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    Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    My neighbor down the street has this pretty awesome '73 K5. Has a 468 motor, nice interior, nice paint, pretty much nice everything. He has seen my Camaro many times in my garage or around the neighborhood and wanted me to detail his K5 since he says my car is one of the cleanest he has seen in a long time. I told him I would do it if he helped me. He said sure, so I told him to bring it by at 9 this morning.

    - Washed with Gold Class Car Soap.
    - Clay barred the whole truck.
    - #21 with a 9006 pad. The truck had hardly any swirls at all and the paint was in great shape.
    - Hot wheels tire shine on the tires. That was fun to do.
    - Metal polish on the rims.
    - Invisible Glass on the windows.
    - Natural Shine on the interior.
    - Trim Detailer on the black pieces on the outside and trim.
    - Probably other stuff I am forgetting.

    Here is the car in my driveway. The paint was a lot more rough than I thought it would be. No worries, I busted out the clay bars.












    After I washed the truck, I realized very quickly this truck had zero wax on it. The water would even sheet off. The water stuck to the truck. I have never seen that before.

    Here is me doing one pass of #21. I think in this photo, the rims were done. Truck was washed, clayed, and now waxed with #21 with a 9006 pad.






    While I was laying down the wax, the owner of the truck started working on the interior. Here it is after it was done.












    And it finally done. I think it came out pretty decent.












    Reflection shot. Looks a bit hazy because of the sun reflecting off the paint. Notice the ladder in the background? Had to use that to get the top of the hood and other areas. I'm 6'4" and I still had trouble reaching areas.


    /Keith
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Nicley Done....

    The Truck is awesome....

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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Hey, truck turned out great!
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Are you sure that's a '73? Or has it been highly modified? Because a few things don't look right for a '73...I don't think GM was using any of those stacked rectangular headlights until later, in fact, I don't think they had any rectangular headlights in '73. Also, the dash cluster and the multifunction turn signal stalk look of newer vintage, and possibly the Chevy logo on the steering wheel. If all that is factory, I don't see how that truck could be any older than a '76.

    Nice job on the detail, tho!

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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Are you sure that's a '73? Or has it been highly modified? Because a few things don't look right for a '73...I don't think GM was using any of those stacked rectangular headlights until later, in fact, I don't think they had any rectangular headlights in '73. Also, the dash cluster and the multifunction turn signal stalk look of newer vintage, and possibly the Chevy logo on the steering wheel. If all that is factory, I don't see how that truck could be any older than a '76.

    Nice job on the detail, tho!
    I'm pretty sure the body of the truck is a 73, but with newer parts on it. I know the front bumper isn't from a 73. Reason it's a 73 is because he doesn't have to smog it in Cali. That started in 1974.

    There really isn't anything stock about this truck. I just realized I forgot to get under the hood pics.

    Thanks for the compliments.
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Way to go Kman, great job!
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Sydster View Post
    Way to go Kman, great job!
    Thanks man! I got hardly any sleep last night. I was a bit nervous. Never done a truck this big...not even close. The look on the owners face when it was done and he stepped back and looked it made it all worth it.
    /Keith
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    My buddy got a new to him 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport (I6 motor) yesterday. He came by after I did the Blazer and I did a quick 45 minute detail on his Jeep. He just wanted it clean for school tomorrow.

    - Washed with Gold Class
    - Applied #21 via 9006 pad. (Paint was very smooth, didn't need any clay bar)
    - Hot Wheels Tire Shine
    - Invisible Glass on the windows.
    - Trim Detailer on the plastic trim.




    /Keith
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Are you sure that's a '73? Or has it been highly modified? Because a few things don't look right for a '73...I don't think GM was using any of those stacked rectangular headlights until later, in fact, I don't think they had any rectangular headlights in '73. Also, the dash cluster and the multifunction turn signal stalk look of newer vintage, and possibly the Chevy logo on the steering wheel. If all that is factory, I don't see how that truck could be any older than a '76.

    Nice job on the detail, tho!
    Just talked to the owner. I guess the front clip is from a 1985 since he liked that look a lot more. He said that bumper never came on Blazers.
    /Keith
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    Re: Detail: 1973 K5 Blazer

    Your neighbor must be thrilled that not only does his truck look a WHOLE lot better, but it's got some protection now too! And your buddy can now go to school with pride in his ride! =) Beautiful jobs!!

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