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ugh, yeah another thing to think about...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Mar 23, 2006.

?

Well?

  1. K1500, build it, drive it, wheel it

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  2. S10, FINISH A DAMN THING! Hardcore wheeler

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  3. I'm naked and Sled changes his mind more than my wife/gf

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  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Just when I had fully decided to get the S10 build up done... some guy down the street is selling an 89 K1500. So help me out on this thought process. I really want a straight axle NBS truck. And a buddy of mine is hooking up with a local custom shop to start a truck branch(now all they do is Jeeps), so a truck to slap stickers on and drive around would be a nice thing to have, especially if its a SAS NBS truck to attract attention.

    Here is my thoughts(yes I know I think too much, its a trait all my friends and I share, dreamers I guess):

    Option 1 - K1500:
    -drop in my 383 and throw a fuel cell in the bed and just drive it around moving quickly and soudning badass. This would work out well since the truck has TBI so with some mods and a chip it could support the engine(with a new cam) and I'd have a nice fuel injected new motor in the truck.
    -throw a 1" body lift on it for a little clearance
    -straight axle the truck with my HP Dana 60 and mate it up to the 241 for a short time until I can afford good driveshafts to match the Doubler.
    -throw a Dana 60 under the rear and imboard the rear springs, providing the needed lift and better flex vs those WAY out there 63s.
    -throw on some 37 IROKs or some 38.5 SXs and just run around the area and drive to Paragon, no tow rig needed.
    -has the advantage of seat time whereas I went really hardcore direction really fast with little real hardcore seat time.

    Option 2 - S10:
    -FINISH THE DAMN THING AND WHEEL THE **** OUT OF IT UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT!!!!
    -Con to this is not including the initial cost this would be more expensive than the K1500.


    Ehh ok time for you guys to yell at me and tell me I'm a dumbass and all, ha.
     
  2. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    FINISH THE DAMN S10!!!!! that things gonna be sweet!
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Finish the S-10.
     
  4. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Go build a Honda:dunno::doah:
     
  5. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    whats NBS? no bull s***?
     
  6. Beast388

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    New Body Style?
     
  7. AZPiNsTrIpEd

    AZPiNsTrIpEd 1/2 ton status

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    s-10 damnit, theres no turning back now:D
     
  8. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If the terrain you wheel is what I think it is, you'll be bashing your body in no time flat. Finish the S-10, besides, it's linked in back. :D
     
  9. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Long-term projects that never seem to get done should probably be either:

    1. Finished
    2. Sold

    Do one or the other. Be honest with yourself, and if you know deep-down that you aren't likely to finish it, then sell it. On the other hand, an unfinished project can be some people's version of a "hair shirt", a sort of self-punishment that they prefer to keep hanging over their head. Some fear completion of a project vehicle because it would leave them without an excuse to keep from cleaning out or remodeling their garage, all kinds of odd issues like that.
     
  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Neither.....

    Just hang out on CK5 and pad your post count....
     
  11. 84K5BD

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    now that's funny:haha:
     
  12. 6.2Blazer

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    I think we all know the answer to this question..............if you buy the '89 truck you will tear it all apart, get it about half-way put back together.............then come on here and say "a guy down the street is selling this sweet K5 Blazer, should I buy it and do (insert numerous modifications here)".
     
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    Yep Id have to concur :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    x2:rolleyes:
     
  15. sled_dog

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    yeah yeah yeah, I knew the response I would get. I'm just gonna finish the S10 and save to buy a newer truck for a street beast. Have to get my friends to start kicking me in the ass to get work done... need a new welder too. Eh I've spent a lot on tools lately, whats another $2000 on a loan :rolleyes:
     
  16. camok5

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    Ok, I am sick of listening to you talk about your stupid S10 project and how you are never going to finnish it and you are always talking about buying something new and building that but you never do and you cant make up your mind and you know that everybody wants you to finnish the S10 but dont because its gonna cost to much and its not exactly what you want and you cant make up your mind blah blah blah. I am about to fly out there myself and finnish it for you just so you can stop talking about it and start using it for what it was intended for. FINNISH IT ALREADY...
















    I am just kidding with you, I would really like to see you finnsh it though because you always have good advice for people on CK5 and seem to be very knowledgeable about everything. So why not use your knowledge for yourself so you can go beat the crap out of the S10 (more workie less talkie).:D:D:D
     
  17. BranndonC

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    shut up noob
     
  18. sled_dog

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    don't make me come over there!
     
  19. yellowK20

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    Hey Sled this "S-10" is't your old red blazer with all your badass parts is it???? what happened to your white 'burb? and When ya finish something so you gan go wheel?!?!?!?!:doah:
     
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    Works for me:D
     

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