Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #16

Today's car pic is yet another truck. I want to restore one of these bad Larrys so bad it hurts...


Mid-1980s Chevrolet K5 Blazer. This one has the Silverado package (yes, before it was the name for the Chevrolet pickup, it was a package on the Chevy truck line). A good friend had an '86 Blazer for many years, and we spent many a night cruising the beach with the rear cap off the back and the tunes playing (over the craptastic AC Delco tape deck, no less).

4" lift, 33" tires, and a 350 V8. Everything a growing boy needs. It's not the most fancy of vehicles, nor the fastest, but with the right suspension upgrades it's a fairly decent off-road rig, and it's crazy simple to work on and upgrade. Plus it just looks cool.

My name is Jay, and I'm an unabashed 1980s Chevy truck-a-phile...

That is all.

7 comments:

Ancient Woodsman said...

That right there is one Chevy that I actually do like. And the description of the 4" lift & 33" tires is exactly the sort of (very few) modifications that I would make to one. I miss the full-size Blazers and Broncos. There's nothing made today that fits that niche.

Heard a rumor that Ford was going to re-introduce the Bronco. Having had an '89 Bronco Eddie Bauer, I miss it dearly. That Blazer you show is the next-best thing...the only thing that could possibly make it any better would be taking off that bowtie and plastering a blue oval on the grille.

Nice post. Great way to start the weekend.

lordjim said...

Strangely enough, one of these is for sale at the end of my street. It needs some work so it would be perfect for the restoration part.

Chris Byrne said...

That must've been quite a sight, amongst all the yellow Iroc-Z's

Will said...

I prefer the Broncos. They didn't rust as badly, and they handled better on the street. Plus, they could u-turn on a dime, and give you change. I could toss my '86 around like a sports car, and not worry about rolling it.
The ECU was crap, however. It could cut the fuel mileage in half when it went bad, and still, somehow, pass smog. And the leaking injectors spraying fuel on top of the motor probably caused a few of my grey hairs.

I started out a Chevy guy in the 60's, and ended up with Fords shortly after high school.

John Richardson said...

What you need to find is M1009 CUCV. These were modified 84-86 diesel (actually multifuel)Chevy Blazers that that military used in between the Jeep and the Humvee. They had a 24 volt electrical system.

I see them for sale quite often on Craigslist as well as on SteelSoldiers.com. A friend has the pickup truck version and uses it for a daily driver. He runs it on used motor oil that he gets for free and filters. He did have to re-gear the rear end because it was geared too low for highway driving.

Now that you live in a free state, don't you want a Blazer that came with a rifle rack for a M-16?

Stretch said...

You'll also need a pintle mount for a M2.

DaddyBear said...

I heartily concur with John. They are going for, at most, a couple thousand apiece, and if you get one, I have your spare key on my keyring.

On an interesting side note, the only time I ever saw one of these flat out broke was when one had been de-militarized, painted white, and shipped to the Moscow embassy. The economic office was using it as a people mover on winter-time roads. On a high speed drive out to a warehouse, our driver hit a pot hole that could have swallowed a semi-tire. Blew our tire and snapped the rear axle. At least we still had the heater.