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Old 09-18-2008, 08:15 PM
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I sold the Blazer

I finally broke down and sold it. I didn't really want to do it and I still have hard feelings over doing it but I'm strongly considering selling my house and the extra cash has definitely helps to get the house in marketable condition. I posted it on Craigslist and got a response later that day. Surprisingly I didn't get any cheapskates trying to wheel and deal and I even got full asking price for it. The whole thing ended up being somewhat of a coincidence because the guy I sold it to ended up being a sailor on one of the ships currently in drydock that I'm assigned to work on so I see the guy every day. Small world I suppose.

As it turns out the Blazer didn't like being sold either. The guy got 20 minutes down the road and the rear locker took a dump.

I'm already planning on buying another one once I find a suitable place that actually has the room to park it.

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:09 PM
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I finally broke down and sold it. I didn't really want to do it and I still have hard feelings over doing it but I'm strongly considering selling my house and the extra cash has definitely helps to get the house in marketable condition. I posted it on Craigslist and got a response later that day. Surprisingly I didn't get any cheapskates trying to wheel and deal and I even got full asking price for it. The whole thing ended up being somewhat of a coincidence because the guy I sold it to ended up being a sailor on one of the ships currently in drydock that I'm assigned to work on so I see the guy every day. Small world I suppose.

As it turns out the Blazer didn't like being sold either. The guy got 20 minutes down the road and the rear locker took a dump.

I'm already planning on buying another one once I find a suitable place that actually has the room to park it.

So long as the K5 is in good care, I wouldn't worry too much. Keep in touch with the guy, and who knows, you might even get it back someday when he leaves the Navy and gets married and she says "that big dumb thing is too loud and it looks like a box, so I want you to sell it and get some uglier jellybean new car that has a lot of cupholders".
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I know just how you feel, I bought my Blazer new in Hollister Ca. in 74, my wife will have to sell it after I'am gone. I know that I will never get rid of it! It is built just too strong to git rid of.

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:40 AM
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Blazin72...I know you did what you needed to, you'll get another when the time is right. From what I know of your blazer, it was a way cool rig. One time in a time of poverty,
I sold a motorcycle to a friend, 5 years later, the shoe was on the other foot..I bought it back from my friend for the same amount he paid me...I still have it.


If you love it, let it go...if it comes back, it was meant to be.

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I know just how you feel, I bought my Blazer new in Hollister Ca. in 74, my wife will have to sell it after I'am gone. I know that I will never get rid of it! It is built just too strong to git rid of.

a56nomad


I can't sell my Blazer..My brother in law worked on the assembly line at GM in Fremont, Ca after he got back from 'Nam. He wanted a Blazer, so sometime in '73 he ordered one, and the day it was built, he actually followed it down the line, partially assembled it at the stations he worked,, and drove it out of the factory doors. No one ever drove it except for him until he died 8 years ago. When he died he was in the process of doing a restoration, and the thing was spread out all over his garage and driveway. His widow, (my wife's sister), didn't want to sell it, all apart it would have brought next to nothing so she gave it to me to put back together and drive...She said he would have had it no other way.

Since I got it back together, it's my DD, as well as my workhorse for pulling the car and motorcycle trailers. Bob is probably rolling over in his grave, if he knows that I don't keep it spiffed up like he did, but I drive the crap out of it and remember him every time I turn the key.


If I sold it I'd feel like a jerk, and I'd have to buy something to try to replace it, which I'm sure, never could.


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I feel for you, I had a '73 that I cut my teeth on when I was in high school. Rebuilt the engine, all new body panels, paint job, lift kit, etc. It was my trademark around town. But in the end, it was time to move on and I let it go. One of the saddest days of my life, it was part of me and my identity.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:05 AM
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It was my trademark around town.
I think that's pretty much the way mine was. It was just about the only first generation K5 running around here. Although there is a '71 2wd out there.
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Since I got it back together, it's my DD

Later, mikey
Good luck trying that in the Rust Belt. The rear window mechanism tends to go out a lot on those up here, and even though lots of the 80s ones age well (like the GM pickups of the era, my grandpa had an '86 Chevy 3/4 ton when I was in jr high (I graduated in 04) and it was super clean. It had no A/C but had vent windows and a rear slider that kept it cool, and with dual exhaust the hungry cassette tape player was welcome in the dash. There's another one (this a GMC) near my house, *drool*. I gotta take pics.
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Blazin72...I know you did what you needed to, you'll get another when the time is right. From what I know of your blazer, it was a way cool rig. One time in a time of poverty,
I sold a motorcycle to a friend, 5 years later, the shoe was on the other foot..I bought it back from my friend for the same amount he paid me...I still have it.


If you love it, let it go...if it comes back, it was meant to be.





I can't sell my Blazer..My brother in law worked on the assembly line at GM in Fremont, Ca after he got back from 'Nam. He wanted a Blazer, so sometime in '73 he ordered one, and the day it was built, he actually followed it down the line, partially assembled it at the stations he worked,, and drove it out of the factory doors. No one ever drove it except for him until he died 8 years ago. When he died he was in the process of doing a restoration, and the thing was spread out all over his garage and driveway. His widow, (my wife's sister), didn't want to sell it, all apart it would have brought next to nothing so she gave it to me to put back together and drive...She said he would have had it no other way.

Since I got it back together, it's my DD, as well as my workhorse for pulling the car and motorcycle trailers. Bob is probably rolling over in his grave, if he knows that I don't keep it spiffed up like he did, but I drive the crap out of it and remember him every time I turn the key.


If I sold it I'd feel like a jerk, and I'd have to buy something to try to replace it, which I'm sure, never could.


Later, mikey
I can understand why you can never sell that Blazer Mikey. I can never sell the 56 Ford that was my Dad's first car or the 77 Buick LeSabre that was his last. Or for that matter the 70 Maverick grabber that my ex-wife claimed that I loved more than her. It made her madder than heck after we split up when I pointed out that she must have been right about that since I still had the car and I didn't have her. I still have it.

Blazin72, I'm sorry you sold your Blazer. I sold a 68 Ford once and bought it back nine years later. I haven't drove it since, what can I say.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:56 AM
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I have owned K series Blazers or Jimmys since '73. My current one I bought in 9/93 a 1994 2dr. It repalced my 86 K Jimmy..
The 94 has 165,000 miles..runs excellent..has needed only an AC compressor and a starter in 15 years.

Won't ever sell it..but I do have to call it a Tahoe in order for the parts guys to NOT sell me S-10 parts...filters etc..
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:58 PM
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Sorry to hear you sold the blazer, that was a beaut. But sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
I know how you feel though, Im teetering on the edge of selling my truck. Id love to keep it and fix it back up, but I don't have the time or a place to do it all.


Brad
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