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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 09:23 PM
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First Time Out

Just got back from the first trip out. We have an '87 k20 burb. We have yet to put any money into this truck. We were given it, found the tires in our Salvageyard, and did the fender cutting ourselves. It is a 2500, '87 burb w/ rust holes you could put your head through. Turns out that it arlready had a 3" suspension lift already when we got it. and we are planning on a 3" body lift. We have 35" 'Heavy Duty Lug' tires. Never heard of them, but they were free, and they work fine. We are getting a set of 39 boggers or swampers soon. After an all day trip we only had two problems, we got stuck and ended up with 8" of standing water in the drivers side foot wells. And the second was a frozen starter cause it was hot. no biggie, just let it kool down and then started right up.

i will post the pics as soon as i have a web pages set up. hopefully by tuesday.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2002, 08:02 PM
 
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Sounds like you had some fun.. Ain't Beaters great!
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As we all know they are. You cant beat a beater with a stick. Well actually you can and wont even notice. Thats what makes them so great.
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Well said, well said.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2002, 04:51 PM
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Sounds like a good time. I wouldn't recommend the body lift though if its that rusted out, It will be a pain in the A## to put in and once you start bouncing around, it will sag. Just take sawzall, BFH, or torch to the fenders, its much, much easier.
post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2002, 05:43 PM
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If the truck it to rusty DO NOT put in a body lift. You will have a hard time putting it in, and if the floor is rusted out in the support spots the block could come through the floor. Which is not safe at all. On a beater truck fender trimm is the way to go, infact trimming can get raid of the rust and improve looks.
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