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Here ya go Rene... Swampers back on!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Hehehe for a little while at least.
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thumper is fully dressed again! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    BTW...what is that white crap? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Nice rig! Would that be a snorkle? Cool!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here ya go Mike...tRusty and Thumper on a nicer day.

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  5. Thumper

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    Good shots Rene. Mine didnt turn out too good, Nick was too far away to get a good one. Ya know, Crystal asked me after you had left... 'So how come you didnt go for a little tour in the woods while he was here?' and I thought hmmm why didnt we? Next time tho!

    Later
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    Mike, that rack on the top, is it mounted to the cap or does it mount under it on the rails?
     
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    Mounts under the rails. Its not a real good shot, but I will try to find a better one if you like.

    Mike'
     
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    Am I seeing things or do you have two raised sections in the hood? Like a tach or air intake? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Nope, not seeing things. I cut those in as an air outlet actually. The truck runs very warm all the time, but especially on the trails. I found that in long grass, or in mud she heated up to the point that the heat was billowing out from the fenderwells, so I cut the holes and weldced on the scoops. They helped a lot to let the hot air out. You can actually feel the hot air coming out with your hand near the top of the windshield!

    Mike
     
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    New defroster setup hey /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    We should have gone for a little tour./forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I had to crop and zoom those pic's to get them sorta reasonable...Deb was too far away as well. I hate the auto everything 35 mm camera for that. The viewfinder gives you the impression you're too close, then when you get the pic back everything is so far away!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Digi-cam is so much nicer because of the preview screen...

    Rene
     
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    Whats all that white stuff? Sand? you at the beach?
     
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    It's air conditioned sand...so you don't burn your feet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    Hehehehe.
    I think we are due for some snow down here in Atlanta. Last biggie we had was about 93. It was a horrible blizzard. Whole town was shut down for day's till it melted some and the snow plows could get the streets cleared up. Worse I had ever seen it. Took three days to get that 6-8 inches up.
    I'm not joking either. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Mostly if we get snow here it melts faster than it can be plowed...but last year we did have a storm that dropped 13" on us. It even stayed cold long enough that my wife had to shovel the drive-way./forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I would have shovelled but I was wheeling that day.../forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    We left the snow shovel and snow blower in Michigan when we moved down /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif We get about 4 inches a year on average in Atlanta.
     
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    Hehehe, you guys are crackin me up. Pretty sure this sand would freeze your pinky toes Grim! We have actually lost most of that already. Our temps have been above zero C now for a few days and its supposed to keep up too. It had to snow on us for the club obstacle course day I suppose... just to make things interesting. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Mike
     
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    Was just curious, cause it did look like it was under the rails. Wouldn't work for me with the burb anyways. Just looking for different ideas on putting a rack on top of mine/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    You know your going to have to tell us about that snorkel right? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif It looks like you used PVC pipe to make it, And from what I can see it the best one I've seen thats been made from PVC. So how'd you do it?

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    Ya ya, ok... the snorkel.
    Its built from 3" PVC. I adapted it to 5" sewer size to fit over the stock corrugated air intake tube and sealed it on. The rest is pretty self explanitory by the pic. I had to heat it at one point just to make the angle right so it stands up. Also, I did the mod with the hood up (of course) and ran into a suprise when I tried to close it. Poor planning... I cut the hole and ran the pipe right where the hinge folds down... I couldnt close the hood. So I had to remove the hinge and I ended up using some lift cylinders. It turned out to be a better mod anyways, but watch your hinges! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Heres the pic. [​IMG]

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