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Ugly 4x4 Trucks Readers' Rides 2005

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Ugly 4x4 Trucks Readers' Rides 2005

We realize that some of your 4x4s out there have seen better days. We know some of ours have. So this section is dedicated to you, ugly truck owners. May you drive your pile with pride.

131 0502 01s+1980 Chevrolet K5 Blazer+ Frame Driver Side View River

Somethin' Kinda Crazy
VEHICLE: '80 Chevy cab on K5 Blazer frame
OWNER: Bo Partain, Coolidge, AZ
TIRES: 35x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs
WHEELS: 15x10 black
SUSPENSION: 4-inch Rancho lift
DRIVETRAIN: 355ci engine, four-speed tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 front, 12-bolt rear with Lincoln locker, 3.73 gears Performance Mods: Camel Hump heads, 2.02 valves, Performer RPM intake
OTHER DOODADS: Backyard junk
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Rolling over and catching fire on the same day
BEST MOD: Engine
WORST MOD: Fullsize frame and body

131 0502 02z+1962 Chevrolet C20 Ambulance+Front Passenger Side View 4 Wheel Drive

Rust Box
VEHICLE: '62 Chevy C20 4WD Ambulance
OWNER: Andy Howell, Thomastown, MS
DRIVETRAIN: 235ci engine, three-speed tranny

131 0502 03s+1987 Mazda B2600+Front Driver Side View Dented0

Hit By the Ugly Train
VEHICLE: '87 Mazda B2600
OWNER: Wes Patterson, Mt. Gilead, OH
TIRES: Three Firestones and one Dunlop
WHEELS: 15-inch Mazdas
DRIVETRAIN: Four-banger
PERFORMANCE MODS: No exhaust, no airbox, no brakes, twine door handles, no brains
OTHER DOODADS: Skull shift knob, custom fender work, air freshener
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Getting caught by cops when jumping ditches at 11 at night
BEST MOD: Purchasing it for $100
WORST MOD: Letting friends drive it into trees

131 0502 04s+1961 Chevrolet Suburban+Front Passenger Side View Green0

Backyard 'Burb
VEHICLE: '61 Chevy Suburban
OWNER: Christopher Levesque, Fort-Coulonge, Canada
TIRES: They're on there
DRIVETRAIN: 283ci V-8, four-speed tranny
OTHER DOODADS: 10-ton Braden PTO winch

131 0502 05z+1972 Dodge 100 Club Cab+Driver Side View Open

Custom Duty
VEHICLE: '72 Dodge 100 Club Cab
OWNER: Sam Maloney, Byron, CA
TIRES: 215/85-16 muds
SUSPENSION: 2-inch body lift
DRIVETRAIN: 440ci, 727 TorqueFlite tranny, Dana 44 front, Dana 70 rear, 3.73 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: 750-cfm Carter carb, Summit cam, headers, MSD ignition, K&N air filter
OTHER DOODADS: Third door mod to get wheelchair in, Lokar shifter, Pioneer CD player, aluminum tool chest, custom flatbed, Auto Meter gauges

131 0502 06s+1979 Chevrolet K5+Front Passenger Side View Blazer

Beatdown Blazer
VEHICLE: '79 Chevy K5 Blazer
OWNER: Bob Campbell, Dearborn, MI
TIRES: 381/2-inch mud tires (not on truck in pic)
SUSPENSION: 4-inch Rancho leaves
DRIVETRAIN: 472ci Cadillac engine, TH350 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 front, 14-bolt rear, 4.11 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Five-row radiator
OTHER DOODADS: Warn 8,000-pound winch

131 0502 07z+1979 Chevrolet K10+Front Driver Side View Field

Homely Workhorse
VEHICLE: '79 Chevy K10
OWNER: Bobby Johnson, Irvington, KY
TIRES: Three round, one egg-shaped
WHEELS: 15x10 wagon wheel
DRIVETRAIN: 350ci, four-speed tranny, 10-bolt front, 12-bolt rear
PERFORMANCE MODS: Muffler fell off
OTHER DOODADS: 6-inch pipe bumper
BEST MOD: When muffler fell off
WORST MOD: New muffler

131 0502 08z+1973 Chevrolet+Driver Side View Snow

Only a Mother Could Love
VEHICLE: '73 Chevy 1/2-Ton
OWNER: Leland Myers, Cherokee, IA
TIRES: 33x12.50-15 Wild Countrys
WHEELS: 15-inch
SUSPENSION: 2-inch lift
DRIVETRAIN: 350ci, TH350 tranny, NP203 transfer case
PERFORMANCE MODS: Edelbrock carb and intake
BEST MOD: New box--other one fell off
WORST MOD: Too small of lift and tires

131 0502 12z+Submission Information+Front View Stuffed To Capacity

Submission Information
All submissions to Readers' Rides must include an address or telephone number so sender can be verified and include a complete list of all modifications made to the vehicle. Unfortunately, if we can make out faces of people in the photos, we cannot use them. Also, letters must be signed by the vehicle's owner. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photos. Digital photos must measure no less than 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file.
Write to:
Readers' Rides 4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515
fax 323.782.2704

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