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Old 03-28-2019, 07:48 AM
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Starting a new project. The goal is a very reliable vehicle for Goodguys Hall of Fame Tour.

I found a nice 2wd Blazer with good patina and little to no rust. It looked like some one found it and threw a hillbilly slam job on it and some wheels.

My plan is to raise it a bit and install a 2018 Tahoe L83 (5.3L) and 6 speed in it. I found one on EBay with 3 miles on it from a train derailment.

I purchased the following off that totaled truck: engine, trans, ecm, wiring harness, radiator, fans, induction, fuel pump and controller, under hood fuse block, wiring harnesses, exhaust and evaporation system.

It should run like a 2018 Tahoe.

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Laying out the harnesses

Modifying the new 31 gallon tank to accept the Tahoe fuel pump and fuel tank level sensor


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More Tahoe parts


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Awesome! What kind of chassis are you thinking?


(also, thats not a Camaro...thats a funny looking Camaro...is that a Camaro station wagon...)


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Mostly stock chassis with some Ridetech stuff on it. Iím attempting to keep it simple.

The truck drives good.


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Old 03-28-2019, 08:40 AM
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Had a chance to buy a K5 Blazer years ago...still kicking myself on why I didn't and the price was right too.
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This is going to be awesome!
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Great project!

I have Ridetech's StreetGrip setup in my 1990 Silverado, it drives and rides great.
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Iím attempting to keep it simple.
Did anyone else reading this chuckle just a bit and get excited about what this project morphs into?

Good luck with the build Mark, can't wait to see how it turns out. Thanks for sharing it with us...
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Wonder if Charlie is the market for a Blazer someday... Canít wait to see what you do with it.
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