|06-14-2016 07:33 PM|
I am a newbie and will gladly admit it.I have drove some dirt roads and mud holes a bit, but nothing like you guys. I have a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500. It sits on a 1967 F-100 truck frame I shortened 11 3/4 inches with 1978 Bronco running gear. 4.11 gears with posi traction front and rear running 15x10 white wagon rims with Irock 39.5x13.5x.15 super swampers which need replacing. The engine was a stock '66 Galaxie 390 4bbl but now is board 40 over, balanced, valve job, heads all reworked, offy dual port intake with Holley 650 dual line, Msd ignition, hedman headers, Taylor wires. 325hp 435 torque. I'm 62 in a couple months, I have multiple Sclerorsis and the 8" lift makes it a bit difficult to get in the car sometimes. Also so-so security limits my finances to work on my hobby. I do some work as a licensed locksmith here in middle Tn. So that's a good part of my introduction and I'm stickin to it. Yeah the tires need replacin but my wife said i HAVE SPENT MY ALLOWANCE SO FAR. Guess I need to cut a few keys.
|06-10-2016 01:02 PM|
|jameshgriff||Hi guys checkin in can anyone help me by directing me to the best forum to have a suspension/frontend question answered. I have a youtube video of my truck and the issue im faced with. If this is best room for it ill be specific and ask your help. Thank you|
|05-29-2016 01:58 PM|
|zxtra||yep checking in|
|05-23-2016 02:20 PM|
63in spring lift
Does anyone have part numbers for 63in. chevy spring with a 4 or 5in. lift?
|05-19-2016 12:46 PM|
|Ugly Duck||Newb: Calgary, Alberta. 2002 F150 SCrew, stock-ola. Looking to band up with some folks once in a while for a little light offroading.|
|05-17-2016 05:23 AM|
1978 Dodge Club Cab stocker
(Moved this message to the Newbie check-in after NOT reading the READ FIRST post )
I'm picking up a nice, stock '78 Club Cab today; 360ci with auto trans. I'm new to American trucks and have a lot to learn about suspensions, brakes, etc, but I plan to swap (with help from friends) a 4BT and 5 speed OD trans in there eventually. Probably converting to 4WD in the process.
This will be a 90% road truck- nothing hardcore, not towing or hauling anything major on a regular basis. I'll be reading up on this stuff but I'm going to have questions, maybe/probably some dumb ones, but I'll try to keep those to a minimum. Pics ASAP.
|05-10-2016 10:26 PM|
1986 toyota 4x4 22r carb, frustrated and in love all the same.
|05-09-2016 06:26 PM|
|Rustinn||Another newb reporting in. Hailing from MN, I've been in and out of fourwheelin for about 10 years. Owned a few older 250 highboys and whatnot. For the last 5 years I have suffered a bad addiction problem with jeeps. Currently have a '78 CJ7, '97 TJ, and an '02 WJ. I have lurked on this site for quite some time and figured I should join since I am wanting to do some bigger things with my vehicles and I am sure questions will come up.|
|05-06-2016 09:03 AM|
newbie here, thought I drop a reply
located in indiana
|04-29-2016 10:06 AM|
Newbie to posting on the forum, but not a new lurker haha. Been on this site for quite a while now and decided it was time to join. So much knowledge here, it's amazing.
My dad had Jeep's while I was growing up, and still does, but hasn't been much into the scene for the past few years. I decided it was time to get him back in the game so I went out and purchased an 89 YJ. Now the real fun begins.
I'm located in NE Nevada. Happy Wheeling!!
|04-24-2016 08:51 AM|
|RMVA||Another newbie here.|
|04-18-2016 05:03 PM|
|cousin_z||Hello. I hope to learn a bunch here.|
|04-17-2016 01:33 PM|
|04-11-2016 01:07 PM|
Newbie here. I have driven both off- and on-road professionally, and never really "got" off-roading for pleasure, until I took my Series 80 Land Cruiser out with a bunch of Jeeps last month.
By God, it's fun when you're not doing it for work!
So, my reason for joining is to read, learn and to build as good of a rig as I can, break it, and then build it again.
|04-07-2016 11:15 PM|
newbie to pirate4x4
another newb here thought I would introduce myself and share what I have had and what I have now.
I'm not new to the off road scene got my first 4x4 when I was 16 was a s10 square body single cab 4x4 I knew nothing back then but how to get the truck dirty and fix parts that got broken but was fun and learned a little bit.
next truck was a 86 k5 blazer which I should have never sold this was where I learned some more did a small lift with some bigger meats.
I kept this truck along with some other daily drivers until I was 21 then I got married and needed another truck,
so then I bought a 01 single cab silverado 4x4 with the 4.3 did a 6" lift with some 33's but this truck had to stay dry since it was my daily as well so could not afford to brake parts was not able to afford fixing back then with a new born.
fast forward 10 year.
got a 2000 k3500 crew cab 4x4 long bed planning to restore this as a father son project but as I began to restore I quickly noticed why it had a salvaged title to begin with the frame was rusting through out the entire front to rear and was actually starting to snap in two so sold this to someone that already had a frame just needing a body which sucks because that thing took me forever to find but now I know why i only paid 2k for it lol.
after selling this truck my wife asked me to get a newer one to start with I couldn't tell her no have to make the wife happy, so I bought a 2008 silverado single cab with ( another 4.3 ) 2wd for now I'm only going to do a lift to put bigger tires under it and get the stance that I like.
and I'm sure someone will make a crack about not lifting a 2wd I've heard it before but I do not believe trucks should be lowered rather 2 or 4 wheel drive. if that where the case trucks would have been laying bed since the day they where invented plus a lowered truck is of no use to me...
my intentions where to not get a 4x4 or the v8 because I really don't like ifs nor the 4.8 or 5.3 engines so couldn't bring my self to pay the extra $ to buy what would just be swaped out anyways.
the extent of my experience mostly revolves around engine swaps but not a sas. this is why I'm here to do a lot of reading.
this is what I had in mind when purchasing this truck I wanted a single cab but wanted the 6.2 gm might have sold them like this but I have never seen one for sale so opt for the 4.3 to start with and like I said opt out of the ifs 4x4 since thats all going to be removed anyways.
as far as the axle I am looking at trying and not even sure if it will work on a 1500 is a 3/4-1 ton dodge axle
Chevy Truck Solid Axle Swap Pure Performance - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
this is where that idea came from but again will have to search to see what is possible.
but that is a bit about myself and what I plan and I look forward to reading alot of this forum.
|03-29-2016 03:24 PM|
newbie here, this is a whole new world for me and i am trying learn about the hobby. My current hobby is racing cars but looking to get into something a little more family friendly and not as much stress as racing and prepping the car.
thanks for having me
|03-12-2016 08:42 PM|
Just another newbie checking in. I run a custom knife shop out of Las Vegas. I want to build another truck for the outdoors here, and later be Alaska worthy.
|03-06-2016 07:42 PM|
Ok Ok Ok
Ok, a newbie check in!
|03-06-2016 06:45 AM|
|03-06-2016 06:42 AM|
|Josh25||Alright fixing to get me a 94/84 Dodge RAM D100 2wd, Auto and I'm planning on converting it to a manual 4wd and on 35s or 37s eventually dropping a 12v Cummins in it Just wondering what all I'd need like what setups are y'all running and would Dana 60s with 4:10 Gears be a good choice I plan on getting a 4x4 donor truck any and all advice would be helpful YES I'm a newbie here NO I don't need bashing or bullshit my name is Josh|
|03-06-2016 12:01 AM|
|Alex456123||Bitch please. Don't apologize. That's bullshit.|
|03-05-2016 05:49 PM|
Lol sorry just wanted to do it on a different forum
|03-05-2016 10:18 AM|
|03-05-2016 08:07 AM|
|03-04-2016 03:33 PM|
Been a member for years and rarely got one so rarely posted
My local forum is getting boring so I'm gonna start posting more
I like jeeps
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