(Scroll Down for the video interview!) Jeff: Ok, Hi, we're back here at Stylin' Trucks and I'm here with Aaron at DroptOut.com, and he's got a 1991 Chevy Blazer that he's done lots of interesting work to, and I want him to tell us a little bit more about it. Aaron?
Aaron: Yes, Hi there. The vehicle features right now 24-inch wheels with a hydraulic suspension. Shaved body lines, shaved rear end and taillights with the Lincoln Navigator license plate rear end. Toyota front bumper. Right now we are in the process of tubbing the rear enclosures, and trying to fit the hood on with the large wheels.
Jeff: Ok, tell me a little bit about the large wheels. Why are the wheels so darn large on this particular one?
Jeff: Because of hydraulics?
Aaron: Well, I never saw one with 24s on it. You know 22s, a couple friend's have 22s on them.
Jeff: Ok, so we got 24s because...
Aaron: Yeah, I mean...nobody else. Nobody else has done it, so...
Aaron: I mean, that I have known of. I mean, I've never seen any pictures of the first-gen. Blazer with this. So you know I kinda wanted to just to do it.
Aaron: It's kindof a pain in the butt. I almost wish that I didn't do it, and I wish I woulda never kinda tore it apart, because it was done at one time. The interior was all finished and it was nice. But you know, they're never done. They're never done.
A peek through the rear window show's Aaron's custom 36v hydraulic system.
(Click to expand) Custom "DroptOut" logos on compressors.
Large intake scoop.
Blazer Tuckin' 24s.
Jeff: That's what I'm hearing.That's what I'm hearing, and hey, you want it to be different from everybody elses. And, can you explain the hydraulics here in the back a little bit as we're looking at this?
Aaron: It's a, a two-pump kit with four dumps. Just a front/back, side to side...
Aaron: It's a run on 36 volts right now. I did have it running at 48, which was a little too fast and you kinda thought things were breaking. So...
Jeff: Ah, ok.
Aaron: ...I had to slow it down a little bit.
Aaron: So, chrome cylinders, front and rear.
Aaron: Ten inches in the front, eight's in the rear. With accumulators, no springs at all, so the accumulators act like the spring.
Jeff: Wow, that is sweet. I see you got kindof a drop-top thing going on there. So that opens up? The top?
Aaron: Yes, yes, the top does, it slides all the way open. It's a sliding ragtop.
Jeff: That's something a little different.
Aaron: ...we'd have it open today, but since it's raining.
Stylin' Jeff talks with Aaron about his 1991 Chevrolet Blazer.
Aaron exits the Blazer after his hydraulics demonstration.
Jeff: Yeah, that's unfortunate. Hey, can you show us what it does?
Aaron: I sure can.
Jeff: Ok, great. Sweet, waaaay cool. Aaron, that is sweet. I bet that is a lot of fun.
Aaron: It's fun.
Jeff: And tell me one thing, I've always been curious about; I see you got the suicide door on there.
Jeff: Do you know why they call 'em suicide doors? I've always wondered.
Aaron: Yeah. Back in the early years, they would-people would drive down the road, and the door would catch wind, and slide all the way open, and people would fall out.
Aaron: So they'd be going down the highway you know and the door would just open up...
Jeff: And it's...
Aaron: ...and people would fall out.
Jeff: ...that is the perfect name for it.
Aaron: Perfect name.
Jeff: Well, Aaron, thank you for standing out here in the rain with us today, we appreciate it.
Aaron: It's no problem.
Jeff: And, that is a sweet ride.
Aaron: Thank you, very much.
Jeff: Thank you so much.
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Aaron shows Jeff his badass 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (click play)