Genesis Boranian's 1975 K5 Blazer
Blazing The Trail Ahead
When you roll into a show, there’s no better way to grab the attention of the entire show than rolling in with a lifted K5 Blazer. At our Cars and Clearance event this past summer that’s exactly what happened with David Boranian he showed up.
“Luckily, my wife let me borrow the Blazer,” laughed David. “I built it for her and in return she lets me clean it and fill it with fuel,” continued David. We thank Genesis for letting the Blazer come out and play at our Cars and Clearance event.
They picked up the Blazer from a friend who had owned it since 1977, and David tore into it to complete a frame-off restoration. One year from the time it rolled into David’s garage it rolled back out looking like how you see it.
Stance Is Everything
What caught our attention right off the bat was the tall stance. That was accomplished with a 4” BDS Suspension lift kit front and rear. That was combined with 17” Fuel wheels that are wrapped in 35x12.50 BFG All Terrain T/A tires with some serious tread. Turning those big meats is a Borgeson quick ratio steering box.
Besides the killer stance and wheels, the red with pearl white paint job is a classic scheme but demands your attention - there’s no hiding from it.
Under the hood is a 350HO GM crate engine backed by a TH350 transmission for a tried-and-true combo. The engine was dressed with an Edelbrock intake with an accessory drive from Vintage Air. Expelling the fume and giving the engine just the right tone is a complete 3” Magnaflow exhaust.
On The Inside
Carrying on with the theme, David started by spraying the entire shell with Raptor liner and applying Kilmat. In the dash a set of Dakota Digital gauges keeps tabs on everything under the hood, while a complete Vintage Air system keeps them cool in the SoCal heat. A Kenwood head unit combined with Powerbass subs and amps provides the tunes.
When the time came for upholstery, David called TMI Products for some help. “They knew exactly what this Blazer needed and I picked up the whole interior from them.” To start, a set of Universal Pro-Classic Sport VXR seats were chosen with a gray vinyl and gray suede and matching gray stitching. A Sport console nestles between the seats with armrests, cup holders, and storage compartment.
Adorning the doors is a pair of matching molded door panels along with a TMI Sport Dash pad. The rear seat was reupholstered in the same matching upholstery and the interior was finished off with matching rear panels.