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Ugly 4x4 Trucks Readers' Rides 2005

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Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted May 1, 2005

We realize that some of your 4x4s out there have seen better days.

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.

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

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

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

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

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