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I have been to "The Dark Side" and have returned a changed man."Dee" near comlpetion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    LOTS OF PICS!!!


    This was my first truck.
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    About three years after the purchase of this beautiful truck, a place called CK5 and its habitants (sp?) re-directed my thoughts and enjoyment activities.

    after several different phases and about 4 years of wheelin the end result of this truck was this;
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    A year and a half ago scooby passed because of a totally fubard frame. I probably could have kept the truck and got a new frame but to be honest i like the look of a truck more than a truggy. since then I have been working on Scooby Dee. (i know kinda stupid but what the heck.)

    I guess you can say she started off as a complete frame off "resto" I got her home with the good drivetrain already installed
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    a few hours and a couple of beers it looked like this
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    and this
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    With the frame off of the body I could do all the things I wanted to do to the other truck, but time and money and patience were all things I didn't have. I boxed in the frame completly from front to back and built a crossmember for the doubler, and re-did all the fuel and brake lines. In the process i raised the drivetrain 2.5 inches.

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    From there I replaced the body and started replacing the floor, building the cage, moving the gas tank above the frame and dovetailing.
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    Now since i raised the drivetrain 2.5 inches the drivelines were not happy at all, even at ride height. So after clearancing (sp?)the CV and TC yoke they still were not happy. So I lowered the truck--56" springs in the front. We'll see how they work in time, but they seem alright on the street.

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    And for the back I raised the spring mounts 2.5 inches and moved them 1.5 inward.
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    So after the nickle and dime things took over my life for about a month she is finally running. I am still waiting for my front shocks, but all that needs to be done to be street legal are the lights, horn, and build my dash.

    Here are some pics of the finished product.

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    Buttman angle
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    The bling and their mounts. I am going to add a crossbar but im figuring out how to make it functional and still look good.

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    the almost flat belly

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    and the switch panel

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  2. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very cool
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    very cool.. however that would never be street legal here... tires out of the wells!!!! :crazy:
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    very cool build up and stuff... I'm a little bit perplexed though. If you don't like the truggy as much as a truck... why did you build another truggy? :thinking: :confused: Seems like you traded in the cab and hood and got front/rear fenders in exchange. Not talking smack, just trying to understand the thought process etc.

    j
     
  5. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I like the look of a truck and the function of a buggy---but the full on truggy just dosn't do it for me. mine looks like a truck from a distance but the closer you get the more details come out.
     
  6. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    very nice buildup, how much time to do all this work?
     
  7. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    $$ permitting I tried to get out there twice a week. I basically started the build in Aug of last year. I actually lost about 1.5 months to being lazy
     
  8. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    is it just me, or does this pic almost make it look like a Scout?
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    looks good!
     
  9. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    Ya, only difference I see is 4 more fenders and a different color. Still a cool truck but the first side pic of the k5 as stock was seksier to me. I like sheet. :D

    Have you talked to jesse at HAD? IIRC he can hook you up with shafts that can operate up to 80*. :eek1:
     
  10. AKbigsub

    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  11. BOWTIE

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    sweet build!!
     
  12. 81K5GUY

    81K5GUY 1/2 ton status

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    from the pics I see in the background it looks like your neighbors are car guys too.
     
  13. marv_springer

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    Danny,

    u b da man..! :waytogo:

    ... oh wait [look again]....

    da Panic b da man.

    Marv
     
  14. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    hehehe, thats actually all my household:haha: 3 people live there and we have 7 vehicles
     
  15. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    marv---we need to go wheelin---BAD!!!.---hey, i meant to get back w/ you about the axles but i cant find yur number anywhere--
     
  16. therobzilla

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    Danny,

    This looks cool. I agree with you we need to wheel. You need to get Springer off his a@@ and get him to finish Dwanes jeep so we can get to Cruces.

    Great job. Can't wait to wheel!!!!

    Rob
     
  17. supersize75k5

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    speekin of marv

    GOT JACKSTANDS?

    lol

    here is the pics for ya marve,

    crappy as hell, I had the settings all crazy some how,


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  18. MT wheeler

    MT wheeler 1/2 ton status

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    Nice looking. But uhhh how 'bout some pics of that yellow Scout in the garage?
     
  19. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    that *#$*@#($(@$&@#@ scout---damn thing leaks lke a civ (i dont even know what a civ is but it leaks like one)

    its my roomates, ive been tryin to get him to do some full widths and 38's but he's all "i love that truck" gimme a couple more months and he'll break:D
     
  20. marv_springer

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    Yup....

    Marv
     

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