1978 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD 2-Door
1978 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD 2-Door
$19,500
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1978 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD 2-Door

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   I originally purchased this vehicle in march of 1997. In around 2006 I started a rebuild which lasted a couple years then really did not bother with it too much other that drive it around the neighborhood a couple times a week. Now that I work out of state I am not home but a couple months of the year so do not do much with it anymore. Asides from things like setting ring gear, rebuild of the engines and transmissions I did all the work myself. If you are serious about bidding I will be happy to answer any questions you have and send you pictures on request. If you are VERY serious you can arrange to come buy and see it in person.
I usually work out of state as I am a property adjuster so I will have to arrange the meeting with the buyer at my home where the vehicle is located.

   Buyer will have to pick up or arrange for transportation. Title will be signed and keys handed over after funds have been TRANSFERRED into my account. I will not release the vehicle until the funds are TRANSFERRED. Do NOT include the fee for transport in the payment, I will not accept it. Electronic transfer of funds would be preferable. If you want to pay cash that is fine. No, I will not accept any form of check.


Front Axle:
Dana 60 completely rebuilt with 5:13 gears and Powertrax Locking differential.
Dana 70, 35 spline outer stubs
Warn manual locking hubs.
Has a skyjacker duel steering damper but the bushings need replacing one damper was removed due to bad bushings. These are the only polyurethane bushings that did this on the whole truck.
 
Rear Axle
14 Bolt GM 5:13 gears and Detroit locker.
3/4 ton front gm calipers and rotors with laser cut brackets
There is no parking break, I was planning to install one in the drive line but never got around to it.
 
Because of the one tone axles I had to install a 1 Ton Master cylinder as the pedal went to the floor. The booster is original and there is no issue, the truck stops REALLY good. I also replaced the rubber caliper hoses with braided steel
 
Suspension:
Super-lift 8" front and rear springs
1-2" doped front Heavy Duty shackles
2" blocks in rear (to level truck after lift)
Dropped pit man arm and raised steering arm
3" body lift
I cleaned the bottom of the rear axle for ground clearance and build a crossover bracket to relocate the shock mounting points maintaining the same geometry.
The front bumper is a little of everything bolted together, the upper portion is removable
The Chinese hood is of a thinner gauge steel and was a disappointment though I did reinforce it after it bent on the first closing.
The right front fender was also a disappointment and does not appear to line up.
I welded in a new passenger rocker panel the came out REALLY nice though I was not happy with the thickness of the China steal.
I got rid of a lot of the rust and welded in patch panels for the right bed side above the wheel but was over doing body work at that point.
 
Interior:
Power leather seats were installed from a later model (at the time) Silverado; the tilt on the passenger seat does not work.
Because of the heavy boxes I would have rather not built, I had to put in a more narrow back seat from a Wrangler.
I have heavily insulated the truck to keep the noise down and the cold air inside.
In around 1999 I replaced all the weather striping except for the corner and topper mount windows and all still seems okay.

Auto Meter Gauges:
Water temp, Oil Temp, Oil pressure (Mechanical, steel line), Volts, Tachometer, Vacuum
I installed a steel oil pressure line because the high pressure oil pump popped three electric senders in a row, this is what prompted the install of gauges.
Because I only use to drive it once a week or so I have used two dehumidifiers inside it to keep things from growing
Frame was pulled into spec by Four Star Frame and alignment in Hallandale Florida
An updated cross member was installed under the engine to facilitate crossover steering with 2wd steering box
Two types of frame reinforcement brackets were installed to support the steering box, this was a weak point in the original design.
Custom built 1 ton front and rear driveshafts.
 
Hooker, once ceramic coated headers (installed in 1997), 2 1/2 pipes cut and re cut to accommodate rear springs, Flow master 3 chamber mufflers. Could really use new exhaust
 
Drive-train:
SM465 transmission with NP205 transfer case and new 10 spine center sleeve, rebuilt before installation
Twin-stick transfer-case shifter, can not be cross-shifted.
 
Four row, all metal radiator installed in 1998
Because of the body lift I modified fan shroud with fiberglass making a "plenum" so the fan is covered with the shroud and pulls more air over the radiator.
Two 10 inch fans installed around 1997 on the condenser.

Engine:
350 4 bolt main professionally rebuilt by Accurate Machine in Ft Lauderdale Florida
High capacity oil pan (8 quarts I think)
Double roller timing chain
Flat top pistons
bored 30 over
Cylinder heads resurfaced 
Stamped steal roller rocker
Edelbroch Performed Cam and intake
MSD HEI distributor, coil, and wires
 
Quadrajet carb
All hoses (coolant and fuel) replace during rebuild
Fuel sender assemble replaced with new factory unit
OE fuel pump, replaced again in 2017
Always kept tank full.\
The battery was relocated to the rear of the truck and I installed a master shutoff.
There are constant hot wires that lead under the dash along with an extra fuse box over the accelerator pedal.
The battery cable going to the starter is 00 gauge (too thick, not practical).
I built a supplemental relay box under the hood with the idea of installing lights, a winch, or whatever in the future.
 
Known Issues:
Front windshield cracked.
Leaking rear axle seals
AC Compressor front seal leaks,  It is an A6 so you may want to have something lighter installed or just have the seal replaced.
The bushings in the steering damper disintegrated but oddly enough none of the others have.
Can set off other people's car alarms when driving through parking lots

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101843491
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    Suv
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    180,000 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
    Fair
  • Doors
    2
  • Drivetrain
    4 wheel drive
  • Suspension
    10" Superlift / 3 Body
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Interior Color
    Black
  • Seat Color
    Gray

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