For some reason I have always liked the look of the 73-79 Chevy and GMC Blazer/Jimmys. A classic 70’s off road icon in my opinion. What is the significance of the truck?
Well, I grew up watching Jaws and Jaws 2 (two great movies). Jaws used a 1973 Blazer and Jaws 2 used a 1977 GMC Jimmy. I set out to find car from Jaws 2 because I liked the look a little better than the original blazer in Jaws.
I stumbled upon this 1977 GMC Jimmy in Georgia, in relatively good condition. Believe it or not, this is not an easy truck to find, especially the GMC version. Those I’ve seen over the years have been beaten to death, rusted out, or turned into hunting trucks.
This one has the original rebuilt 350 motor with edelbrocK carb and headers with the original rebuilt turbo 350 transmission. Overall, the truck is solid, with ice cold air. I believe this was the last year for the removable top. The truck has minimal rust and is going to be painted the factory blue and white scheme, just like the movie.
I will also redo the interior in blue and put the original white "wagon wheel" 4 x 4 mags back on it with new tires. Everyone’s car collection should at least have one 4 x 4 !!
Production shots from the movie, Jaws 2. This is what the Jimmy will look like when done.
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