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Smooth. The first thing you think when you look at the 1969 Chevrolet Blazer that won Best of Show at the 23rd Annual Brothers Trucks Show 'N Shine in Silverado, California is how smooth it is. Coated in a knockout root beer-toned shade from PPG called "Auburn Pearl", broken up only by the burnt orange and silver graphics, the whole aura of David Huerta's Blazer is that of a luxurious custom, far above the Blazer's farm truck-turned-sporty beginnings. But as your eyes scan from the one-off Alamo Customs bumper and grille to rear license plate, the proportions catch your eye. You have to really look to notice the chopped top, which has been lowered one inch in the front and three inches towards the rear, and you will have to dig in to notice the bead-rolled wheelwell tubs and the firewall. Just wait...you haven't begun to scratch the surface of what all has gone into this unit.
Under the hood of the Blazer sit a 2010 5.3L V8 that Zack Hammond of Daily Grind Fabrication built up. The engine features a Brian Tooley Racing cam, Hedman headers, and a Magnaflow exhaust and is as polished and perfected visually as the outside of the truck. Backing the engine is a 4L60E automatic. Wilwood brakes (14-inch, front and rear) stop the Chevy. All of this is mounted on a Porter Built frame that has been powdercoated. The suspension includes a triangulated three-link in the rear, Bilstein springs and shocks, and air suspension. The wheels are Raceline "Outbreak 5" units, 22x15 up front and 24x15 in the rear.
Moving on from the hard points that keep the Blazer moving, check out the interior. Heath Moore Interiors of Prescott, Texas knocked this one out of the park. The Honda Accord seats, like just about every other square inch of the surfaces, are covered in one-off ultra-leather. Dakota Digital gauges sit in a pod in the sculpted dashboard that features a Samsung 8-inch tablet in the waterfall that flows into the custom console.