Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Jun 14, 2005.
A few shots of Wally (ORD) being prepped for the Ultimate Adenture.
good to know that Watson uses the same kind of radiator catch can that I do. lol!!!
i wish i had a garage like that. but whats all the white sheets, is that some kind of cushion for fliying parts/tools when somthing goes wrong?
truck looks good too, cant wait to see it all done
cool, looks like its got potential
Prepped? Looks like being completly rebuilt!
What are thier plans?
I know to hold the insulation up and I think to help reflect the light.
sweet. I bet its better then yours steve.
(if you want to prove yours is better just post a pic)
What about some spy pics of your bucket????????
Right now it looks the same, they have some of the chassis finished but we haven't had any time to hook up and put the two together, I hope to have some time early next month to cruise up there and at least take the sawzall to it.
I think I see a frame underthere somewhere lol!!! looks awesome
Ultimate Adventure eh? So that means Wally is going to be on the street for all those miles? UA is coming up very quickly so he better get on the ball!
Mind If I ask what are your plans? Or have I missed post that you've made in the past?
blazer/jimmy skins i hope?
just out of curiosity, is there a reason the stock frame is being maintained?
Thats what i was gonna say!? How many miles do they drive???
I was just going to ask that too. It seems like a lot of trouble to stick with the stock frame, instead of finishing and making it a buggy?
From what he has told me, basically the reason he kept it is that it is already there, and it would require too much work and time to rework it enough to eliminate what is left of the stock K5 frame. I am pretty sure they modified the front of the frame from the firewall area forward, but the pictures really don't look like it. He has redesigned it to somewhat resemble the design they used on Miniwally, Brandons buggy, and will be moving the front axle forward some.
So they are making it on the trip with Pewe'. Cool.
I was at the GM Truck Center in Burbank a couple of weeks ago, and the shop foreman is going on the U.A. trip this year. He has that big ol' Ford featured in last months 4 Wheel and Offroad.
And the staff K10 looked good with the Ram Jet 350 installed.
Nice bunch of guy's down there.
Remember that Wally started as our mothers daily driver until the early 90s.
That is when the first 2" or so lift happened and the massive 31-10.5-15 bfg allterrains made their way on the blazer. Wally has transformed from daily driver to wheeling rig to hardcore wheeling rig over the years.
This build up is all about small improvements on "easy to improve areas".
Front axle forward, New Big block that is even healthier than the existing 468, rockers cut off and moved in and up, full hydro steering, motor dropped some from stock location, rebuilt 700-r4 with reverse manual valve body, freshen up the rear axle, change fluid and check out the doubler(nothing wrong so reassemble and put in). Somewhat rework cage to accept the 3 kids better.
Stock frame also helps to keep it "Street Legal"
It is far from technical street legality but way closer than my buggy.
New Blazer skins, polycarbinate windsheild,
UA is about 800 miles on pavement in the southern midwest this year.
It looks good, I cant what to see it with a some skins on it.
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