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Is that 4X4 ? What year?

 

Yes it is 4 wheel drive and is a 72.  I have big plans for it, we'll see what happens after I get a freaking house bought. 

 

Sorry Tom didn't mean to entice you with more goodies <lmao>

 

Thanks everyone.  I enjoy it, this is the 2nd I've owned.  The first one I had in HS and what a perfect truck for a highschooler, I put that one through the ringer and was a 3rd generation owner.  My son wants this one.  We'll see if he gets this one or if I buy him another one.

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It's gas...still has the original 345 in it.  All stock motor with the exception of the carb and intake (Holley 4 barrel on it).  Between the 33 gallon tank, the motor, its 10 gallon to the mile fuel mileage and gas being over 4 bucks a gallon out here it doesn't get driven very often. 

 

Future plans entail 8 lug axles, 37"s on beadlocks, 3 link front and 4 link rear, big Chevy motor, NV4500 trans, Atlas II transfer and a little body work (got some rust that needs help).  Like I said those are plans, lets see what the budget says (e.g. wife).  My son wants it and if I put that kind of money into it I might have to buy another and do a small build on it for him.  They're easy to come by in SoCal

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Truck looks good brother. <thumbsup>

Thanks brother...I dig it.  Could use a little love and the wife despises the color.  First thing she wanted me to do after I bought it was get it painted...LOL!  Told me she didn't want that "ugly thing" parked in front of her house...so I pulled it in the drive way!

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I'm a Ford guy at heart and if they're set ups weren't driver side drop on 4 wheel drives I'd love to try and stuff one of their turbo diesels under the hood.  Novak Machine makes an adapter that'll mate an Allison transmission to a Cummins diesel and I've considered that.  I'm just not sure I want to invest the money in to R&D to get the darn thing to fit, if it even will. 

 

I met another Scouter who had two of the old Nissan diesel motors (the engines the diesel Scouts came with) for sale, but his prices were as bad a PMAG prices right now. 

 

Diesel would probably be the way to go, you can tune them for a multitude of things and get great gas mileage out of them.  A LS7 motor could be a lot of fun too.  I came across a CTS-V motor with a supercharger the other day that could be awesome under the hood.

 

Sorry 98 didn't mean to hijack your thread!

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Trust me, of all the people in this world, he'd be the last to hold it against you.... unless he sees you as a competitor in the thread-jacking business... <laughs>

That's the straight truth, right there - there's no way in the world I could ever hold a thread-jack against someone.

 

That "throwing stones when you live in a glass house" stuff, 100 percent and then some...  <lmao>  

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I was out at the Hangtown motoX races. Met a guy showing his sand rail. He was running an LS7 motor (from a Z06) in there at around 600hp. The effin beast had over 40" of travel at each wheel.

I took his word for it. That machine was monstrous.

There are some sand rails out there with some "crazy" mods to them.  I don't want or need 40" of travel. I'd take the 600 horses and nothing would make me laugh harder than smoking some of these yuppies out here in a big 'ol 4 wheel drive. 

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You and I...  we think alike, my brother.   If the others only knew...  <thumbsup>

 

On the same note, I'd take one of Robby Gordon's junk trucks, too - the ones he throws away for dune trips...

 

The BIG one...

 

 

Others...

 

 

Don't want one of his stadium trucks, though - too nice...

 

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That is a beast!!!! Fuk yea!!!

Hell yeah it is, I'd love to drive one just once...

 

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/voodoo-tactical-protector-rifle-case-46.aspx?a=602529

 

Closest rifle case I've seen to my King case.

 

The only review on this states it WILL hold .308 FAL mags!  Mine will too!

 

Jon

Shoot, that's a really good price.  I was looking at a similar bag in a local store last night and they wanted 185 for it.  I can't remember who in the world made it though.  Looked just like the bags our snipers carry (I know that doesn't tell anyone anything...LOL)

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