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Old 12-12-2011, 09:46 AM   #2131
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Yeah, I think the '67-'72 short bed Chevy is one of the best looking trucks of all time. They look great slamed: (not mine)
+1. It's neat to see guys chime in about this era of Chevy truck. I, too, think they are the sleekest and best looking trucks Chevy ever made. My dad bought a new '69 and I still remember the way that truck smelled when it was new. My uncle bought one that same year with the Custom trim level in the seafoam green with the white center panel. It was jaw-dropping gorgeous to me.

And the K-5 Blazer that year? Wow, don't even get me started. : )
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #2132
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I like everything but the wheels.

...but then... its not my truck either!

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Weird, my first thought was the wheels also. Kinda import carish, def not truck.
But like you, tain't mine.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:47 PM   #2133
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I generally agree about the wheels, but if he has the chasis and drivetrain to go with the wheels and brakes (looks like c6 z-06 parts) I think they are kinda cool.

Edit: I just looked at the site the pic came from. It's got a twin turbo lq4, t-56, and c6 suspension. It would be a blast to take that truck to a track day.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:26 PM   #2134
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #2135
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:45 PM   #2136
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+1. It's neat to see guys chime in about this era of Chevy truck. I, too, think they are the sleekest and best looking trucks Chevy ever made.
A '72 Cheyenne two-tone 3/4-ton 4-by...

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Old 12-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #2137
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:16 PM   #2138
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Has anyone else noticed that guy rolls up in a different, unique ride pretty much every episode? Seems like he has a big ol pile of $$$$$$
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:45 PM   #2139
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Has anyone else noticed that guy rolls up in a different, unique ride pretty much every episode? Seems like he has a big ol pile of $$$$$$
Thats what happens when you're on TV.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:47 PM   #2140
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I was part of the team that took that truck to SEMA a couple years ago for the first Optima Challenge. The wheels are Corvette wheels because the engine, suspension and brakes are Corvette parts. The frame is a completely new piece to adapt all those Corvette parts to the truck body.

http://www.hotrodjim.com/projects_shop_57_truck.php



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Old 12-15-2011, 09:07 AM   #2141
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #2142
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Not sure how much turbo lag there would be with the turbos 8 feet away from the engine.
All that work and they couldn't plumb them under the hood?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #2143
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Not sure how much turbo lag there would be with the turbos 8 feet away from the engine.
All that work and they couldn't plumb them under the hood?
Flame throwers?

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #2144
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Not sure how much turbo lag there would be with the turbos 8 feet away from the engine.
All that work and they couldn't plumb them under the hood?
Actually pretty common these days http://ststurbo.com/
If the turbos and piping are sized correctly they are very effective and help with some turbo related issues. Exhaust gases are hot, at the manifold they are stupid hot. That sets turbo's a glowing and heat breaks down lubricating oils faster. So set the turbos at the back and they run cooler. If they run cooler the intake air is cooler and the longer run back up front allows for more heat dissipation along the run.

Maybe not traditional and maybe not 100% ideal but it is an effective option if you want to turbo charge something without a great deal of plumbing changes under the hood.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:39 AM   #2145
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Not sure how much turbo lag there would be with the turbos 8 feet away from the engine.
All that work and they couldn't plumb them under the hood?
That's what I thought too. But the builder educated me and first hand experience convinced me that it's a viable setup. It runs differently than a turbo after short runners. But it can still benefit from the boost.
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