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The second-generation Chevy Blazer makes a 19-year run

While the original Chevy K5 Blazer was produced for only 4 years, the SUV's second generation spanned nearly two decades.

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The second-generation K5 Blazer launched for 1973 with a carryover engine lineup. 

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Both two- and four-wheel drive options continued for the second-generation, too.

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The removable roof feature also made its way into the new K5 Blazer in 1973.

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However, a half-cab design was introduced in 1976. Instead of the removable top beginning at the top of the windshield, it began behind the front seats.

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Throughout the second generation, the K5 Blazer's engine range would under some changes. A new 6.6-liter V8 debuted in 1975. 

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A diesel engine joined the options sheet for the 1980 model year.

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A new grille and rectangular headlights also arrived for 1980.

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A slightly more substantial styling update came for 1981 with a new grille, fenders and hood.

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An new 6.2-liter diesel V8 got added in 1982. That same year, Chevrolet began building Blazers for the US military.

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The second-generation K5 Blazer's final year of production was 1991.  

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