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You saw us lift the Blazer body off the frame in the last episode. Now our Jimmy frame needs to be stripped and prepped for paint. Epoxy primer? Por 15? Powdercoating? What will we do?
Follow our project as we build this Blazer.

After months of searching and bidding on Copart.com, I finally win something in my price range. Neither the bidding or the delivery of the vehicle went as planned.

I have owned this Corvette since 1988. The poor C3 has been sitting on the side of my garage for the last 15 yrs. It is time to give this car the love it deserves. This will be a totally custom frame off restoration.

We decide to lift the body of the squarebody Jimmy off the frame in order to clean and get rid of rust. This K5 Blazer project is getting a little more complicated that I had planned.

This will be a video series of the restoration of a 1973 GMC Jimmy (K5 Blazer). My original plan was to make this truck a daily driver and fix it up as I go along. Isn't it funny how plans can change. This will be a frame off restoration with a slant towards restomod.
The 1973-1975 squarebody Blazers are "full convertibles", meaning the entire roof and sides can be removed. In 1976, Chevrolet changed the design, making it a "half cab". The original 1969-1972 Blazers are also "full convertibles", but not a squarebody.

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Category Auto & Vehicles

Crankaddict is the channel for those who like all things motorized. Classic Trans Am. Dodge Viper. Honda motorcycles. Custom Show Corvette. Diesel Suburban 4x4. and more!