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Just bought my first K5 in northwest FL

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by antisleepman, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. antisleepman

    antisleepman Registered Member

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    So I just bought my first K5! It's a 79... It does need some work, but a few good things to it....6 inch lift, gm performance parts 350 and manual lockouts. I came across a thread of some guys that live in northwest FL. Gonna be lookin for some people to ride with.... here's a pic http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/27d4438424.jpg
    any help with sheet metal work and or ad[​IMG]vice would be a world of help
     
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    here ya go[​IMG]
     
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    I would say with that amount of rust cut the fenders put 1 tons under it and start a crawler project, However there aint many places to rock crawl there.

    What kind of wheeling are you planning? Mud, trail ridding, etc.
     
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    i was thinkin a mix between trail and mud. We have more sand around here than anything else. I live close to the beach. There isn't too much in the way of mudd as far as mud runnin trucks go. I wanna be able to drive it to work at least once a week. Overall the rust isn't too bad. It needs patch panels on the quarters, 1 new fender 2 doors, 1 rocker panel and 2 floor pan patches. I don't drive anywhere in the woods to really band it up, so buyin the new panels wouldn't bother me. I kinda want to keep the truck for a long time. Then only thing i can see why i don't want to hack the fenders around the rust with is the wheel wells. I think the rust goes up higher than they come down. What do u think?[​IMG]
     
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    Crestview has some pretty good mud out at the power lines by the clay pit. All the places in Niceville have been built on or are off limits now. I have heard of some places out in Baker where they used to have the mud boggs but I haven't been out there in a very long time. Check out LMC. They have about every panel you will/would need to fix her up. Really not that expensive if you do the work yourself.
     
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    of coarse, i'm niceville born and raised....so yea, no where really in niceville to go. I've been out to mossy head and a couple places on the reservation. I've found a couple good places for panels. LMC (like u mentioned) classic industries (like year one) and www.usbodysource.com U from around here?
     

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