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Boy, you rock crawlers sure are a different crowd

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    It's weird, we all share the common interest in off-roading, but being a mudder/trail rider, it's so much different for me to check out your websites and see all your trucks on the rocks!! I would love to try rock crawling sometime, but for now I just enjoy the pictures. It just seems so different, and much more challenging!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I've always thought the same thing - I'm more of a desert and dune runner, and never really have tried the rock crawling or mudding. It'd sure be fun to give both a try one day[​IMG]

    I'm so poor I can't even pay attention [​IMG]
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  3. Grim-Reaper

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    It's all in where you live and what the terain is like. Live in the mountains it's trails with some rock. Live in the flat lands of the mid west your probably mudding. Down south we make it real interesting. We put Mud holes in front of the rocks to make it more of a challange [​IMG]

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  4. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    In Colorado we have the best of both worlds, drive East for mud, drive West for rocks!

    "Jeep Thing,? Ya i ran over one!"
     
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    In Ut. we have it all, Trail rides, deserts, rocks, some mud (if you hit it at the right time), salt-flats, and MOAB. It's all within a days drive. Wish my junk was finished so I could acualy try some of it.

    Twiztid
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I live in the Pacific North-Wet [​IMG] Lotsa mountains and rock, and its almost always wet and overgrown. Rocks are fun!

    Rene

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    I like it here location wise... got Hollister a few hours away... then Rubicon is like an 11/2 hour away. If I want sand the ocean is 2 hours... and then locally I have mud, dirt and some cool little spots in the foothills. Tons of rocks too... about the only good thing to living here is this.... [​IMG]

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    The rocks look cool, but too punishing on parts and body panels for me. If I ever do it, it won't be in my truck!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  9. Pure Insanity

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    In Florida we got sand trails and sometimes mud ( damn drought ) Theres no rocks to be found that I know of. Well I do know where 1 good sized rock is but what good is just one? Besides I have a funny story about "the only boulder known to exist in Fla" [​IMG]

    PURE INSANITY If ya can't stop,Smile as you go under!
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    hmm wussie!! no really just kidding , I wheel the big rocks and if i didn't have the body armour to go with it my truck would look like a crushed tin can. but i think the worst thing is trees!
    for some reason i like to show up the J**ps on those tight trails and i always find a tree or two with my name on it!!!

    "Jeep Thing,? Ya i ran over one!"
     
  11. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Don't worry, we find our share on the trails too. My friend slid his '79 F150 into a tree the other day. Took out the fender and hood. I have never hit a tree, but I've come close. I hope I never do.

    Tim
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  12. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    hey it's all good. I dont give a damn about my body panels, but what I hate is cleaning mud out of my seals, off my engine, and out of everything. I'd rather have beat up sheet metal than that mess anyday. Thank goodness we've got all sorts of terrain to run through. Here in north texas, pretty much everything is muddy/rocky trails. There's some mud bogs too and a few rocks. While I'll play on the rocks, I'm a spectator on the bog!

    Sherman, Tx
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    Ya, but the good thing about these k5's is that body parts are cheap and easy to find, im thinking of going with fiberglass parts but i don't know how well they would take the "flexin".


    "The more Beer , The Harder the Trail!"
     
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    Fiberglass will take alot of beating, but it won't last as long as steel. There's quite a few race trucks that I have never seen finish a race with the entire body.

    I'm so poor I can't even pay attention [​IMG]
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    I do mostly mud as we trail ride in the rockies. Some nice cliffs also. But I have to admit those rock crawlers look pretty nice and some of the stuff they do is pretty amazing. To be honest, I feel you need two different trucks. A rockcrawler and mud runner.

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  16. ROCKBUGGYK5

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    u wanna talk about crazy, i removed my entire blazer body, except the firewall, and made a tube buggy- (blazer...it wil always be one in my mind), spent crazy amounts of money on dana 60s, 1/4 eleptic rear suspension, and what did i do all this for to play in the ROCKS haha

    ROCKBUGGY K5 38S LOCKED AND CHOPPED
     
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    Hey rockbuggy...where are some pics of that thing? I'd like to check it out!! Also, on the fiberglass issue.....they cost allot more than a steel fender...about $200 for a fender....I like 'em though.

    Michael[​IMG]
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  18. ROCKBUGGYK5

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    i have half of it done if someone will give me there email address i will email u the pictues and u can post them for me....due to the fact im an idiot and cant do it myself
    adam

    ROCKBUGGY K5 38S LOCKED AND CHOPPED
     
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    here are some old pics:

    http://coloradok5.com/temp/rockbuggy2.jpg

    I can post the new pics, my email is chevy4x4@post.com

    chevy4x4@post.com

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  20. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You know a guys serious about rock crawling when he takes his body off. One bad a$$ Blazer! I would have kept the body on until it fell off itself. Rocks are cool...
    "Rock On" [​IMG]
    Oh by the way, we have sand dunes down south too.
    The toughest part about out in Colorado is when your up over 12,000 ft. and there is not enough air to run your truck. Normaly happens when your on a huge climb too... Go baby Go.

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