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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2002, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just a few pics of the beater and the north - beaterflex pics to follow when I find a suitable rock pile like RJ's.

Ice bridge


Nice shot of the mighty peace


Winter beater pic


Nice and clean engine bay


half way into the trail - coming out was even more fun


and from the other side


Sorry no action shots, kinda hard to do without any other wheelers about.
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Ahhhh the pure base of off roading, no huge tires, no flashy [censored], no monkey balled useless crap, the pure essence of orr roading, beating the hell out of a truck, and with skill as I have seen. I salute you sir!


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Beater! Hell thats better looking than my truck. Its not that damn 80's brown and no real big dents.
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If u think thats a beater I have a 3/4 ton with a dang 6 cyln. in it What the world is that all abouT?! I never even drive the peice.
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Ha, if you see the beater up close you'd understand...

Floor boards and cab mounts are almost rusted all the way thru. Rockers Ha! what are those. Front left fender is held together with black duck tape, front right fender has a huge case of the cancer. Front and rear bumbers have been tweaked from trail damage (the rear took out a substantial tree on the way out of the trail pictured). Every body panel is dented (due to my wrecklessness) other than the driver side door; the box is mostly bondo and fiberglass (there was a huge dent in the passenger side until me and a buddy got crazy with a dozen beer and a dent puller). Motor/tranny/t-case are all 78 original never rebuilt with ~200k miles.

Here's what she looked like before I took her wheeling the first time... Man the beater's been thru alot since then.



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Ok I have a huge F-ING dent on the pass that makes yours look small. side door with matching broken mirror, pass front fender is flatish from the front to the wheel well from a scout with no brakes. Front bumber on pass side is pushed back about 2.5" from fence gate post (swampers and ice not a good mix) so the fender marking lite is held on by duct tape and the bumber one is part of the lens and clear packing tape. On the pass side of bed there was a big dent that the previous owner fixed with aluminum flashing, pop rivets and bondo. Driver side is a litlle better. There is a hole above the back weel well where the bondo fell out missing filler door (from tree) rocker panel is gone. There was a dent in the diver side door form the same tree that took of the filler door but it poped back out when I got flexed up. Oh yea and cab corners are not healthy at all. Heres a real good one the bottom corner of the d. side door consits of a pepsi can and fiber glass. The back bumber was bent down on the side but i some how fixed it (kind of) wheeling[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. Not to mention the rest of the body is as straight as a polotition. Also its that damn 80's brown with a little of the tan line on the buttom where its not covered up but red oxide primer. Can you beat this?[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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<font color=green>My truck has it's share of rust and bondo, along with several different shades of paint (including that 80's brown), but compared to yours it's a peach![img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Ok, with the 80's brown you already got a couple points on me (my old 2wd was 80's brown mixed with rust - what an ugly colour).. The box is for flap tanks (single) and I have dual flush mount so the passenger side has the filler neck zap-strapped to the hole, the other side leaks so I don't use it - but I did butcher a little hole trying to make it work.. I lost a circle of 1/4" thick bondo where the factory camper tie-downs used to be, and knocked the rear driver tailight lense out backing out of a shop (as well as putting a huge scrap in the side of the box)... I put a 2" branch thru the driver floor board, and has been patched with duct tape, expanding foam, and sections of floor matting (similar patch to passenger side)..

But this is a loosing battle - aluminum flashing, pepsi cans. I guess you got the better beater!!

Funny stuff, at least we can both wheel the snot outta our trucks without shedding tears over damage..

Last weekend the guy I was with asked me what I was doing when I was driving down quad trails scratching the sh*t outta the truck - I just laughed.
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Yea I wheel the hell out of mine. As for the quad trails yea I like running on a local set of those. Mine scratched all to hel from thoughs. I love the looks and coments you get when you are going down trails that are a quarter the size of the truck with out an hassel.The best though is the tight sections of trees.
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Yeah those trees that fold the mirrors in by themselves (if you have any left) are always fun... but the best is when a guy driving a jeep says to you "How'd you get that thing up here" as your passing him on a trail.
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