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Street legal, YES or NO

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Okay a couple more replies and I'll have my mind made up, maybe,LOL I need some input on what you people think I should do with my wagon, It's a 1955 Willy's. I'm putting it onto a 1977 blazer frame I have. using 3/4 ton running gear. Do you think I should save money and just trailer it to where I go play or make it street legal and drive to the areas?
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Street legal is cool cause thats more respectable if you can go whoop some butt but then still drive home [​IMG] !

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick !
     
  3. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You want a trailer queen? Dan
     
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    Street!
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Street legal's got my vote!

    I'm so poor I can't even pay attention [​IMG]
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  6. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I don't want a trailer queen, I just don't want to have to try to make the thing please the laws here, tires must be covered and mud flaps, all lights and i want beadlockers. It's on a blazer frame and the tires will be sticking out way too far. I understand the driving to an area kicking @$$ and then driving home. So my idea is to make it able to get to where am I'm going but use a trailer if i go to the coast and areas too far to make it to safely.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I was just kidding about the trailer queen. You need to do what you feel is the best for you. If you feel safer towing it then you should do that. To each his own......Dan
     
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    55Willy, your idea sounds good about towing it for anything good distances. Sounds like a plan to me !

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick !
     
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    Hey, whatever works for you. Street legal is nice for being able to drive when you want, instead of sitting there looking at this beast you built and can't drive it/wheel it 'cause you're too busy, etc.

    Eugene, huh? Lots of Oregonians here...........ever been to Sand Lake?

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  10. HarryH3

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    Are there places that you can trailer it to and then not have to drive on a road at some point in the trip? Here in Colorado, a lot of trails start on one side of a mountain range and then end on the other. Some runs I've been on have a 50 mile pavement trip to get back to camp. That would be tough with a rig that isn't street legal. [​IMG]

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    I trailer mine when its a significant distance, but I like the flexibility of still being street legal. I'd say keep it quasi-legal, the cops are usually decent if you explain that you're just driving it back to the trailer or to Dairy Queen, ie it's not your daily driver.

    Pete

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  12. 55Willy

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    No I haven't been to Sand lake, yet but when it is done I plan on it. I have been to areas like Shotgun Ck., McGowen, Florence and Bohemia Mines. The Mines is the first place I plan on taking this thing when it rolls, which is July 28th. I'm going with a group of trucks so I could blend in better,LOL
     

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