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K5 ala the Badlands "orange trail" *PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KRAZIE87K5, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

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    K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Hey all! Just got back from one of my best weekends of wheeling to date. Here's what the truck looks like before the trip (note the straight body):

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    NOW, here's the truck AFTER last weekend:

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    ROOF dent! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    Well, I'm sure you can get the idea... but the only remaining straight panels are the hood and the tail gate! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    List of crap I broke:

    1. drivers mirror
    2. 1350 u-joint (rear driveshaft)
    3. bent my 1330 CV driveshaft (rear)
    4. BROKEN main leaf in the drivers rear (replaced @ Attica on Saturday)
    5. COUNTLESS body panels! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Had a DAMN good time! Can't wait to hit the trails again soon! Sorry for the long post, but I just HAD to share some pics!

    -Dan
     
  2. jjlaughner

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\"

    HAHA, a dent in the roof! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Looks like to much fun for me! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    Everyone I've talked to so far all had a great time.
    Truck looks even better now! (just glad it ain't mine /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif)
    My plow truck, minus the plow, should be there in the spring though! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  3. BurbinOR

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Dang............ /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Dan,

    Shame on you for treating the body that way... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Looks like you had fun!

    Marv
     
  5. gzzgfw

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    I had often wondered how people break their main leaf on their springs. Now I know.

    Broken main leaf = (gravity) + (vertical rock hill) + (6000lbs) + (the SKINY pedal)
     
  6. sled_dog

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    is it just me or can I see into the interior in the first pic?
     
  7. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Yea... looks like I still need to work the bugs out of the "LAUNCH" button. My wife swears she saw the truck stand on the rear bumper... I swear my seat cushion will never be the same. Wierd thing was, the leaf broke just as the truck made its final big LURCH off the side of that "wall", and as the truck went vertical EVERYONE in the K5 went silent. I think we all saw the light there for a second... and then the fat bastard sat back down on all 4 tires! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Marv-

    Thanks! Slowly but surely working towards bashing my truck to the width of yours... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Dan
     
  8. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Yes, you sure can. The top of the fender is gonna need a few whacks from the BFH to get that topper back on flat! I'll tell you what though, I sure do like the truck this way vs. all straight and whatnot. It looks like a real truck now. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    -Dan
     
  9. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

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    Dang............ /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Why the frown? Can you feel my trucks pain or something?
     
  10. 6.2Blazer

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    I hated to lose the straight body on mine also....but the trails sure are a lot more fun now since I don't have too much about body damage /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    BTW, I sent you a pm about your trailer setup.
     
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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    ****in finally. I was wondering when you were planning on really wheeling that thing. It was sad when my DD truck on 35's looks more trail beat than yours...and dont say "drivers skill" ya baffoon, your body armor would have saved most of my rockrash if it twas on my truck.!!!

    Just the same, I'm going to be kicking my own ass for a long time for not going on this trip. DamMIT /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    I take it you've been employing the 'right-pedal-skim-the-rocks' technique again? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    "And a good time was had by all". /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  14. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Um... well... yea. Thats what did in the driver's rear main leaf! At least I didn't pop a shaft! Just keep the front axle off the ground! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    -Dan
     
  15. CK5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    We want to see wheeling pics not driveway and trailer shots. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    Where's the good stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    some of my pics...

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    Linked for huge pics:
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    DEFINITELY a trail only rig now /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Who has a cheap trailer I can buy?? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  18. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    I'll sell ya another roll of ducktape for $1!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    -Dan
     
  19. 75-K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    I'll trade you for a nice battery hold-down strap/bungee cord /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  20. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: K5 ala the Badlands \"orange trail\" *PICS*

    Great idea! That way I get back my bungee, and you can ducktape your battery in! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    -Dan
     

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