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k5 or pickup?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Jun 18, 2006.

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what would you build?

  1. a built k5

    51 vote(s)
    70.8%
  2. a built pickup

    21 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    which would you rather have? say you had all the parts needed to make a kickass truck (drivetrain, powertrain, suspension, tires etc) what would you put your stuff into? (no truggy's :p: )

    i looked and didnt see any polls bout this, so if you could do it again, which would you choose?
     
  2. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    I have never owned a pickup, I just do not like them.
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    id do a suburban, cut the top off and shorten it :saweet:
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    crap i shoulda added that as an option:doah: they do look sick
     
  5. armyfiredawg

    armyfiredawg Registered Member

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    I prefer K5. You can fit more chicks in it.:D
     
  6. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    :truck: I replied with pickup because I love stepsides! :bow: You might lose some bed space, but the overall look of the rig makes up for it.

    Its really up to you and what you want to be able to do with it. If you want to haul loads of mulch or rocks or whatever then a pickup is for you. If you want to haul a few more people and things that are sensitive to the environment then get a Blazer.

    BTW, if you find a full convertable Blazer it is a must have :bow: :D :k5:
     
  7. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a p/u to haul stuff.That's why the K5.:k5:
     
  8. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Both! :laugh:
     
  9. 71 Blazer

    71 Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Not just any K5, it needs to be a 1st Gen.
     
  10. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hey man, where exactly is windsor va? not many ppl from va in here
     
  11. 71 Blazer

    71 Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I feel a thread being stolen. I live right next to Suffolk.
     
  12. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    its my thread:p: i do as i please with it :haha:

    hijack off
     
  13. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    I see K5's sort of like old Broncos, Scouts, and CJ's,...... classic 4x4's. I think long term they will be worth more and just a cooler vehicle to own. Don't get me wrong I love the old Chevy trucks 73-87, but if I had neither I'd build the K5. I have a '90 K5 now so I would like to have a long bed 4x4 to haul stuff in.
     
  14. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A SWB truck. They are the lightest in weight and that translates into more power to weight ratio.
     
  15. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I say both!! I love my 89, can bash into tree's and I don't care!! Played in the mud a little today with it. K-5s are nice, but I couldn't own one if I didn't have a truck. It's kinda hard to put a 60 in the back of it. But I like the newer style Blazers, actually Tahoes now. I'm debating on getting one, but if I do, it's getting the SAS treatment like my 89....
     
  16. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    It depends on what your talking about useing it for? What equipment specs we're talking about using? But I would always build a K-5 before a Pickup.... Pickups are for working out of.... I feel that any lift over 4" should be on a long WB (because of driveline angles).... at least that's my 2 cents worth...
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I started building a K5 and then came across a good deal on a '71 3/4 ton truck so now I have both. I hope to get the 71 reliable enough for towing/hauling duty since it has a 465 in it and the K5 is on its way to being ultimate adventure type vehicle. I would like another 1st gen truck for a dd. When I get back to the states the search will start for a really clean one that has already been gone through and restored as I don't need another project.
     
  18. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I need a pick up for fire wood, dirt bikes and stuff so I have a built short box truck. The problem is I can't take the family wheelin in it. If you got a family, built Blazer, if you don't have another truck you need a truck, best of all shortbox with a flat deck or blazer frame pick up body with a flat deck (less sheet metal)
     
  19. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    then wouldnt that be a pickup??? :haha:



    err no way... 8' bed = more chicks :wink1:
    plus 2 in the cab..... remember when you gotta drive a smc.. the CUTEST ONE sits in the middle... as your hand has to rest on the "SHIFTER"!!!!
     
  20. sgarrison

    sgarrison 1/2 ton status

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    Do the K5 and get a good utility trailer to haul stuff in.:waytogo:
     

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