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Truckasaurus Lives

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K30Blazer, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. K30Blazer

    K30Blazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just a little history. I have had this truck for over 10 years now. It was my daily driver for years but has now become my fun truck. About 8 years ago it was named "truckasaurus" by one of my good friends, and the name has stuck.
    I haven't been driving it much and it had fallen into a little disrepair. I couldn't stand it anymore, so I had the work that needed doing done.

    New tires - Dunlop Mud Rover 35x12.50x15
    New Lift - 4 inch
    New Heads - Vortec
    New Headers - Edelbrock ceramic
    Basic other maintenance. New gears going in soon. Here are some pics I took quickly this evening.

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  2. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Beautiful :bow:
     
  3. k5bl

    k5bl Registered Member

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    Sweet.
     
  4. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    holy crap that looks so nice... good job with it.
     
  5. Kiwi John

    Kiwi John 1/2 ton status

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    Nice... Very nice! And so casual - "I had the work that needed doing done".
    Including top-end engine rebuild, headers, 4" lift & tyres!!! :bow:
     
  6. K30Blazer

    K30Blazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yea, yea, but it had needed it for a loooong time. I got into the VW scene and my truck kinda sat there. I came real close to selling it a couple of times, but could never do it. I knew one day I would want a truck and the truck I would want to build up would be a blazer or jimmy so why sell mine.

    I have been having overheating issues for a while. I had a suspicion that is was my head gaskets, but when it started puffing white smoke I knew I was done.

    At that point, I had a truck that I couldn't drive on the freeway, couldn't wheel and didn't trust. It was either fix it up or just sell it.

    Like I said earlier, selling it was never an option so I decided I was going to dial it out. As we opened it up problems became apparent. The head gaskets were leaking, the heads were cracked, the exhaust manifold was cracked, but the bottom end was killer. Go big or go home. I knew it had to be done, and I can't say I regret it. Truckasaurus has his mojo back.

    The gas might be tough, but here is my daily driver. It is a lot better on the gas, but what can I say, I don't like stock vehicles. My wife won't let me near her Passat. :wink1: :haha:

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  7. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    reminds me of the day i drove my blazer home. all new shiny and perfect awww. as far as the vw goes i guess you at least have somewhere to park your blazer lol
     
  8. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Clean K5 and Clean VW "at least it's not a Honda"
     

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