1972 Chevrolet / GMC Jimmy Blazer FRAME OFF Restomod No Reserve

1972 Chevrolet Blazer

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Blazer
Type: SUV
Trim: Base Sport Utility 2-Door
Year: 1972
Mileage: 99,999
VIN: TKE182F516737
Color: Orange
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4x4
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sparks, Nevada, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Blazer 1972

To answer some questions:Q. Will a hard top still fit?A. Yes. Along with a very cheap seal kit. a hard top will fit. Typically I can find them for $650 or less. Q. Is there reputable local companies who can refinish the seats?A. Yes. A company I used many times can refinish the seats for under $1k installed. Q. Why do you recommend a soft top?A. Hard tops on Blazers are terribly difficult for most people to remove. Softoppers take mere minutes to retract and your enjoying the open air. Hard tops require a few people at least to remove and then you have to store it in a good place. Once removed most people will never reinstall them. Q. How much would it cost to make the truck fuel injected?A. I can do it for $1. 00 extra including all parts. However if a specific kit or system is desired that would change the price. Up for auction here is my personal 1972 GMC Jimmy that is a freshly finished FRAME-OFF resto-mod that has taken a little over a year to complete. Sadly due to health reasons the truck has to go before I'll get to enjoy it so my loss will be your major gain. I am a professional mechanic with over a decade of experience specializing in high end fuel injected modern builds. restoration & modification of classic imports and domestics with a focus on design builds that can be driven daily. My goal with the design build of this truck was to build a daily driver “Convertible SUV” that is low maintenance. dependable on road and off and is loaded with modern improvements while maintaining the classic style. Early Broncos. while also stylishly attractive are much more common and too small when loaded up with camping/beach/ hunting gear and passengers so when it came to choosing my ultimate Convertible SUV it was between a Blazer or Jimmy. Jimmy's being more rare and in my opinion having a better grill became the logical choice for my starter platform. Below is a list of some of the stock features and new improvements: Sandblasted frame. underside of body. core support. front and rear axles. steering components. bumper brackets. brake/gas pedal etc (over 40hrs of sandblasting went into paint and corrosion removal from parts and hardware not including paint removal from the body to provide the best surface for refinishing) Power steering (New tie rod & end links. New raised steering arm to accommodate lift kit height) Power brakes (front discs. rear drum. all new rubber brake lines with custom drop brackets for lift kit) JVC CD MP3 Audio in jack for mp3 players. Iphones etc with marine 6x9 Coaxials. Great sound! GM Crate 350 (all new seals. gaskets. cap. rotor. plugs. plug wires. belts. filters. fluids and fresh engine paint. Engine features long tube headers. Edelbrock Torker II intake manifold. Edelbrock Carb. . Edelbrock valve covers. Edelbrock Air Cleaner. Chrome timing chain cover and more. ) TH350 transmission (inspected. flushed. cleaned and refinished. new pan gasket) NP205 Transfer case (cleaned. inspected. painted) Engine accessories ( cleaned. inspected and replaced or refinished as necessary) Dual exhaust with V band connectors and chrome turn downs Tires are 32x11. 5 15 MT's on Custom painted 15x10 5 Star rims New front and rear side markers New tail lenses New OEM replacement GMC chrome grill. trim. bezels. hardware New OEM replacement Chevy front bumper New OEM replacement GMC rear bumper New chrome side view mirrors New chrome door handles New chrome locks New interior window cranks and door levers New driver/pass. Arm rests New glove box insert New ignition switch and bezel New custom paint matched transfer case shift knob New OEM replacement instrument cluster cover New black dash pad Multiple new OEM replacement switches. knobs and bezels for dash Newly redesigned and reinforced rockers. floor pans and “Seamless” door sills New bed liner on floors. bed sides and kick panels New rock guard on wheel wells New anti-corrosion coating on underbelly. bed liner on floor pan & gloss black on underside of bed New anti-corrosion coating on frame. axles. core support. inner fenders and refinished accordingly. Badges. emblems. trim. stock antenna. rear side fill fuel cell neck shaved Front windshield removed & replaced with new rubber Side saddle tanks removed for weight reduction. Stock side flip fuel doors retained due to rarity. New Rough Country 4” lift kit with New front AND rear leaf springs (No cheap blocks or body lift) New N20 shocks front and rear New Energy Suspension body bushing kit and new hardware And so much more. The redesign of the rockers. door sills and floor pans removes the trip hazard (especially when lifted) of the stock seam between the rockers and the floor pan. This was also done because the stock seam and sill plate design is notorious for gathering dirt and not allowing water to drain properly. Not to mention the sill plates look terrible in no time after being replaced or refinished. When this new design is used with a bedliner finish the truck gains another major advantage over carpet. cleanup is a breeze! Spill something. have the top down/off and dust. dirt. leaves get in or water from the beach or pets. just open the doors. put the top down and you can blow it out in less than a minute! That means you can take the truck camping. wheeling. to the dunes. get it dirty then give it a quick wash and blow and your ready to go to dinner and be proud of how great it looks. I repainted the truck the original Hugger Orange and while it looks nice its not perfect but you have to be close to see the imperfections. There are so many parts and improvements to this Jimmy it would take far too long to list. Even at my discounted rates I have spent well over $11k in parts. paint and materials. The truck received over $300 alone in new fasteners! When I purchased the truck it had under 40k miles on the new engine and rebuilt transmission according to the previous owner and upon disassembly the engine and transmission were both in fantastic like new shape. The truck runs and sounds amazing! Finally the many professional labor hours that have gone into this build along with the strong drivetrain and beautiful parts make this a once in a lifetime find at my low reserve. Why spend between $15k -$19k on a freshly painted rust bucket that someone has just Por15'd the tub and frame to hide the rusty cancer?When I realized I would have to sell the truck I did not order the Softopper or have the seats reskinned since their color. fabric types and styles are very personal options. The seats pictured outside the truck will go with it if the winning buyer wants and can be reskinned in beautiful materials for under $1. 00. I put an extra racing seat in for the photos as that was my plan for daily driving along with a Softopper top in black but they are also available in a range of colors and options so I did not purchase it either. Softoppers are also available for under $1. 00. If my reserve is met and you purchase the Softopper I will install it for no extra cost before shipment or pickup. The racing seat in the photos will not be included however if you want racing buckets please contact me and I will be happy to work out a deal with you. All inspections are welcome but any cost for the inspection must be covered by you the buyer. Personal inspections are both welcome and encouraged but all inspections must be arranged in advance. Please feel free to call me. Dave. with any questions you might have or for more photos at 775-338-3300. A $1. 00 deposit is due within 48hrs of auction close and final payment must be by wire transfer or cashiers check. The truck is for sale both locally and nationwide so I reserve the right to end this auction at any time.