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Old 07-05-2017, 01:07 PM
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Size:  177.7 KBHi guys! I thought this would be a cool thing to do since there seems to be a few issues with my blazer and also just things I would like to add on to make my blazer even better.

This is my Blazer! It's a 2000, LT, electric everything, sunroof, 4x4 that was taken care of. It only has 109,xxx miles on it, and I put the last 1,000 on it.

When I just turned 17 in 2015, my grandma purchased me a blazer. It was a truck that I wanted (a 4 door for my friends, a 4x4 option and not as bad on gas as most Sierra's or Silverado's) and she found a 95 with the 4.3. If you know anything about the 95 and the 4.3's, you know the engine was shot. I spent the better part of $1700 of my money that I was making at a fast food joint to keep it running, just to wreck it the Sunday after I got it on the previous Friday.

But I remember the wreck, and how even when turned on the passenger side, it was still running. That's when I realized that you can't kill a S10/Blazer. The same year my grandads 99 2.2 s10 literally caught fire on the road, we put it out, and drove it home. Of course he ended up having to rebuild the whole top end of the engine, but the truck sits with well over 250,000 miles and it's running fine.

So, with my promotion at the same fast food joint (now manager, with a bigger pay bump) I bought a 2000 blazer that was better and badder than my 1995. It has a few issues, most notably the fuel hand isn't accurate, the brakes are extremely tight, exhaust a bit loose, and a few odds and ends. The first things that will be posted on here will be when I change the fluids for the 100,000 mile turn over. It's gonna cost a pretty penny, but I'll do what I have to do to keep it running. I've already replaced the rear speakers and Sunday I'm replacing the front speakers. There will be pictures of all of this coming up this Friday and next Sunday, my two days off. So until then, I hope you liked my story and if you guys have any helpful tips to help me along is always appreciated!
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:09 PM
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:07 PM
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Just a few minor tweaks, throwing a new speaker in and new air filter. As you can see, this filter BADLY needed to be changed.

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Old 07-22-2017, 02:38 AM
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Had to change the brake caliper and it looked BAD. It was broken. Never seen one like it. This is the last "maintence" one, as the next one should actually be actual modifications. Let's go!

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Your blazer looks a lot like mine did when I first got it.
 
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Your blazer looks a lot like mine did when I first got it.
Yeah? What's it look like now? Might need a bit of motivation to make mine bad *** 😉
 
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Mine is far from bad ***, but I have made some changes. You can check it out on my build thread, at least until photo bucket blocks my images.

2000 boring blazer build
 
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Originally Posted by Tajohns34 View Post
Mine is far from bad ***, but I have made some changes. You can check it out on my build thread, at least until photo bucket blocks my images.

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Looks sick! I started at the beginning (I'm on mobile) so I haven't seen the newer stuff you've changed, last I read was the knock on the driver side. You cool if I message you? Your truck does look a lot like mine and I want mine to look better than now.
 
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Originally Posted by 959900s10blazer View Post
Looks sick! I started at the beginning (I'm on mobile) so I haven't seen the newer stuff you've changed, last I read was the knock on the driver side. You cool if I message you? Your truck does look a lot like mine and I want mine to look better than now.
It is cool if you want to message me. They blick forums at my office now so sometimes it takes a day or two to check in.
 
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Unfortunately due to medical reasons haven't been able to do some of the things I wanted to as quick as I wanted too. A real bad broken shoulder may stop
me from doing mechanical work all together. I might not get back full use of my arm since I can't have a surgery. But nonetheless, I'm going to prove them wrong either way. Going back to school this year when it starts for automotive technician and getting a certification in body work. After that I'll be working in a shop somewhere a lot, so work on this and the s10 will have to be back burner. To update, however, I've replaced a water pump before the winter storm came for us Kentuckians, and also a serpentine belt. Unfortunately the wine came back so I have to look at the pulley's when it warms up enough to get ice off the cars. Here's some plans for the future, just an updated one.

-Have total of 5.5 inches of lift. 2.5 suspension from RC and 3 body from somewhere online. I don't like doing body lifts much, don't want all that frame showing but it'll be better for the engine *wink*

-Either fit 33" tires, or settle for 32's. I don't wanna trim at all, and if I need to trim just trim very little. Also would be nice to have new wheels.

-Put some nice step bars on the sides. (RockAuto is my best friend when it comes to parts like this)

-20% match the front windows with the rear. It annoys me how they don't match. And maybe add a layer on top of that to get down to 5% all around.

-Mount the CB radio and antenna.

-Dual E Fan conversion.

-Body work. Removing scratches and such, nothing too major.

-New exhaust. Might just replace with true dual straight pipes to cherry bomb shorty glass pack mufflers.

-Maintence, again. Need to change or perhaps flush the tranny fluid, it's not shifting hard but just good to do it. Other minuscule tasks. Timing Chain, check for leaks, etc etc.

-The biggest and most expensive thing I want to do however, is do a 6.0 (gas engine) swap. Maybe from a 2000's model 2500HD or something. Finding and mating a strong enough tranny, the diff, the gears, etc. only thing I want to do to the engine itself is a very mild cam that gives me the sound of the old school muscle car "thump thump thump" sound. I want to find a way to keep AC, so figuring the fitment out and such is going to be a pain, but I'm gonna try everything I can. If there's no way it will fit, I'll settle with the 5.7 vortec. No matter which engine I choose, I'll have to rebuild it and replace rings and such so I can start with no miles on the engine pratically.

Those are the plans as of now. If I'm lucky and can score a really good job with mechanics or even working from home with them, it could be done as early as 2021, however, a more realistic goal is about 2025, 7 years. First I'm gonna do the lifts and exhaust, some of the more fun and on the cheaper side to do, maintence, and then just figuring out how a 6.0 will fit in the place of a 4.3. Wish me luck!
 

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