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PostSubject: so many projects.....   29th January 2012, 9:47 pm

Well, this won't be so much a build thread, but more of a chronical story as to how I got to where I am with my current trucks..

starting with the first truck that I can find pictures of.
This was my 77 blazer that I bought for 300 bucks, back around 2004. Made payments on it even. when I bought it, I drove it home through town. on my way, the rear fender well fell out... the other one was already missing. 100% stock. I got the 35x15.5x15 bald swampers for free. through them on tore the doors off, and wheeled it. did some drunk modifying, and replaced rod bearings every other time I drove it.






Well that truck didn't last long, and after I moved, I drove it nose down into a creek, where it stayed for about 3 months before I pulled it out. I thought I had pics of that, but I can't find them. I ended up cutting it into chunks bbig enough to be hauled to the scrap yard, in a geo spectrum...

Skip forward a year or so around 2007 after my first deployment, and I bout this 75 K5 with bald 38's, 10 bolts, with 4.10's and a built 454.



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I ended up trading an awesome 79 toyota 4x4 that I had for a brand new set of 35x15.5 tsl sx's and put them on. Wheeled it like that for a little bit.










The green truck was my brothers. More on that truck later on.







So after awhile I got froggy and put a cage in it, out of another truck that I had (sorry no pics) but I never did finish mounting the cage, so it stay held in by a big ratchet strap for a year, and the truck never went on another wheeling trip, other then around the house.


Added the tool box as well.
I ended up selling the 35's in hard times, but capitalized on a set of 42's and 3/4 ton axels shortly after.


While that truck was sitting, I went through a few more projects, to include, but not limited to this beauty.



Which I broke the frame too, so used most of the parts to bolt this beast together. 40 inch ground hawgs, half ton axels, worn out 305, and no reverse.


Now at this point, I had met my best friend, Matt (aka.Chevydaddy) so things started getting almost serious in the truck world.
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I ended up selling that truck for 800 dollar profit, and got to work on my k5 some more. got it going, with no brakes of course.




I had gotten rid of the rear blocks, and added my shackle flip, but not much else changed, just 4 inch lift, and a welded rear end.

long story shot, I ended up with a beat up 79 3/4 ton so I parted out/ traded off alot of the blazer, but kept the motor, and swapped it in. I also gather another set of 40 inch ground hawgs. this truck was my first 4 speed truck, and I loved it.
This is coming on about 2010.






I ended up blowing up my 454 shortly after this, and parted out/ traded off the whole truck.

I ended up buying this gym in 2011 and used it the way it was for just normal chores, and some scrap hauling.


Made it to the scrap yard, unloaded, drove to a friends house, and the trans died. Wouldn't do squat. I had a TH400 laying around so I swapped it in, and while I was at it, added my 3/4 ton axels, with rear disks, my shackle flip, and some 35 inch military tires.









Well with the news of my new deployment coming up, I started to part this truck out, and sold the axels out of it, but nothing else. And through the wonders of the intra web, and my buddy Matt, I got it back on half ton axels. some 35's, and had my roll cage and sliders installed.




This is alot how this truck is sitting now, waiting on some more parts. and a set of 36x12.50x15 TSL's to go on it.
This truck is no longer my wheeling rig, but more of a huntin/ fire wood truck.
Which caused me to start hunting out another project. and sourcing parts. I am forever grateful to Matt for doing all of my running around and pickups.
I ended up finding this gem to start with.




and found these. D60/ 70 combo, DRW, 4.56 gears.


Picked this up for a quick rebuild. 91 454, with SM465.


Grabbed these as blems off the interco site. 44x18x16.5 boggers. and had Matt mount them on some hummer rims, with trailworthy fab PVC inserts.



Took him a bit, but he figured it out.



Thats about it for now, hopefully I will be bringing more updates up soon, but I cannot stress how much this would not be possible without Matt. He has got to be the best friend a guy could ask for.
TO BE CONTINUED!
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   29th January 2012, 10:13 pm

damn that's alotta square body chevy's lol. nice thread

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   29th January 2012, 10:24 pm

everyone has an addiction....
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 1:00 am

I thought I had a lot of trucks laying around
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 12:16 pm

Looks like u spend more on tires then the whole truck lol love it
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 1:12 pm

the 44's are the first brand new tires i have ever bought. I always seem to come across decent deals on tires.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 5:56 pm

Lol I never buy new tires although I may end up buying 35's for my jeep when I get my new control arms and spacers in.

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 6:36 pm

how much did ur tires cost?were u get them?
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   30th January 2012, 9:46 pm

kymudhunter wrote:
the 44's are the first brand new tires i have ever bought. I always seem to come across decent deals on tires.

Just wait tell he gets the bill on the tire mounting!.....LMAO....

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   31st January 2012, 1:36 am

when i bought those i gave 410 a piece, plus shipping. but i got them as blems off interco's site.
ZJ, let me know when you are back in the market, i can probably save you alot of money on a set of 35's! pm me when you are interested.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   31st January 2012, 1:40 am

kymudhunter wrote:
when i bought those i gave 410 a piece, plus shipping. but i got them as blems off interco's site.
ZJ, let me know when you are back in the market, i can probably save you alot of money on a set of 35's! pm me when you are interested.

ok will do! i really want another set of tsl's. i had 33x13.50's that were sick, they would freakin hook, and they would sling some shit. i'd like another set of those in 35's

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   31st January 2012, 9:28 am

ky do u have any steel 6 lug chevy rims for sell.u or chevydaddy.the 6 lug chevy most the time will fit on toyota 6 lug and i need a set of steels.If u do send me a pic of them and see if we can work a price out
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   31st January 2012, 9:34 am

Please PM me with question's on parts, so that we don't clutter up this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   5th February 2012, 9:46 pm

Matt got my 36's put on my camo truck. Gave it a much gooder stance.




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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   5th February 2012, 10:30 pm

Nice trucks
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   5th February 2012, 10:52 pm

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Nice trucks

I think the right words would be

Those are GOODER trucks...

cheers cheers cheers cheers

Razz Razz


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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   18th February 2012, 10:09 pm

We were finally able to schedule a time for chevydaddy to go pick up my K5... 6 hour drive. I don't have any pics besides this for the time being, but I will certainly be posting them up when he gets home.


I also got all 4 of my Boggers now, just got to start putting the pieces together!
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   19th February 2012, 2:48 pm

that s gonna be a beast.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   19th February 2012, 6:17 pm

Yea.. Kinda hoping so. My girlfriend said she wants POWER!
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   22nd May 2012, 3:08 am

Well, while I was home on leave I got to work on my blazer a little bit, at least I was able to free up the trailer.






Thats all for now.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   23rd May 2012, 6:54 am

that thing is gonna be nasty man! rock out

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   29th July 2012, 6:46 pm

The board has been dead it seems. Nice to see the updates though they are few and far between.
I did end up buying another big block for my blazer, as well as working out what I want to lower it down some.
I will be home soon, so hopefully I will get to add some more updates soon. I have also picked up another toy to fill in the gaps while I work on the blazer.

As delivered by Matt. He drove to McLee to pick i up for me.


Had the kids clean it up a little for me.






It's got a little rust in it, but it is far better then my last one, and it has a title. so it will be playing parts gitter duty, as well as weekend play toy.
Gotta find some steel wheels for it, and 2 31 inch boggers, or 31 inch tractor treads for the rear. Already got some more aggressive 31's for the front.
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   29th July 2012, 9:26 pm

looks like fun

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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   12th October 2012, 11:45 pm

Been working on the samurai a bit since I got home. I rebuilt the front axel with new bearing s and seals through out, and now waiting on a new front hub to come in the mail, as mine was so wore out that the nea bearing races wouldn't even fit into the hub snuggly. Just bounced around. So get that done and on to the next part. Either fixing rust, fixing lift the the PO did, or welding the rear with a full rebuild. We shall see!
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PostSubject: Re: so many projects.....   13th October 2012, 2:11 am

I think you have owned more automobiles than I have and that's saying alot. Out of the 20+ vehicles I have owned only 4 have been 4 wheel drives though. I miss my old Bronco. Sports car fed my need for speed. I miss the mud most of all... Smile
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