1977 Chevy Blazer, Original 2wd Rotisserie
restoration/customization. Every nut and bolt removed and either
replaced with stainless or grade 8 hardware where applicable.
Chassis was powder-coated and so were all suspension items
attached. When disassembled, I sent out as many parts to be
powder-coated as possible. Only the best (basically OEM) parts were
used and everything was replaced or rebuilt. This were no expenses
spared on this build and it shows in every way. New 400ci Dart
Racing Engines short block with Comp Cams valvetrain. Air Flow
Research aluminum heads, Holley multi-port fuel injection, Billet
Specialties front accessory drive system with XL Sanden SD7
compressor, Derale dual electric fan module, Custom made aluminum
intake tube with cold air box. Engine block and transmission
painted to match body. Factory AC components remain (converted to
R134) so the system can be cold even with no window film in
Arizona. Core support, inner fenders, grille slats and many other
components underhood painted body color to tie it all together.
Professionally built 700R4 overdrive transmission. 3.73 rear gears.
The truck cruises down the road at 70 and about 2200rpm's. This
truck was in storage for 22 years and is an original 64K mile
truck. It did have a few areas of rust, but they were all repaired.
I did the bodywork myself (9 months of sanding and primer) and used
Squeege's Kustoms epoxy primer. PPG brand: sealer, custom mixed
base, and clear. Door jambs were painted 2 tone also and meticulous
care taken to make them as nice as the exterior body panels. Spot
welds and excess metal from the factory were all removed, deburred,
or filled to give every aspect of the painted surface a smooth
clean finish that you simply do not see on even many high-end paint
jobs. Further, the doors, fenders and quarters were sanded as "one
piece" so as to make them seem like they are all 1 surface and
blend together with no visible transition from panel to panel.