• Dude, I Love My Ride: 1977 Chevy Blazer Cheyenne (Video)


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    1977 Chevy K5 Cheyenne

    1977 Chevy K5 Blazer Cheyenne

    The restored Chevy Blazer featured in the recent episode of “Dude, I Love My Ride” contains much more than what meets the eye. This new video series is all about you bringing your ride over to us and showing it off. If you have a unique and cool rig, please contact TFLtruck at ask@tfltruck.com

    Not only was this K5 Blazer featured in the hit movie Jaws, it also made its way into other popular movies such as the Goonies, Bronco Billy and even a TV series: CHIPS.

    Although the movies featured several different models GMC and Chevy had to offer, the K5 Cheyenne package was the most desirable of the models. The base model was a full-time/conventional 4×4 off-road vehicle that came with a 6.6 liter, M40 turbo hydromatic, power steering, power brakes and locking differentials on a 106.5-in wheelbase. The fuel capacity sat at 20-gal/31-gal. The rear axle, a GM Corporate 12-Bolt (8.7/8-in. 1.31 axle Dia. 30 spline), while the front axle, a GM Corporate 10-Bolt (8.5-in 1.28 axle Dia. 28 spline).  Some of the options included: 33-inch tires, soft ray tinted glass, soft top or hard top in various colors, a built-in roll cage, and fuel tank shielding. Engine options varied from OHV Eight-cylinder 305-cid to 350-cid to 400-cid, horsepower at 100-175hp and torque at 175-290 lb-ft, depending on the engine.

    One could also obtain the Cheyenne package. This luxurious package came with a custom steering wheel, custom bench seats, vinyl/nylon seat covering, door trim panels/headliner, ash tray mounted cigar lighter, extra insulation and a custom dash (tach and badges). Exterior elements included hood stripes, hood ornaments (must get hood ornament for hood stripes), tailgate trim panel with a Cheyenne emblem as well as a Cheyenne emblem in chrome on the rear fender.

    For those of you who enjoyed this or perhaps didn’t get enough, TFLnow has a full walk-around video of the vehicle and more of its features below.


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    26 thoughts on “Dude, I Love My Ride: 1977 Chevy Blazer Cheyenne (Video)

    1. It runs without too much fuss. Try that trick with a Ford of that vintage. What do you know Mr. Ford, maybe you shouldn’t have mistreated the Dodge Brothers. You would have had good trucks AND good engines.

      So, how’s Rusty Boy these days?

    2. Same old useless junk automakers keep shoving down our throat.

      ” This luxurious package came with a custom steering wheel, custom bench seats, vinyl/nylon seat covering, door trim panels/headliner, ash tray mounted cigar lighter, extra insulation and a custom dash (tach and badges). Exterior elements included hood stripes, hood ornaments (must get hood ornament for hood stripes), tailgate trim panel with a Cheyenne emblem as well as a Cheyenne emblem in chrome on the rear fender.”

      Who needs all that worthless junk? Just more stuff to break. We consumers need to DEMAND better! …

        1. I’m a sucker for old iron. They rode and handled terribly, were not much more than a death trap… but had character. I’ve got two daily driver’s over 20 years old

          1. Daniel – – –

            D: “I’m a sucker for old iron. They rode and handled terribly…”

            Yeah. Me too. But actually, my ’96 Ram rides and handles rather nicely. New tires and shocks help. Have wanted to buy another one with MT in good condition, but they are as rare as hen’s teeth, — except in the South (TN, AK, etc).

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    3. Roman and Nathan – – –

      Thanks for doing this! Put a smile on my face the whole time I was watching.
      Had a ’74 Dodge D100 Club Cab, named “Fred”, that I too loved like a family member. But in that era, the body steels had no nickel, so everyone’s vehicles looked rusted after a few years, especially in the “heavy” salt state of NY.
      Obviously, having this Blazer in CA was a real virtue. It looks great!

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      1. Lohchief – – –

        L: “Where in NYS? I’m from Dansville.”

        Small world. Schenectady. Home town.
        My dad worked for GE for 43 years.

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        1. Lohchief – – –

          BTW: I see that Dansville is about 30 miles south of PIttsford, where I lived when I worked for Bausch & Lomb in East Rochester.

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          1. Small world indeed.My first mother in law worked at B&L. I had a place in the hills between dansville and wayland,right on the livingston/steuben county line.

    4. Thanks for starting this series.
      Until the lottery comes through I’m not putting any money into a 50 , 60 grand truck. I only camp 4 or 5 times a year and may go to the dump a couple of times. (I pull a trailer). Also its a 400m v8, manual. All my vehicles are a manual. No one ever asks to borrow them.

      I actually like the ride on my 1980 camper specially. I have a 1500 lbs or so camper always mounted on it. I will turn 67 in a month. It’s the type of ride I was raised on.
      And it’s not much more harsh than the sporty handling cars I purchase.

      I believe the modern low profile tires cause a harsh ride on most small cars. And sportiness is not necessary while driving around town. So kinda of silly.
      I just believe a firmer riding car, equates to a longer lasting vehicle.

      I don’t have air bags. But I do sit high.
      And I have a 3/4 ton frame so a vehicle to vehicle accident shouldn’t be too unfavorable to me.

      Did I mention with the camper and a loaded (apx 3500lbs) trailer I average apx 12 mpg to the coast.. That’s still a good elevation change but mainly 4 gear driving.

      In the Sierra’s. I’ll drop to 3 to 4 mpg. But that is lower gear driving even down hill for braking. On the steep grade hair pins I will even use granny gear.

      3 mpg while towing or hauling anything on 2 lane roads in the Sierra’s is about all up can ask for.
      Its ugly to some. It is a 37 year old truck and almost 50 year old overhead camper, (Aristocrat), that has never leaked. This winter I’m going to mount it to a 20 foot flatbed trailer. Give the old truck a breather.

      All the kids loved Yellowstone national park.

      So of course the truck is named ‘Old Faithful’.

      1. Couldn’t agree with you more! I have an old 3/4 ton Suburban that get the job done without any fuss. I have better things to spend 50 grand on! (which I don’t have by the way)

    5. Bernie & Lohchief, I grew-up in Rochester (Irondequoit) and had a 1978 Cheyenne pickup that I could hear rusting at night with all the salt!

      1. @ Jon,
        Yeah,I know what you mean.And it didn’t seem to matter how often I washed underneath my trucks.My nearest neighbor was a 1/4 mile away,and I could here his truck rusting too,lol.

        1. @Lohcheif
          I use to like driving down your way to Kelly Brothers. Great nursery and wonderful smells inside main building with all of the mulch.

      2. Jon – – –

        J: ” I grew-up in Rochester (Irondequoit)…”
        Wow! As Lohchief said, small world indeed.

        Wonder how many others of our commenters grew up close to each other?

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    6. Jon:
      I’ve never been in there.I was always working/partying at my bro’s bike shop. All I grew on my 3 acres was a helluva lawn,lol.

      1. No sure what you mean by tried here in Australia. To my knowledge they were never sold or manufactured here. The one in your link is a left hooker!

    7. Wasn’t the chevy 400 a stroked 350 overbored to the point it caused water cavitation and overheating?

      The 350 stroked to a 373 was a great engine. The 400 not so reliable.

      I’m surprised the SUV had a turbo 350 trans and not the 400.

    8. Boy that Blazer brings back memories. My cousin had a Blazer just like that in that color, though I don’t recall the stripes on the hood. Ran really good I think it had 350 in it. Nice truck and video.

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