OWNER: J.D Scott RIDE: '95 Chevrolet Blazer 4-Door HOMETOWN: Tennessee CLUB: Relaxed Atmos
Some things will always be cool: minitrucks, hot women, hanging out with friends, wrenching on your truck; these things never get old. In reality, these make up our everyday minitrucker lives. We know what we love, and judging by the appearance of most of our rides, we tend to indulge in what we enjoy.
Naturally, when it comes to our trucks, certain elements of what we love always seem to find a way to influence the final products. For example, take J.D. Scott's slammed '95 Chevy Blazer. Despite buying the Blazer as his first vehicle, his first love has always been the '64 Chevy Impala SS. Ever since J.D. picked up his first Lowrider magazine, J.D. just hasn't been able to get the American classic style out of his head.
Jump ahead to late 2004, when J.D. decided to get down and dirty with his '95 Blazer. Inspired by his Lowrider and Mini Truckin' past, J.D. took the plunge and said goodbye to everything except the front clip. Instead, a new frame was constructed from the firewall back, made out of 3-inch tubing. Although the first go-around featured air, this time J.D opted to ride with Pro Hopper hydraulics, complete with two pumps and stainless hardlines. A set of 22x9-inch MOB Cappos, a little powdercoat, and paint finished off the new chassis with a show-winning finish.
To complement the new chassis, a new drivetrain was assembled in the form of a Chevy 350 mated with a Turbo 350 tranny. An '89 Corvette IRS gave the rear wheels a little lean, while front and rear disc brakes gave this beast plenty of stopping power. With the drivetrain finished, J.D. proceeded to shave everything within sight before handing the mini over to Lost Cause in Sparta, Tennessee, for the custom two-tone PPG Baby Blue and White spraypaint job.
With the truck coming together, J.D. and his friend, Rob from RNL Customs, whipped up the perfect interior. Finding a '64 Impala SS behind Rob's shop, the two proceeded to borrow the entire interior from the old Chevy. Everything from the seats, dash, and interior trim pieces are all original '64 Impala pieces. To really give the Blazer a classy finishing touch, the silver pinstriping was added to the body to replicate the original '64 Impala SS chrome trim.
In just two and a half years, J.D. has managed to combine two tongue-drooling styles into one body-draggin' classic SUV. With everything worked out and his new suspension ready to rock, expect to see this neck-breaker on the road and rollin' into a show near you.
Wheels:Tires: Nitto NT555 255/30ZR22
Suspension type: Pro Hopper Hydraulics
Suspension (Front): Barnyard Customs upper control arms and modified lower arms
Suspension (Rear): '89 Corvette IRS with cantilever setup
Cylinder type and size:
(Front): 8-inch Pro Hopper cylinders with cut stock coils
(Rear): 10-inch Pro Hopper cylinders
Hydro accessories: Two Pro Hopper Competition pumps, stainless hardlines, and four Optima batteries
Frame mods: 3-inch stock-floor body-drop (SFBD) from the firewall back
Frame material: 3-inch tubing
Brakes: Front and rear discs
Shaved: Handles, taillights, antenna, roof rack, and molded rearend
Body-dropped: 3-inch SFBD
Front end: '01 GMC Jimmy frontend
Back end: Smoothed
Taillights: Caddy taillights
Exterior bolt-ons: Impala mirrors, billet grille
Performed by: Owner J.D. Scott
Brand and colors: PPG Baby-Blue and White
Style: Two-tonePinstriping: Yes
Airbrushing: '64 Chevy Impala SS chrome trim pinstriping
Performed by: Lost Cause
City/state: Sparta, TN
Seats: Covered in blue and white vinyl
Dash: Original '64 Chevy Impala SS dash and steering wheel
Door panels:'64 Impala
Gauges: Auto Meter Gauges
Misc.: Seats, interior trim pieces, door handles, mirrors, and armrests all original '64 Impala
Performed by: Owner J.D. Scott, Rob at RNL Customs, and James Custom Upholstery
Head unit:Pioneer 6.5-inch flip-out TV
Mids and highs: Pioneer 6.5-inch components
Amplifier for mids and highs: Pioneer
Custom fabrication: Custom kick panels
Performed by: Owner J.D. Scott
Displacement: Chevy 350 bored 0.030 over
Transmission:Turbo 350 tranny
Intake: Edelbrock intake manifold
Header/exhaust: Duel Flowmasters
Ignition: MSD 6A Ignition box and distributor
Rearend type: Corvette IRS
Misc.: Edelbrock 550 carb, hand-built air cleaner
Performed by: BNR Machine and owner J.D. Scott
Special Thanks By Owner
Rob at RNL Customs, Chris, Derek, Brandon, and BNR Diesel & Machine.