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So.. Would it be a sin to...

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mnglocker, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Would it be a sin to get my 70' K5 blazer cleaned up and running. Only to use it for a plowing toy? (It's only got 68k on the clock) :D
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    yea it would be a shame !
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    No, I would go for it. WIth a short wheelbase like that thing has it could be a plowing machine.
  4. Steve'sZr2

    Steve'sZr2 Member
    Messages: 86

    oo, i wanna see some pictures. lol

    sounds like its in pretty good condition.

    commercial plowing or just a few driveways? I would hate to ruin a rare condtion rig like that by plowing. Can't find to many with only 68,000 on the clock.

    if it were me, i would restore it and baby it. Its on its way to becoming a true ORIGINAL classic, enless of course its a beater.
  5. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    It's got some nasty rust in the front floor and the bottom of the a-pillar post at the floor level.
    I'll scrounge around and find some more pics or snap a few tonight when I pull it into the shop to start sand blasting the under carriage. The exterior is pretty clean as far as rust goes. (for a 40 year old MN truck)

  6. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    That's a classic. Unless you were doing your own drive, no plow. You would be fixing things all the time while you could be spending the same energy and money to repair the Blazer.
  7. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    those are awesome trucks, youd be crazy to throw a plow on it...take that plow money and put it into gettin that thing back into its former glory, would love to have one of those
  8. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Hell, I got it for free and it allready has a western w/cable control hydro's on it. So far I've sunk $65 for a battery, and $30 for a carb kit into it. Right now I've got massive holes in the cab floor cut out to replace the sheet metal that was rotted through.
  9. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    you failed to mention any of that before...i would plow with it this winter and use that money to restore it in the summer...would keep the truck completely free, cant argue with that :drinkup:
  10. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 508

    man i love those rounded wheel wells...i'd put an 8footer on that... its a tank with the rite tires and ballast
  11. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Any interest in clearing out some garage space? I might be able to find a new home for it.
  12. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Wanna double your money? It'd make a great companion to my 72 4x4 pickup! :D