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  • You guy's were right again!

    The comments made the other day about me taking in strays was spot on. Yesterday I was given a 97 S-10 Blazer or what's left of it. The bottom of it is completely eaten up with cancer but the darn thing runs like new. The odometer says it's only got 74,132 miles on it. I'm gonna put for sale signs on it and sit it out by the curb for a week and if it doesn't sell I will yank the motor (4.3 liter V-6) and tranny out and scrap whats left. Anyways you look at it I should still be able to make a couple of hundred bucks from it. Dave
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    You meant `87 right? In `94 they went to the rounder body style.

    You might want to keep it and have some fun with it.
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    • #3
      Oop's my bad, it is an 87, my finger just hit the wrong button on the key board.
      If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

      sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
      Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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      • #4
        offroad fun!
        next it will be a crane or barge
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        • #5
          Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
          Oop's my bad, it is an 87, my finger just hit the wrong button on the key board.
          It's as old as I am.

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          • #6
            I'm also thinking offroad fun! Strip it down and put a cage around it, do a 14 bolt conversion front and rear and have a blast on the trails.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
              It's as old as I am.
              Dang near dropped my laptop
              Ken

              What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
                The bottom of it is completely eaten up


                Here in wisconsin; that isn't bad and has many years of life left.
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                • #9
                  Look at the bright side:

                  Alum. cans are 71 cents a pound now.
                  If you pull out the carpet, ya can reach down and pick them up
                  without having to stop & get out.

                  Or,
                  If ya run out of gas, you can do the 'Fred Flintstone' thing,
                  and still get where you're going.
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                  • #10
                    Looks like someone drove it through a puddle of paint stripper...

                    But the price was right
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                    • #11
                      Off roading??

                      Don't know if I'd take that thing off road (or on road for that matter) you'll hit a bump, bottom falls out and you'll be dragging your a$$. Then you have to let the rash air out (a picture we can perhaps do without) and the scabs, whooooofff.

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                      • #12
                        Rocker panel rot is as common as tires on GM's.

                        The good news is that usually the floor pan is still solid even when there's nothing for the weather stripping to seal against at the bottom of the doors. That was the case with my suburban anyway. I never washed it in the 5 years I owned it and it was a rust bucket from day one. Still had a rock solid panel edge at the point where the rocker used to be affixed.

                        Even so, I'd love to get a little rig like that (free) and make it into a trail buggy. You have the short wheel base, a decent twin C channel frame and all the wiring ready to go. Yank the body off and build a cage, modify the suspension and put a 205 in it and some new axles with tires, and you'd be ready to run the rocks.
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