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Is any one plowing with an older Blazer?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RYDER, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Is anyone plowing with an older Blazer? I just bought a 79 Blazer with a 7' 6" Western cable controlled plow for my 17 year-old son and was wondering how thy do?purplebou
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Had an old 75 Jimmy with a western for years....loved it.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The old Blazer's are real tanks.We had a 79' with an 8ft Meyer on it and with good tire's and a few bag's of ice melt in the back it was virtually unstoppable! Worked perfect for those really tight area's since they turn on a dime too.
  4. PTLandscapeCO.

    PTLandscapeCO. Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    a friend of my has a 87 k5 and love it the thing is beat the crap out of but it plows liek a king
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,324

    I had a 79 K-5. Good for doing driveways and tight areas. Just put some weight in the back as others stated. The older ones are tanks. I had an 8ft diamond on mine, no problems at all for 5 years of plowing.
  6. ABM

    ABM Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I had an 87 once that was just about unstoppable... I would get a set of Glacier Grip tires for it and put a little weight in the back... great plow rig.
  7. hesko1

    hesko1 Member
    Messages: 45


    The best truck ever especially if you make it into a short cap. Check out my signature for my wifes plow truck.
  8. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    I put this Ford body on a Blazer frame a few years ago.....great plow truck....but it rusted out.