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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stephen, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Winner: Brian Waddell in the 72 Suburb (that's a shortened and bobbed suburban)
    2nd: Stephen Watson in the 82 K5
    3rd: Ferris M-something in the pink Ford Roadster

    From the sound of things, this is the closest to a tie for first there's been, but Brian didn't leave us any room to mess up, and we had a couple of mistakes. At least he's running a Doubler!

    We won't have official results until the magazine comes out, but they did tell us the top 3, and there were a few things that were obvious.
    Brian won the mud pit with the only full run, and I'm pretty sure he won the acceleration test. He also had a strong run in the Mini Rubicon and Obstacle course, and a good finish (actually finished) in the Tank Trap.
    We whupped some butt on the Mini Rubicon (no stops, no reverses, no spotter, and we think less than 4 minutes overall), won the obstacle course and engineering, did well in acceleration, and had strong finishes in everything else. I made some mental mistakes in the tank trap and we didn't do well at all in that.

    One really good note, we never had to work on anything (except a little mud in the throttle return springs one time), made no adjustments other than tire pressure and only had 5 miles on the truck at the start of the competition. We also stopped by Moab on the way back and ran Potato Salad, the Dump Bump and some of Hell's revenge. We could wash it and go run the competition again. Overall, the truck worked great.

    We'll be putting some pics of the Blazer and what few competition pics we have up on our website over the next few days. We didn't get a lot of shots at TTC due to the timeframe and the fact we were in it!
    We'll also be starting to catch up with your questions on the forum as we go. It's not going to be all at once, and I probably won't get to them all, but we can get started. Thanks for your patience over the last few months. We didn't bring home a win for the K5's, but we sure impressed a lot of folks with what a Blazer can do!


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  2. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Great Job Stephen!!! Oh well, It was still Chevys in the top two![​IMG][​IMG]

    So when are you available by phone to take orders for that Dana 60 x-over system for my Blazer. It's the last big purchase item I need & I'm ready to start frame building!!!

    Thank & again, Congrats!!!

    Brian
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  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Congrats Steve, great job considering you had like o test time, I also like the seats. [​IMG]
    I think if you would have been allowed to sport a ColoradoK5 sticker that may have been enough to push you into first place. [​IMG]

    Steve

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  4. muddin4fun

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    Congrats!!! 2nd in the TTC is still very impressive. Hey, if someone had to beat ya, at least it was a Chevy! LOL!!! I think we're all proud of you!

    <font color=red>I'm a psychic amnesiac. I know in advance what I'm going to forget. </font color=red>
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Awesome job Stephen! Ya made us all proud!

    Rene

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  6. Boss

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    Congrats Stephen...boy, that dudes 72' Burb was beastly. I talked to him a few times on the POR board...good guy. But from talking to him, it seems that he basically built his truck for the TTC. And it was like his life long dream to be in it. I was rootin for the two of yah!!
    But man, zero test time with all those mods you were doing....man, I'm definately impressed with your skills/truck!! CONGRATS!!
    Boss

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  7. Shawn

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    Way to go Stephen! Sounds like a close competition. I can't wait to see your beast in person! Looking foward when they air the show. Get some rest. You deserve it!

    Shawn
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  8. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Great job, Stephen ........ I'm very proud of you !!!

    2nd place with no testing and no breakage is a testament to yourself and your K5 ! You're a winner in my book !

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  9. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Congrats Stephan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cant wait to see pics!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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    Great job, glad to see I voted for at least one person in the top 3 [​IMG]. The truck looks awesome and you seem like an excellent representative for four wheelers everywhere. Congrats man.

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Great job. Look foward to the pictures. We have all been drooling over the ones we have seen and about 50% of are about to hack our dashed out after seeing yours LOL.
    And for the record Chevy usualy wins just often the Chevy engine is surounded by some other POS body.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  12. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    Awesome

    and awesome truck my blazer has a great role model

    F_ck the whales Save CK5!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great Job Stephen! I have a copy of a spy photo of your rig as my wallpaper (hope nobody minds[​IMG]). I am very impressed with your engineering skills and had no doubt you would do well. Your company has done well in the past by providing parts to many participants of the TTC. I am very happy for you that you attended with your test vechicle. No breakage is a very good indication to Offroad Design's quality and workmanship. Glad to have you on "Our" team! I cannot wait to see your rig in person. Keep up the good work.

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    congrats... looking forward to the pics!

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Got to take my hat off to you Stephen. To go from a bunch of parts on the floor of the shop to 2nd place in that short of a time. Too bad ORD is not being used on the trucks show for that 88 K-5 they are doing. It would make it a much better truck. Congrats!!

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  16. 2Dogs

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    Congrats. Awesome truck. Now can you help me make mine look and perform like that?

    Dave

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  17. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    awesome job and congrats second place aint bad at all looking forward to the pics[​IMG]

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    Good job to you and all of the ORD team that helped you. I may be wrong, but you seem to bummed about not wining. Well I can totally understand, but I look at it like this.
    To start off it is very cool just to see that you were chosen to be one of the top 75 trucks even being considered to be in the competition. Then to be chosen out of those 75 to be one of the TOP 10 competitors and get to compete, that is AWESOME. GOOD DAMN JOB. Win or lose, that alone kicks ass and says quite allot about you and your company.
    Ferris McCullem, the pink hotrod, and Pat Brownfield his spotter are good freinds of mine. They nothing but good things to say about you and the rest of the competitors. They did say that they thought a few of the guys there were way out of thier league.(I wont mention any names) So don't worry be happy, you guys didn't let anyone down.
    Oh yah, I was under the impression that you guys had some issues with your front air locker. yes or no.
    I can't wait to see the mag and get the video.


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    Congratulations, you see, good things do happen to good people!

    We are all very proud of you, and are also proud to be associated with you.............awesome to be able to say I run your stuff!



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  20. LA91Blazer

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    Great job Stephen and all the ORD crew!
    We are all V E R Y proud of you. You have represented the K5 clan well, and shown that these trucks are true competetors. I am proud to have your parts on my humble K5, and can only dream of building a rig like yours.

    Hurry up and print up some more decals, I need to advertise my favorite custom shop!! :-)

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