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96 ZR2... Vader?

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:18 AM
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Default 96 ZR2... Vader?

I have the 04 Stormtrooper Blazer, which the fuel pump has been acting up on. It just died the same day I brought home my new truck, a 1996 ZR2 plow truck.






I'm torn between calling it Vader or Rusty.

I don't have a lot of bodywork experience, but someone I know said he would teach me to weld, so this is going to be a project. I'm sure I'll have some opportunities to practice fiberglass too. I'm not expecting to make this into a show truck, but I do want to fix it up to look nice.

The truck has 82k on a crate motor, 141k on the body, a dealer-installed Fisher 6'9 plow, and I bought it from the original owner. The truck has a few issues that need to be addressed, and I may need help from the forum here.
 
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Hes gonna be sweet... I would go with Vader lol, if you call him rusty, he won't be rusty after all the body work is finished.
 
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I'm loving that sun visor too... been searching for two years for one to come across, but no luck so far. Might go with new if I come across the money...
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:08 PM
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Yeah, I always liked those Lund visors.
I am also looking at getting a ZR2 pickup...
Going to be a fun project.
Vader it is. All hail Lord Vader!!
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:34 PM
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Lord Vader, haha. I like it!

The visor is cool, but only one light works so I gotta figure out how to change the bulbs... if I can.



Got my new rims painted up, hopefully they'll be getting wrapped in rubber this coming week!
 
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:10 PM
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A few days ago I threw on my headache rack that I had from an older ZR2.




Today I did a few things to my front end,




 
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Looks good. Gives it a zombie killer look.
 
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:33 AM
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I like that yellow/black striping
 
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Thanks
 
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New wheels!




 

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