Again in 2019 we advised you a few truck that regarded like a K5 Chevy Blazer, however was really a contemporary late-model Tahoe beneath. It was the product of Arkansas store Flat Out Autos, which reskinned trendy GM full-size SUVs to appear like their predecessors. Now, the identical store is planning to launch a GMC model, changing Yukons to Jimmys.
We had been impressed by Flat Out’s workmanship, fantastically mixing the traces of the Blazer into these of the Tahoe. The outcome was a cohesive design, not only a panel swap. It clearly required a number of work, which helped justify the $69,000 price ticket, not together with the price of the donor Tahoe.
Not less than one new proprietor was so impressed that they lately bought 4 equivalent Blazer conversions directly. The quadruplets had been all completed in blue with a white roof and all primarily based on brand-new 2020 Tahoes.
Clearly, with such demand it was solely pure for Flat Out to discover different choices. On Facebook the corporate mentioned it was engaged on a 1972 model with an eggcrate grille. Now, they’ve additionally released a rendering paying homage to the K5 GMC Jimmy.
The Jimmy conversion makes use of the unique’s quad-headlight face, crosshair grille and GMC badging. Just like the Blazer conversion, it provides chrome bumpers and milled door handles whereas adapting the unique’s 2-door design to the brand new truck’s Four-door physique. The rendering solely exhibits the entrance three-quarter view, however presumably a brand new carbon fiber rear door must be created because the Blazer’s says “Chevrolet” throughout the again.
Flat Out says that each one the fashionable conveniences discovered on the donor Tahoe will work on the conversion, together with parking, blind spot and lane protecting sensors. If in case you have the coin, it is an effective way to have retro type with out giving up trendy security and efficiency.
The brand new Blazer has been disappointing to many followers that had hoped for a Bronco-like SUV. As an alternative, GM gave us a crossover. The Flat Out conversions may be compromise, and increasing it to the GMC model solely is sensible. Clearly there is no requirement to make use of a GMC Yukon because the donor automobile for the Jimmy, because it’s functionally equivalent to a Tahoe, however would not you need to preserve it within the household?