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Should I buy this truck

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Check it out and let me know what you think. It is an old military truck that would make a fun toy. It has 4 wheel steering and 2 1/2 ton axles.
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  2. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think you will have an axle breakage problem. But the front clearance concerns me!!

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  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I figure to get rid of the plow and front bumper and a very short flatbed. I told Donna if I can get it for a grand or less it will be sitting in the driveway.[​IMG]

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    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    Nice departure angle too! I would say buy it.

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I like! [​IMG] Good luck on bringing it home!!

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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    Damn! What's it got for suspension? That's a Air Plane tug. That thing may have some REAL high geared axles. Talking 8. something. It may only have a top speed of 40 mph.
    Perfect for a moster truck. Going to have to be towed to trails probably unless you regear. Should run 44's no problem but may have to get Stockton Wheels to make you rims that can run the tires and you may wall have a real problem finding tires. My bet is you will need to run 18-20 inch rims and not sure whats available in the way of a mud in that size.
    It may be that tires off a Duce will fit it as it sits. If that is true thos may be rims like a hummer runs and have the rubber donut that acts as a bead lock. My guess is it's running 2 front axles off of a Duce. Would make a hell of a crawler that's for sure.

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  7. solowookie

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    man that thing looks like it would make a REAL nice off-road rig!!!

    I would think your determining factor would be $$$

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  8. Blazer79

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    My guess is with those big wheels, you could use tractor tires. Would look very cool and be unstoppable.

    Hey, why not keep the plow so you can fix trails for yuppy Jeeps. [​IMG]

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  9. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    How much is he asking on that thing? That would be an AWSOME rig! a grand is a huge steal! HUGE!

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  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yes buy it, i would buy it ( if i weren't broke). have custom wheels made up and run 44" boggers. and get rid of the plow stuff. you'll be unstoppable.

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