This custom 1973 Chevrolet K5 Blazer is the product of over 1,200
hours invested in a complete frame-off build. The body was stripped
from top to bottom. All metalwork was completed and epoxy-primed,
and U-Pol Raptor protective coating was applied to the floor.
Dynamat insulation on the inside floor provides additional sound
and heat control, and the entire body is finished with AXALTA
urethane paint. The frame, radiator support, inner fenders and
axles are finished with a powder-coat. This Blazer is powered by a
new GM LS3 430hp engine mated to a 4L75E 4-speed automatic
overdrive transmission with the original NP205 transfer case.
Upgrades include a stainless-steel exhaust system complete with
polished headers, a Holley Sniper intake and a polished
front-runner system by Vintage Air. The engine is covered by a
2-year, 50,000-mile warranty and is cooled by a DeWitt aluminum
radiator. This Blazer is equipped with stainless-steel fuel tank
from Rick's Hot Rods and includes a new, original GM fuel pump. The
stance is provided by a 4-inch lift kit, complete with all new leaf
springs. Power steps have been installed to assist with entry and
exit. The vehicle rides on 315/70/17 Goodyear tires mounted on
Mickey Thompson wheels that connect the power to the ground.
Braking is handled by a Hydro-Vac brake booster system. Upgrades
include a powder-coated custom steel roll bar with a shoulder
harness seat belt and a removable hardtop. The showroom-condition
interior includes all-new upholstery, carpet and weatherstripping.
Comfort is handled by a Vintage Air system, and the dashboard
includes a Dakota Digital RTX instrument cluster, a tilt steering
column and a reproduction AM/FM stereo. For safety, LED headlights
and taillights were installed.