Welcome to On the Turntable, our story series showcasing the vehicles that are on display on the rotating turntables inside our Retail Super Stores in Tallmadge, Ohio; McDonough, Georgia; and Arlington, Texas.
Chris Glenn's 1976 Chevy K5 Blazer is currently on display in our McDonough Retail Super Store. But you better hurry in to see it--it's leaving the building on March 20.
With an impressive capacity to tote, tow, and trek just about anywhere and carry just about anything, SUVs have made their way into the hearts and garages of everyone from hip-hop celebrities to stay-at-home soccer moms.
With that said, it’s no surprise that Glenn, the owner of Highway 5 Auto Center and Restoration in Whitesburg, Georgia chose a 1976 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Cheyenne as his restoration project of choice.
Glenn originally purchased the Blazer to take off-roading. But before tires met gravel, there were a few kinks to work out. When Glenn pulled the top off of his “new” Blazer, the need for a little elbow grease quickly became apparent.
“I originally bought it to fix up to ride back roads, but when I pulled the fiberglass top off there were rust spots along the sides of the truck bed,” said Glenn. It was apparent that the K5 would need a little work. According to Glenn, “that is what started the restoration process.”
Glenn worked with Lee McRae, Greg Cleveland, Jeff Kimmons, Kevin Holt, John Hunter, Corey Wages, and Lamar Peppers over the course of a year to fully restore the Blazer. “Some of the guys that helped me I’ve known my whole life, and a few others work in the shop,” said Glenn.
Although he keeps pretty busy at his auto center, Glenn hopes to do more rebuilds in the future. “I’ve always been interested in and enjoyed working on vehicles and doing restorations” he says.
We hope he gets another project or two under his belt, too.
FAST SPECS: Chris Glenn, 1976 Chevy K5 Blazer Cheyenne
• Stock chassis with 4" suspension lift
• Stock rear axle
• Stock brake system and steering
• 35/10.50R15 Super Swamper TSL radial tires
• 350 C.I.D. V8
• COMP Cams camshaft
• Summit Racing intake manifold
• Quick Fuel 650 CFM Carburetor
• HEI ignition system
• Serpentine belt accessory drive
• Stock exhaust manifolds, dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers
• SM465 4-speed manual transmission
• Pickup tailgate and soft top
• Orange and white exterior paint done by Peppers Auto
Special Thanks to:
• Peppers Auto
• Finish Master