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what did he do to this thing!@#$

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by basing110, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. basing110

    basing110 1/2 ton status

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    dont know what to think of this thing but i think i just threw up a little in my mouth ... looks like good flex but so much better if it tucked into actual fenders and looked like an actual truck still .. what is this thing considerd as


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  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    What shop are you at?
    I know alot of the shops in San Diego. My last builder was Autofab in Santee.
     
  3. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    Notice how the front doesnt budge!
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    its basically a cab truck, i kinda like it. front prolly isnt flexing yet cuz the rear is so much softer than the front
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    The rear is a 1/4 elliptic and the front looks like some pretty tall lift springs. That's what I would attribute it to.
     
  6. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's a Fugly.

    A noobs pride.

    A waste!
     
  7. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I like it. I cant tell if its a D44 up front though. At least its a 14ff rear. I think its a badass looking rig though. Although ive heard bad things about 1/4 eliptic in a truck that heavy.
    -Harrison
     
  8. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hes running 2 shocks up front, what a noob:D

    yea looks like 8-10" springs probably
     
  9. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like it has king pins...
     
  10. basing110

    basing110 1/2 ton status

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    its not my truck cda found it online .... yea its 1/4 eliptical rear.. where do you fits the extra axle shafts, hi jack,shovel tow rope etc ...:haha: maybe he just uses it in rock crawl comps?
     
  11. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    I think If its Uucking Fugly!!

    Poor Blazer:angry1:
     
  12. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    its different and thats what this is all about... then again, i dont like the idea of ubolts for leaf springs...
     
  13. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    There's nothing wrong with a well setup 1/4 elliptic.

    As for the truck, its getting pretty close to a truggy. It doesn't have a cage, and the front taper job doesn't look too good IMO, but most of the body is out of the way of damage.

    Some people want their rig to look stock, some want the "tough" look with their K5 lifted with big tires, and still others (myself included) put performance over looks. If that means removing/modifying the body, so be it.

    That's not to say that looks should be completely disregarded but if you feel sorry for that Blazer you should avoid any spring pictures of mine :D
     
  14. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I hope hes got some good design in taht 1/4 eliptical....i too have heard bad things about it in a heavy truck
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I like it--it's differerent than anything I have seen. i looks to have a lot of rear steer (which is typical in 1/4) and if I were to guess its a 44 front---looks too small in the second pic.
     
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    enlighten me----what happens in a 1/4 and a heavy truck. I havent heard of anything--then again I really haven't researched.
     
  17. sandawgk5

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    I like it but I would have left enough room for a 4 seater with cage and used coilovers vice 1/4 eliptical. He needs to link the front and run some tube then it would be pimp. Can't tell what the front is though:thinking:.

    Ira
     
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    man that thing is nasty lookin with the chopped up bed on it like that.
     
  19. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well even though there's always plenty standing in line to criticize, it looks like its a project vehicle to him, I'd say he's probably setting it up the way he wants, not the way you want. If it doesn't work out, he'll probably change some things to make it work. Like most rigs out there its probably still a work in progress. Give the guy a little credit. After all he doesn't have the expertise of CK-5 to fall on.
     
  20. jamber2541

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    looks like a dana 44 front with hydro assist in the front, would something missing so much sheetmetal like this still be considered heavy??
     

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