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Does the world really need another show truck?

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

  1. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Haha! Thought this might be kinda fun. Got the idea while reading another post...
    Does the world really need another "Show Truck"? I'm talking 44's on Chrome*shudders* (Chrome...yuck) 10b's and all the other cheesy crude? IMHO... NOPE! [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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  2. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Don't forget the 30" of lift that makes the 44"s look like 31"s on a monster truck! LMAO

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
  3. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Chrome drive shafts!!!!!!!! Why, why, why oh God why??????

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  4. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    oh, and chrome shocks! and don't forget to just remove the front drive shaft all together!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  5. TwoCrowsDesign

    TwoCrowsDesign 1/2 ton status

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    Why chrome driveshafts? Well, because they're more aerodynamic of course! ;-)

    John
     
  6. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    I guess using the emron paint with a polished clear coat could accomplish the same thing! (on drive shafts) Never thought about aero-dynamics

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  7. Blue85

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    No, the shiny underside is to help the truck slide over rocks and mud, right? And everyone knows that big mudders turn a lot easier in the slop with 3 coats of Armor All. That 10-bolt toothpick between the 44's is to give maximum ground clearance. We all know that you can't get wheel hop with 3.08 10-bolts and 44's, but the chrome ladder bars are important none the less to give a smooth sliding ramp leading up to the axle to prevent getting hung up on parking cones or something. The chrome shocks are a special "Jet-Hot-like" coating that aids in heat dissipation under extended wheel travelling conditions. That's why everything should be chrome: it prevents added heat transfer from the sun, which could push the temperatures over the edge when the truck is really being pushed and lets you slide over even the roughest rocks. The reason the bed flips up in the air is to make it easier to hose the mud out after a day in the bogs, isn't it? Oh, and front driveshafts are only for weenies who don't have big enough tires in the back to give them enough traction through their open differential to get through the mud.

    This is all just simple vehicle physics, right?


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  8. riz

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    <font color=purple> Chrome shocks with neon colored boots ! On all 30 of them ! Woohoooo! :p

    L8r,
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  9. greg83k5

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    while i like to maintain that 'live and let live' philosophy, imagine what you could do with the cash it takes for 30 chrome shocks, and all the rest!!
     
  10. CaptCrunch

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    hahaa oh yeah... 30 shocks! [​IMG]

    Yeah an the mirriors on the underside are for showing how all the chrome and stuff repells the mud and even rock scrapes so nicely LOL. Actually I thing that is the 90 degree u-jt angles responsible for the mud and dirt repelling abilities. LOL

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    Now Blue, that is what I call keen and incisive analysis! :-)


    John
     
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    Guys ... Guys ...Guys!!! You are forgetting the best part! Sure the mud sliding properties of chrome are nice and the clearance of teh 10bolt in back is cool too! But what about the interior with 5 TV's, a playstation, nice clean shag carpet, refridgerator, and the sunroof all for enjoyment while this monsterous rig climbs and Bogs for days on in.

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
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    Oh yeah, well there's that.

    John
     
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    Nah, the chrome shocks and driveshafts are good for the owners wife or girlfriend to get out and brush her hair and apply her make up. [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  15. Man, everybody knows that chrome makes you go faster! LMAO

    American by birth, Marine by the grace of God
     
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    Dont forget about the most important part of the lift kit. The 6" lift blocks stacked 3 high in the front and rear.
     
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    Theres nothing worse than staring at the back of a Chevy thats jacked up 3 feet, and all you can see is the spindly 10 bolt. Might as well put Calista Flockhart under there.

    Dorian
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    ROTFLOL!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    STICKERS [​IMG]

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
    GO BUSH
     
  20. jekbrown

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    Come on now guys. I am not a real fan of show trucks, but to each their own, nuttin wrong with them and if some nut ball wants to keep shops that do custom chroming work in business, so be it. =p So give those show truck guys a break. BTW, you can bag on full-size low-riders any time ya want. ;)

    J

    ps: I think that new dent I got in my Jimmy (see pics via link) would go over well at one of those shows... =p


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