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Desert Storm:

96/97 Blazer 4 door 4x4
(can never remember which year it is lol)

Right now desert camo paint job.. soon to be hot rod black

Got the truck for $600 as a cheap daily. needed tires badly so i put new tires on it. Besides paint havent really done much else to it so far while trying to figure out which way i want to go with it.. here are some pics of the progress on it so far.

When i first got it.. nasty faded red paint job..



Offroading behind my shop!



Camo spray paint job in progress w/ new tires!







Doin Work and pullin bushes!



Front end taken apart to build my custom grille/bumper for it






That is all the progress on it so far.. more to come very quickly.. i have one of my body techs looking into fabbing up some leaf spring shackles and then i will crank my t-bars, install the shackles, and align it. hopefully a body lift will be in my near future as well

Next paint job will be an actual paint job and will be satin black!
 
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:41 PM
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The paint job is kinda cool. Good work.

I think that's a 95-96. They updated and changed the front end in 97.
 
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How many miles? I like the camo paint too
 
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acutly 95-97 have 2 differnt headlights 98-05 had the updated version.
 
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:47 AM
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its got a lot of miles.. i am fortunate i live very close to the shop i work at so i only drive about 50 miles a week. It had 214k when i bought it back in march and now has just over 216k.

and thank you for the compliments on the paint job.. i thought it would be different to do and it definently looks a TON better than that faded red when i got it.. but i have grown tired of it. lol good thing it only cost me $75 lol
 
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What colour are you planning on painting it?
 
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i am going to be painting it Satin Black. I have looked into it and done a lot of research and talked to my painters (it helps working in a body shop lol) . I am going to be using the John Deer Satin Black tractor paint. From what i have read the hot rod blacks have a tendency to turn chalky over time and i do not know how durable it would be to off road use. The tractor paint would work best because i park the truck outside all day and should stand up to the abuse of off roading.
 

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wow. long time since i have updated this. since the last time i posted i have a 2.5" suspension lift, 2 " body lift, 31" federal mud tires. the biggest news to report is that i am picking up an 89 wagoneer parts car this weekend. deal is done, just gotta get a trailer to go pick it up. will be using that as a donor to swap in the dana 44's. will be using the sky sas kit and probably the ORD shock hoops. plan on doing SOA and hopefully enough room to run 37's.
 
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any pictures of the new look?
 
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the last one is before the body lift.





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