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Old 11-14-2014, 09:35 AM
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I just picked up a 95 Blazer in pretty good shape...Needed a few things but nothing major...

First thing i did was remove the ugly running boards

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Then got these in the mail since both mirrors were broken...


After a clean up this is what it looks like, for now...




First things i'll be doing is just fixing the little things, the heat/ac can't be directed to a certain vent (Vent, floor, defrost,etc..) so that will be fixed this weekend.. Next is remove the Blazer emblem and side trim and bedline the rockers.

Eventually i want to lift a little (Nothing crazy as it is my daily driver) ad bigger wheels and tires, add roof rack and lighting.. Who knows what else i'll do.
 
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:36 PM
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Those running boards are so fugly. It looks 10x better without them. The body looks pretty good so far.
 
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:59 PM
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Yeah they are ugly!! Body is in pretty great shape, no rust.. Only dent is below the rear driver side taillight.
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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Well, had an issue directing the air to different vents in my Blazer. So i took the dash apart to fond the hissing..

Looks like it is this switch:


Backside view


This is the switch that is hissing, i believe this is the issue so i'll replace it first.


This is the plug it comes out of, on the back side is all the vacuum lines


Here is the plug out of the dash


Now here is the real kicker, can't get this from: Auto Zone, Advanced Auto, O'reilly, or NAPA.... Soooo, i found it on Ebay. GM P/N:15-72150 and is called a HVAC Control Vacuum Valve (The reason i give the PN is because it was a B!tch to find)

I'm waiting on the part still to see if it fixes the problem, I will update this post as i find the root of my problems.


My goal is to get all these little issues fixed first then move on to lift, new tires and other upgrades.
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:21 AM
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This came into my work today to service the plow and get it ready for winter... REALLY clean S15.. Interior was very minty, no pics of it as I was secretly taking this picture lol Didn't want the owner to think i was off in the head, although i am...
 
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:02 AM
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Replaced the HVAC Control Vacuum Valve and air still dosn't work right. Next will be the blend door actuator. I no longer have the hissing sound behind the dash since replacing the HVAC Control Vacuum Valve..
 
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So, i replaced the Blend Door Actuator...Anyone who says you don't have to take the dash completely out must have the worlds smallest hands..

I removed the entire dash and replaced the blend door actuator. While doing this i noticed someone replaced the heater core and broke the cover to the point that no air would stay in the heat ducts which is why i had no fan pressure.. so i patched the cover and put the dash back on and yay!!! i now have heat!! Man, i hope to never have to do that again!
 
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Looking good!!! TWINS LOL
 
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:51 PM
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Pretty stoked... Got a lot of upgrades ordered.. Now just need time to install them all.

List is as follows:
New Rockford Fosgate, 6.75" For the front doors, 5.25 Speakers for the rear doors and 4 Rockford Fosgate Tweeters.
Wagner Thermo-Quiet pads
Roof Rack (No-name-brand)
HID conversion kit
Carbon Fiber Tailights
2" Shackles
Truck bed coating for rockers and under body
4 new shocks (Monroe)
MOOG: Ball Joints, Sway Bar Links, Sway Bar Bushings and tie rods.

Gonna be a couple months until i can get everything installed due to a newborn and a 2yr old..They keep me busy so I have to work on it in the garage after they go to bed.
 
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:56 PM
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Progress...



I also just purchased from a guy at work, 4-KC lights on a light bar for $30! Will post pictures of it later.
 
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