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1971 Blazer CST for my fishing?

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Old 08-31-2017, 12:47 AM
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Question 1971 Blazer CST for my fishing?

Hello Blazer forum how are you doing today?

At the moment we have a family vehicle and every time I want to go fishing it always causes issues for obvious reasons. So it's time we got a second vehicle for me to take fishing and what better than a truck. I have been searching online and have come across a 1971 Chevy Blazer CST for around $7,000. Would you recommend this as a vehicle that has enough space for fishing equipment and can handle a little off-roading? I will be using it in day to day life also...

The Mileage is at 127,000 with a gasoline automatic engine (sorry about my lack of terminology) in the description the guy goes on to say "there is rust in the usual places". So, when I go to view a Blazer what should I be looking out for? Is there anything prone to failing? check it out here http://www.used.forsale/chevy-blazer

Any thing that you guys can share with me that will help me out is greatly appreciated.


 

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Old 08-31-2017, 07:58 PM
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"Normal" rust areas are the rockers and the floor pan, you can find replacement panels real easy. I can't tell that it has manual hubs so are you sure it is a 4X4? The picture sure makes it look pretty, though. With a vehicle this old no telling what has been done to it so take a very close look at everything. Electrical is one thing that comes to mind that could be a rat's nest or could have been replaced correctly. The drive train, if somewhat original is pretty simple. If not, find out what has been updated.

$7000 for it, well, depends on how much was done in restoring it. For that much I'd expect no rust and it to be a reliable daily driver with every working correctly. Let us know what you find when you go take a look at it.
 
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:10 PM
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AJ you are right about the 4x4 part.........I think those are rally wheels and center hub cap.....just like my old 72 monte has...... could be wrong ....pretty hard to tell???

I agree with the close inspection on this one......even if it is in "good condition" it's old......it will always have something wrong:-)
 
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Thanks for the replies guys! I think I will be taking a friend/mechanic along with me so he can give it a good all over then take her out for a test drive. I am going to book a viewing now, back shortly.
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:24 AM
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I'm sure curious......
 
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