Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: woooooo pig sooooooie!
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Re: How Did You Get Started, And What Are Your Plans?
Benny: I didnt know such a thing existed, that's some good trivia!
i forgot to answer patrick's question...
i am 21 so my history is short. when i was a junior in high school, my friend got a mint 87 Bronco on 32" street tires and neither of us knew jack about trucks and even less about off-roading, and I think the only reason he got it was because the previous owner had no idea how much to ask for it and my friend got it dirt cheap. it was blacked out with burgundy interior, and he took the top off quite a bit while we all rode around in the back of it... it was exactly like the American Pie 2 fun-mobile. it didnt take me long to figure out how versatile it was, and how stout it looked, even on street tires. it climbed like a mountain goat and flogged through ruts with ease after he put on 32" BFG's on it, and i then realized how great such a fullsize swb truck could be off-road as well as on.
eventually i got tired of playing "big amp, even bigger speakers" in my 87 camry and decided to get a bronco just like his. i was originally looking for a late-80's model, but my 93 came along with a price similar to those 80's trucks, so i went and looked at it. WOW, as i pulled up to it to meet the owner, i instantly noticed how sweet the tint and 2-tone paint looked, along with a certain beefy quality having 31" mud terrains under it. i was in love [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] it zoomed with the 351 and i loved how the tires vibrated the truck while coming to a stop, and i (well, my dad aka mr. credit) bought what would quickly become the muddybronco! it didnt take me long after that to find ORC, and from there on out it was all about dreaming of big tires, big engines, and how to turn a truck into a submarine.
here it is 3 years and 4 months later and the knowledge i've gained about trucks and 'froadin is unreal... the internet is a great thing! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] sadly, none of the people that originally helped me get my start on this bbs are still around here [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img], but i'm sure they would be just as amazed as i am at the number of knowledgeable folks that have piled on here in 3 short years... wow!
as for the future, i dunno... i havent settled in as much as many of you old farts on here, so nothing is certain at this point. i think it'd be fun to work for an automaker after college, but more than likely i'll just go where the money is decent and there are some mountains to play on. i like the South, but some snow would be nice [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] currently i'm trying to get a Samurai so that i can have a dedicated wheeler to trailer around, because fixing things immediately is difficult in my apt parking lot. i'll probably exo-cage it and get crazy on boulders, but it'll have to see the swamps too... and the idea is to do everything to the sammi that i wouldnt do to a daily driver, such as tractor tires, insane gearing, headers going straight up, blown v6 on nitrous making ungodly hp for the mud, etc etc
i hope i didnt bore anybody, i've never told that story in full and thought it would be half-ass interesting... it makes me wonder what i'll be driving by the time another 20 years of my life has elapsed! [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
over and out!