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K5 in Stuttgart Germany?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dyeager535, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Driving around last night, noticed a gray K5 outside of town, sitting in front of a house. Had a chrome grille guard on it. '81+, didn't get a good enough look to know exact year. Clean looking though.

    Just curious if that was anyone that frequents the board? First one I've seen around.
     
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    I haven't seen it over here ever. This past summer I saw a tan K5 running around with the shell off but I think that's the only one I've seen. Everybody here seems to buy heeps. The are no less than 4 rubicons running around Schweinfurt
     
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    What the hell are you doing in Stuttgart Dorian?? :confused:

    Rene
     
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    Hell when I was there in 86 they were all over, Pretty Green ones.
     
  5. dyeager535

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    Business!

    Going to be a long trip though, at least 6 months. Didn't even get a chance to get my electrical issue fixed before I left. :(

    Oh well, now I can make a list of all the stuff I have to do when I get back.
     
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    And recount it to yourself a thousand times until you get back
     
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    Your only about 30 km up the road from me. If you start having busted chevy withdrawl we've got a whole motorpool full of 'em. :D Which reminds me any know how to bypass the glowplug controller on a HMMWV so I can get my truck started before spring:mad:
     
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    On the control plug next to the shifter, jump the S and T plugs to bypass the glowplug controller. I've also found it helpful to block the exhaust with something while cranking the engine.
     
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    When I was in Dresden over the summer, I saw a white 80's K5, a first gen (it was red or orange), and a first gen Firebird. I actually saw the 1st gen and the 'bird in Berlin, tho.
     
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    i did see a Ramcharger in Afghanistan, it was lifted too...:eek1:
     
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    Thought I'd bring this back up to the top, saw an American serviceman driving a quite tall Blue '88-91 K5 here today, thornbird tires the guy I was with said.
     
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    I'm living near Stuttgart and there are a few 73-91 k5/suburban/trucks here. Mostly mid 80s CUCV models, as they are much more cheaper than the civilian ones (plus the 6.2l engine, this is quiet a factor with fuel prices that high).
    There's even a small meeting two times a month of german GM-trucks enthusiasts (other us cars & trucks also welcome).

    Walter
     
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    I lived in darmstadt for the last 8 years, I mostly saw ex mil blazers and pu. There is more of them in the country compaired to the city but not too many wheelers. I guess gas and parts prices have a lot to do with it.
     
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    i saw this K5 in berlin in January and the interesting looking jeep in Prague

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    yeesh, with the engineering reputation of German cars, what do they want with our American crap? :dunno:
     
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    I found this in Amsterdam

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    It might be something of a status symbol to drive an known gas hog in a country where the fuel price per liter might be equivalent to six or seven USD per gallon. It would mean, among other things, that you had so much money that feeding your K5 didn't even dent your checkbook.
     
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    Well for one thing, trucks for regular folks are not very common. See everything you can think of being towed with cars...horse trailers, gliders, boats, etc. I'd much rather drive a truck to tow that stuff, so maybe that is part of it. (although I've yet to see a GM towing anything over here)

    If anything, probably just to be different.

    After all, this:
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    Or this?:

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    Must have missed the Jeep in Prague and K5 in Berlin on my last visits. :)
     
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    So why doesn't GM introduce some of this stuff in the states? 136MPH, has a 6 speed, traction control, and will cruise at somewhere around 30MPG. (at about 75MPH) And thats the wagon! :)

    The cars here are quite amazing for what they are, much more so than in the states. The approx. 5 Euro a gallon prices are certainly prohibitive though.

    I'm not saying they don't know what they are doing towing this stuff, as they certainly do, I'd just rather do it with a truck. Trailer hitches must be present on about 50% of the cars.

    Quite an experience seeing all the differences between the countries, and being an "auto enthusiast" you notice a lot of this stuff. :)
     
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    Hopefully that will change a bit in 2007 when the diesel formulation regs go active.
     

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