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Recent content by red

  1. red

    Offroad toy?

    Ah making me miss my 240b
  2. red

    Offroad toy?

    The M9 beretta never gave me trouble while active duty but I prefer the 1911. Single stack fits better in my hand and am on target faster with it whether shooting right or left handed.
  3. red

    Offroad toy?

    Took some time to travel around for a bit. Went to Texas for part of July, visiting friends in the Dallas area and swung by the property in Brownwood as well to figure out future plans. Drove the k5. The old power steering pump decided to start puking oil out and cracked it's housing during the...
  4. red

    Arizona to Montana crate motor haul

    Yep back up to Lehi Utah (about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City). Familiar with the Woodlands
  5. red

    Arizona to Montana crate motor haul

    Where in Texas? I'll be headed down there again in November (Dallas and Brownwood areas)
  6. red

    Offroad toy?

    That figures. Something punched a hole in the radiator while on the highway today. Got it towed to the lot and fired it up real quick after it had time to cool down. Appears to run normal and it puked more coolant out while it was running so think I got it shut down before any overheating...
  7. red

    Offroad toy?

    Finally got around to testing out the alternator welder today. Pretty sure the quick connects are causing connection problems so will remove them another day and see if it improves. Also the alternator needs a better mount, under a load (welding) the belt starts to squeak so I think the mount is...
  8. red

    Offroad toy?

    Honestly had a hard time opening the door when the 2000 lb welder was on the hook, flexed the frame and cab enough haha. Once the weight was off it went back to normal. Poor k5 was probably screaming "HELP MEEE!!!" Damn I need to finish the crew cab. I drink just about anything. Today was...
  9. red

    Offroad toy?

    Needed every inch of reach to get that cover off (about 1000 lbs). 18ft of reach. Since the gin poles were setup figured time to find out how much they could lift on the k5 and well, 2000 lbs is too much on this truck hahaha.
  10. red

    Offroad toy?

    Picked up some short J hooks for the E track and secured the highlift jack today (the missing pin is on the floorboard). The J's have a sharp 90 degree angle so the jack can't easily bounce out. Think that's the last of the cargo that stays in the k5. Jack, on board air, spare tire, bottle...
  11. red

    Offroad toy?

    Wires run for the fuse block, air compressor, and a few accessories up to the dash area.
  12. red

    Offroad toy?

    Onboard air is now setup. Debated going with 2 of the 5 gallon air tanks but honestly the main reason for this to have air is for the tires, blowing dust outta the cab, maybe run a air tool for a quick job at most. Compressor is a Viar 88p and a pressure switch is wired in to kill the compressor...
  13. red

    What axle should i use for a sas in my 01 s10

    Depends on how you drive it and use the truck. Common in the rock crawling groups is that 35"s and smaller tires are fine with a GM 10 bolt/Dana 44 with most drivers.
  14. red

    Offroad toy?

    Familiar with the reason why just never seen the damage that can happen haha. Most of my experience with them is from the rig moving trucks in the oilfield which are setup where they can't go down like that unless the poles are already broken.
  15. red

    Offroad toy?

    Made the underside frame mounts for the gooseneck hitch. Way overkill compared to most factory mounts I've seen but the 5x3x5/16" angle iron is what I had sitting around. Spent today out exploring some more of the nearby trails, just taking it easy.
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