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How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still wheel?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Cant make up my mind if i should just sell the one m1009 i have that needs work and put the time and $$$ into my real good clean one with 22k on it. What would you do?

    mike
     
  2. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    well
    i wheel mine and its been downhill ever since

    lots of dents and dings show up afrer the fact, tires are a nice shade of brown, rust is creeping out, paint chips, and broke parts

    but hey...still looks better than 90% of the rigs here, hahahaha /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j/m
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    I have a pretty truck I wheel since I have only one truck and a wife . If I had two trucks one would be cut up and one I'd drive to work. Look in my sig for pics, only needs interior work.Not even 130,000 miles yet, new heads and some other parts , bottom end never opened /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  4. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    I wheel my 90 daily driver as does mtblazer 89 with his 89. Both clean rigs when started both clean rigs now with "additions" to the factory options. But look at dp90k5 or durf. Those are two amazing looking rigs and very capable at the same time.
     
  5. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I lightly wheeled my Texas truck when it looked like this...

    [​IMG]

    But after a while..
    it just got old...
    trying to keep scratches off of it...

    So...I did this...

    [​IMG]

    Much more FUN...Now!!! /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  6. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I think i am going to keep both and sell everything else. thanks
     
  7. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I think i am going to keep both and sell everything else. thanks

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    Yeah that is what I would do.
    I have 12 now, downsized from 18, but i will be looking at cuting down to only 8, I have 2 clean trucks, 2 potential classic cars, a Van and 2 beat up wheelers, the rest will be going.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I don't like to worry about my wheeler, not that i like beating on it but if I have to to make it from point A to point B, I will.
     
  8. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    Yeah, same here. Trying to cut down from 6 to 2 or 3. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    My 85K5 is absolutely rust free and nearly a completely strait body if it wasn't for 3 small dents. Mine has about 10K on it since I completely rebuilt the entire drivetrain and am in the middle of a restoration with the paint and interior.

    I used to wheel the peeeeee out of it in the mud but do it less and less these days because I would rather keep it in excellent shape and finish my restoration. [​IMG]
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    Mine had almost 70,000 miles on it when I got it.No rust at all. Made alot of changes though. I wheel it but dont get too crazy but I get on it every once and a while. lot of Dune riding. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    I did at one time like many here, but it all goes downhill from there.

    IMO there are two types of trail rigs:

    Weekend warriors that are less capable that you get to drive to work all week

    and...

    Hardcore machines that don't get that much road use but spend a lot of time getting built up and then wheeled hard

    I like both kinds. I wish mine was more #1 than #2, but these days it's more $2 than anything.

    I've plunked down and bought another DD.

    It's been a lot more fun getting to spend a month or two wrenching.

    It hasn't left the yard in a few months now awaiting some minor changes but it will here in a few weeks.....locked, 1 ton, tons of little mods that take forever but add lots to the buildup......

    trucks are fun both ways, really.
     
  12. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    84 chevy K10, that is what i think to and what i plan on doing one as a DD and one as a off road rig

    mike
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    I wheel mine!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. supersize75k5

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

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    Mine had almost 70,000 miles on it when I got it.No rust at all. Made alot of changes though. I wheel it but dont get too crazy but I get on it every once and a while. lot of Dune riding. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif

    very beautiful truck, thats what I wanted to do with the blue one...but.. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    You live in Pt Pleasant and it is not a rust bucket... amazing. I lived in Colts Neck until about 9 years ago. Any way, I bought my 89 in Brick on 88 in 1993. Living in AZ pretty much stopped the rust. Only had a few spots to take care of. I have 230,000 on it now. It is s till clean. I put a tranny in it last year, a rear over haul 4 years ago and for xmas, I bought an engine.
    It looks like I will have it forever.
    Drop me a line, my email is in my profile.
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    Thanks Supersize, My K5 is getting alot of engine work done right now. hopefully done in morning. heads, roller rockers, cam, msd box and distributor, holley double pumper, weiand intake.new Coated headers, heathy step up I hope. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    man I drove the blazer today whooo hooo man what a differance!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif it is like getting rocket boosters. the holley double pumpers throttle response is amazing. I suppose the heads make most of the power though. man it was christmas for me today /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  18. R72K5

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    holy crap you guys live what looks like on a whole different planet, all we see here is flat land and corn fields and rusted junk vehicles running around, hmm.



    crazy! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  19. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

    Come north, tons of nice K5s here.
     
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    Re: How many of you have good clean,low miles,rust free rigs and still whee

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    holy crap you guys live what looks like on a whole different planet, all we see here is flat land and corn fields and rusted junk vehicles running around, hmm.

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    I'm glad I live where I do:
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    Though, you do still see the rusty junk vehicles driving around. (at least when I'm there)

    As for wheeling a nice, clean, low mileage rig, I think I'd try to keep it clean and get a cheap beater for playing with and abusing. My Suburban is about the straightest, but it still sees some mud and backroads.
     

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