This 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer is headed to the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction that has been rescheduled for March of 2021. It has been the subject of an extensive nut-and-bolt restoration and modification. The body was sandblasted down to bare metal to start with a completely blank canvas. Many hours of smoothing and sanding later, multiple layers of PPG Toyota Quicksand and Mercedes-Benz Cirrus White two-tone paint were laid down on the now flawless body.
The paintwork throughout the Chevy K5 Blazer is beyond compare, with a deep rich gloss present in the engine bay and undercarriage, as well as on the body. The original factory grille was retained, as was the side trim. The pinstripes in the moldings were done by hand.
The removable fiberglass top has been completely restored, gel coated, retextured, and wears a factory white satin finish. The rear window has new gas shocks. All weatherstripping is new, and new glass has been fitted throughout.
The interior features Carrara Tan seats with Dixxon flannel inserts and light blue stitching. Color-matching Classic Instruments gauges reside in the tidy dash. Also present is a half-wrapped billet steering wheel and an all-new steering column. Deep brown suede lines the shift boot, glove box and interior of the center console. A RetroSound head unit has taken the place of the original radio. It plays through two Pioneer speakers and a subwoofer in custom-made speaker panels. The interior has been lined with Dynamat. Finishing out the custom interior is a color-matched roll cage, and a brand-new Vintage Air system.
The Chevy K5 Blazer has been upgraded with TIG-welded, custom-fabbed crossmembers. A full custom suspension gives this Blazer a superlative ride and outstanding off-road manners. Eight-lug Dana axles have replaced the originals, with FOX 2.0 shocks to soak up the terrain. Stopping confidence comes by way of four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes backed by a CPP Hydroboost brake booster. Rounding out the suspension package is a set of KMC beadlock wheels wearing 37-inch BFGoodrich shoes.
A build like this deserves real power, and this Chevy K5 Blazer has it in spades. Under that glossy hood resides a 6.0-liter V8 LS engine with a Holley EFI high-rise intake, ceramic-coated Headman headers, custom air intake, Chevrolet valve covers with hidden coil pack adapter plates, and an ICT black pulley front drive. The DeWitts aluminum radiator, fully plumbed with all-stainless-steel lines and hoses, handles cooling duties. This beast feeds power through a 4L80E automatic transmission. A full billet ATLAS transfer case has been installed.
This Restomod Chevy K5 Blazer will be crossing the Barrett-Jackson auction block the week of March 22nd, 2021 at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ.