A video of the K5 Chevrolet Blazer/Tahoe mashup surfaced this week, showing off the odd-looking vehicle’s retro-inspired front and rear fascias, steel wheels, knobby off-road tires and two-tone exterior paint.
Flat Out Autos has previously only released sketches of the vehicle, but Motorhead Garage’s John Gardner provided Chevy fans with a walkaround look of the retro-look Tahoe via a video uploaded to his Facebook page.
The shop started out with a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe in range-topping LTZ trim before applying the front fascia from a 1968-1969 Chevrolet C10 pickup, integrating lookalike K5 Blazer taillights and a replica rear tailgate, among other things.
We have to admit this build does look quite good considering what Flat Out Autos had to start with. One Facebook commenter pointed out that the sloped A-pillar really throws the look off and we’d have to agree, but obviously cutting up the roof and adjusting the angle of the A-pillar isn’t really an option here. We’re also quite impressed with the way they integrated the squared-off front fenders into the modern Tahoe body.
While this creation does look a bit awkward, SEMA is all about showcasing your shop’s skills and Flat Out Autos seems to have executed some very high-quality work here. We also appreciate the attention to detail, from the side indicator lights, to the chrome mirror caps, the Chevrolet-lettered tailgate and everything in between—the company really tried hard to make this a true homage to the beloved K5. We suppose this is also the only way to get a retro-look, four-door Chevrolet Blazer with modern comforts like heated seats and touchscreen infotainment!
Flat Out Autos will have its K5 Chevrolet Blazer on display at SEMA 2019, which will be held from November 5th through the 8th.