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Old 10-30-2010, 03:36 PM
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I'm finally getting around to making a build thread

Got my Blazer in 2004 but haven't done much to it. Most of money has gone towards school or other interests instead of my truck. Hopefully that will start changing soon

Started out as a bone stock 1998 LT 4DR 4WD with 80k on it. During high school, I added the chrome Westin step bars but I didn't have them on very long before getting tired of them and taking them off.



Replaced the cat and muffler with Magnaflow and a larger pipe with a corvette-style tip on the end.



Took the step bars off



Debadged as much as possible and tried making a newer style emblem like you'd see on a tahoe or silverado. I used badges from a trailblazer





Around this time, I also undercoated the frame and wheelwells but don't have any good pics of that. You can see the difference in the pic below compared to the one three pictures up



Took a few pics once they finally finished the new Cowboys Stadium



Got a super cheap bike rack from an early Ford Explorer and after trying to come up with a simple design to make it work, I decided the best way is to just bolt it down to the roof.







The mounts for the bike that came on the rack were slightly rusted and they required taking the front wheel off the bike so I picked up a Yakima raptor that includes a full length bike tray and it is much simpler to get the bike on and off





And now to the current, I'll be needing new tires soon and thought about painting my wheels black. I thought it might be a good idea to get a new set that sit out a little wider and that way I'd also have a full set of spares. Started looking for those black Cragar's that everyone likes when I found a set of S10 steel wheels for $35 on craigslist. I talked the guy down to $20 and picked them up last week.

After sanding the past few days, I got the first coat of primer on last night. I've gotten a few coats of black paint on today and will try and get some more pics up later on.





I'm going for a flat black look with the wheels. I've seen several trucks lately with those black steel and the glossy shine of the wheel clashes with the flat dull look of the tire. I'm attempting to get the wheels to match the tire but I'm not sure how it will turn out

Thanks for looking!
 

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Nice job man.... You must have the same blazer (stock of course as me), except for the body color grill.... Lets see more!!!
 
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Nice job man.... You must have the same blazer (stock of course as me), except for the body color grill.... Lets see more!!!
Thanks!

I had two main picture folders and when I bought a new PC, I forgot one so I only have like half of my pictures. All of my earlier pics are gone except what I had posted on this site over the past few years (and a few assorted ones that were saved to my server)

A few of my other mods:
K&N CAI
Cutoff the underside of the throttle blade
Wait4Me PCM tune
Magnaflow high-flow cat and muffler
Green LED's in the dash
Viper5900 2way alarm and remote start
Infinity kappa reference 4x6 plates in the dash
pioneer coax 6.5" in the doors powered by an Orion 500w amp
Kicker CVR powered by a ZX750.1




Also, more pics of my new (to me) wheels. Hoping to wrap them in some 31's within the next couple of days





 
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I'm really liking the black rims, they would look sharp on a red blazer
 
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i think so too.. i like
 
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Did you paint the inside of your stock rims at one point? Looks nice.

Very very very tasteful in what you've done. Love the truck.
 
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Did you paint the inside of your stock rims at one point?
No they're stock. Although the 'tear drops' and the area under the center cap are painted black but that's just how the wheels come.

Now I'm just debating between 30" and 31"
 
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Where did you get the Texas flag sticker for your bowtie?
 
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Lovin the flat black wheels! Id like to take that Trek for a spin!
 
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Lovin the flat black wheels! Id like to take that Trek for a spin!
Me too, what model is it. I have a Trek 820 I got from General Motors a few years ago. I like the bike but I wish it was a bit lighter, but when I put the carrier seat on the back the weight makes it real stable to ride with my daughter in it. Oh yeah I like your home made paint booth.
 

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