1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

by | Jun 26, 2018 | Cool Cars, Latest Projects, Restoration, Videos

1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration


This restoration has been in progress for a while. It was originally owned by a pastor in New Mexico and was bought by PBC with only 90k original miles.


When we got it to the shop, we stripped it down to bare metal and removed all the old moldings, giving it a cleaner look. We also cleaned underneath the Blazer and added a new chassis black with undercoat. We also went with a stainless steel dual exhaust.


It has had a tune up and oil change, front end cleaned and brakes were redone as well.

It has a brand new dash, all new interior fabric (including the carpet) and a 400 small block engine.

Here is a video of the progress so far

The truck was Originally From New Mexico

Original Miles 92,000 purs like a kitten

the truck was stripped to bare metal bodywork and high-grade Black High build urethane primer 

then one gallon of Gm Emerald Green Poly with one gallon of House of Kolor UC35 Urethane clear 

ultra fine to 3000 and Buffed, 

The Top was textured and painted with Gm white 

The truck was steam cleaned and chassis Blacked along with undercoating on wheel wells 

ZERO rust on floors rockers and underside this was a dry Truck Rare for 39 years old! 

Door jambs & hood along with tailgate were prepped and colored in

along with all new body to door rubbers

doors were disassembled stripped and painted

  • new window channel runs and glass belt moldings on door panels
  • outer glass to door edges including door handles and lock gaskets
  • the windows are manual and roll up and down with ease
  • Rear tailgate glass weatherstrip inner and outer were replaced
  • New carpet installed
  • both front seats have been recovered
  • front dash was replaced
  • New headliner installed
  • the truck had a new radiator
  • new battery
  • new water pump and hoses
  • new oil change and tune
  • new tail lights
  • all dash lights and interior lights work
  • AC has been converted to  R 134 A
  • XD 17 Black Satin Rims with fresh
  • 285/70/R/17S BFG All terrain K2O
  • new 2.5-inch stainless dual exhaust
  • with Magna-Flow mufflers ( stainless ) from manifolds back
  • thick wall stainless with black Tips below the rear bumper

1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

We only need 2 things from our customers:

Vision & Commitment 

As long as you can provide us with those two things,

we can work with you to bring your classic car to life.

Whether you have an original classic car or want to start from scratch with a new steel body and chassis, at Palm Beach Customs we go over every inch of your car to make sure the build is solid and the details are perfect.

Go over to our FAQ page to learn some of the specifics and then get in touch with us – We would love to hear what car you’re dreaming up!

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