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My k5 progression (steve inspired me)

Discussion in 'Southeast Region' started by GEORGIA GABE, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. GEORGIA GABE

    GEORGIA GABE 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, so I bought it for $400 bucks with a blown engine... it sure was pretty though
    4 inch lift on 33s... man its shiny
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    the first wheeling trip to Beasley knob

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    the k5s maiden voyage to tellico

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    how bout some 35s... man still shiny

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    built me a bumper... aint it purdy

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    monteagle maiden voyage.. note the pimp rollbar

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    built a soft top... still shiny

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    Dixie run last year

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    New black wheels and hardtop with removable windows

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    no more shiny

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    new soft top, no doors and lockers front and rear

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    and now with 42s, hummer beadlocks, eaton rear and a little more trimming

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    So now we just gotta get a sixty and some new transfer cases.... weeeee
    gabe
     
  2. CB77GMC

    CB77GMC 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How did you do the removable windows on the hardtop ?
     
  3. steve_kibbe

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    Go easy on that 10 bolt:D

    Looking good.
     
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Its getting better with age.
     
  5. GEORGIA GABE

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    I took a razorblade and ran it along the inside edge of the window rubber. after that I was able to pop them out.. then I just made some straps that would push up against the window and hold it in... You gotta drill some holes and its no longer water or air tight, but it is not bad...
    gabe
     
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    Are they still glass or did you go with plexi glass ?
     
  7. GEORGIA GABE

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    Still the glass ones that came in it
    gabe
     
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    The poor 10 bolt suffered an axle shaft failure this weekend. 10 bolts and 42's aint the perfect match. Good luck with a 60 cause you need one!
     
  9. steve_kibbe

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    John ran one for a little while with 42's and never broke anything iirc:)
     
  10. GEORGIA GABE

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    :D I got to River Rock, backed it off the trailer... then sat down and had a few drinks... A guy gets stuck on a shelf about 50 yards from where we are sitting. I go and hook up my winch to him and proceed to stall it (he is dead weight) so I do the stupid thing and try to back up... nope drivers side shaft Ujoint went boom. I tried to replace the Ujoint but the shaft was so fd up I couldnt... so we put it back togeather with no shaft and ran it in 3 wheel drive.. I have to say it did alright. Then I broke the right side outer while going up a shelf where I have broken front axles with 35s so it was no biggie. We had a great time.. on sunday we flopped a toyota twice, gotta love the exo cage... Another guy rolled his buddys Jeep and we had to use 3 cables to get it upright again... that was a blast, didnt hardly scratch it.

    great time and we raised over 3k in cash and a vanload of toys for the kids.
     
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    Looking good Gabe. You don't have any spare Hummer rims do you?
     

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