When you show up to a cruise night or car show in this 1984
Chevrolet Blazer, it will be absolutely impossible to keep a low
profile. Someone has invested tens of thousands of dollars in the
mechanicals and cosmetics to create a high-visibility machine that
will go anywhere and looks great doing it.
The silver paint job was well done, and the addition of a steel cowl induction hood only helps the already handsome Blazer's looks. In fact, the whole truck has a muscle car vibe, as if it was built by someone who loved the utility of a truck but wanted the performance of a hot rod. And the shocking thing is, it really works well! The hood also includes a tachometer, possibly cribbed from an early GTO, and you'll note custom touches like shaved emblems that make it look smooth and sleek; well smooth and sleek for a giant 4x4 truck anyway. Pretty cool. Other custom touches include tinted windows, a custom power sunroof in the lift-off portion of the roof, and plenty of chrome, including a big push bar up front and tubular steps to help you climb aboard.
Prepare to be amazed by the interior. I'll overlook the obvious stuff, and start by talking about the custom buckets up front, which appear to be from a late-model and work rather well here. The original dash is wrapped in matching fabric for a low-glare look, the door panels have been neatly modified with custom speaker enclosures, and overhead there's a nicely-fitted headliner that highlights the aforementioned sunroof. But the real story is the positively overwhelming sound system stashed throughout the truck. There are two big subwoofers in custom enclosures in the cargo bay, a few mid-ranges in the side panels and doors, plus tweeters where they'll do the most good. There's an in-dash AM/FM/CD/iPod head unit to power everything and the install is quite nicely done. All that gear has been built into custom housings throughout the truck: kick panels, headliner, door panels, cargo bay, everywhere. And, of course, it's loaded with options like A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt wheel.
The engine is a 350 crate motor that's been lightly warmed-over, but horsepower isn't the point of this truck. It runs well, the A/C blows cold, and most importantly, it generates enough electricity to keep the stereo kickin'. Augmented with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and a Summit aluminum intake, it brings plenty of power to move the full-sized 4x4. Underneath, you'll find an automatic transmission that makes cruising effortless, and a 3-inch lift kit that gives the Blazer its awesome stance. It's also got a 2.5-inch dual exhaust system that sounds suitably muscular, and despite the hardware underneath, it doesn't look like this truck has been abused bashing around in the mud. Heavy-duty shocks at each corner add to its off-road credentials, as do the giant polished aluminum wheels wearing 33x12.5-15 Wild Country off-road radials.
The economics of a truck like this don't add up for a builder, but for the guy looking for a truck with looks, performance, and a stunning audio system, it's a screaming bargain. Call us today for all the details!