“I found the ’84 Blazer on Craigslist, traded a quad for it, and drug it home.” Eddie Loomis then dug into the K5 and what the seller described as a “blown transmission.” But this wasn’t his first Chevy.
“I got my first Square Body when I was 17—a rusted-out ’74 GMC Jimmy. I started fixing it up until I realized the body was toast. I found a ’73 K5 with no rust and combined them to make one good one. When I started to wheel it in the local canyons, I decided the body and frame had way too much flex. The tailgate would fall open and the doors would bind up. I turned my attention to trucks and swapped all my drivetrain into a shortbed K10 chassis.” Eddie then found himself searching for a rig with more rigidity in the body, perhaps a Blazer without a convertible top. That’s when he happened upon the Craigslist gold from 1984.
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