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cut or not cut

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sledheadak, Nov 5, 2005.

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what to do

Poll closed Nov 12, 2005.
  1. cut it to clear tires

    48 vote(s)
    58.5%
  2. not cut lift til it clears tires

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. restore it

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. restore it and wheel it

    14 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i have a 84 gmc jimmy with 74k original miles and ZERO rust.has a couple of small dings in it. should i cut it or not or should i restore it? has all the power stuff cruise tilt etc.has a 4" lift on it now andi have wheeled it all summer with no damage.
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It just depends if you want to wheel it or not
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    can you tell what i voted?
    grant
     
  4. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    grant...
    youre almost there.. ditch the fenders and hood and tube it :D
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    thats the next step. i still need an engine. i also will be jeeping the rear of it and tubing the back in a bit. just at a hold off till i get some time off, some money, and not being injured. i have surgery on the 17th of this month. :eek: :eek:
    Grant
     
  6. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    I love it. Now that gives me ideas of no lift. hehe Looks good. Truggy it next. I would say trim your fenders aswell.
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cut up a rusty truck , fix up the clean truck :D

    Due to the rusty belt , wrecks , crusher yards , and of course CK5 , there will never be enough numbers of clean trucks ever again , even in non rusty places .
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Depends on what you want to do. Do you want to make it into a nice clean fixed up truck that sacrafices offroad performance for onroad "niceness" like shiny new paint, clean carpet, nice aluminum wheels. etc.

    Or give up on road performance and cut it up, big tires, tubes everywhere, ck5 style.
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if its a wheelin' rig, chop it.. if its all about the bling or you like runnin' deeep mud, lift it.

    j
     
  10. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I totally agree. Hack up a rusty or already beat up truck. If it is nice, keep it nice.
     
  11. odoa3

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    Mike,
    I really want to say cut it, because I know you you have the skills to make it look nice, but knowing the truck I can't. Lift it!
     
  12. HELLBENT DESIGNS

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    you know what to do! :hack: :hack: :hack: :D [​IMG]
     
  13. absolute

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    keep it clean... if ya want something to hack the H3ll out of, thier is pleny of old K5's that ya can find for a CHEAP. Trust me on that one! No Rust = No Cutting! if ya need one to cut i'm sure we all could find ya one!
     
  14. MrArmyAnt

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    buy replacement fenders, cut those and coat them with bedliner. should be 50 each. Then you have off road fenders and show fenders.
     
  15. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

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    Still looking for this "cheap" blazer everyone speaks of. Find military ones, have to figure out how to ship them, then have to pay someone to make it run since I know very little about engines behind the general concepts...

    /end off topic.
     
  16. zeroz400

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    Cut it to fit the tires, just make the cuts looks pretty.
     
  17. Z3PR

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    I've seen some fender trimming look really good, better then uncut stock fenders infact.
     
  18. sope

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    Restore it to wheel it? Not posible unless you only like mud. CUT IT. :D
     
  19. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    I could never bring myself to cut my '73 since I spent so much time restoring it, but then rolled it :rolleyes: . That why I had to get another truck to cut- but I'm taking the cab off of that since it's straight. There's plenty of beaters, not enough clean trucks out there.
     
  20. Jagged

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    :hack: :grind: :weld:

    "Just a little off the sides please"

    My favorite wheeling incident was when I was going up a short muddy hill between some trees. I had about 1' of clearance between two oaks. I had to back down the hill a bit to get a better run up it, truck started moving toward to the tree. Spotter says "Theres a tree there." ::grinding noises:: "Ayup, I found it"
     

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