Re: Dream rigs, what\'re yours?
Hmmm tough one, I think about this weekly.
Daily driver I think would be an '05 GMC K3500-SRW (Crew Cab, longbed, SLT, LLY Power Package). Things GM would do for me:
Rubber floor covering, floor shift transfer case, dual alternators, engine block heater, two-tone paint w/silver upper, green lower, gray leather interior, pickup box delete.
Things I would do for it:
Pro-tech aluminum flatbed. SFA by ORU w/ProRock60 by Dynatrac (4.56s, Detroit, 35 splined), 2.5" springs in the front, shackle flip + 2.5" rear springs. Mickey Thompson Classic IIs 17x9 with 37" Wrangler MT/Rs. AFE Air Intake, Edge Juice w/Attitude controller, 4" single exhaust, maybe 3" true dual, ATS Stage V Allison, ATS Level 4 Duramax upgrades. Custom front bumper built by someone; haven't found one I like, that doesn't stick out a foot and a half, it needs a winch mount for a MileMarker hydraulic 2-Speed 12,000#.
Then I would go find the muddiest, most rutted pivot road and dominate the mofo. After spending a week removing all the mud, that'd be the last time.
As for my '83...I just don't know. It's completly original w/400k+ miles, except for the motor. It's got a decent 400sbc in it now, but I'm eventually going to ditch that. The motor of the moment that I'm drolling over is the ZZ383/425 crate engine by GM with an Edelbrock MPFI Vortec Series fuel injection kit on it. $7,000 would do it for me, about $4,400 for the engine & $2,200 for the MPFI + whatever other parts I'll need. I was originally thinking about K30 running gear since it's got a 10bt and 14sf. Now I'm debating on refreshing the existing axles with Superior 4340 axles, ctm joints, and some kind of traction device.
I just need to win the lottery and call it good. I'd like a trail rig too, I just need to spend about...oh, 9 months reading everything on POR before I know what I want.