The Chevrolet K5 Blazer is the smallest full size SUV version of the Chevrolet C / K family. Chevrolet K5 Blazer was Introduced to the Chevrolet line in 1969, replacing the full-size Blazer in 1995 by the Chevrolet Tahoe. GMC launched another model of the truck, called the Jimmy, which was discontinued in 1991 and replaced by the GMC Yukon in 1993. Both are based on the short wheelbase trucks and was available drive with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The jacket’s long wheelbase relative known as the Chevrolet Suburban. The “Jimmy” name was chosen to GMmy sound in a similar way in Jeep was reflecting a judgment of AP in the competitive market.
The Chevrolet K5 Blazer and Jimmy “full convertible” removable tops until 1975. In 1976, GM has a half-cab design that is less prone to leaks and slightly safer in a roll-over was. This half taxis are convertible starts at a few inches behind the driver / passenger doors all the way back to the tailgate. The original K5 was a short wheelbase truck. It was in 1969 when only 4-wheel; In 1970, a two-wheel-drive model is presented. There were four choices for power plants: the 250 in a straight-6, 292 straight-6, 307 V8, and the 350 V8. In 1973, GM’s line of full-size trucks were redesigned and updated. A tilt steering wheel is optional. Although rear-wheel drive Jackets manufactured until 1982, selling majority were four-wheel drive.
The second generation Chevy K5 Blazer models included the back door glass tailgate in a single unit, which allowed to go inside the tailgate using a manual crank mounted on the tailgate or an electric car glass panel activated by a key-operated switch on the tailgate and a touch-mounted switch. The weight of the large glass panel is rumored to be a burden to the user manual crank gear prematurely worn and electric motor tended to overheat regularly and subsequent failure. Chevrolet K5 Blazer also includes the electric motor drive cable that goes to the window regulator for the car, which usually fail under heavy abuse. Another feature of the K5 Blazer tailgate safety switch was connected to the electric motor which prevents the rear window being raised as the tailgate is unlocked.
Chevrolet K5 Blazer Design
The K5 Blazer jacket is designed and marketed to compete with Harvester Scout and the Ford Bronco. Both of these were originally aimed at the short Jeep CJ series, which was much smaller than other trucks. The great innovation of the jacket was just to offer a shortened pickup, which increased both in space and lower the cost of production with a shared platform. The jacket has quickly popular. For the first time, it keeps the capabilities of the Scout off-road with the “luxury” features such as air conditioning and automatic transmissions available regularly on pickups. By 1970, the Blazer was already two of his older opponents outselling. Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep would counter with similar shortened pickups, the Dodge Ram Charger and Jeep Cherokee. Chevrolet K5 Blazer also as a convertible.