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triple axle Jimmy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by marcus, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. marcus

    marcus Registered Member

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    I've just seen a for sale ad here:

    http://www.4x4web.co.uk/4sale.html (about one third way down)

    (sorry if the link doesn't work, but I donlt know html)

    and was wondering what the truck could be. I've done a bit of research and couldn't come up with anything on triple axle GMC/Chevy's apart from HD/military applications. I think I've seen it around one (it's in the UK), the axles are like this -00--0- (if you get what I mean). Anybody have any more info? I've emailed the seller and asked him to send me a pic.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  2. unsane

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    you mean this one?

    For sale Extremely rare Triple axle six wheeled 4x4 Plymouth/London UK
    5.7Ltr V8 Diesel GMC Jimmy High Sierra, 1983, 55000 miles, LWB enclosed estate, midnight black, 24mpg. Kept in Plymouth area but also occaisionally London area during week. It's Very Very Big & sounds like Thunder. 4,500 Quid. Tel Chris Vellacott on 01923838169 wk days. Email
    13 Nov Private

    4500 pounds and it yours, shipping extra of course!!!
     
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    Someone email him and see if he has a PIC
     
  4. marcus

    marcus Registered Member

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    Yup, that's the one....I've just noticed that it has the 5.7l diesel in it...not the best of engines i've heard...

    Still, I'll try to get hold of a pic of it if I can.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
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    Ugh! I'm amazed that there is a 5.7 liter GM diesel that's still running! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Those things were ticking time bombs, just waiting for the right moment to rip the entire crankshaft support webbing out of the block. GM managed to alienate the entire US market for diesels with that engine. There are still a LOT of non-motorhead people in the US that think all diesels are junk, based on the horror stories that those engines produced. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Good luck! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I've got a cousin that made a lot of money buying really nice Oldsmobiles with blown up diesels. He'd get 'em for next to nothing, drop a junkyard 350 gas engine into 'em and flip 'em quick for a good markup. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  8. marcus

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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    URL ERROR /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  10. marcus

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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    are you sure? The link seems to work OK when I click it...

    try going to here:

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Suzuki4x4/

    Clicking on the photos link and clicking on the "triple Axle Jimmy" album.

    KIA: did you get my email? I've seen a 1978 Blazer down here in Bournemouth for £2300...350 V8, auto, 44" tryes and 9" lift.
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    Still not working for me... I think it's coz it's a yahoo group and you have to be a member to view stuff from that group.

    Yeah I did get your email, cheers, I have seen that Blazer it's a yellow one, but the guy was a bit of an a$$ and it's a bit too high for me /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif He's been trying to sell it for ages now, no one want's it, it's made for real offroading but it's rusty too.

    (did you get my email? - do you use a chat app on your computer like MSN etc...?)

    Kia.
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    Here it is

    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    Ya beat me to it...I uploaded both images to my members album.

    Rene
     
  14. Kia

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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    I hate putting downer on thing but to me, it looks like a good Photoshop fake.

    (sorry)

    Kia.
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    I stand corrected /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    DOH!!!!
     
  17. marcus

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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    I can guarantee to you that it's not a fake! I have actually seen this truck driving past my house once in Poole...

    I'm guessing that its a 'home-made' modification...I'll emal the guy and ask where/how it got done.

    Like I said though, it's definitely not a fake
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    To be honest a Suburban would be better than a long Blazer, but I really want a normal Blazer, cheers though.

    I found one in London for a good price £3300, here's a pic....

    [​IMG]

    '89 fully loaded /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif hope to see it next weekend.

    Kia.
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    The 89 looks good Kia...hopefully it's in good mechanical shape too!

    Rene
     
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    Re: triple axle Jimmy (now with pics!!)

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    The 89 looks good Kia... hopefully it's in good mechanical shape too!

    Rene

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah me too.... but going by the description that he sent me, it's good /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    But I'll wait and see I guess.

    Cheers.

    Kia.
     

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