1972 CHEVROLET BLAZER, INTERIOR
This truck looks excellent from every side, but without a doubt the interior is what really sets it off. Completely modern, yet closely following the design cues of a factory Blazer, hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars were invested into this interior.
The two front bucket seats are from a 1999 Tahoe/Suburban, and the matching folding/removable back seat is a third row from a ’99 Sub. All the headrests are removed from these seats to look more original. Between the front buckets sits a beautifully restored factory console. All original lap belts keep passengers inside. The door panels, dash pad and sun visors are quality reproductions.
The carpeting is a special order gray weather resistant marine carpet. I paid extra for this because I didn’t want it to fade out in six months like many Blazer carpet kits do. The rear side panels and kick panels are gray vinyl as well, stitched across the tub to match the lines from the front door panels. The fuel filler and 10” subwoofer are mounted within the driver rear side panel, and the 5-gallon tank for the air bags in the passenger rear side panel. There is a storage compartment there as well. Both these panels are installed with clips and are fully removable. Of course, well before this beautiful custom interior went in, the entire tub was covered in rust inhibitor and sound deadener sheeting.
The reproduction tach dash on this truck looks great and all the gauges work. Speed, tach, fuel, temperature, amps, and oil pressure and all function as they should. The original switches work as they should, including the headlights, floor foot high beam dimmer switch, cigarette lighter, and windshield wipers. The A/C and heater core was removed and the firewall shaved in the Blazer, giving the engine bay a clean custom look, so of course these no longer function. An easy option would be installing a “vintage air” setup, but since I live in Southern California this was not needed. The A/C-heater controls are still there, but instead the switches operate the compressors for the air bags.
The in dash radio is an after market original style Chevy labeled AM/FM cassette player that sits in the uncut A/C dash (This is important for purists.). It no longer functions, but looks nice so I didn’t remove it. I have a super clean factory AM radio that I will include if the new owner wants to switch this one out. The sound system was upgraded - I installed a new Kenwood KDC-MP435U head unit in the glove box, that has a direct USB input for an iPod (charges it too), and plays MP3, WMA, etc. etc. There are five speakers in the truck, two Memphis Car Audio 6.5”s in the doors, two Pioneer 6”x9”s in the rear panels, and one Interfire 10” woofer sealed in the rear driver side panel. Under the passenger seat is an Interfire 5-Channel 800W amplifier, running power to the speakers. The sound system is excellent, not a crazy bass-centric system (I'm too old for that.), but a well-balanced system that can get loud, and still maintain excellent music quality without distortion.
The mirrors, windows, etc. are original, as well as the window handles. The door handles and the gray armrests are quality reproductions. The steering wheel is out of a later model Chevy and is in great shape. The Blazer comes with a tilt steering column as well.
The rubber around the windows and doors is in great shape. The door hinges are excellent and the doors open and close as they should. The chrome trim is all there, the doorsills, door strikers, etc. are all in excellent shape - this was a quality restoration.