Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Mar 9, 2007.
What the ****? Scrapping the truggy???
Too much work and expense to finish. If I had a Toyota and the required parts in the garage (and enough caffeine) I could have it driving on one tons and 40's in a few days.
I'll reuse the axles, wheels, tires, and full hydro parts, and stick with the 22RE, whatever tranny I get, and 'Yota case...maybe do a dual case setup down the road.
Caddy 500 and TH400 will be put into a rat rod at a later date.
Kind of frustrating, eh? I'm still at the excited stage of my build.
This is gonna be long winded...
The last wheeling trip I went on, a buddy of mine had just put together a jeep out of spare parts he had laying around. It outperformed everything else on the trail that weekend because he knows what he's doing. (except when it comes to setting up a carb to run at angles ) It occured to me that putting together the biggest, baddest pile of tube on the trail doesn't really matter. Put together what you have, run what ya brung, and have a blast.
There's just so much stupid little stuff to do that it would take me well beyond my target date of July 20th to get it together. With a vehicle that's already roadworthy, there's not a ton of things left. For example, my current "to-do" list is well over two pages long. If I had a 'Yota in the garage right now it'd be cut down to about 5 lines.
-set up spring perches for full width axles
-tub firewall to clear tires
-make new d-shafts
-set up steering
Someday I'll have the patience and skill to do a tube rig from start to finish. That day isn't today. I want to do a rat rod when I'm done with the caddy. Something that I can drive on the street and just cruise and have a good time with.
Gimme the link to your thread, apparently I missed it.
There's also a thread at the top of "The Body Shop," regarding to the paint plans I have.
I know what you meanpad.
way to bring absolutely nothing to the conversation
I know what you mean with the deadlines mikey
my truck is being built in stages, no deadlines, no pressure it works now, and it will continue to work throughout all the stages i have planned for it
I have adapted this too. Run what ya brung. It doesn't really matter what you have in it, bling bling parts etc. Its all about getting out there and having fun. So what I do not have 1 tons, and blinging parts big deal.
Yeah, that's how this 'Yota is going to be. I'll throw all my junk under there and hook it up and maybe spring for a dual case setup right away as well. After that, tube will get added, suspensions will get changed, etc., etc., but it won't be down for more than a week or two at a time. I'll probably put in a vortec 4.3 I have and a th350 at a later date.
I just put WAY too much money, effort, and downtime into a rig for as little as I actually get to go out wheeling. 6-7 hours driving each way and a lot of diesel fuel just doesn't make spending a year or two and megabucks on a rig worth it.
Education is expensive I guess.
I think this happens a lot. I think the solution is to have another rig you can wheel while building the dream machine. Part of the reason I bought the jeep...over a weekend I could go from stock to wheeler.
What about the 466/570
You're drunk too.
We'll see where my motivation lies after the new one is done. If I still want to build a rat, I'll go that way first. I WILL have a big tow rig eventually though. There's always next model year.
Yep, looks like the 466/570 will have a million hours before you get it.
I can still type. Not that drunk.
TSGB gets a chevy and we all lose ours. Aint that a bitch.
Sheesh, I thought you said they came off the dyno with fairly low hours on 'em?
Yeah, seems like the odd karma of CK5. The only thing chevy I'll have anymore is a set of axles.
They would have low hours on them until they ran for 200 hours in the last two weeks. And they will probably continue to run like that for the next two-three months.
Due to the things we talked about? That sucks, I'll definitely have to wait until next model year.
I'm off to get ****faced, be glad I don't have your number.
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I just laughed so hard it hurt!
And changed my sig.
I hear ya mikey, I put my buggy on the back burner and used the drivetrain in my 71 build. Also majority of the trails we do here aren't that hardcore and also involve alot of adverse weather wheeling. Also with the k5 I can sleed in the back... I hate putting up tents.... errr, like the camping in ones.
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