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Here are scanned copies of original GM sales brochures, magazine articles,
and other bits of "automobilia" from 1976-7. This is the vast majority of the
Chalet/Casa Grande-specific stuff, but there's lots more general Blazer,
Jimmy and Suburban brochures (and more) on my Brochures page -- see the Links section. Many of the Recreation, Blazer, and
Four Wheel Drive brochures list the Chalet only briefly, so I've omitted them
1976-7 Chevy Blazer Chalet owners manuals
The Chevy manuals are still in print, so I can't post them in their entirety.
You can order them fromHelm, Inc -- try the
following direct links for1976 (Item Number 460237), and1977 (Item Number 460254).
They're currently (June 2002) priced at US$20 each plus shipping.
The GMC manual is not currently available, and the cover scan comes to me
courtesy of Doug (content is the same as the Chevy manual.) Should you know
of copies of this manual for sale, please let me
I do have an online version of a Toyota Chinook owner's manual, which is
fairly similar to the Chevy. You can see it on theBrochurespage, by clicking on Chinook under all the model years.
Chevy Blazer Chalet press release (17 May 1976)
1976-7 Chevy Blazer Chalet ads
1976 GMC Jimmy Casa Grande (#76-24, June 1976, early B&W)
1976 Chevy Blazer Chalet (#16987, February 1976?)
1976 Chevy Blazer Chalet (#1055, April 1976)
1977 Chevy Product Training (August 1976, Blazer Chalet pages only)
1977 Chevy flat rate labor guide (15 December 1976, revised 15 March 1977 and 15 June 1977; Blazer Chalet pages only)
1977 GMC Jimmy Casa Grande (#76-24, June 1976, later color)
April 1976 Pickup Van & 4WD Chevy Blazer Chalet
21 August 1976 Autoweek article and Blazer Chalet picture
1976 Four Wheel Drive Blazer Chalet article
Reprinted in the Motorbooks title Blazer 1969-81.
December 1976 Mechanix Illustrated article
February 1977 Pickup Van & 4WD Chevy Blazer Chalet
February 1977 Travelin' 4x4's Chevy Blazer Chalet
March 1977 Motor Trend 'Wheels Afield' Review of the Chevy Blazer Chalet
April 1977 Off-Road Chevy Blazer Chalet
April 1977 ORV Chevy Blazer Chalet
April and December 1979 Treasure Search
1977 Off-Road Four Wheel pop-up Campers