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For those who are a bit disappointed with what Chevy has done with the new Blazer, you should keep your eyes on this years SEMA. Ringbrothers, a tuning company will be debuting their 1972 K5 build this year and they've dropped a teaser image. So far we know its been modernized with an LS3 crate engine and custom bodywork.
 

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Resto mods are so popular these days, you should see what some classic Bronco's are going for online. Seems like North America's fascination with SUV's and crossovers has extended into classic cars.
 

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Kind of sad that GM lacks any motivation to do this themselves because stirring up the passion that vehicles like the Blazer once did can bring back more ex-Blazer owners.

BMW, Toyota, and many more car makers typically do something special to pay homage to the classic version that contributed a lot.
 

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So here it is. We've also got some details about powertrain specs. The LS3 crate engine makes 430hp and is linked to a Bowler Performance 4L60E auto trans and 4X4 system. Its also equipped with a flowmaster exhaust and a RideTech body lift kit.
 

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Ringbrothers knocks it out of the park every single time they debut a new restomod. This thing actually looks too good to even consider taking it off road lol. Hopefully we get some sound clips of the powertrain because I would imagine it sounds incredible.
 

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I have seen some other incredible builds from these guys and this K5 holds up to their reputation. Alike most of their restomods there wont be a whole lot of factory pieces left on this thing.
 

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A lot of interest in both older Blazers and Broncos is because of their reintroduction to the market. It does look like Ford will be focusing on off road capability while Chevy has prioritized street performance.
 

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I have seen some other incredible builds from these guys and this K5 holds up to their reputation. Alike most of their restomods there wont be a whole lot of factory pieces left on this thing.
So far vehicles like the Tahoe RST have helped to shape that future because already being a high volume product, it allowed them to test and idea that now has a broader reach.

Couldn't be happier with what we're seeing now from GM.
 

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A lot of interest in both older Blazers and Broncos is because of their reintroduction to the market. It does look like Ford will be focusing on off road capability while Chevy has prioritized street performance.
Down the line, Chevy could always consider new trim levels like a Trailboss, that comes with the Z71 off road suspension package for the Blazer. It's already got the AWD configuration.
 

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I was surprised that this years SEMA show didn't have heavily customized Blazers that would reflect its possible future. Ford already did what I was hoping for, but to their new Ranger.
 

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I don't really know how much interest there is going to be in modifying the new Blazer through aftermarket. We don't typically see a whole lot of customization on SUV's aside from wheel setups.
 
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