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Interesting '74

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BAJA_BLAZER, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. BAJA_BLAZER

    BAJA_BLAZER 1/2 ton status Author

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    Wow..theyve got some time and money invested in that bad boy.
     
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    haha just saw that..pretty cool.
    whats with the bolt funky cage
     
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    actually i dont really like it that much now that i look at it. well i wouldnt mind having it but theres def things i'd do differently..like the cage..no really bolt to gether things and continue tubing.. the dash is nice but would blind the ship out of you. and its just coiled...again i guess i wouldnt mind haveing it.
     
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    Theres some rocket scientist engineering planned into that when they leave the front axle alone with 6 lug pattern and employ a Ford 9" rear with 5 lug pattern. Two sets of rims to haul. :doah: :surepal:

    And then the Cali trend of forward rake stance. Nose high in other words. I will never understand why the west coast guys build and drive their rides like that. :screwy:
     
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    Nose high comes from trying to get as much travel in the front as possible. Can only go up so far, then you gotta move the wheels down at ride height to get the desired up travel. Keep in mind that desert trucks are generally set up with ~60% of their total travel in the up direction while crawlers are usually set up with 60% or more in the down direction. The rear is much easier to get the same travel out of w/o going as high. Not saying it's the right way to do things, just that it's what tends to happen with amature builders.

    Then there's the "Trust Fund Truck" crowd who tend to concentrate on the front and leave the rear stock. :confused: :screwy:

    As to the bolted sections, that's left over from some trucks being built with a joint like that at the top rear of the cab. I'm not completely sure they need to be there, but the design does have a following. In this case I think it is misapplied b/c the total structure is not as long as a truck.
    Dig up the pics I posted a while back of the cage Total Chaos did in a K5. It doesn't have those bolted joints.
     
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    does that thing have 5 lug rear and 6 lug front?
     
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    Sorta contradicts the "Premeir Build" claim don't it?
     
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    What he said, and -
    Having the rear lower makes a truck much more stable at speed. Speed is common in the desert, even if you're not racing. Often lots of ground to cover. When you wanna slide the tail around a corner, the rear will try to roll instead of slide if it's too high.
     
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    I've always had a soft spot for prerunners and the sand, and this being a K5, just about breaks my heart. Where's 10 g's when you need it?
     

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