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General Information

Name
Blizzard
Year
1985
Make
Chevrolet
Model
S-10
Color
Root Beer Brown
Packages
Tahoe
History
Wyoming truck, never in the salt. Purchased new in 1985, in 1992 with 120,000 miles, did a complete refresh. New glass, door and window rubber, new upholstery, suspension upgrades, rebuilt trans and 4X4 unit, paint change etc. Put about 4K on it and in 1995 started a V8 conversion. Project stalled out and I just put a cover on it till I retired this year.

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Has a 350 Crate motor built by shop in Chicago area
Not heavily hot rodded, as I wanted more street-able vesicle. Roller rockers, gear drive, Zoops pully system, Be Cool electric fans, Edelebrock Performer with 650 Holly. MSD HEI distributor etc.
Always wanted a Typhoon, but since Chevrolet never made a version of that, i figured my clone needed a name hence the "Blizzard" emblems machined out of solid brass as well as the SS emblems.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Center-force Clutch with 5 speed, 3.73 rear, and 4x4 transfer case.
Interior
Reupholstered in Dark Brown fabric to go with the stock Saddle interior
Exterior
Root Beer Brown. (Sienna Brown is actually a Ford Color)
Audio
Clarion deck with Pioneer 4x9 and 6x9 in rear.
Lighting
Stock
Exhaust
Hand built by PMR in Perham Minnesota.
Wheel and Tire
American Racing rims, with powder coated spokes to match the Brass emblems and grille. Micky Thompsons to put rubber to road
Likes: Sconie Dime

Gallery

Comments

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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Gorgeous truck! I’m strictly a second gen guy too!! but damnit boy! Looks true to its day too which is really cool. Almost like knight rider as a blazer.

The only things I’d change if it was mine is something fuel injected under the hood(since it was born carbureted is acceptable,and does compliment the authenticity of it being a 85,..just prefer fuel injection) ,maybe some small spacers in the rear to make the rear match the front,and those split glass side windows(had them on my ‘87)...thats all personal preference stuff tho. All&all pretty sure anyone including myself can appreciate it as is.
 

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Nice Truck!!! I've got an 87 that I'm restoring for my grand daughters hope it looks that good. I'm leaving a 3.4 I swapped in with auto and disc brake rear. Hope this one looks as good as yours!
 

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Nice. Thought about rear discs my self. But this still works well even though its aged. Thanks for comments here is interior shot
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