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Are you a nightmare 4X4 neighbor?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigerik, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. bigerik

    bigerik 1/2 ton status

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    I think my neighbors hate me. I work on the trucks at all hours and have my gear a few feet into the street. I usually have the trucks parked on the street with the door open and the air compressor further out than the open door. If someone were parked across the street, traffic wouldn't be able to get through. Other big, obnoxious trucks and rednecks frequently visit and clog the court. Tools block the sidewalk, etc. They frown as they pass and probably think I'm a tweeker (I'm not). I guess I could be in watching TV, but I don't have one. Are you a nightmare 4X4 neighbor? Any junkers in the yard? Any unfinished body work?<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.bigerik.coloradoK5.com>http://www.bigerik.coloradoK5.com</A>.
     
  2. behemoth

    behemoth 1/2 ton status

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    Q. How can you tell a rich Kentuckian from a poor Kentuckian?
    A. A rich Kentuckian has TWO junked trucks in his front yard.

    What's a "treeker"? (no really - never heard that one)

    behemoth K5
     
  3. bigerik

    bigerik 1/2 ton status

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    A "tweeker" is someone who uses methamphetamines (crank/speed). I had a (I think) tweeker neighbor once who was working on his cars almost 24 hrs. a day. I swear, people would come by and visit all through the night (even up to like 6 AM) and they would smoke and be all awake and stuff. He would have a dozen or so visitors every night--it sure was nice havin' him around to borrow tools from, though. I'm not that extreme, and besides, mine are Chevy 4X4s! I think I'm a pretty good neighborhood watchdog. Any burglars would have to pass by the wrenchhead. I just read the tread lightly post--maybe I better wrench lightly, too. We should make a good impression.
     
  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I had a 74 3/4 ton truck once with 12" suspension and 3" body lift with 40" Mudders. I had it parked in my driveway and my neighbor had the balls to ask me one day if that was going to be it's permanant resting spot. I said it would be unless he wanted to buy it then it could live in his driveway ...... he didn't like that very much, but I don't care. He just didn't like looking at it all the time. I think he just had a case of truck envy.

    L8r,
    . Riz . <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</A>

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  5. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> ........ and mine was BIGGER !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</A>

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  6. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, I am! He he he.....My camo beast gets stared at constantly, but I don't care. My neighbor can go back inside. Heck drives a taxi and then has his and about 6 others that are always parked all over then place in front....as for my other neighbor he's too stoned from his indoor pot farm to notice if I am being a nightmare.....

    "I love the sound rice burners make when ya run over them"
     
  7. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Right now my wife's Cherokee is the scourge of the neighborhood - atleast until I find the $ to score a new engine. Speaking of the tweeker guy, did you ever notice that the guy on Brawny paper towels looks like the guy down the street (In every neighborhood) who's always working on the ½ primered Camaro?

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  8. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    hey Pugsley i like your signature where did you get it

    NOT ALL HISPANICS DRIVE LOW RIDERS :-)
     
  9. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    My neighbors can suck it. I really don't care. Over the summer when the nights are cool is when I usually work. I have no problem firing up a sawzall at 2 am. I don't complain about my neighbors being drug dealers, and they don't complain about my redneck tendencies. Kind of an even trade I guess.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  10. xplosuv

    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    Lets see... 2 blazers,1 Porsche, 1 Cherokee, 1 Ford 350 long bed, 1 Nissan pulsar, a boat , a jet ski , 2 Street bikes,in the backyard, garage and all around my drive way plus the bonous of alot of friends comming over. Yup they all love me... O am I supposed to care! lol.... looks like a used car lot in front of my house.

    If you cant go over it...GO THROUGH IT !!!
    75 Jimmy 11" lift with 40's
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I live in a land of minivans and soccer mom SUV's...a townhouse. I happily break out the welder and grinders and do my rust repairs in the carport. I have my rear half donor tub standing up in the carport as well as various other parts I've somehow collected over the past year or so, in the backyard I've got my topper and 5 35" mudders, as well as a spare back seat and various window cranks and my sway bar.
    I've also got a stack of complaint letters from the Strata council...[​IMG]
    The good part is I've also helped fix many of my neighbors cars and trucks...usually for nothing. This definitely goes a long way towards peace between everyone. I've lived here long enough now that everyone just expects to see some sort of carnage going on in our carport and they pretty well leave me alone.

    Rene

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  12. achuskies69

    achuskies69 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=green> yeah everyone in my neighborhood loves me, i crank up the tunes and go to work lol[​IMG] I drove them nuts when i was putting on my lift, 10 hours of a air wrench and the radio blasting, they were glad i was done[​IMG]

    <font color=green> 82 K5 - 350, 4" lift, 33's 3.08's
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  13. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I've got a 3-car garage but there's usually no room in it for vehicles. So the Suburban, the S-Jimmy and the K5 (which is butt ugly) all sit in the driveway nearly all the time. One of the neighbors asked my wife why we didn't park in the garage. She told 'em there's too much other stuff in there! [​IMG] It's a pretty snooty neighborhood, big houses on big lots, with covenants and all. But in nearly 3 years, no one has complained about it!

    If I know I'm going to make a lot of noise I'll try to do it inside the garage. But there was that time last spring when a buddy brought his rusted out CJ over. We spent an entire day in the driveway with electric grinders, air grinders, welding, etc. as we repaired all the rusted out spots in the floor. [​IMG] 2 months later he sold the Jeep and bought a brand new F-150! Yech! [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  14. behemoth

    behemoth 1/2 ton status

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    Erik - thanks for the "education" on tweekers.

    We're in the same situation as some others - we live in a "hoyty-toyty" 'hood where (almost) everyone drives beemers, benz's and lexus's (except me of course). I keep my "eyesore" behemoth in the driveway in the back so it's not so noticable from the street. When I do park it out front, Sarah keeps harping on me as to when I'm gonna "put the truck away" (i.e. - get it out of sight!!) BUT - who makes the first path down the street when it snows????? You guessed it - ME!

    behemoth K5
     
  15. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    YYYEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    Actually the neighbors hate me because my cars and trucks are loud... but now they hate the punk kids down the street who have their rustbucket 82 olds doing burnouts all the time... so kinda off the hook, but the 3 neighbors down the other way hate me because their 17 yr old girls gawk at me non-stop when I'm out working on stuff LOL... "give it a year honey hahaaa"[​IMG]. My main problem comes that I rent the second floor of a house... I pay 300/month for that because I do maintance around here and am going to be residing the house... no garage because they use the 2 bay for their cars but I use the sides for stuff... but I have now filled the side and the back shed w/ stuff and that part of the rent is 200/month LOL...I can use the garage to work in which is nice. For a while had my 88 Trans Am Drag car sitting in the side piece of driveway I poured... that was tubbed w/ slicks and cage... but blew the motor on a lean nitrous runs and melted the entire frt of the car [​IMG]. So was ugly... then had my70 Z28 out from storage alot because was driving that during the summer... if that was in storage then the "rusty, but trusty" 6cyl EFI F@#d shortbox was out... Finally got all the good stuff of the TA and got rid of that and then sold the70 Z28 and got a 89 F@#d mustang gt and another Firebird that had a blown motor... LOL.... Can you say addicted... I'm such a Gear head LOL[​IMG]

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  16. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    One Blazer in the Garage (for sale)
    My white 83
    This weekend we're getting our new 72 Cst Blazer
    Cheri's white 1997 S-15 Jimmy
    My 99 Silverado
    And scattered all over the yard :
    Two truck doors (for sale) off our original 82 Blazer
    Hood from a 1991 Jimmy (dented yet for sale)
    Rally rims (about 8 of them) some w/ tires some w/o
    Our Frame we build to do tub swaps
    Radiator w/ shroud off our original Blazer (RIP)
    Old leaf springs from 83 blazer.
    Topper shell
    And that's it for now... I'm trying to get rid of alot of crap to make room for more stuff.
    At least I have a privacy fence around my yard !!! I'm sure the neighbors would complain..
    No complaints so far.. knock on wood..

    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com>http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  17. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmmm, ok, 1 K5, 1 '90 full size chev, 1 f-150. 1 79' Dodge, 1 Camry, 1 Corolla, 1 67' Camaro, 1 72' Nova, and one '82 Regal. Thats why my neighbors actually put up a fence the length of their prorperty.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Middletown, NJ (07737).</font color=red>
     
  18. weisel

    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    I just moved, but the where I use to live, I always got the cops called on me. There was this old lady living across the street, and she would call the cops and tell them I had loud music on or something simmilar. Most of the time, it wasn't even 9:00 yet, and she would stil get mad. Screw her!

    Insurred by Smith & Wesson
     
  19. Grim-Reaper

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    Ohh yeah! that's me! Let's see my 75 sat on the drive on ramps for 9 months :). I had every neighbor on the street watching when I cut out the rusted floor 2 weeks after I dragged it's rusted out primer hulk home. http://grimsk5s.coloradok5.com/
     
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    I found it on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.artie.com>http://www.artie.com</A> . There's quite a few different cartoons there.

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