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Old 02-12-2010, 09:24 PM
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Default 78 Bonanza Blazer w/Cummins 4BT

Here is my 78 Bonanza Blazer. 4BT, NV4500, NP205, 14bff w/ detroit, D60, 4.56 gears, Michelin 11x16 Light Armored Vehicle tires, 4 wheel discs. Original interior but for carpet and I cleaned the console up. I'll have to find the pics of the 4b, had a pc crash just before Christmas and lost years of stuff. Rear shackle flips and one ton springs 4.5 lift? - 5.5 lift Superlift one ton springs in front for a big block chevy








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Old 02-12-2010, 09:33 PM
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looks like a very nice rig
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:51 PM
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Bitchin' Chevy, dude!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:54 PM
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Thanks, it'll be completely finished when I'm dead - until then there will always be something.

Oh, and it gets 25+ mpg on the highway

Some of my thoughts
Dually?
Big winch bumper (prefer Al)
Working on a rack right now and got sidetracked with the fuel leak
Changeout the rear bumper
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:01 PM
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Thats an awesome rig! How do those tires work?
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:03 PM
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I love it !.....How bout some underhood shots ?
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On the tires - They come on the 6 wheelers in the military which is considered a Light Armored Vehicle. Each tire is rated for 4580lbs. They are heavy. Fit on a 16" x 7" (or 6") wheel. This tire has a VERY lowing rolling resistance. 38.5" tall by measuring tape

As with any tire they are not the best for everything. You wouldn't use them for rock climbing.

But for the best idea of how they perform, here is a friends old m715 in the mud. Same exact drivetrain as I have. Watch it and you should be impressed. At one point the two vehicles being pulled had their brakes on and he never slowed. So this is a 4bt powered m715, nv4500, divorced np205, 14bff, d60, etc with these tires. Note when he stopped at first he had to go for 2nd, 1st was too low.

He is now about finished with a 1942 WC-53 - super cool ride.


I will get some underhood shots today. Lost all mine on the computer crash after I said "Format C:\"

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Old 02-13-2010, 08:21 AM
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sweet ride and cool video.......I wish I lived somewhere I could play like that too.....
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:49 AM
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i kno wthat m715. i used to be over on ifsja.org alot. he was there, cant remeber his handle.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:49 PM
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thats was me, with the 715. first 'try' was 3rd gear on the cummins. almost stalled. second 'try' was in 2nd. (ive NEVER used 1st offroad) ill do a show and tell on this one.

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