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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fabjunkie, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. fabjunkie

    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, I don't remember if I ever did an actual intro, so here it is. My name is Travis, and and I'm an alcoholic. Ooh, wait a minute....wrong place. Seriously though, I've been lurking for a quite a while and a member for a short time. I just paid my dues to become a full member. I wanted to wait until I got my truck. Well, I just got my new '77 K5 delivered to my door today. Here it is.

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    It needs a little TLC, but nothing I can't handle. I think it was a steal for the $1300 that I paid though. It's got a 350/SM465. I'm not sure what transfer case it is as the tag on the back is missing, but it has 0-99404 cast into the back housing if anyone could help me out on that one. It's got a 10-bolt frt/12-bolt rear. There is already two pretty new 36/12.5 TSL SX's on the back, so I need to get two more. I think it's a 6 inch lift, all spring, so I don't have to mess with taking out blocks. There's a lot of little stuff that I need to fix, or change. I already plan on switching to a shackle flip in the rear and 52's up front for better flex eventually, but this will do for now.

    I recently sold my '68 Olds 442, and well, I needed a replacement. I wanted a K5 when I was 16 for my first car, and now, just 8 years later I finally got one.

    A little history on myself. I attended WyoTech, did the whole kit and kaboodle and graduated in '03 towards the top of my class. I worked at a rod shop for a little while, but couldn't make the money in this part of the country. So I went back to drafting, at the same company I was working for before I went to WyoTech none the less. :doah: I'm no moron when it comes to wrenching and building stuff, but I may need a refreshment now and then.

    I really like the demeanor of the members here. Ya'll seem like people I would call friends. I see that there are quite a few from the Houston area, and would like to meet up some time. I'm not too far from the Spring playgrounds, so maybe I'll see some of you there. Sorry for long winded post, I'm just excited to finally have my truck and be an official member of the best pbb on the net. :saweet:

    edit: to reroute pics.
     
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  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Glad to have you sir.
     
  3. 81K5GUY

    81K5GUY 1/2 ton status

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    welcome!
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    Welcome to the lounge.
     
  6. Z3PR

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    Welcome to he best website on the net. Great info and even greater people. :bow:
     
  7. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Glad to have you here. Looks like you should have some good fun with that truck. you might want to get some hood locks or pins for it just in case.
    Drop the hard top and let the fun begin. Oh, say good bye to any savings you might have, the truck wants them now.
     
  8. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome, it's always great to have another member!

    Texas guys have some fun. There's some awesome rigs down there. Check out the regional section and hook up with some other guys in your area!

    :D
     
  9. OrangeCrushK10

    OrangeCrushK10 1/2 ton status

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    Oh-yeah, and kiss your cash goodbye. These trucks are addictive and will slowly suck you dry of any extra cash.
     
  10. sikZ28

    sikZ28 1/2 ton status

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    Isn't drafting a HOOT? :crazy: That's what I do for a living.
    Been in the office since 9:00 this morning, damn Solidworks keeps crashing, I'm feeling cranky at the moment :mad: and to top it off, I got the foamy squirts (what the hell is that about?) and ....oh wait, sorry to start rambling and ranting on.

    What I mean't to say was.....Welcome dude!!! :D

    From one noob to another, this is by far the best website I have found (excluding porn sites) and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.


    :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
     
  11. broc944

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    Another welcome aboard from another noob, I agree, kiss all your money goodbye, the UPS man, FedEx man, and mail lady know my driveway very well.
     
  12. camiswelding

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    welcome to the pack...lots of nice people here... some downright opinionated ones too,, but they (we) are harmless...
     
  13. NoReGrEtS

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    :laugh: welcome:laugh:

    use smilies:D :bow:
     
  14. hi pinion

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    What he said! :D

    Welcome dood! :D
     
  15. unclematty

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    Time for some big axles!
    J/K man, Welcome aboard!
     
  16. afroman006

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    So you're from around Houston?
     
  17. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Welcome aboard.:waytogo:
     
  18. fabjunkie

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    Thanks for all the welcomes. The boss told me that in order to get the truck, I have to keep a certain amount in savings for when I break. :woot: Seemed like a good trade off to me. :D

    I'm on the north side of Houston, not too far from where they have the mud bogs at Spring. I used to take my Toyota up there and fart around on my lunch breaks. I've heard they are really starting to crack down on people though. I haven't been up there in a couple years.

    Now I just need to get me a welder and it's time for some :weld:, :hack: & :grind: . Well, I'm off to the store to get about 500 feet of wire so I can start redoing the rat's nest in the truck. :doah: Oh, and I'm all about the smilies. :wink1:
     
  19. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Howdy!!!
    Good lookin' truck........................man, what a good price!!!
     
  20. KingDuramax

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    Welcome form another Nebie to CK5 and a fellow Wyo Tech Grad (96)
     

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