My grandfather passed away late last month and one of the things that he left behind was a 1986 K5 Blazer 4x4. Rather than watch my family let it rust apart from neglect, I asked if I could have it and now it's mine. It'll be the perfect winter "beater" to give my GT a rest over the next few months and makes SUV #2 in our garage (the other is a Jeep GC). My questions are fairly simple: What are the notorious rust-spots on the K5 Blazer? It has some in the front inner wheel well, I think, as well as some in the cargo floor pan. Also a bit of surface rust on the roofline right above the windshield. Second, what do I need to invest in to properly lift it about 2" - 3" without screwing up the steering and/or suspension geometry? I hear that these Blazers are the easiest damn things to lift, so fill me in. Third, are the rear drum brakes sufficient or do I really want to do a rear disc conversion on it? It sounds like there's a late 1970's model Cadillac ElDorado that has rear discs that can be swapped over to the Blazer. Is it worth the hassle? My goals are to restore the vehicle to "like new" condition over the next year by addressing paint and body issues, swapping the tired old 305ci engine out for a freshened up 350ci, and to get rid of the stock 15" stamped steel wheels and put some 16" wheels and beefier tires on it. The vehicle has strong sentimental value to me because it was my grandfather's, so I don't want to do anything that will ruin it. It will definitely serve as my daily driver but should be equipped such that I can take it out into the woods or on the trails if I wanted for some very minor off roading.