For those in the market for a completely custom truck or SUV may want to check out this 1971 Chevrolet K5 CST Blazer. This big, beastly Blazer is scheduled to cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block on Saturday, January 18th, in Scottsdale.
The amount of work put into this K5 Blazer is incredible. The corrosion-free body has been completely sandblasted along with metalwork and bodywork that shows the result of a Concours-worthy refinish. After all this body spa treatment, it was slathered in a PPG Cement Gray and Ice White two-tone paint job. Mounted on the front is a retrofitted 1967 front clip with truck-style chrome side trim. Hand-laid pinstriped moldings can be found on the emblems and tailgate to accent its interior. A set of 17-inch American Racing wheels come wrapped with 37-inch BFG KM3 rubber. Protecting the top is a fiberglass top that has been completely redone, gel-coated, retextured, and then refinished in factory satin. The top has been upgraded with rear gas shocks, all precision weatherstripping, and was given brand new glass.
Even the chassis has been completely reworked and all holes have been welded. Even more, it features TIG-welded custom fabricated crossmembers, suspension hangars, and shackles. The chassis is finished off with a fully polished 3-inch TIG-welded stainless steel exhaust complete with MagnaFlow mufflers. In addition, 8-lug Dana axles were installed along with Fox 2.0 shocks. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes that come backed by CPP Hydroboost.
Powering this beast is a 6.0-liter V8 LS engine backed by a 4L80E transmission andequipped with an advanced adapter to support the NP205 transfer case. Other mechanical highlights include a Holley EFI high-rise intake manifold, ceramic-coated Headman headers, ICT black pulley front drive, Dirty Dingo ECU mount, and a DeWitt's aluminum radiator complete with all-stainless steel lines and hoses. A custom air intake forces cool air into the engine, and it features vintage Chevrolet valve covers with hidden coil pack adapter plates. Keeping the quench for thirst fulfilled is a 24-gallon Boyd aluminum fuel cell.
Open the doors to an immaculate interior in contrasting Porsche Panamera Red that features factory front bucket seats and a bench spanning the rear using Snowden foam. Also inside are color-matched Classic Instruments gauges, half-wrapped Billet steering wheel, an all-new steering column, a TIG-welded color-matched roll cage, and brand new Vintage Air System. A RetroSound head unit is installed in the dash and plays through two Pioneer 5.5s, two 6x9s, and one 12-inch subwoofer inside custom-made speaker panels.
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