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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Beefcake, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Registered Member

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    I'm completely new to this and was wondering where i should start on building my own trailworthy k5? remember i'm young and not exactly loaded with cash. :( . i'm planning on purchasing a late 70's to early 80's model.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Start by reading here for a while. Look at the gallery, decide what you are going to usethe truck for. Then ask specific questions and the members here will be happy to help you along. :D
     
  3. Beefcake

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    Thanx

    Thanx for the advice. I will. I'm defenately going to ask a few questions.
     
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    Steering box brace. Numero uno.
     
  5. Beefcake

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    Most of what i'll be doing with my rig is allot of trail riding some mud and a littel rocks, what kind of setup should i use?
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    What's your budget? Several complete ready to run truck in the for sale section
     
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    yah!

    THANX, i'm starting to love this site the replys are fast and the people are awesome.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    you might want to save your pennies and shop a lot and get a 87 or newer K5... they have FI. In my experience, that'd be the only part that survived the build up anyway. ;) my engine, trans, tcase, axles and damn near everything else that costs more than $100 is aftermarket. If I had FI stock though, I woulda kept my engine...

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  9. Beefcake

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    thanx

    Thanx i will. :D :D
     
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    Best way to do it is get some experience wheelin it stock and then decide what to buildup.... if you want to mud bog it, lift it 4 or 6 inches and put some good tires under it. If it needs more power after the bigger tires head down to kragen and get a manifold, cam, headers.... you get the idea. Good luck dude... :thumb: :pimp:
     

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