Heres my first legal ride . Good ole Chevy C-10 with a 327and a muncie, 12bolt 4:10,s, drum brakes . She was a good truck though. I always said i would never get rid of until i came across a chance to trade it for a 68 chevelle, then it got gone
This sis one of my wifes B-day present. An 89 Lincoln Mark7 LSC with a 302H.O Mustang motor and a built AOD. This thing was a nice ride, it floated. They come with air ride stock but the bags were shot when i got it for her so i did allot of custom air ride work, like auto stiffening and lowering 1 inch if at over 90mph to make a 4000=lb car stay right on a Mustangs a$$ threw the turns, if not ahead of the other stangs. After all the car did run low 14,s ;D. That says allot for the tried and true 302
This pic was taken the day i got the car. It was sick 6 months later. Lowered, tint, wide tires all the way around.
One of my friends used to own a C10 with a 327, 4.10s, and a column shift. It was pretty fun.
Here's my favorite ex-auto. 1997 Firebird 3.8 V6. It ran 14's after a little work and handled very well. I miss the stereo sytem(s) I had in that thing as much as anything else about it. That, and I really liked the way it looked with the body work and 275/40ZR176's on all four corners.
My other favorite was an '87 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 5.0. I did so much stupid crap in that car. I nearly flipped it playing with the emergency brake, ran it in a ditch when a friend and I decided we would go road racing in the snow, driving over things I shouldn't drive over, pushing things down the road (shopping carts, contruction barrels, etc...), got it stuck trying to keep up with a 4WD truck offroad, and the list goes on.
Last Edit: Jul 8, 2009 15:55:45 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
Heres a pic of a Tracker i had with the stock 1.6 Suzuki motor. It did have a header and a 2chamber flowmaster on it though . I did a good job for 100hp. I had installed a 3inch body lift and a 2inch homemade suspension lift. I also made the rear end a full locked posi by welding the spider gears. It had a few other goodies like a snorkel and a totally sealed up ecm and water proofed connectors. I ended up making a set of custom front and rear bumpers with a steal grill to keep the radiator safe. It had reversible electric fans too, that way if i got into soupy mud i could just reverse the fan and blow the mud back out. It was an automatic so i ended up using the ac condenser for a tranny cooler, worked good. I learned most of the mods from trial and error. It was a fun toy, i loved showing jeeps with 40+grand in them that i could go anywere they could, sometimes even more places than they could cause they couldnt make a sharp enough turn or they were to wide.
This is one of my cousin in my Track pushing me in the POS backhoe.
Heres one from the Badlands in Attica Indiana. Good times, i used to drive about 45 miles there, play all day, then drive home with gas to spare.
Here is one of it on my buddies tire. I think he had 36in or bigger tires, mine were only 31in. No its not fake,i drove it onto his tire. He didnt think i could so, well ya know. This one was taken before i built the bumpers. His was a beast for such a short wheelbase. We took the body off the stock frame and shortened a toyota frame 3ft and built the heck out of a 2.8GM V-6 for it, geardrive w/cam, fourbarrel intake, built 350 turbo w/a stall. It was fun
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2009 11:39:48 GMT -5 by 2strokd
Muddin' has never been my thing, but it does look fun. I couldn't afford to put the money into a decent truck and then tear it up. I enjoyed riding with Bob in his 4WD Ranger the few times he took it offroad with me around though. There aren't really designated spots to do that crap around here, so you end up tearing up someone's property if you wanna do anything.
There was a group of idiots that got multiple trucks stuck in one field a couple miles from my house. They got one truck stuck and tried to pull it out with another. That one got stuck. They continued until there were 5 or 6 trucks stuck together in this one field. They ended up facing somewhere near $100,000 of damages, destruction of private property, and more.
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2009 13:05:28 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
Thats a good reason not to tear up a field. Im more into off roading not so much mudding. Heres a clip from the place i used to go www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8u7TO8ngTM Its not me just the kind of stuff i used to do in mine. In fact i a have went down that spot, i think i used the trail on the right though. Im not into spending a ton on my off road units. I spent $500 for the Tracker and ended up with a $1000 total when it was done. I wasnt afraid to put it on a tree or anything. Ive seen guys dump a lot of money into a trail rig then be afraid to scratch it. Fun times!
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2009 15:04:56 GMT -5 by 2strokd
Sorry, I interchange mudding and off-roading. I know the difference, but sometimes they end up sorta the same. Looks like a fun place. I'm actually surrounded by 100 acres of forest and field that my grandfather owned until he passed away when I was 16. I used to drive tractors, trucks, and my go kart all over the place. Dirt, dust, and leaves flying, getting airborn, whatever I could do that I shouldn't do.
The first engine I ever blew up was actually a Massey-Ferguson tractor engine. I was cutting a field with a bush hog and heard this loud boom and smoke was everywhere. I hopped off and ran lol (I was young... although I may do the same thing if it happened today). When I returned, there was a massive hole in the block and oil everywhere. So much for that tractor. I took the Ford-Fergusson tractor and chained it to a big tree so I could do wheelstands. It would go about 30-35MPH, which felt very fast on a tractor on bumpy roads. I sound like a real hillbilly now, but it was fun. I miss having access to all that land and equipment.
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