub. Hopefully someone else can explain a bit better.
Have you been by the message board on http://67-72chevytrucks.com ? Kick @ss board with something like 6500 + members.

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scott ackley

11-26-2005 16:08:20

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 Re: Re: '70 Chevy Blazer........... in reply to Andy in Ohio, 02-09-2003 20:30:03  
i have a 1981 blazer that im restoring its about ready for paint and is for sale any intrest ill paint it any color you want keep in mind this is a proffesional restoration and will deliver this truck for free anywhere in the u.s if intrested email at saackley@iwon.com. thanks

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angel garcia lovell

02-09-2007 21:27:11

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 Re: Re: Re: '70 Chevy Blazer........... in reply to scott ackley, 11-26-2005 16:08:20  
i have two 72 blazers resrtoring right now one its really good condition,but the other one it not that good.thats why im transformed into a pick-up whit a shot bed,and y shortned one feet.so look if the floor are good because they rustand a lot,and if you buy one dont leave it alot a time whit out the chassis,because it bends tha windshield mark its week if you need parts y have a lot of im in tijuana b.c.in a junc yard named el paisano 3

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