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How about this for a project truck?

Discussion in 'All Other Makes and Models' started by Jd0gg919, December 26, 2008.

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  1. Jd0gg919

    Jd0gg919 Active Member

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  3. solitary ogre

    solitary ogre Active Member

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    that vehicle is a joke. not a real offroad truck at all. look at the way the rear axle is set up. tall blocks hooked up to only 5 leaf springs?? do you know what the weight of that rockwell will do when torque is applied in real offroad conditions with only 5 leafs and no other support? there are lots of other things that make this a dangerous vehcile.
    just because something is lifted and has big tires and big engine doesn't make it a practical rig.
     
  4. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

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    train wreck is about all you can say about that thing...
     
  5. Jd0gg919

    Jd0gg919 Active Member

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    I wasn't planning on buying it or anything i just came across it when i was looking around. Thought it was wild.
     
  6. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Would be good for the wheels/tires/axles. But I wouldn't want to inherite that rats nest in the cab and under the hood. :eek:
     
  7. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    holly crap! i wouldn't want to drive near it, let alone in it! that thing is a mess.
     
  8. SVO

    SVO Moderator Emeritus/Doctor Moderator Emeritus

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    I could use the front clip, dash pad, and possible the door panels, for my Flareside restoration!

    Other than that...............

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    Jeff - :navajo:
     
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    Boy that guy sure is proud of the Hatchet job he did on that truck.
     
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    Did you read the ad?? Nowhere does it say it's a "practical rig", and he specifically states it's NOT ready for the trail or mud.
     
  11. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    And with the top notch fab we see in the pics, it wont be ready for anything other than a complete redo or a smelting furnace. ;)

    Besides the obvious coil perch, check out the steering knuckle arm and single-shear heim:
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    I was thinking that maybe those spring perches were temporary (which makes sense in the fab stage in order to get a good idea of steering and link geometry), but thats a total negatory cauz he shouldn't have welded them in permanently if that were the case. Its going to be a royal PITA just to undo / cut out all the stuff that needs to be redone.

    And these fuses are grand! Totally exposed and ready for your knee when you hit a bump on the trail:
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    He could've gone with the typical automotive blade-type fuse which are ten times safer since they are encapsulated in plastic .. but no, lets use glass cartridge fuses.

    Lets not forget this little guy -- clearly, whoever is driving this behemoth is never going to know how a No-Spin equiped axle behaves so lets slap it on the dash for goodness sake:
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    And the "Stars and Bars" flag just completes the package -- 7-stars FTW!
     
    Last edited: December 27, 2008

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