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PatrolMan
01-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Still available. Confirmed that price is $8,000. I have some additional pics that I can email to anyone. Will try to post pics on here.

This is actually my brother's truck. He has had is about 1 1/2 years and it has been a decent ride, but he wants something with seats for 4.

Details:
Lift springs on all 4 corners; no blocks
Recent cross-over steering with hi-steer
Recent front axle rebuild (new seals, bearings, etc)
5.29 gears
Full exo-cage with inside bracing
Custom rear spare tire carrier that lifts/drops
Racing seats with 4 point belt
Extra gauges
On board air tank
Large stereo with amps
Front stinger bumper with winch
5' Hi-lift jack

See full CL ad with some pics:
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/525700937.html

bskey
01-02-2008, 09:47 PM
Hmmmm..... for a moment I thought he may want to trade for my '85 4Runner... but I'm not too sure if I want to. Also, on C/L he says $8k, is that a typo or has he lowered the price?


........ and, not to come off as an ass, because I genuinely don't know, but is $6-$8k a reasonable price for these trucks?

Bikeman
01-03-2008, 09:11 AM
I see that truck all the time in Littleton. He goes into Ace Hardware next to my bike shop often and has come in before and bought stuff. It is a tall truck! I like the "jeep recovery team" emblem on the bedsides!

Red_Chili
01-03-2008, 09:21 AM
I've seen it around too. Kinda cobby but kinda cool too. Needs to be lowered. I think the price is a tad rich despite all the work.

PatrolMan
01-03-2008, 09:43 AM
Even though this is my brothers truck, I agree that for crawling it is too large. He has 2 Toyota's. One he has built more for rocks (bobbed, etc). This one was built more for the mud. It is large enough to go through any amount of mud that might be found in the Colorado area! For a crawling truck, it really is too big and since it is running 39.5 tires on Toyota axles, it could really use D60's for strength and stability on the rocks. It is an interesting truck to see though if you haven't seen it in person!

Bikeman
01-03-2008, 09:48 AM
Wow, so the "smaller" one is his, too. I like thatt one better.

PatrolMan
01-03-2008, 09:55 AM
He is selling the "smaller" one too. $6,500. It is a 1985 Xtra cab with 22re. Bed has been bobbed, caged, etc. It is really more practical for daily driving and for the Colorado rocks. He wants to get a 4 seat vehicle (likely a 4Runner). No pics on the CL ad, but here is the link:
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/525698405.html

Beater
01-03-2008, 10:01 AM
I have an 80 for sale....:bolt:

Red_Chili
01-03-2008, 10:39 AM
He is selling the "smaller" one too. $6,500. It is a 1985 Xtra cab with 22re. Bed has been bobbed, caged, etc. It is really more practical for daily driving and for the Colorado rocks. He wants to get a 4 seat vehicle (likely a 4Runner). No pics on the CL ad, but here is the link:
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/525698405.html
11" total lift on 39.5s? :eek:
Still too tall!
Mebbe it's just me being roll-averse lately.:rolleyes:

PatrolMan
01-03-2008, 02:52 PM
Honestly the largest I have ever had is 35's on my old Jeep. That is/was as big as I will go. I think it had 8" lift and it was really tippy. I run a 1" body lift on my 87 Toyota now and get away with 33's. I might go with 2" suspension for 35's, but definately no more. I don't mind a little rubbing. Both of his trucks really CLEAR the tires!

farnhamstj
01-03-2008, 10:45 PM
Wow is that thing ugly.

PatrolMan
01-04-2008, 10:38 AM
Isn't near as fugly as it once was. It was a red/white/black urban camo when he got it. It is now a flat black. Easy to fix scratches I suppose! I suppose I should post some of my truck for the "fugly contest"!:D

motoloco
01-04-2008, 11:04 AM
15" of lift:eek: when he could of done it with 7" and trimming:thumb:

PatrolMan
01-04-2008, 11:16 AM
Actually the fenders are trimmed too. It has a considerable amount of travel! It was already lifted with the same sized tires when he bought it. Was built to be more or a mud truck that for the rocks. Clearance is the game in the mud I suppose.

Red_Chili
01-04-2008, 12:50 PM
Wow is that thing ugly.
Sooooooo picky! Mine is too pretty, his is too ugly...
Your new name is Goldilocks!

:lmao:

PatrolMan
01-04-2008, 01:48 PM
Like I said, I gotta get some pics of my 87 on here for the "fugly" contest. Has the been a contest yet on Rising sun? Mine is all about function. Not a straight panel on it!

DaveInDenver
01-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Like I said, I gotta get some pics of my 87 on here for the "fugly" contest. Has the been a contest yet on Rising sun? Mine is all about function. Not a straight panel on it!
Aw, you're too hard on it. Well those orange 'I'-beam supports on the bumper are pretty, uh, functional. Otherwise, it's a work truck and it's wearing the results of doing its job with pride.

PatrolMan
01-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Absolutely. Bent rockers, hail damage, bent hood, rusted out bed, mismatched doors, etc. That is what $200 gets you though! Can't complain too much for the price I suppose... Besides, I have other vehicles that are "lookers".