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View Poll Results: destroying a beautiful truck? or rebuilding a great rig?
This is a great move 32 30.48%
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:58 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Holy shit, I don't believe it! Cool to see it back out taking a beating, but what happened to the sheet metal? Thought you were gonna put the hood, fenders & grill back on.

Oh yeah, not enough triangulation.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:15 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Yea, the cage needs some more work & it needs some more sheetmetal but hey, at least I got her running again.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:40 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Still wheel with Randy or Steve? How about showing up for the Stampede this year? It's been a long time since I've seen you out on the trails.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:56 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Still wheel with Randy or Steve? How about showing up for the Stampede this year? It's been a long time since I've seen you out on the trails.
I havn't for a while since the rig was down, but I still talk to them from time to time. I'm sure I'll be at the stampede this year since she's running again.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:59 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Congrats on getting it out on the trail. I am about to tear my rig down for KOH prep. We have to meet up sometime soon though. GET IT
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:12 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Congrats on getting it out on the trail. I am about to tear my rig down for KOH prep. We have to meet up sometime soon though. GET IT
yea, it'll take me a while still before she's ready to play hard. Biggest holdbacks on that is no floorboards & no boatsides yet but I wanted to see what was going to clear before I put that much work into it. Good thing too, both front tires hit the cage harder than I expected & I cut a bunch of tubing back off. Running the Ajax's tomorrow & if everything clears I'll start building everything else up.

Wish me luck...


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Old 01-01-2009, 10:43 AM   #107 (permalink)
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I think you and Kredit need to have a drag race up the money shot.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #108 (permalink)
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I think you and Kredit need to have a drag race up the money shot.
I'll take that wager ...
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I think you and Kredit need to have a drag race up the money shot.
Drag race? Me?

In a 5k lb rig with 42" tires & 150 horsepower?

heh, uhm... no!
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:36 AM   #110 (permalink)
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So - when are you starting the motor swap ??

You can call it the Y2k+9 motor swap (to be completed Fall of 2037)
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nah, I only change engines when they start making bad noises. I just put new plugs & wires in this one so it's almost like it's brand new!
I would like to get a 400 back in it though, this 351 is a bit underpowered for running the roads getting to the trails.
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If you still have the Astro van bench, would you mind posting it's overall width? I need a low-buck bench seat for occasional rear passenger use. That unit looks like it would fit the bill if it was 48" or less wide.

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Old 01-02-2009, 01:14 PM   #113 (permalink)
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if you still have the astro van bench, would you mind posting it's overall width? I need a low-buck bench seat for occasional rear passenger use. That unit looks like it would fit the bill if it was 48" or less wide.

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Old 01-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Went out & ran Ajax with the Blazer crowd yesterday, I think all my clearance issues are resolved & I can finish up the boatsides now. Pictures are Here.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #115 (permalink)
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nah, I only change engines when they start making bad noises. I just put new plugs & wires in this one so it's almost like it's brand new!
I would like to get a 400 back in it though, this 351 is a bit underpowered for running the roads getting to the trails.
Well - it may be underpowered, but at least it's still ugly! You'll want more power as soon as you start hitting some of these new trails with the big vertical stuff...
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I'll take that wager ...
Would be fun to watch that huh......
Both are almost as long as that is tall
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #118 (permalink)
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you've taken probably the coolest full bodied rig and turned it into argueably the ugliest thing I've ever seen... how's that?
I've come to share this feeling

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You said you dont like the whole buggy on truck frame look, but come on, quit lying to yourself man. Thats what your building!!!!
yea, I think it snowballed outta control after I did a little trimming.

So since I've concluded I hate the rig now, who would think I'm crazier yet if I put a new cab & front clip on it?
Hard to believe I'm considering it, but I really don't like what I ended up with...
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Fuck it, your just gonna fuck it up anyway. Just buy a buncha tubing & build a buggy.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:27 PM   #120 (permalink)
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I think going back with a cab and a clip is a great idea, I always liked your old rig
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #121 (permalink)
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BLA BLA BLA......just skin it like you planned and wheel it while you build a (real)buggy.
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Hey Matt, I just had a better idea. The whole buggy idea I had earlier was stupid, everybody's got one. Keep it the way it is & put a pickup bed back on it. Kinda like what every body does with keeping the cab & doing a tube flat bed, but in reverse.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:48 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Hey Matt, I just had a better idea. The whole buggy idea I had earlier was stupid, everybody's got one. Keep it the way it is & put a pickup bed back on it. Kinda like what every body does with keeping the cab & doing a tube flat bed, but in reverse.
Get a rig again so your shit talking means something fawker
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Back from the 80s....Did you ever put a body or skins on it or is it still a "buggy" ???
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