Chevy Tahoe-to-K5 Blazer conversion shop renders Jimmy option
In 2019 we told you about a truck that looked like a K5 Chevy Blazer but was actually a modern late model Tahoe underneath. It was the product of Flat Out Autos, Arkansas store, redesigning full-size modern GM SUVs to look like their predecessors. Now the same shop is planning to release a version of GMC that will convert Yukons into Jimmys.
We were impressed with the workmanship of Flat Out, which blended the lines of the blazer with those of the Tahoe beautifully. The result was a cohesive design, not just a panel swap. It clearly took a lot of work, which helped justify the $ 69,000 price tag, excluding donor Tahoe's expense.
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At least one new owner was so impressed they recently purchased four identical blazer conversions at the same time. The quadruplets were all done in blue with a white roof and are all based on brand new 2020 Tahoes.
With this demand, of course, it was only natural for Flat Out to explore other options. On Facebook, the company said it was working on a 1972 version with an egg crate grid. Now they have also released a rendering that pays homage to the K5 GMC Jimmy.
The Jimmy tag uses the original's quad headlight face, reticle grille, and GMC emblem. As with the Blazer conversion, chrome bumpers and machined door handles are added while the two-door design of the original is adapted to the four-door body of the new truck. The rendering only shows the front three-quarter view, but presumably a new carbon fiber rear door would have to be made as the blazer says "Chevrolet" on the back.
According to Flat Out, all of the modern conveniences of the Tahoe donor will be involved in the upgrade, including parking, blind spot and lane departure sensors. Having the coin is a great way to have retro style without sacrificing modern security and performance.
The new Blazer disappointed many fans who were hoping for a Bronco-like SUV. Instead, GM gave us a crossover. The flat out conversions could be a good compromise, and expanding to the GMC brand only makes sense. Of course there is no need to use a GMC Yukon as a donor vehicle for the Jimmy as it is functionally identical to a Tahoe, but don't you want to keep it in the family?
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