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Restored or Rock crawled?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cochino12, Mar 11, 2005.

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Make it nice, or wheel the $hit out of them?

  1. Fix them up

    76 vote(s)
    37.6%
  2. Beat them up

    126 vote(s)
    62.4%
  1. cochino12

    cochino12 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious how many of the guys here fix their K5's up nice for daily driving and how many 1-ton, rock crawl, beat on their K5's? So which is it.


    Yes, I know you can make a decent DD rig that wheels decent but dangit just pick one of the two choices ha ha
     
  2. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    I bought mine with the intent of being offroad only. With gas prices now I wouldn't want a K5 for my daily driver unless it was get at least 20mpg
     
  3. 4xrick

    4xrick 1/2 ton status

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    mud slinging, rock crawling, ford crushing, far from a dd thats for sure.
     
  4. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    I dd mine in the summer time when I'm home and I like to offroad when I get the chance. Its no show queen tho.
     
  5. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I bought it to fix it up.:cool1:

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    Then i beat it up.:blush:

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  6. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have one of each. I am going to fix up the 70 later this summer. Until the it is hack and whack on the 79:D
     
  7. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    money and hours Im pouring into the v3500 customized resto.... its going to be a working pimpmobile.... maybe fireroads... but nothing hardcore....

    Im too old now it hurts my juevos....

    but I love to watch you guys crash and burn:D :D :D
     
  8. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Have you flopped your DD lately??:cool1:
     
  9. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry, I can't vote. I think you can fix it up AND wheel it.

    It may never be a show truck but if you know how to drive, it should still
    remain in decent shape. Sorry
    If you can't drive, just gun it and have fun! It might last for a couple trips :D
     
  10. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    I'm kinda with you on this one. My '72 is ok right now and soon to be better. I'm gonna try and keep the sheet metal intact and still have fun, but no fancy resto.
     
  11. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I can't really vote either. Although I'm just getting started on this ones build up, I bought it to wheel, but I plan to keep it streetable as well. If I do rake the side of it along a rock then that's just the nature of the beast I guess... but I plan to try and avoid it as much as I can. I want to be able to drive it to where I wheel it. So, it would help if I kept it as intact as I can... :grin:
     
  12. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    Why Not Both

    I have to agree with STORM TROOPER on this in some cases. I have 1 ton axles supports,locker,38's,dual winches,etc as well but have put so much money in fixing rust and making it look descent that in my case I stay more in mud and trails than rocks even though I can do it if I want. If I tear the body up then so be it, but I don't want to do it intentionally. However if I had a lot of rocks in my area I might not feel the same way. who knows
     
  13. Storm Trooper

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    I do rocks! just not sideways...:D
     
  14. justwhatido

    justwhatido 1/2 ton status

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    Voted, but it's just personal preference. no right or wrong.
     
  15. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I got a '91 for DD and a '78 for wheelin'. Is that cheating??:grin:
     
  16. supersize75k5

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    i am purly into restoration, there is somthing about sinking lots of money and time into a k5 that I built from the frame up and made it pristine, then getting to drive it daily.....


    I like to keep the sheet metal strait, I know you guys wont understand or beleave me, but I have a hard time hitting my sheet metal on anything...
     
  17. blazinzuk

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    I bought brand new fenders and took the sawzall to them as soon as I put them on, does that count as fixing up or beating up
     
  18. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    :haha:
     
  19. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    I'm more inclined ot keeping my truck a good runin DD, weekend rig. There isnt much in th way of rocks here, or back home, just lots of back wood trails and MUD! Infact, I migth be puttin a new motor in befor eI leave..my freakin cylinder head of spittin oil :D
     
  20. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    fixin mine up as a DD, but until its painted and bodywork done, it gets wheeled good. Lookin for a 1ton truck to make into offroad only.
     

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