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Pics of the Transformer Truggy @ Blazerfest >

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here's some pics of the rig naked (without the body) at hollister..


    Ready to drive out to hollister for blazerfest:
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    Setting up camp: 15 minutes to pull the body off, lock it up, and ready to run tank trap.
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    zcarczar and myself bs'ing and getting poison oak.
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    This was the BEST $25 i invested for blazerfest! ... 114 degrees that day. :eek1:
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  2. pin_it_to_win_it

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    dude u have a bad a$$ k5:bow: :D looked like fun wish i could have gone. lol im only about an hour away from holister my blazer is without a motor at the molment. but i am going to go pick up a motor tomarrow so mabey ill make it next year.:D
     
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    yeah pretty much the best k5 i've seen.. its a truggie.. which is cool.. but not a k5 but its also a k5 w/ the body panels! wooo hoo
     
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    how do you like your PJ tires? I have a set of 38 15.50-16's on OMF beadlocked weld ss II's. everybody seems to be negitive on them without having ever tried them. I thought I would give them a shot. truck is still being built. your thoughts?
     
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    Thats awesome, I love the idea of the removable body. Is it street legal?
     
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    He drove it there and then back home. Does that count?
     
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    this is true--definately one of the best exalmple of what i wanted to build (i just don't have the patience:( ) thats why god invented:hack: :D
     
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    I don't think a Cop would ever go "hey, this isn't one of those types of vehicles that the body parts quick disconnect from the frame is it?":wink1:

    DANG! If I knew you guys were having a pool party I would have showed up!:haha:
     
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    Pics, info on what is holding the front and back on and what is involved with taking it off ?

    2 person job ?
     
  10. dontoe

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    That is so dang kool!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    that things so badass
     
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    can you still run a hard top?
     
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    That has to be one of the coolest things I've seen on this site to date :bow: Very creative:bow:

    It's amazing what ya'll have to go through to be able to be legal on the street in Kali:crazy: .

    BTW, tank trap looks fun, kinda reminds me of CD here in AZ, but minus the rock waterfalls.
     
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    I think CD is waaay harder than the tank trap. The tank trap is all dirt. I think some of the guys were running it in under 10 min. Riding with thebeeter through the trap was similar to Collateral Damage since his driving style is WOT assaults on all the hills:D
     
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    that rig is so cool
     
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    Great pics and a damn nice ride.
     
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    Thats so cool, I too would like to see pics of how you had your "quick disconnect" body panels. At first glance its looks like a clean 1st gen with a cage, but no wait, its just a just a full blown caged beast. way cool!!!!
     
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    I run PJ's and love them, but I also do 95% street driving.
    What I have done in the mud (field mud) and dirt (trails) I was very happy with.

    I would also be interested in knowing how the "transformer" likes them in some harder wheeling situations........




    Ryan would you trade your rig for a left nut?:haha: :haha:
     
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    That was the goal. :thumb:

    Thanks for the all the comments. :wink1: I just got back from Hot August Nights. I so wish i brought my blazer. :crazy:

    Heres the buildup thread with more pics of how the body disconnects:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175393&highlight=transformer+truggy
    It retains a couple of the factory bolts on the cowl for the front clip, and we made supports for the front part of the clip that drops onto studs. (4 bolts, 2 nuts for the front clip.) Yes, the front is a 2 person job.
    The rear bedsides have one bolt to a bracket on the cage up front, and then 3 tube clamps for the middle and rear of the bedsides.

    I just picked up the PJ Dirt Grips used, 38x15.50x16 and they did pretty good i ran tank trap at street pressure, aired down the next day and they grabbed a lot better. Only complaint is they are chunking apart like crazy. Maybe its just too much skinny pedal on the rocks?

    I'm down to 4800 lbs. with the body in full street trim.
    I originally wanted to keep the Hardtop, but its looking like i'll have to build another (beefy & heavy) removable support across the cage to hold up the 250lb + hard top. The bedsides are skinned so it will be hard to ever support a tailgate again, and thus a hardtop would look a little goofy with no tailgate?
    So basically its just a soft top now.
    ... Guess i'll have to get another blazer for my 2 hardtops. :doah: Or sell em and buy coilovers? :p: Damn my truck would the sweetest mall crawler show queen if i wasn't on ck5 for 6+ years. :o
     
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    Removable body = cool. That is one of the coolest things I've seen.

    You've pretty much solved the body damage / fullsize problem. Don't bring a body, don't dent the body. I don't think it would work for me in the winter, though.

    You seem to have plenty of clearance, but with the body off, you could potentially run bigger tires than you did on the street.
     

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