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« on: Aug 08, 2015, 06:34:20 AM »
 As some of you will know, bringing the shed over on a boat turned out to be a non starter.
I could have brought it over temporarily, ie when i was in the country ergo when i flew home it would have to be on the next boat out, which defeats the object as i wanted to leave it in the :usa: to be used for future wheeling trips. I also didnt want to pay the return shipping to then have a vehicle that was way overbuilt for using in the Uk (it would have been wider than most gate holes.

So..
Search for a new truck... Ive gotten quite familiar with craigslist. I Was looking for a clean, preferrably blue, long bed 1st gen, ive always wanted one cant get one here for love nor money.

I got to hear about exactly what i wanted and the deal was done. Brave really going on a description, a photo and trust.
Ive also discovered that banks are stingy gits, charging for inter continental bank transfers, its not like its hazardous or summin or even as though an office oik has to push buttons.

Anyway.
Its an '83 long bed, sr5, 22r, 33x12.5-15, w56 i think, 4.3:1 diffs (v6 front), 2 different shades of blue and thats all i know.

Im flyin over the first week in september to do all the necessary repairs and select mods ready for MCR and 4dice. Will also be using it after MCR to explore the area where we are staying.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 08, 2015, 10:54:36 AM »
 :beerchug: Congrats on the new rig! Real bummer you can't bring the shed...

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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 08, 2015, 11:55:10 AM »
:beerchug: Congrats on the new rig! Real bummer you can't bring the shed...

The shed is in the shop in bits, stuff gettin piled on top of it, spiders webs all over it.... really dont know what to do with it. use all the bits off it i suppose, im currently eyeing up what will fit off it onto the new one.. On the plus side its saved me a heap of paperwork and BS.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2015, 02:43:22 PM »
Fabricating has begun.....
Rear bumper, steering box bracket, sliders, shackles and anything else i can concoct, shipping is cheaper overall than buying each individual item. Effectively making the 4.7case i have laying about 40.00 to ship. Instead of $ohratsitsnotinstock.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2015, 03:45:30 PM »
1st Gens rule!  Vastly superior vehicles in many small ways.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2015, 05:00:43 PM »
I hope she's a gem and all your prep work makes your trip a Great Time! Good score on that first gen. Happy Crawlin' :usa:
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2015, 05:02:51 PM »
Wheres the pics?

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2015, 02:11:51 AM »
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #8 on: Aug 14, 2015, 05:16:13 AM »
Damn! That rig is in fine shape. Minus the headache rack.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #9 on: Aug 14, 2015, 06:16:10 AM »
I do like the 1st gens

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 14, 2015, 06:43:56 AM »
Damn! That rig is in fine shape. Minus the headache rack.

i was gonna get a 54" lightbar to go on it....
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #11 on: Aug 14, 2015, 07:35:02 AM »
that a nice looking shed steve
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #12 on: Aug 14, 2015, 07:39:51 AM »


 :headshake: some ass hat must have gone over to that driveway and let his truck's diff puke all over it  :angel:

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 14, 2015, 07:54:26 AM »


 :headshake: some ass hat must have gone over to that driveway and let his truck's diff puke all over it  :angel:

nothing to do with you at all?
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 14, 2015, 07:55:07 AM »
that a nice looking shed steve

thanks dave.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #15 on: Aug 14, 2015, 07:59:38 AM »
Please tell me that awful rack is the first thing to hit the bin.....

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« Reply #16 on: Aug 14, 2015, 09:12:03 AM »
Steve, if i were you i would keep the rack to spite everyone that hates it!  :rofl:

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« Reply #17 on: Aug 14, 2015, 10:23:19 AM »
Please tell me that awful rack is the first thing to hit the bin.....

Steve, if i were you i would keep the rack to spite everyone that hates it!  :rofl:

I had no intention of taking it off....
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« Reply #18 on: Aug 14, 2015, 11:42:42 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: Aug 14, 2015, 12:05:46 PM »
Crawl box, sliders and lockers, done. 

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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #20 on: Aug 14, 2015, 02:56:13 PM »
Don't forget high steer
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 14, 2015, 04:30:57 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 15, 2015, 07:03:20 AM »
Please duplicate that rear bumper for me and bring it on over with you lol. I like where that's headed
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« Reply #23 on: Aug 15, 2015, 07:49:52 AM »
Steve, your work is always top notch, to say the least!
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 15, 2015, 12:49:50 PM »
Steve, your work is always top notch, to say the least!

Please duplicate that rear bumper for me and bring it on over with you lol. I like where that's headed

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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #25 on: Aug 16, 2015, 09:34:26 AM »
I am digging the headache rack.  I really need one like that. 
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 16, 2015, 10:28:29 AM »
I am digging the headache rack.  I really need one like that.

I know right, its like it grew there.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky.
« Reply #27 on: Aug 16, 2015, 10:37:34 AM »
Not to worry, the oil leak under your truck in the pics are from my truck since that is where I usually park. I gotta fix my head gasket. Glad I found your latest thread Steve.
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« Reply #28 on: Aug 16, 2015, 12:43:12 PM »
Look what i found



Started on sliders this after' seeing as how i cant stick anything together :wall:
Trying to build something a little different from the norm, which will bring  the opinions out by the bucket load.
We'll see.

Not to worry, the oil leak under your truck in the pics are from my truck since that is where I usually park. I gotta fix my head gasket. Glad I found your latest thread Steve.

Its ok Nate i blamed Sqwadoosh! :haha:
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« Reply #29 on: Aug 16, 2015, 04:23:21 PM »
Its ok Nate i blamed Sqwadoosh! :haha:

That's right! That is the spot where we pulled his front axle apart and he left a mess in my driveway. Now that he has a garage I need to return the favor.  :joke:
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