News of the Blazer’s return has been scarce recently, so now is probably a good time to watch and old 1978 Chevy Blazer get restored from start to finish, a blast from the past if you will. Paradigm Automotive Restoration took an old 1978 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne and brought it back to its former glory, all condensed into a 3 and-a-half minute video.
Looking at what they had to work with, the old Blazer frame seems to be in amazing condition with very little visible rust. Granted there was still much to do on the exterior including sanding, filling in imperfections, repainting every panel with more than one coat, and waxing. Everything from the headlamps to the side chrome trim needed some TLC, it even sits on a set of new Goodyear Wrangler tires.
On the inside, the factory plastic pieces were repainted to match the exterior and new carpet was laid down. Though we can’t be sure, the seats look to be stock with new foam added before they were re-upholstered. Also left original is the Cheyenne’s gear shifter, deluxe instrument panel, custom steering wheel and center armrest.
Though not that impressive by today’s standard, the 5.0 L V8 powered 1978 Chevy Blazer was good for 105 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.