Step By Step
The interior looks like a 100-point restoration to us. Except for the aftermarket steering wheel and the Corvette Yellow dash, it is still much as it left the factory in 1970. Julie goes topless wheeling in comfort and vintage Chevrolet style that no modern SUV could match.
In 1994 Julie Richmond repowered her first-generation Blazer with a Goodwrench 350 crate engine nestled in the super-clean engine compartment. Can you say easy tune-up? To keep with the stock 70s theme, Julie had a set of Hooker Headers installed to complement the factory Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor and points ignition.
When you throw away the factory hardtop, you need to find a way to keep your junk from getting stolen. Extra lockable storage space in Julies truck comes from a pickup bedbox that tucks in perfectly behind the rear bench seat.
Arguably GMs best-looking fender ever, the wheel openings on this 70 Blazer are beautifully curved to house 33x14.50x15 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted tires on M/T Classic II wheels.
When our art director, Alan Huber, came across Julie Richmonds screaming yellow K5 at the local grocery store, he knew it would look great on the cover. Its Julies daily driver and absolutely flawless, but Huber was still able to convince her to take it over the rocks and through the mud for our cameras. Julie has had just about everything repainted, rebuilt, or rechromed on her 70 Blazer to look and function better than new. The truck is relatively stock compared to a lot of trucks we feature, but anything thats topless and wearing Corvette Yellow will always catch our attention.