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Old December 13th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #61
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BTW EVERYONE: My friend said the blazer wouldn't be reliable enough to take down there, so that option is out. He said he wouldn't trust it to go down there himself.
Maybe because it's a mid 90's vehicle with 150k+ miles... much like the market for a $1200 truck

You're going to do what you want you asked for opinions don't get mad that people are saying your idea is inbred as fukc . We have all bought, looked at, or sold the type of truck you are looking to buy and you are gambling a lot even if you test it out for a week.

Shit I have to ask is your entire weekend spent driving there and back really worth saving a few hundred bucks even if your plan goes out without flaws?

PM Route55 on here he does shipping. Couldn't the seller wrap the other parts, put them in the tub, and wrap the whole thing in shrink wrap to just ship one item?
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Ok, if you are set on doing this a 4cyl 2wd 5 speed s10 is easy and will not be terrible on fuel for this or as a dd winter beater later. There are tons of 90's 2.5 and 2.2's out there under $1200. Parts are dirt cheap pre94 and every part is replaceable at any parts store.

I personally do not like rangers but that is me. Larger trucks will generally cost more then the smaller ones. But if you can get one and that works for this and future uses like as a wood truck great.
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Maybe because it's a mid 90's vehicle with 150k+ miles... much like the market for a $1200 truck

You're going to do what you want you asked for opinions don't get mad that people are saying your idea is inbred as fukc . We have all bought, looked at, or sold the type of truck you are looking to buy and you are gambling a lot even if you test it out for a week.

Shit I have to ask is your entire weekend spent driving there and back really worth saving a few hundred bucks even if your plan goes out without flaws?

PM Route55 on here he does shipping. Couldn't the seller wrap the other parts, put them in the tub, and wrap the whole thing in shrink wrap to just ship one item?
yes and no. the blazer isn't a vehicle I typically look at, because I've heard lots of bad reviews on them. I was only considering his because it wouldnt cost anything. His has had a lot of problems, (since nearly new) and I wasn't sure if he'd fixed it. he hasn't yet. in that way, a blazer is similar to in price, but not in quality, the vehicles I've been considering.

I didn't ask for opinions on whether or not my idea was good, but rather what the most suitable vehicle was. I understand that it may not seem to be the wisest, and with the other options being presented, I am glad to consider something else. The manner in which the opinions were presented, though, was that I was absolutely idiotic in even mentioning this and must obviously not have thought about it at all.
I don't consider it much of a gamble, because all my cars are in that price range, so again, the chance of the breaking down is theoretically just as high. granted, i'll be further from home, but it's not like this is an especially crummy vehicle to me.

Then of course, all the "obvious" solutions that were brought about were ones I had already ruled out due to price. So I was just a bit frustrated (understandably imo) that hardly anyone wanted to offer anything but criticism and insults.

As for whether its worth my weekend, it would probably be done on a weekday, and would be about 2 days long. I think its worth it since I'll have the time. The seller is a very helpful guy and just finished a cj build, so I'm going to get lots of advice and info from him.

Combining parts is possible I guess- I dont know how a front clip would nest in a tub without damaging one of them, but maybe. the rest of the parts could be, but I have to pick and choose what I want, so I'm not completely sure what all I will end up with.

I'll pm him and see what he says, thanks.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #64
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Ok, if you are set on doing this a 4cyl 2wd 5 speed s10 is easy and will not be terrible on fuel for this or as a dd winter beater later. There are tons of 90's 2.5 and 2.2's out there under $1200. Parts are dirt cheap pre94 and every part is replaceable at any parts store.

I personally do not like rangers but that is me. Larger trucks will generally cost more then the smaller ones. But if you can get one and that works for this and future uses like as a wood truck great.
ok. so you think the 4 cyl can handle it? do you consider the sonoma's to be the same thing?
Yea I may actually keep the truck through the winter. I'd rather not, especially if it's 2wd, but who knows, it could happen.
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all i have to add is you have no cents and you can't tow anything with a 4cyl s-turd

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simple answer. buy a tub closer to home.
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You're definitely thinking about this correctly. I'd pick up a diesel truck though for the better fuel mileage.
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So.... basically you have made up your mind already, won't listen to anyone's sensible advice, and will be doing what you planned to do before asking four said advice? Did you vote for our president?
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have you read any of my plans yet?? If it was JUST parts, I'd get them shipped. The items are fairly large. it wont be a piece of junk, sorry to disappoint everyone.

You probably should read how this thread started. The majority of the last 2 pages have had NOTHING to do with what I originally asked about.
I think your idea of junk and mine are not the same. and this is gl 4x4 thread's never have anything to do with what you ask.
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Buy a v6 powered car of any kind. Cobble fukc a hitch on it. Buy/rent/beg/steal a snowmobile trailer. Get your shit. Stfu, get 22mpg, and drive car until dead. This is not difficult. HOWEVER, By my estimation however, what you require is a brand new, zero mile, loaded, diesel, dually pickup. With only 1400 miles on it you won't lose more than $500 off sticker. Easy!
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Yes you should have no problem transporting the bed with a 4cyl 5 speed. Of course a larger truck might be better but whatever fits your needs like I said before.

Just better to do things then ask about them. These guys are not douchbags they are trying to help. Pick whatever works for you and just do it don't ask about it.
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all i have to add is you have no cents and you can't tow anything with a 4cyl s-turd
well, he says otherwise.
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Yes you should have no problem transporting the bed with a 4cyl 5 speed. Of course a larger truck might be better but whatever fits your needs like I said before.


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simple answer. buy a tub closer to home.
Totally forgot to address that, thanks. Try and find one. Please. You won’t be able too. Trust me, I’ve looked for quite a few months. The only tubs I’ve seen are 2.5 times what I’m paying. I really truly wish that would work, but it hasn’t yet. Still keeping my eyes peeled.

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So.... basically you have made up your mind already, won't listen to anyone's sensible advice, and will be doing what you planned to do before asking four said advice? Did you vote for our president?
Well since your “sensible” advice didn’t address what I was asking, but I STILL am considering it (if you read what I’m posting) whenever I’m given a “sensible” idea. When I’m called an idiot and told to ship it and no one but me has researched the costs…… I don’t think I’m the idiot there.
And you wanted me to steal one from a dealership….. I think you’re the one who voted Obama.


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I think your idea of junk and mine are not the same. and this is gl 4x4 thread's never have anything to do with what you ask.
That, I can agree with, and also, I've never realized that till now.

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where at in GA is the Tub?
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Buy a v6 powered car of any kind. Cobble fukc a hitch on it. Buy/rent/beg/steal a snowmobile trailer. Get your shit. Stfu, get 22mpg, and drive car until dead. This is not difficult. HOWEVER, By my estimation however, what you require is a brand new, zero mile, loaded, diesel, dually pickup. With only 1400 miles on it you won't lose more than $500 off sticker. Easy!
hahaha of all the people to come in and have no idea what I've actually said..... I think you win!!! You have definitely not read anything that has been posted by me. Everyone is saying my beater wont make it down there, not that I need a new truck!! That's hilarious, thanks for the laugh. The last thing I want is anything new.

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Yes you should have no problem transporting the bed with a 4cyl 5 speed. Of course a larger truck might be better but whatever fits your needs like I said before.

Just better to do things then ask about them. These guys are not douchbags they are trying to help. Pick whatever works for you and just do it don't ask about it.
ok cool thanks. yea I'm looking at a decent sonoma right now. The question is do I want to put pics up when I get it, or will that start a mob war?
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where at in GA is the Tub?
I'm told it's near red mountain state park. about 45 min nw of atlanta. Did you grow up in Georgia?
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I'm told it's near red mountain state park. about 45 min nw of atlanta. Did you grow up in Georgia?
yes, many fond memories way down yonder on the chattachoochee getting a little crazy
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hahaha of all the people to come in and have no idea what I've actually said..... I think you win!!! You have definitely not read anything that has been posted by me. Everyone is saying my beater wont make it down there, not that I need a new truck!! That's hilarious, thanks for the laugh. The last thing I want is anything new.



ok cool thanks. yea I'm looking at a decent sonoma right now. The question is do I want to put pics up when I get it, or will that start a mob war?
Apparantly your reading skills are as sharp as your common sense. I did suggest something reasonable.

Then I suggested something you would grasp.

All joking aside, any v6 fwd car has more than enough ass to do what you are asking, and will do so comfortably and cheaply. Get your head out of the clouds needing a pickup truck for hauling sub1k lbs.
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cool, yea it's seeming like a 6 cyl is best for the job. I guess I'm realizing that 1k lbs isn't enough to be worrying about the clutch- assuming it isn't abused. I should be able to test it for about a week before I take it down south, if that seems better to anyone else. Thanks for your help, for actually taking this seriously, and not calling me senseless all the while. If you have anything else to add, please do. I appreciate it.
Don't get me wrong, I think this is a retarted idea lol, but hey, if your dead set on it then at least I can help with some info for ya

It really would be your best bet to not have to buy another vehicle; borrow a good one from a buddy, or take him/her along then. shoot them some cash for their time and you pay gas.
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Ok, if you are set on doing this a 4cyl 2wd 5 speed s10 is easy and will not be terrible on fuel for this or as a dd winter beater later. There are tons of 90's 2.5 and 2.2's out there under $1200. Parts are dirt cheap pre94 and every part is replaceable at any parts store.

I personally do not like rangers but that is me. Larger trucks will generally cost more then the smaller ones. But if you can get one and that works for this and future uses like as a wood truck great.
You do understand that he is driving to georgia, right? mountains and stuff? Good luck towing 1k lbs through hills and freeway speeds with a 2.2 or a 2.5

It's not the weight, it's the location of the weight and awkwardness of it
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