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WHAT WOULD YOU BUILD?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stretch67, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. stretch67

    stretch67 1/2 ton status

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    after reading about greg72's new 69k5 the question came to mind. what would you build ? GM only. if money wasn't an issue. I am stuck on 67-72 gm's,but have owned 2nd and 3rd gen gm's. i have spent countless$$$ on trucks and learned alot about what i wouldn't do again ,I am asking mostly about an all purpose truck you could drive on street and trail. what would you build?? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    A '59 Apache 4x4
     
  3. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    72 K5 with a 454, sm465/NP-205, 14 bolt FF, and a Dana 60. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif That's what my 1st K5 was. I'm still kicking myself for ever selling it.
     
  4. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    I would take a 73-91 blazer and do 6" susp lift, 2" body lift and trim fenders to get 37" boggers and 1 ton with ramjet 502 th400 atlas 2 t-case /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    hmm... I KNOW... a 2003 S-series Crew Cab with a 14bff, dana 60, 4.88 gears..
    Detroit Rear, Detroit/35 Splined front
    ak63 rear and 57" front..
    C5R 427-150 Shot N.O.S. , NV4500, Doubler
    45" Tractor Tires For the Trail 40" MT/Rs for the street
    Corbeau Buckets with simpson 5 points in the front and rear
    DVD player/TV for the rear, Infiniti Speakers, JL audio Subs, Lightning audio amps, JVC head unit with remote 6 disc changer.. Onboard Cameras to capture all the wheeling action.. Now who's paying?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    74 K5, 91 front clip. Late model seats from a Yukon or something confortable. Quality stereo

    D44 front, 6 lug SF14 rear 4.10's and an auburn posi.
    2.5" lift (something softly sprung). Duramax/Allison/241

    33" AT's on factory ralley rims.

    Lastly...nice paint.

    Rene
     
  7. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    67-68 truck or 71-72 to me the best looking, if its more for trail or street still get the 3/4 ton with the eaton rear end and slap 14 bolt axles and detroit in there, for street 4 inch with 35s if trail 6inch on 42s dana 60 hydro steer and crossover, o 540 merlin in either
     
  8. Bullet

    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    73-75 Chevy Blazer K5
    Ramjet 502/4L80E/Doubler w/ 3:1 kit and triple stick
    100Hp Nitrous
    6.5" Alcan Springs (longer and axle moved foward and rearward)
    1" Body Lift
    Walker Evans 17" Double Beadlocks
    42" IROKs offroad, 40" MTR's street
    Dynatrac Pro Rock axles, 5.38 gears, Detriot both pumpkins
    X-steering and Hydro assist
    HAD driveshafts
    Corberau racing seats
    Rhino'd Interior
    10pt cage
    Tube doors and bumpers

    /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  9. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    '91 crew cab 4x4 with 4" lift, 35" BFG's, detroit rear, arb front, 4.56, CTD engine with a few goodies to make it smoke /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, NV5600 tranny, HD241 case, nice interior, nice stereo, and good paint.
     
  10. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    81-87 GMC Classic Seirra Shortbox
    Dana 60/14FF, 400SBC all souped up, TH400 tranny, ORD Doubler
    6inch front springs, rear 2 inch springs and schackle flip
    36 inch TSLs on White Spoke Rims
    some home fabricated bumpers
    Sparco Seats with 4 or 5 point harnesses
    6x9s on a custom dash and in the doors with a single 10 inch sub in the back of the cab between the seats and a MP3 player so i dont have to mess with CDs
    Custom Guage Bezel full of auto meter stuff
    4 Core radiator with 2 electric fans
    Flat Black paintjob with Home done flames(for easy touch ups)
    While in that process I would add a Dana 44/14FF Rebuilt Motor, tranny in my truck, and get a Nice trailer to pull the short box behind my truck with /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Now to go win the lottery and take up half of my parents garage for another 7 months /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    um what I am building /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    just need to get the doubler next month in, buy bead locks and 42's and I am there /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif oh and tbi /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    I have my dream truck /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Kind of Torn. If I had a good 69-72 2wd It would end up being slammed a couple inches. LT1 or LS1 with 6 speed reguardless Might accept a OD auto. Front and rear roll bars.
    73-75 I'm torn between slammed 2wd or a pre runner 2wd.
    76-82 2wd balzer Pre runner for sure since I can't remove the top and to tell you the truth I think it makes the most sense for a DD and not remove the top on it. It would have A/C and power windows nice interrior. Serously concider doing a tube front to suport a update front end to loos so more weight. Same with if I pre runnered the 73-75.
    I'm looking for a Daily driver that gets some MPG so don't want a 4wd. Need to park the Burb. It's not a real practical DD at 10mpg with the 454. I do want a quite ride, creature comforts as a DD. No muds, reasonable volume exhaust, good drivability and reliablity so stick with a stock GM power train. 79 or older so I don't have to deal with emmisions.
     
  13. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    I'd build what I got. Cut off the bed, dove tail it. Chop the front fenders, tube it, add sheetmetal.

    put a 3:1 NP203 range box in front of my doubler, and go to Johnson Valley for a week with Keith, Tony, Chris, and Ken. Ken will bring the Mobile City, and what ever doesn't break, gets to stay on the rig.

    /drool

    too bad i got other priorities right now /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  14. 89K1500Chevy

    89K1500Chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm i think if money was no object id have so many different rides that it would be insane. id have a Huge warehouse to park them in and a huge shop for modifications a helipad w/ my own Loach and my house would be a nice little place out by a lake with huge tracks of land and trails everywhere. now i just need about 85 million dollars.
     
  15. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    04' chevy 1 ton SRW crew cab long bed.
    D70 motorhome front strait axle
    pumped cat turbo diesel/allison
    np200
    14" all spring lift
    39.5 boggers/16.5x14 weld typhoons
    tinted windows
    huge arc audio/JL audio system
    hydralic steering
    new escalade front clip(better than the avalanche clip)
    maybe some flames over the factory red.
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  16. stu454

    stu454 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm i think if money was no object id have so many different rides that it would be insane....

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    I'm with you!

    What I'd like first is to take my '98 and swap in D60's front and rear. Warn 12K winch and bumper. 6" lift and BFG MT 35's. Kennesaw Mtn. rear bumber with a tire carrier for the spare, two jerry cans and the Hi Lift. MP3 player. Two Hella lights on the front, two on the rear roof.

    Then, finish building the '73 K5 to similar specs, but it would be my rough-and-tumble rig.

    Also, I'd love a '91 Burb and an '04 Burb set up along the same lines.

    Where's my checkbook?..............Oh, yeah. I don't have any money /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif ............yet! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  17. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cummins turbo desiel with some Banks stuff (650-700ft lbs)
    jet-built TH400
    ORD 203/205 doubler w/ tripple shifter
    2" 50-spline rockwell axles f/r w/ full hydro steering + disc brakes
    49" iroks and 52" michelins
    custom 20" steel double beadlocks
    full tube frame/cage 2-seater
    40 gallon custom aluminum fuel cell
    M15000 winchs front and rear
    20 lb CO2 system
    full gps/mp3/video/engine monitoring capable laptop
    line-X'ed tub interior
    HID lighting system
    quick release lexan body panels
    corbeau baja SS seats
    the longest travel king coilovers they build
    4-link front/rear

    uhh.. thats all I can think of for now. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
  18. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I would build a new Chevy 4500 Series Crew Cab with 4wd. (Yes it will be an option very soon) This will have the duramax/allison combo.

    I would have the Suncoast Transmission installed (a very high-perf allison). Then I would upgrade the motor with a real good power-box.. Say about 500HP and 900ftlbs at the rear wheels. I would add dual stacks also.

    I then would have a pickup bed installed to complete the factory look.

    Going from there, I would have some nice 38" Michelin's XZL's installed on some cool wheels.. (Alcoa?) Factory 4.88 gears. LED lights all around.

    Basically one helluva tow-vehicle/DD/I can run over you type of truck.

    Plus anything else I can think of once I get it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    John
     

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