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Old 03-13-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
 
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New to the board, finally have something respectable, and capable off the beaten path.. don't think the Ridgeline would go nearly as far as this badboy would go.... Bcalvo showed me this site, as is a good friend of mine from way back since damn near middle school... anyway, enough with the liquored up posting, and more pic posting... and yes, i DID infact drive this monster back home 1100 miles from where the previous owner had it (Aztec, NM)






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Old 03-13-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
 
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yep I grew up the kid...there was one of these out at 360 this past weekend, sick whip......p-wah

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Old 03-14-2007, 03:54 AM   #3
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:02 AM   #4
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:05 AM   #5
 
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Welcome to the board. So what are your plans for this beast?
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Welcome to the board. So what are your plans for this beast?
I wanna try to restore the thing a bit, get some fresh, no-flaking paint on there, and straighten out some of the dings and weld up some holes. Other than that, if I actually start beating it up a bit, i might hold off on the resto job and go for gold. First mod is a set of USA 6x6 double beadlocks and some 385/85/20R Michellin XLs (I think that's the tire size, whatever a 15.5x20R is)... Might repower the truck later with a Cummins NCH 250 or something from Cat.
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Man i've wanting on of those for the longest time....my father had found two of them in Odem and the guy wanted $1000 both but at the I was in college and could barely afford to eat. I was on ebay while ago and i found some Michelins for a decent price...not sure if these are the ones you are looking for though. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUPER...92466976QQrdZ1 You'll have to end up buying 2 and half sets though.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:26 PM   #9
 
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Man i've wanting on of those for the longest time....my father had found two of them in Odem and the guy wanted $1000 both but at the I was in college and could barely afford to eat. I was on ebay while ago and i found some Michelins for a decent price...not sure if these are the ones you are looking for though. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUPER...92466976QQrdZ1 You'll have to end up buying 2 and half sets though.
i hear ya, I sold some rifles and saved some cash for this truck, and I love everything about it...


those tires are way too big though I think the ones I'm looking into are 15"W and something like 46" tall... I'm basically copying a buddy on another board with his truck:

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Yeah sorry about.....i forgot that those tires were 52"s. I like his single wheel set-up compared to the duals.
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Yeah sorry about.....i forgot that those tires were 52"s. I like his single wheel set-up compared to the duals.
makes for better fuel "economy", easier on tires, and tighter turn radius... plus the taller tires allow for higher freeway speeds, closer to 65-70mph as opposed to the 55-58mph tops with the stanard 9.00x20 milspec crap... not to mention even the military went away from duals in the rear to cut down on the trucks getting stuck in relatively easy muck to navigate
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:48 PM   #12
 
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Those things look like they are unstoppable. Do those trucks have the rockwells under it? What type of tranny and transfer case do they have?
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:53 PM   #13
 
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Those things look like they are unstoppable. Do those trucks have the rockwells under it? What type of tranny and transfer case do they have?
rockwells all around, Spicer 5 speed and i believe a rockwell 2spd transfer and airlocker up front
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good to see another houston member... buddy has one and he runs it around spring creek as a recovery/party barge
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:52 PM   #16
 
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good to see another houston member... buddy has one and he runs it around spring creek as a recovery/party barge
talking about Kevin right?
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:57 PM   #17
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I think you were right on the metric, but they would be 11,12, or 14R's....
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:57 PM   #18
 
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Nice duece man but leave the multifuel alone and krank up the fuel rate those things will run 70% crude straight out the ground a buddy of mine has one its not the best in the mudd kinda like throwing a rock in a pond but theres no hill to big theres a bunch of guys that are members of the texas military museum at McCarty and wallisville where you can find plenty of parts or check out steelsoldiers forum
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:24 PM   #19
 
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Nice duece man but leave the multifuel alone and krank up the fuel rate those things will run 70% crude straight out the ground a buddy of mine has one its not the best in the mudd kinda like throwing a rock in a pond but theres no hill to big theres a bunch of guys that are members of the texas military museum at McCarty and wallisville where you can find plenty of parts or check out steelsoldiers forum
I just got a "new" fuel pump to replace parts on mine that are leaking and to put the density compensator back on it so I can adjust the fuel. A multifuel Cummins or Cat motor would be pretty slick though.

Also, anyone have a recommendation on a Houston shop to take it to to swap some wheels/tires? I don't need any tires mounted/pulled off just yet, just whole wheel/tire sets.. wouldn't hurt if they dealt with ringed wheels though.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:47 PM   #20
 
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You can adjust the tuel rate with out disturbing the FDC. The 2 front bolts holding it down have a small sheet metal cover under them. Remove the cover and your adjuster screw and lock nuts are under there. Release the lock nut and turn the inner nut so the screw is pulled out. Only go about 3 whench flats. Or you will melt the pistons!!!! Lock it back down and go for a test drive.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:17 PM   #21
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talking about Kevin right?
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Welcome to the site. Was nice meeting you at the mud drags.
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Welcome to the site. Was nice meeting you at the mud drags.
pardon my ignorance, but remind me who you were... Jeff was the only name off here I remember from that night... got a little buzzed a little too fast
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Welcome to the board. Nice, huge truck!!!!
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