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Old 01-30-2005, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are Chevys just good for parts?

Hell no!

Check out bgreen's Project "Freak" and you'll be convinced.
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry, that truck is so ugly and i absolulty hate those tires........... there is really good tech there, but deffinatly not my favorite......now i am putting my flame suit on
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think he wanted a truck project named "freak" to come out like a pretty little street queen. I think that truck has plenty of function, good trucks dont have to look good.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it's an awesome rig!
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry, that truck is so ugly and i absolulty hate those tires........... there is really good tech there, but deffinatly not my favorite......now i am putting my flame suit on

What an ass

edit: toned it down some, sorry

I didnt build this truck with looks in mind, its a tool to get a job done. I have got better at making it look nice over the years though, maybe you will agree if you look at the last few pages?



I'll be the first to admit the back of the truck looked like crap, and had alot of glaring design flaws. But you gotta give me just a touch of credit for it being the first thing I ever fabricated, and using nothing more than a pipe bender, a 4.5" grinder, and a 50 dollar stick welder.

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Old 01-31-2005, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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btw: tires are purchased for the terrain you wheel, not to make the truck look cool. If I had ANY terrain like you guys got, Id have much different tires
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the new ass on that truck is BEAUTIFUL... very well done.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the new ass on that truck is BEAUTIFUL... very well done.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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so is the second receiver for rear pulls up hills or something?
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sorry, that truck is so ugly and i absolulty hate those tires........... there is really good tech there, but deffinatly not my favorite......now i am putting my flame suit on
What an idiot.
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so is the second receiver for rear pulls up hills or something?

Its for the gin pole.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so is the second receiver for rear pulls up hills or something?
I did it for three reasons.

1) Was to make a way so I wouldnt have to bend the whole hoop in one section. I dont have enough room between my bender and the wall, and bender to buggy, to swing a pipe that long. And I dont have anyone to help put the pipe in the bender, so I have to work with smaller sections. This is the reason I first thought of.

2) Was to make a place to mount the winch when I need a vertical departure angle. Alot of the places we wheel have very deep and narrow washouts, and in order to exit them, you need a vertical departure angle.

3) its a convenient place to mount the winch while using Gin Poles as pictured below. (this was just kind of an afterthought) But it will afford a much straighter pull... ie. less load on the fairlead)
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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cool, it looks so small for a truck with a full size cab. I dig it a lot
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I second that!
Third! I dig the tires as well.. but then again I'm a hick!
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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sorry, that truck is so ugly and i absolulty hate those tires...........


(Seriously, was it a joke )
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It used to be butt ugly, but danm, you used to post some nice pics of thing fully getting it
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well I have to agree with most everyone else here...I think it looks awesome!! Personally, I'd have a functional truck over a "good" looking truck anyday!


Of course my truck looks like a hick got a hold of it too, so maybe I'm just a little biased
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Some updates, and a question for the board. See post 179 and 180 .
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that extra receiver would be pretty nice to make a spare tire mount, but i reckon those big ass tires work pretty good when flat.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Actually they dont. Even a samurai could flatten these tires I think. This is with about 2 psi in them.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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What an idiot.

sorry... holy crap.

i am just sayin what i think. i dont wanna start anything. i just thought i would be honest.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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A guy running SSR's is baggin on my tires?! lol. now thats funny
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:09 AM   #23 (permalink)
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FAWK the naysayers. That truck is cool. Both the old configuration and the new. And I like the tires.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Are Chevys just good for parts?
not even many good parts on a chevy
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Actually I thought the truck was badarse before and even more badarse after.
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