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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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1st gen Blazer deal

Hey I might have a chance to buy a 72 Blazer tonight![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
My neighbor bought it for his little girl (17year old) and fixed it up nice! (New interior, New Blue paint, Rebuilt drivetrain)
But she want's something else (Probably a Honda[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img])
Anyway I find out how much $$$ tonight.
I know this is a kinda useless post[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] but I have been drooling over this Blazer for over a year now. And I am about to bust at the seems[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
Also this is a Arizona Truck NO RUST and I see NO Bodywork at all! Literally showroom condition!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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ok now where exactly is this blazer located? good luck man.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 12:07 PM
 
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Cool man. I looked for two years before I found mine. I know how excited you are.

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hey jr, got any plans for your ride in the near future? where about in texas are you, if don't mind me asking?


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I'm in Houston. As far as my truck goes, I got in the middle of rebuilding my motor along with a few other small things but wife decided we needed to move. Since then all my time has been spent fixing up the new house (not by choice). Where u b in texas? My wife and I try to get out and wheel as many places as we can. Maybe we can hook up.......if I ever fix my truck.

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it's been a while too since i've wheeled. like 3 months! i use to live in southwest and now i find myself in texas city. now it's like the only i really do go is galveston of the tc dike. also waiting to get some muddin boots for the ol gal!


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Well, I finally got a price outa him [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

$8,000 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] But I could probably get it for about $7,500

I don't know ???? I knew it was nice, but I didn't know it was made of gold[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

Have I been outa touch, or is this really what these are selling for???

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so uh, what drivetrain is in it? is it 1/2 ton stuff?


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Looks pretty original, 1/2 ton 12bolt, 350/350, 2.5" lift, and 33"s, Body and interior are mint! has A/C but not working[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] (I know from experience, A/C work is expensive)
The 1/2 ton stuff doesnt worry me it's strong enough for what I would be doing with it, what does kinda suck is he just spent the money on the 2.5" lift and 33"s when i would put a 4" or 6" lift and 35"s on it, so that money was wasted I wish he had fixed the AC instead.
I don't know I was thinking he was going to say about $6K I am still in a little shock I guess[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Part of the $$$ is because he had everything done by shops, he said he just spent $600 on the brakes (I was thinking for $600 I could have done it myself and had 4 wheel disks)

I am now sort of thinking maybe I should find something else
this is nice, very nice! but a little high $$$ for me,[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] if he said $6K I would buy it, and maybe keep it that height until the tires wore out.
I was just thinking I dont even know the gear ratio I assume it is probably 3.73 so if I were to go to 35" I would need to regear also $$$[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

Sorry if I am babbeling[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Err. My dad and bro fix up alot of these year trucks.
AC not working from the fact. is better than no AC from the factory. Helps value a good bit. I haven't seen the truck, but it almost sounds like he is trying to get out of it what he has in it. I know better than some that you can spend ALOT on these trucks easy. But has all the window rubber/felt been replaced? Things like bezels, gauges, especially a factory tach, grille shell and housing is around $546 complete ALONE. Now if he has been replacing parts left and right I believe he is trying to return his money on it. Which is close to impossible with these trucks. I will get a pic up tomorrow of my dads '72 skinned to the metal before he sold it. He didn't get anywhere near what he wanted for it. And it came with a BED FULL of NEW PARTS. Now, the way I look at it, these things aren't easy to come buy. Look at it as only paying $1500 more than what you are willing to drop down NOW. For a mere $1500 you can have that showroom Blazer next door. Think of the chances of finding another one like it, you'd still have to regear when you lifted. If you bought the one next door or another one, either way. Maybe he is throwing that price out there just to see if he CAN get it. Don't mention it for a few days. Let HIM bring it up. I don't think there are any other buyers?? I would try and get that price down too. Sheesh. $8K?? God that is steep now that I think of all the new parts it better have.
Atleast you know where this one came from, and what & who did what to it. He probably has receipts, which will help you if a part goes bad. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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