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This is my '93 Fullsize Chevy Blazer. Currently she is my daily driver. The only major changes I have done to the exterior since I got it are the '94 up GMC grille, the custom perforated stainless steel speed grill I made and powdercoated black, the clear corner lights and the Altezza tail lights. When I got the truck it already had the fiberglass bolt-on cowl on the hood , the fender flares, deisel front bumper and the wheels. I completely tore down the front end and rebuilt it including new rotors, calipers, axles, hubs, balljoints, control arm bushings, tie rods, adjusters, sway bar bushings, idler arm and bracket..... Put brand new Cooper Discoverer H/T 305/50/20 tires on it right after the rebuild and an alignment.  When the rear differential went out on me (for the second time) I replaced it with one from a '99 Suburban which has the larger 11" drums. The exhaust is a cat back Dynomax 3" single.

Under the hood is the original 5.7l TBI with a throttle body spacer and MSD Baster coil. Down the road she's going to need a new motor. 150,000 miles plus a bearing knock are a good indication of that. I'd like to keep the TBI fuel injection and upgrade to a 383 stroker, but it sounds like an LS swap may be the better way to go. Would be nice to stick an all aluminum LQ9 6.0 in there, but $$$.... It's going to come down to squeezing every last mile I can out of this motor and see what I can afford to replace it with when it goes. Would be nice to get some more power under the hood!!!

 The body is still pretty straight with only a few bumps and bruises mostly on the tailgate. I try to keep the truck  as clean as I possibly can and the paint does still have a decent shine to it, but it's definately showing it's age. The previous owner did a piss poor job spraying the roof with rattle can flat black at some point and it looks like A$$. I'd like to repaint the whole thing at some point and possibly do a two tone black on top and Chevy Atomic Orange below the body line.

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