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Old 10-20-2017, 09:25 AM
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I just bought a 1971 Blazer. I found it in a barn covered with a tarp. It is a six cyl 240 with automatic. I am trying to find how many six cyl were manufactured in the blazer in 1971. I can find the total number of Blazers made but not with six cyl. Also does anyone still make the canvas tops for the 71 model? Thanks for any help anyone. An give
me. If I decide to try to find the optional fiberglass top are there any
used ones for sale anywhere?
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:09 AM
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Nice find.

This one?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_K5_Blazer

Should really be restored to original conditions.
Maybe somebody else knows about the production figures of the I6?
 
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Hoping that someone can tell me how many 1971 Blazers were 6 cyl.
 
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:36 AM
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I can now:

Sometimes the easiest way is to ask the manufacturer...

from their response e-mail:

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Thank you for contacting the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center.
Please consider this our response to your inquiry on the total production 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.


After our research here are the information that we gathered:

2WD Utility Body (Blazer) 1500
w/ 6 cylinder engine...314
w/8 cylinder engine...963
Total 2WD Utility Body (Blazer) 1,277

4WD Utility Body (Blazer) 1500
w/6 cylinder engine...921
w/8 cylinder engine...16,299
Total 4WD Utility Body (Blazer) 17,220

END QUOTE

Cool, ain't it?!

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Old 10-27-2017, 03:38 AM
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So your 1971 being 2WD or 4WD is quite rare.

I would never change the matching engine, especially not if it is matching numbers. Instead try to assemble as many documents as you possibly can on that vehicle. Receipts, Service receipts, manual, pictures of previous owners that show the car.

There is an emerging market for such trucks.

BTW, can you post a pic? Might be interested in.
 
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Thanks Mark. Great information. Smart way you got it. I would post a picture but don’t know on the site. figured it out
 
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That would make for a very cool ride. Fully restored to original specs.
 
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